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Beautifully Designed Furniture Reveals Much More Than Meets the Eye

Sebastian Errazuriz is a Chilean-born, New York City-based designer whose stunning furniture cleverly transforms into something completely unexpected. Using woods like maple and bamboo, he crafts pieces that can look fairly innocuous but be manipulated in ways rarely seen in cabinet building. Each …

Furniture

The Real Reason You Should Use A Cast-Iron Skillet

There's a lot of talk about cast-iron cookware. Here at The Huffington Post we've talked about how to care for it and how to cook in it, but has anyone ever stopped to wonder why we'd use a heavy cooking tool that demands such special care?<p>Lisa McManus of America's Test Kitchen puts it best in her …

Kitchens

4 People Have Died Hunting A Precious Shellfish This Month Alone

Many gourmands consider abalone one of the finest-tasting shellfish on the earth. They prize its firm, almost crunchy texture and mild flavor, and are willing to pay upwards of $125 a pound for a taste of its flesh.<p>But every year, a few of the thousands of people who brave the cold waters off …

Northern California

Evidence of liquid water found on Mars

<b>Nasa's Curiosity rover has found that water can exist as a liquid near the Martian surface.</b><p>Mars should be too cold to support liquid water at the surface, but salts in the soil lower its freezing point - allowing briny films to form.<p>The results lend credence to a theory that dark streaks seen on …

Geoscience

Recall That Ice Cream Truck Song? We Have Unpleasant News For You

<i>EDITOR'S NOTE: This article is about a virulently racist song. Read no further if you wish to avoid racist imagery and slurs.</i><p>"Nigger Love A Watermelon Ha! Ha! Ha!" merits the distinction of the most racist song title in America. Released in March 1916 by Columbia Records, it was written by actor …

What Are Chinese Hamburgers And Why Aren't You Eating Them?

The world's first hamburger doesn't come from where you think it comes from. It wasn't invented in the United States, and it didn't originate in Germany. No, the world's first hamburger comes from China.<p>If you're scratching your head right now, you're not alone. But Chinese hamburgers are very real …

Food

Ralph Nader’s Unanswered Letters to the President

Image <i>(AP Photo/Ron Edmonds)</i><i>Ralph Nader’s new book,</i> Return to Sender: Unanswered Letters to the President, 2001–15<i>, is a twofer: a spiritual exercise</i> …

Middle East

Sky News - First For Breaking News From The UK And Around The World

Top Stories<p>The Latest News from the UK and Around the World | Sky News<p>"He didn't have many friends, he was trouble," say former classmates of the …

6 Politically Motivated Cities Built From Scratch

Threatening to end Cairo’s 1,046 year dominance as the country’s capital, earlier this month the government of Egypt announced their intentions to …

Articles about these 8 dining tables are feast eye on Dwell.com - Dwell

Searching high and low for your ideal table lamp? Brighter days are ahead.<p>As likely to host the sending of emails as the serving of entrees, today’s dining table needs to be set for anything.<p>The first design to emerge from hot new Toronto design studio +tongtong is Mooncake, an invitingly spare …

Food & Dining
Design

If you remember this story, another memory will die off

Remembering makes us forget as the process of recall actually causes people to lose other memories<p>Remembering makes us forget as the process of recall actually causes people to lose other memories, a study has found.<p>Researchers at Birmingham University and the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences unit …

The Next Frontier for 3-D Printers is Healthy Food

3-D printers are all the rage in the high-tech food world, turning out gorgeous sugar polyhedra and chocolate rosebuds – but if they’re to address world food problems in the future, they’re going to have to move into far more nutritious fare.<p>That’s the idea behind Dutch designer Chloé Rutzerveld’s …

New film is a step toward 'artificial leaf' for energy - Futurity

Scientists are now closer to creating safe, efficient artificial photosynthetic systems—also called solar-fuel generators or "artificial leaves."

Rodent recall: false but happy memories implanted in sleeping mice

Researchers at CRNS in Paris create artificial positive feelings in mouse’s memory for first time during sleep, highlighting possible new treatment for depression<p>Scientists have succeeded in creating false but happy memories in mice, in the first demonstration of memory manipulation during sleep.<p>In …

The Brain

World's first lagoon power plants unveiled in UK

<b>Plans to generate electricity from the world's first series of tidal lagoons have been unveiled in the UK.</b><p>The six lagoons - four in Wales and one each in Somerset and Cumbria - will capture incoming and outgoing tides behind giant sea walls, and use the weight of the water to power turbines.<p>A £1bn …

Hydroelectric Power

First full body transplant is two years away, surgeon claims

A surgeon says full-body transplants could become a reality in just two years.<p>Sergio Canavero, a doctor in Turin, Italy, has drawn up plans to graft a living person’s head on to a donor body and claims the procedures needed to carry out the operation are not far off.<p>Canavero hopes to assemble a …

Data Protection

World's First Carbon-Positive Pre-Fabribated House

This amazing prototype, rolled out by green architectural and manufacturing firm ArchiBlox, is billed as the first pre-fabricated, carbon-positive house. The one bedroom, one bathroom unit ingeniously generates more energy than it uses. The first model was recently installed as an exhibition in a …

Airflow

What ISIS Really Wants

The Islamic State is no mere collection of psychopaths. It is a religious group with carefully considered beliefs, among them that it is a key agent of the coming apocalypse. Here’s what that means for its strategy—and for how to stop it.<p>What is the Islamic State?<p>Where did it come from, and what …

Religion

America’s Freelance ISIS Killers

The Kurds fighting the so-called Islamic State are attracting combatants from all over the world. Some head into battle out of conviction. Others …

Obama's war push faces rift with left

Democrats say they won’t support a war authorization against ISIL if Obama agrees to Republican demands to expand his power.<p>Before he can get Congress’ approval for his war against ISIL, President Barack Obama may have to win an ugly battle with his own party.<p>A wide range of House and Senate …

Political Science

Yuki Yoshikawa accentuates Grain Chair with painted patterns

<b>Stockholm 2015:</b> Japanese designer Yuki Yoshikawa of Nanashiproducts used layers of acrylic gouache paint to highlight wood grains on the seat and …

Furniture

Homemade Cheddar and Garlic Pierogi

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today:</i> <i>Shelly from Vegetarian 'Ventures teaches us how to make a vegetarian version of the classic Polish dumpling at home.</i><p>Growing up as a vegetarian in …

Architizer

Here’s the best time to buy airline tickets in 2015

Travelers are endlessly seeking ways to crack the code of erratic airline pricing in search of the cheapest fare. A recent report (pdf) by online travel search engine Expedia and the Airlines Reporting Corporation offers some answers.<p>Tuesday has long been considered the best day of the week to book …

Flying

Husqvarna motorcycles: a taste of the future with retro inspiration

If you liked the recent futuristic Ronin motorcycle concept and the design direction its maker took, you will love Husqvarna’s two most recent bikes. …

Motorcycles

This is the kind of music you should listen to at work

They say that listening to Mozart makes a person smarter, but it is not only classical music that boosts mental activity.<p>Nine out of 10 workers perform better when listening to music, according to a study that found 88pc of participants produced their most accurate test results and 81pc completed …