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Solar-powered trains are closer to reality than we might think

Use of solar panels by the side of tracks to provide power to electric trains could make sense given match-up between peak generation and demand<p>How can we connect solar photovoltaics (PV) directly to railways to power electric trains? That’s the question my charity 10:10 and researchers at Imperial …

Trains

Some of the oxygen on the moon used to be on planet Earth

Scientists say that every month, we here on Earth send some oxygen to the moon — and we’ve probably been doing it for billions of years.<p>The moon may be airless, but we know it has oxygen — Apollo mission samples confirmed its presence in the moon’s soil. The easiest explanation for its source is …

Astronomy

Countless Glittering Stars Illuminate a Dreamy World Below

For those of us who live in a bustling, crowded metropolis, a glittering sky filled with stars is a spectacular sight we rarely get to see. Finnish photographer Oscar Keserci offers us glimpses of these astounding views and tranquil starry nights. His breathtaking images showcase dark skies fully …

Tracey Emin to exit London after rejection of her Chipperfield-designed extension

Artist Tracey Emin has announced plans to move her studio from London to the Kent coast, after withdrawing her appeal against the planning rejection …

Architecture

Drones offer fly-through preview of Herzog de Meuron's Elbphilharmonie Hamburg

For those who can't wait for the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg to open next month, creative agency Jung von Matt has released an interactive movie tour of …

Herzog & de Meuron

Researches show that glue makes plant cell walls strong and might be the future of Wooden Skyscrapers

A group of research team, led a father and son team at the Universities of Warwick and Cambridge, showed that glue material could hold the key to …

Atoms

Dezeen's review of the year 2016

In the final instalment of our review of 2016, editor Amy Frearson recaps the 10 most read stories of the year, including the completion of a tiny, …

Europe's Bold Plan for a Moon Base Is Coming Together

The ESA's Director General calls it "Moon Village," and the rest of the world seems to be coming around to the idea.<p>Imagine an international research station on the moon, where astronauts and cosmonauts and taikonauts and any other-nauts from around the world conduct science experiments, gather …

Humanitarian experts propose turning refugee camps into enterprise zones called "refugee cities"

Refugee camps should be rebadged as cities and turned into enterprise zones so inhabitants can set up businesses and build their own infrastructure, …

North Africa

handel architects site ribbed residential building next to cathedral in new york

<b>neighboring the fourth largest cathedral in the world, ‘enclave’ has made a mark as a new residential development located on the property of</b> …

Cast masters: OMA brings concrete, culture and car parking to Miami’s Faena District

Not long ago, Mid-Beach was a bland, eight-block stretch of Miami Beach, so faded as an urbanscape that few noticed the gorgeous, unpopulated stretch of sand beckoning beyond the dull buildings along its main drag, Collins Avenue. Then, late last year, with the debuts of the flamboyantly glamorous …

Cursed Land - Five young guns find equal parts perfection and punishment on an isolated Indonesian isle

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The Post

Seriously beautiful science cocktails will have you rethinking your alcohol choices

Innovating on the internet in the age of ‘grammable food and drink is a dastardly challenge but one drinking hole has taken science and our love for …

Chemistry

Supermoon Rising: Pictures

Art

See Leonard Cohen's Life in Pictures

Leonard Cohen in 1967.<br>Jack Robinson—Condé Nast/Getty Images<p>1 of 15<p>Leonard Cohen was the consummate American poet. For starters, he wasn’t actually …

Leonard Cohen

Inside the bear - Russia

Special report<p>RussiaInside the bear<p>ON AUGUST 20th Guzel Semenova, a 25-year-old Muscovite, was strolling through the grounds of Muzeon, one of the …

Desert form: Snøhetta's monumental symbol of Saudia's past, present, and future

Rising up from the eastern deserts of Saudi Arabia like an ancient rock formation, the King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture is an ambitious piece of place-making. Nearly a decade in creation, this vast complex has been designed by Norwegian firm Snøhetta to serve as a crossroads for many …

Bricklaying robots create bulging brick facade for Shanghai arts centre

Chinese studio Archi-Union Architects programmed robots to construct the undulating brick facade of this art gallery in Shanghai's West Bund district.<p>…

The Slide Toward War With Russia

In recent weeks, US-Russian relations have reached a perhaps fateful and exceedingly dangerous turning point, provoked by growing tensions on …

How powerful is your passport? Here are the 2016 rankings

A new ranking has revealed which nations have the most powerful passports. Passport Index ranks our travel documents by measuring the number of …

We've Reached the End of Global Trade

Globalization is usually defined as the free movement of people, goods and capital. It’s been the most important economic force of modernity. Until …

Globalization

Meet the Unsung Street Photographer of 1980s New York

CC train, NYC, 1985<br>Richard Sandler<p>1 of 17<p>To view Richard Sandler’s photographs is to look into the soul of a broken New York. From the pages of his …

Street Photography

huge moto mono racer: an aggressive yet refined motorcycle

<b>huge moto is a custom motorcycle design and fabrication shop run by a handful of motorbike enthusiasts with industrial design and engineering</b> …

8 Years in Obama’s America, By Barack Obama and 60 Other Players and Witnesses

All presidencies are historic. But no president since at least LBJ, and probably FDR, has arrived in Washington at a moment of greater historic …

Nike raffles Mag self-lacing shoes from Back to the Future II

Sports brand Nike is raffling limited editions of the self-lacing shoes that feature in sci-fi film Back to the Future II.<p>The Mag high-top trainers …

Shoes

"Giant glass grasshoppermates with building"

<b>Comments update:</b> Zaha Hadid Architects' new headquarters for Antwerp's Port Authority is the controversial talking point this week, with readers both …

Zaha Hadid

Experience the "Brutal Faith" of Gottfried Böhm's Pilgrimage Church in Neviges

<i>This exclusive photo essay by Laurian Ghinitoiu was originally commissioned for the fifth issue of</i> LOBBY<i>. Available later this month, the latest</i> …

Architecture

A Single Migration From Africa Populated the World, Studies Find

Modern humans evolved in Africa roughly 200,000 years ago. But how did our species go on to populate the rest of the globe?<p>The question, one of the biggest in studies of human evolution, has intrigued scientists for decades. In a series of extraordinary genetic analyses published on Wednesday, …

Anthropology