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Coda: A Bold Experiment In Rethinking Global News

Overwhelmed by the news? Coda uses meticulously arranged timelines to help you track and analyze the most important stories.<p>I’ll admit to feeling lost. Katrina, Ferguson, the crisis in Ukraine–in times of war, disaster, and social conflict, stories unfold over months and even years. And as soon as …

Journalism

Beautiful Houses: warehouse converted into loft in NY

Today we will show an amazing loft in New York, a project by Andrew Franz. This loft is super stylish. Huge and beautiful open spaces, industrial …

Sites of the Week: Arctic Wild, Creative Clash, Rally and more

When we talk about a well done website we could definitely mention Résidence Mixte and the Rally Interactive Studio, both are awesome. Also take a …

Scientists raise alarm over plastic waste in oceans

An estimated eight million metric tonnes of plastic waste ended up in the world's oceans from the garbage of those who live along the coasts in 2010, a new study says, a figure that amounts to five full grocery bags for every foot of coastline.<p>The team of researchers estimates 9.1 million metric …

Pilot whales in peril after 200 stranded, two dozen dead on New Zealand beach

Nearly 200 pilot whales stranded themselves on New Zealand's South Island on Friday, and hordes of rescuers rushed to the remote area in a bid to guide them back to sea.<p>Two dozen of the 198 whales had already died despite efforts to save the creatures, which were found stranded on Farewell Spit, a …

Bleak Books to Read in January

January is bleak. Cold. Dark. Depressing. Gone are the merry, or mandatory, festivities around fireplaces; the warm glow of either love or alcohol has crystallized into the hard-eyed stare of a sober new year. Embrace it. Here is the time to look inward. Reflect. Drink cocoa and organize the apps …

Van Gogh and the decision that changed art history

In 1878 Van Gogh was a struggling would-be preacher. At his lowest ebb, he began to draw. Alastair Sooke looks back at this pivotal moment in history.<p>In the spring of 1878, Vincent van Gogh turned 25. As he looked back over his short life, the Dutchman found little to celebrate among the meagre …

Art

The 9 Most Spectacular Lost Cities in the World

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19 Perfectly Emotional "Parenthood" Moments

As Jason Katims' sublime family drama comes to an end after six seasons, let's reflect back on the Braverman family's most gut-wrenching, hilarious, charming, and touching moments.

Space 2020: What does the future hold?

What will our space ambitions actually look like a decade from now? Three experts tell Richard Hollingham.<p>Space has not been this exciting since the 1960s.<p>Nasa recently launched Orion, its first new spacecraft to carry astronauts since the Space Shuttle, and is developing a massive new rocket to …

The Ideal Work Schedule, as Determined by Circadian Rhythms

Humans have a well-defined internal clock that shapes our energy levels throughout the day: our circadian process, which is often referred to as a circadian rhythm because it tends to be very regular. If you’ve ever had jetlag, then you know how persistent circadian rhythms can be. This natural — …

20 Things You Should Throw Away for Better Health

When we talk about the steps you need to take to get healthier, they often involve buying new things: workout clothes, fitness equipment, ingredients …

For the Best U.S. Architecture Per Square Mile, Head to Dallas

New York has the nation's tallest skyscraper. Chicago has some fancy buildings. But one city wins when it comes to sheer density of urban design.<p>For as long as there've been skyscrapers, Chicago and New York have been elbowing each other for dominance over the sky. Late in 2013, the <i>Chicago …

Architecture

The Measles Outbreak: 8 Facts You Need to Know

<b>By Wendy Hunter, M.D.</b><p>As measles has spread to 14 states (and more than 100 people) already this year—and it's only February—news reports only tell part of the story about vaccination and risks of exposure. Here's what concerned parents need to know.<p><b>Measles is hard to diagnose early.</b><p>Just like a …

Public Health

How to Throw a Chinese New Year Dumpling Party

From wrappers and fillings to dipping sauces, all you need to know to make dumplings for Chinese New Year, courtesy of Beijing's Black Sesame Kitchen<p>Even before the metaphorical Chinese New Year's ball drops this Saturday night, families across China (and around the world) will already be stuffed …

