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Why Traffic-Choked Nashville Said 'No Thanks' to Public Transit

Nashville is growing. It’s gridlocked. Car commuters in the Grand Ole Stopry spend an average of 33 hours a year stuck in traffic. And its voters …

Urban Design

France Plans an Extreme Makeover for Struggling Small Cities

Action Coeur de Ville aims to undo the damage of urban sprawl in more than 200 city centers across the country.<p>France’s city centers are about to get one of the biggest makeovers in their history. Following an announcement last month, the country is launching a vast €5 billion ($6.1 billion) plan …

Urban Design

Latvia Gives Up on Dream of East-West Banking Bridge

Once an unwilling member of the Soviet Union, Latvia tried to position itself as a business link between east and west after communism collapsed.<p>That …

Russia

Move Over, Double Helix: A New Form of DNA Has Just Been Discovered

This is the first time it's ever been seen in a living cell.<p>When we learn about human genetics in high school biology class, one of the most basic …

Genetics

15 Latest and Best Loading Animations to Make User Enjoy Waiting

Nowadays, since internet speed has been highly improved, people can smoothly open a website/app within seconds and get their desired information …

UI Design

Here’s What It Looks Like Inside the Handmade Sketchbooks of a Well-Traveled Artist

Over the last 13 years, artist José Naranja has been filling pocket-sized notebooks with his own visual diary. By illustrating his daily experiences, observations, ideas, and memories, Naranja considers his ongoing project as “a love letter to notebooks, a flight of fancy and also a part of [him].” …

Drawing

Graphic Design Series Shows Which Fonts Your Favorite Logos Use

Unless you’re a dedicated design geek, you probably can’t recognize the fonts used in the logos of some of the most recognizable companies in the …

Graphic Design

Shipping container farms bring food source closer to city dwellers

Growing herbs and vegetables vertically in shipping containers is a rising trend in Australia, and aims to reduce food waste and food miles.<p>The …

Product Of The Week: Cute Wooden Stick Figure Lamp

Allow this cute little guy to light up your life or tabletop while he shows off his flexibility.<br>$38BUY IT<br>$38BUY IT<br>$38BUY IT<b><br>Get it on …

Cute

Is This the Most Beautiful Ghost Town Ever? Drone Video Captures Chinese Village Reclaimed by Nature

As the shadows of the past loom around what’s left of the overgrown houses and pathways, videographer Joe Nafis has perfectly captured the rare charm …

Cantilevering modern home redefines the ranch house

Long and lean<p>This rectangular house is an exercise in simplicity. Built on top of a hill in Portsea, Australia, the modern home is comprised of three parts that connect together and stretch into an elongated volume. Its exacting shape and sharp edges are a lovely, if unnatural, contrast to …

Was There a Civilization On Earth Before Humans?

A look at the available evidence<p>It only took five minutes for Gavin Schmidt to out-speculate me.<p>Schmidt is the director of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (a.k.a. GISS) a world-class climate-science facility. One day last year, I came to GISS with a far-out proposal. In my work as an …

Earth Science

This self-sustaining Australian home harvests its own food, energy, and water

Building a self-sustaining home can involve a higher upfront investment, but it usually pays off in the long run thanks to increased efficiency and …

I don't think Apple can fix the iOS mess it's created

Apple has turned iOS from a sleek, streamlined, easy-to-use operating system into a ghastly horror show.<p><i>Apple knows iOS has deteriorated, but it</i> …

iOS

Scientists harvest first vegetables without soil or sun in Antarctic greenhouse | The Star

BERLIN—Scientists in Antarctica have harvested their first crop of vegetables grown without earth, daylight or pesticides as part of a project …

What does the Home of an Architect look like?

What can you discover about a creative person by seeing where they lived and worked?<p>An architect’s home, for example, is an experimental canvas, a …

The best books about science from the last 15 years that everyone should read

From discussions of human-machine hybrids to lost civilizations in the Amazon and octopus brains, scientists and writers have produced some amazing works of nonfiction in the past 15 years.<p>If you're in the mood to learn something new, as well as be entertained by riveting storylines, look no …

Books

One of Estonia's first "e-residents" explains what it means to have digital citizenship

An online community survey recently asked me where I’m based. Without hesitation, I answered “Estonia.” You might ask: as a US citizen, why in the world did I do that? But as crazy as it may sound, Estonia is the country to which I feel most loyal today. I am one of the country’s first …

Innovation

7 Ways to Get People To Like You From an FBI Behavior Expert

Meeting new people can be awkward. What should you say? How can you make a good impression? How do you keep a conversation going?<p>Research shows …

Self-help

SHL Architects revives Riga's former industrial beer brewery site with bold brick facade buildings

Danish firm Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects has won a competition to design former industrial beer brewery site of Riga in Latvia, the redevelopment …

Ask Ethan: If Dark Matter Is Everywhere, Why Haven't We Detected It In Our Solar System?

According to a large amount of evidence, the overwhelming majority of the Universe is made out of some mysterious type of mass that we’ve never directly measured. While protons, neutrons, and electrons — and for that matter, all the matter made out of particles from physics’ Standard Model — make …

Dark Matter

Compact self-sufficient house has a terraced roof garden

One can create a more self-sufficient home through a variety of ways: it might mean installing a system of solar panels or a way to harvest …

Tourists make easy marks — here are 9 of the most common scams to watch out for on your travels

Tourists are often a scammer's favorite targets — they're likely to be unfamiliar with the area and ignorant of the local customs, and they're probably holding a lot of cash.<p>Even the savviest travelers can wind up victims of a scam, so it's important to know which types of scams exist around the …

Vue Design System

Vue Design System is a set of organized tools, patterns, and practices that work as the foundation for Vue.js application development. What initially …

UX Design

These 8 Prefabs in Seattle Make Us Want to Move to the Emerald City

There's a reason why prefabs are becoming ever so popular in the booming northwestern corner of Seattle, Washington.<p>Although Seattle has long been acclaimed for being surrounded by water, mountains, and evergreen forests, more recently, it's become a hotbed for modern design and high-quality …

Architecture

North Face Releases a Geodesic Dome Tent Capable of Withstanding the Toughest Weather

Reinterpreting the teachings of Buckminster Fuller, North Face have announced the latest tent in their collection; a geodesic dome tent. Thanks to …

This May Be the Best Use of 107 Square Feet We've Ever Seen

I have shared a 400-square foot studio apartment with another human and their music studio. I have shared a 300-square-foot apartment that …

Dining Rooms

China's hypersonic aircraft would fly from Beijing to New York in two hours

The double-wing plane just aced wind tunnel tests at speeds of nearly 5,600 miles per hour.<p>A team of researchers at the Chinese Academy of Sciences have tested a hypersonic plane in a wind tunnel to speeds of Mach 7, or 5,600 miles per hour, according a paper published (PDF) in the Chinese journal</i> …

Aviation

La Mira Ra / AUM Pierre Minassian

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> La Mira Ra house, located in the South of France, is the fruit of a long reflection about the marriage …

Living Rooms