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Architecture’s Odd Couple: Frank Lloyd Wright and Philip Johnson – review

They were rivals who shaped American architecture, but to call them an ‘odd couple’ overstates their relationship<p>Frank Lloyd Wright was a true original – creator of buildings both flawed and brilliant, a devout believer in his own genius, nature-loving, midwestern, New-York-hating – who sought to …

20 Little-Known Facts About Being Left-Handed

With just 10% of the population being left-handed, it can be easy for everyone else to forget we’re living in a right-handed world. But aside from …

"Amélie" // [Summer-Mix] By Dennis Kruissen - 08/2015

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David Beckham is right: Enough with the unsolicited parenting advice

David Beckham has a life most of us can only dream of. He's rich, he's powerful, he's famous. But none of those things make him immune from one inescapable fact of being a father – other people weighing in on how he's failing to be a good dad.<p>Mothers have to deal with this, too. It starts the …

Google to restructure under a new company called 'Alphabet'

Google Inc. is adopting a new structure that makes it more of a holding company, giving the main Web businesses more independence while providing more transparency into executives' ambitious investments and spending on research.<p>Alphabet Inc. will be the name of what will effectively be a new …

BMW looks at whether Google's Alphabet infringes trademark rights

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - BMW on Tuesday said it was looking into whether Google infringed any trademark rights after the Silicon Valley-based group set up a new company called Alphabet, which is also the name of a BMW subsidiary.<p>General view of the headquarters of German luxury car maker BMW in Munich …

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

The universe is slowly dying, galaxy survey confirms

The universe is slowly running out of energy and dying, according to the most complete study ever undertaken of the cosmos' total energy output.<p>But …

Why Google is turning itself into Alphabet

Say hello to a $500-billion company you've probably never heard of. On Monday, Google announced it would drastically alter its structure and convert …

Super-fast Internet is coming – along with super-high pricing

Until recently there weren't a lot of options in Canada if you wanted gigabit Internet speeds at your house. A few small towns, such as Olds, Alta., rolled out municipal broadband, and several companies have launched pilot projects in condominium buildings. But as of Monday, Bell Canada is claiming …

Life's Stories

How you arrange the plot points of your life into a narrative can shape who you are—and is a fundamental part of being human.<p>In Paul Murray's novel <i>Skippy Dies,</i> there’s a point where the main character, Howard, has an existential crisis.“‘It’s just not how I expected my life would be,'" he …

Psychology

Scientists studying starlight can tell you: Our universe is going dark

We know that our universe has already lived through great number of exciting phases. But new research released overnight shows the universe has long passed its peak and is slowly but surely dying.<p>The research was presented at the year’s largest gathering of astronomers at the International …

Black Holes

Robin Williams: his 50 funniest quotes

Revealed: The secret to how parrots talk

Key structural differences in the brains of parrots explain the birds' ability to imitate sounds and human speech<p>Scientists have discovered how parrots talk, as they believe it's down to the wiring in their brains.<p>And the same brain region controls movement which may explain why some parrots …

Experts Say Duggars Botched Their Handling of Molestation Incident

<i>The famously conservative Duggars seemed to be models of wholesome family life, but son Josh was hiding a dark past: He allegedly molested five young</i> …