The Invisible Woman: A Conversation With Björk

With each album she makes, Björk immerses us in a fantastical universe of her own design. Now, on <i>Vulnicura</i>, she’s letting us in to <i>her</i> world—though it is not necessarily one of her own choosing. The album outlines the dissolution of Björk’s relationship with her longtime partner, the artist Matthew …

22 Things We Learned Hanging Out With Sam Smith

For his current <i>Rolling Stone</i> cover story, Sam Smith gave hours of interviews, both on his home turf in London and in Atlanta as he prepared to launch …

The Polygraph Has Been Lying for 80 Years

Eighty years ago, Leonarde Keeler’s lie detector made its debut in court. Decades later, we’re still paying the price for his con job.<p>Eighty years …

Stunning Pictures: Ten of the Rarest Animals on Earth

Highlights From A Never-Before-Published Interview With Henri Matisse

Design Observer has published an illuminating, long-lost interview with French artist Henri Matisse. Read some highlights here.<p>In August of 1946, after the end of World War II, an art-obsessed American soldier named Jerome Seckler interviewed legendary French painter Henri Matisse. At the time, …

Tag: Kitchens

Remodeling 101: Ceiling-Mounted Recessed Kitchen Vents<p>by Margot Guralnick<p>Kitchen of the Week: Tiny Kitchens from Japan, Micro Apartment Edition<p>by …

Home Improvement

After Years In Lockdown, Rosa Parks' Papers Head To Library Of Congress

Archivists at the Library of Congress are hard at work cataloging the papers of Rosa Parks, received on loan recently after a legal battle kept them under lock and key for the past decade.<p>Among the collection are a receipt for a voting booth's poll tax, postcards from Martin Luther King Jr., a …

Say “ahh” and let your smartphone check for Parkinson’s disease

Smartphones are designed to be curious. Having already learned about your friendships, your family and the pattern of your daily routine, designers are now interested in your health and fitness.<p>A new crop of apps and wearable devices continuously measure and analyse vital signs such as movement and …

Medical Technology

Rarely Seen Moonfish, Size of Manhole Cover, Caught on Camera

The opah, or moonfish, is a camera-shy animal that researchers know little about.<p>Its squat body and flimsy-looking pectoral fins may not scream speed-demon.<p>But the opah, or moonfish, is actually quite fast, and can run with the big boys like tuna and swordfish. That's just one of many surprising …

Everything You Need To Know About 2015's Weirdest And Wackiest Health Trends

A few years ago, if you told your friends that you were drinking charcoal, going to 7 a.m. raves and drinking bone broth, they probably would have looked at you like you were crazy. There's no doubt that these activities still seem a little strange, but they're also considered healthy (at least by …

Coconut

Revealing Photo Series Documents School Lunches Around the World

Around 32 million children in the US eat cafeteria food every weekday, and most of these students consume over half their daily calories at school. With this in mind, it's clear that school cafeterias are becoming crucial in the fight against childhood obesity. Sweetgreen–a chain of salad …

Food

Centireading force: why reading a book 100 times is a great idea

I have read two books more than a 100 times, for different motives and with different consequences. Hamlet I read a 100 times for my dissertation, The Inimitable Jeeves by PG Wodehouse a 100 times for comfort. The experience is distinct from all other kinds of reading. I’m calling it centireading.<p>I …

In photos: Undocumented Picassos and the handyman

Pierre Le Guennec had stunned the art world in 2010 when he revealed that he and his wife were in possession of a trove of 271 undocumented Picassos. The trial underway weighs whether Picassos were stolen or gifts.

Seven Habits of Optimistic People

Happy people live longer and feel better. But how do they stay so upbeat?<p><i>Editor’s Note: This article is one of the top 10 habits to adopt to be better at your job in 2016. See the full list here.</i><p>Optimists aren’t just people who see the glass half full. They also make more money than pessimists and …