Dominic Dimare

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All hail the mothership: Norman Foster's $5bn Apple HQ revealed

On the third floor of an innocuous office building in southwest London, flimsy sheets of tracing paper are taped to the windows, leaving only an inch gap to glimpse the real world outside. Rolls of drawings are hurriedly dispatched, unmarked boxes carried up in the secure, swipe-card lift. Tired …

Biology is the new software

<i>This article was taken from the October 2013 issue of Wired magazine. Be the first to read Wired's articles in print before they're posted online,</i> …

The Week in Photos: November 2, 2013

Lens<p>The Week in Photos: November 2, 2013<p>From Boston’s baseball joy and Elmo’s White House visit to the plight of Syrian refugees, a look at the most …

A Guide to Understanding ISO in Photography

Learning photography is a difficult process that requires a lot of patience and practice. This photography lesson concentrates on the basics of …

Our Founding Fathers included Islam

Thomas Jefferson didn’t just own a Quran — he engaged with Islam and fought to ensure the rights of Muslims<p>Denise Spellberg<p>October 5, 2013 6:00pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “Thomas Jefferson’s Qur’an”<p><i>[He] sais “neither Pagan nor Mahamedan [Muslim] nor Jew ought to be excluded from the civil rights of the</i> …

Rap Genius: the website that crunches hip-hop lyrics

Eventually, it seems, the ultra-nerds invade everything, and the latest sphere of popular culture to fall is hip-hop. It's already creaking under the weight of self-consciously spoddy lyricists and battlers, such as the UK's Marlo, Shuffle-T and Mos Prob, and insanely anal compilers of statistics …

Why U.S. Health Care Is Obscenely Expensive, In 12 Charts

The U.S. leads the world in health care spending, but we don't live very long, and going to the doctor is so expensive that we don't do it very often. So where is the money going?<p>Not toward obesity-related diseases or unnecessary tests and treatments, as the writer John Green pointed out in a …

11 Supreme Court Cases That Could Change The U.S. In The Coming Year

WASHINGTON — At 10 a.m. Monday, in the midst of a government shutdown, Chief Justice John Roberts will begin his eighth term at the Supreme Court — beginning a session in which the justices are slated to hear cases affecting the future of legislative prayers, presidential power in making …

Campaign Finance

Why can’t anyone improve on Stradivarius violins?

Why has no-one ever matched the perfection of the Italian master’s instruments? Clemency Burton-Hill investigates – and tries out one of the mythical fiddles.<p>Just imagine if the Wright brothers had it right first time around – if the planes that took us around the globe today were identical to …

Why The Brains Of Extroverts May Have An Edge In The Rough And Tumble Of Life

Much has been written about the comparative advantages of personality styles—most typically, extroversion versus introversion (and more recently, ambiversion).<p>While that plus and minus debate on personality keeps rolling along, neuroscience is delving deeper to find out what’s different about the …

Martin Luther King: Harry Belafonte remembers 'I Have a Dream'

The atmosphere that day in Washington was a mixture of hope and excitement. I think that everyone who attended the march felt empowered. There was a tremendous sense that we were pursuing a cause that was honourable, but, equally, that what we wanted was achievable. We were there as Americans and …

California's other wine countries

Everybody knows the justifiably famous Napa and Sonoma Valleys. If you're looking to take the next step, venture into California’s less-famous wine regions, where family-owned wineries welcome novices and experts alike, and tasting fees are low to non-existent. Most of these well-hidden wine …

China loves wine. But not to drink—to launder money with

Forget about waste management. The hot new front for dirty money in China is fancy grapes. In its annual report (pdf, link in French), the French government’s anti-money laundering unit, known as Tracfin, noted a “growing presence of investors with connections to China.”<p>It’s not just Tracfin that’s …

Waste Management

Jay Z's "Picasso Baby" Music Video Set To The Music Of Taylor Swift Is The Greatest Thing

From now on, all Jay Z music videos should be Taylor Swift songs.

Music Videos

U.S. wind power fastest-growing energy source in 2012, report says

In a first, wind energy became the No. 1 source of new U.S. electricity generation capacity in 2012, according to a report released by the Energy Department on Tuesday.<p>Wind energy accounted for 43% of new electric additions last year, adding more than 13 gigawatts of new wind power capacity to the …

Renewable Energy

Mars Rover Curiosity Lands Successfully on Mars After Incredible Effort

After cruising through space for eight months, and plummeting through the Martian atmosphere for seven minutes, the rover reports success<p>PASADENA, Calif. -- Space fans, raise a toast: NASA's laser-equipped, beefy-armed, car-sized rover is safe and sound on the surface of the Red Planet. A journey …

Expired Patents Turned Into Models You Can 3-D Print

Quaint and awesome<p>Looking for a new project for your 3-D printer? New York lawyer Martin Galese has an idea. He's turned drawings from expired patents into digital blueprints for 3-D printers. That means anybody can get his very own plastic hat holder, cup for drinking without spilling in bed, or …

Fifteen million-year-old whale skull found near Robert E. Lee's Virginia birthplace

All sorts of debris, both natural and man-made, has washed up on the banks of the famed Potomac River over the years. However, one finding late last month is particularly notable: a 15 million-year-old whale skull. According to <i>The Washington Post</i>, the baleen whale skull emerged from a cliff face in …

25 Entrepreneurs To Follow On Twitter

The arduous experience of entrepreneurship often makes founders a fount of business advice. From billionaire Richard Branson to Garrett Camp, co-founder of transport startup Uber, both established and up-and-coming entrepreneurs have tips to share through their Twitter feeds.<p>Branson regularly …

Why we keep clothes we never wear

Every woman's wardrobe is part active and part inactive. We have clothes that we wear, and clothes that are unworn. These unworn clothes lie dormant, ever hopeful that they will one day adorn our bodies and fulfil their destiny. They are a burden – wasting valuable wardrobe space – or on rare …

Millennials are hopeless, and it’s all our fault

<b>(HBO)</b><p>Jobs are vanishing for young Americans, thanks to a narcissistic national politics that’s disconnected from reality<p>Robert Hennelly<p>August 5, 2013 11:43am (UTC)<p>For decades now, America’s political leadership has pushed for our integration into the global marketplace, highlighting it as the …

DEA reportedly covering up its use of NSA surveillance data to prosecute Americans

Lies and blurred lines may be compromising justice at home<p>Despite assurances from top intelligence officials that the National Security Agency only conducts certain surveillance operations to pursue suspected terrorists, a report from <i>Reuters</i> alleges that a secretive Drug Enforcement Administration …

A guy from Bakersfield built a real-life Wall E

Bakersfield, California is well on its way to becoming known as more than just the country’s third-most important pit stop for dirt and Sonic drive ins, as Bakersfield’s own Michael McMaster has built a real-life working replica of Wall E. Or, to put it another way, Johnny 5.<p>According to the video, …

Webflow Lets You Design Responsive Websites Visually, Publish Instantly When You’re Done

Webflow, a Y Combinator-backed startup offering creative professionals an easier, more visual way to design and host responsive websites, is launching out of its closed beta, with already some 10,000 users signed up. It’s an idea whose time has come, as more of the world now interacts with the web …

Exclusive: U.S. directs agents to cover up program used to investigate Americans

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A secretive U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration unit is funneling information from intelligence intercepts, wiretaps, informants and a massive database of telephone records to authorities across the nation to help them launch criminal investigations of Americans.<p>Although …

Can new corporate structure help education startups overcome industry distrust?

More investors may be fawning over education companies, yet among educators themselves, entrepreneurs don’t always get the warmest welcome.<p>It may be …