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Apple may have finally gotten too big for its unusual corporate structure

Apple did something extraordinarily unusual today and talked extensively about a product that it’s not ready to ship. In response to long-simmering discontent with the Mac Pro — intended to be the company’s most powerful computer, but released in 2013 and then never updated so it became …

Flower power: what do garden designers think of Georgia O'Keeffe's artwork?

A major new exhibition at Tate Modern is dedicated to Georgia O’Keeffe (1887-1986), the farm-girl from Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, who went on to wow the New York art scene in the Twenties with her strikingly graphic flower portraits, which pulsate with fecundity. Gardeners will instantly recognise …

VIDEO: Watch An Afghan Calligrapher's Gifted Hands Create A Miniature Work Of Art

Sughra Hussainy makes her own watercolors — which she uses to paint intricate miniatures in the traditional Persian and Afghan styles. Her favorite hue is blue — made from powdered lapis lazuli gemstones.<p>"Blue — because the sky is blue," she says. "I just look at it and it makes me feel calm and …

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7 Timeless Tips to Learn Any Language in Days, Not Years

Much like riding a bike, the fastest way to learn any language is to learn by doing. Here's 7 ways to learn any language in days.

Saudi Arabia executed 175 people in past year, says Amnesty International

On average, one person every two days was put to death in kingdom, says new report, with figures for 2015 already ahead of those for whole of last year<p>Saudi Arabia has executed at least 175 people over the last 12 months, on average one person every two days, according to a report released on …

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Rosenberg’s husband, Bryon Hefner, indicted<p>A grand jury on Thursday indicted Bryon Hefner, the husband of Senator Stanley C. Rosenberg, on multiple …

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Saudi Arabia’s new broom

In the few short months since he ascended the throne, Salman has shown himself to be a pragmatic man of action in both the domestic and foreign …

Architecture at the Movies: Why Brutalism Is the Real Star in Spy Films

“Like the fella says, in Italy for 30 years under the Borgias, they had warfare, terror, murder and bloodshed, but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and the Renaissance. In Switzerland, they had brotherly love; they had 500 years of democracy and peace, and what did that produce? The …

When Hills Hide Arches

Landforms masquerading as architecture and vice versa seem to dominate a few sets of older images hosted at the Library of Congress.<p>Photos taken …

The 20 online talks that could change your life

From TED talks to online seminars, video channels crammed with inspirational and thought-provoking lectures are educating us on everything from town planning and depression to body language, animal morality and dangers of sugar in just a few minutes. Here is our pick of the best, from Amanda Palmer …

San-Zhi - The Abandoned Pod Village in Taiwan

San Zhi, Taiwan is an abandoned vacation resort on the northern coast of Taiwan. It was built in the early 1980s, but construction of the futuristic …

Green Box is a Private Building Designed to be Consumed by Vegetation | Colossal

<p>Designed by Italian firm Act Romegialli Architects, Green Box is a small camouflaged garage for a private residence situated on the Raethian Alps. …

Learning to See - iA

Learning to design is learning to <i>see</i>, an adventure that gets more and more captivating the further you go. <i>A love letter to my profession.</i><p>Our mind is …

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Thomas Phifer - Proposal for a house, Madison WI 2013. Images via the architect

Thomas Phifer - Proposal for a house, Madison WI 2013. Images via the architect.

Oscar Niemeyer - Casa Das Canoas (architect’s own home),  Rio de Janeiro 1951. Via, 2

Oscar Niemeyer - Casa Das Canoas (architect’s own home), Rio de Janeiro 1951. Via, 2.

Steven Soderbergh’s State Of Cinema Talk

Here is the full transcript of director Steven Soderbergh‘s keynote at the 56th San Francisco International Film Festival delivered Saturday. At …

Last Two Speakers of Dying Language Refuse to Talk to Each Other

The survival of an endangered language may depend on two people — and all they want to do is ignore each other.<p>Manuel Segovia and Isidro Velazquez, …

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