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Articles about spiral staircase shapes tokyo home on Dwell.com - Dwell

How is a 921-square-foot, 44-level house possible? Witness Tokyo architect Akihisa Hirata’s mind-bending, shape-shifting...<p>A cosmopolitan design mecca with a distinctive urban vibe—Tokyo is one of the most populous metropolitan areas in the world and...<p>A renowned architect transforms a 1920s home, …

Bong Joon-ho

New Hand-Cut Layered Glass Sculptures of Ocean Waves by Ben Young

Sydney-based artist Ben Young, whose gorgeous, handcrafted glass sculptures of ocean waves brought him to the forefront of Australia's budding glass art scene, recently unveiled a new collection of aquatic pieces to be displayed at the Sculpture Objects Functional Art + Design (SOFA) Fair in …

Art

A Human-Sized Hamster Wheel Desk

The Human Hamster Wheel may be the most insane standing desk created to date. Is it crazy or genius? You decide:<p>The desk was invented by Pier 9 …

Standing Desks

Five New Materials of the Possible Immediate Future - OpenMind

The science of materials is one in which much progress is occurring and its application is virtually immediate. Perhaps its findings do not produce …

Harvard

When a Crush Is Enough - Rookie

Collage by Beth.<p>My love career has so far consisted mostly of crushes, occasionally requited, and some light experimentation with commitment. That’s …

How did the 'Berlin patient' rid himself of HIV?

Researchers are closer to unraveling the mystery of how Timothy Ray Brown, the only human cured of HIV, defeated the virus, according to a new study. …

28 Chicken Salad Recipes That Aren't Drowning in Mayo

28 chicken salad recipes that are totally not boring.<p><b>We love classic chicken salad, but we also love to mix it up</b>. Here are 28 chicken salad recipes, including some healthy ones, that are a far cry from the mayo-heavy ones of your childhood.

Cooking

Tibetans get high-altitude edge from extinct Denisovans' genes

Forget climbing Mt. Everest — for most humans, just eking out a living on the harsh Tibetan plateau is challenge enough. But Tibetan people have thrived there for thousands of years, and a new study says it's thanks to a genetic adaptation they inherited from an ancient human relative.<p>The study, …

Newfound Wasp Literally Has Skeletons in Its Closet

A newly discovered wasp has been keeping a gruesome secret: It stuffs ant corpses into the walls of its home.<p>As far as scientists know, the behavior …

Zoology

'Table for one, please': would you ever dine out alone at night in Britain?

A restaurant purely for solo diners only has opened up in Amsterdam. Radhika Sanghani, who loves eating out alone but gets funny looks for doing so, asks why it is still so taboo to order a table for one in Britain<p>A new restaurant has just opened in Amsterdam. Like most existing restaurants, …

Living Rooms