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Top scientists explain how enormously exciting and important gravitational waves are

One hundred years ago, Albert Einstein published his general theory of relativity, which described how gravity warps and distorts space-time.<p>While this theory triggered a revolution in our understanding of the universe, it made one prediction that even Einstein doubted could be confirmed: the …

Physics

Was the Big Bang just a black hole?

<i>Fraser Cain "Asks a Spaceman" Dr. Paul Matt Sutter – why do we call the Big Bang a singularity, when we also call black holes singularities?</i><p>The …

Black Holes

This Composer Made Music Out of Gravitational Waves

Arthur Jeffes collaborated with NASA astrophysicists to turn a billion-year-old star signals into music.<p>Since the LIGO announcement last week, gravitational waves—ripples in the curvature of spacetime—have been in the limelight. Now one composer has reimagined the star signals from over a billion …

Gravitiational Waves Give Us A New Way To Look At The Universe

Imagine that instead of the Sun, Moon, planets and stars in the sky, all you had ever seen was clouds. Not the puffy white ones silhouetted against a blue sky, but the thick gray, expansive stratus clouds that are the hallmarks of a dreary winter. But unlike the winter clouds that last for weeks or …

Take a Look at the New Camaro-Based Concept Buick Made to Revive GNX

6.2K<p>SHARES<p>Buick surprised the North American International Auto Show in Detroit with a 400-horsepower, rear-drive sport coupe meant to recall the …

AD Classics: Nomadic Museum / Shigeru Ban Architects

Shigeru Ban, the 2014 Pritzker Prize winner, is an architect often celebrated for his humanitarian and disaster relief structures, constructed out of …

Architecture

CES 2016: Innovators gear up in search for gadget to drive sales | Financial Times

More than 170,000 attendees will flock to Las Vegas this week for the annual showcase of hot technology — the Consumer Electronics Show — as drones, …

Virtual Reality

Before & After - A dark 1970s house in Chicago gets a light-filled update

A neglected 1970’s house in Chicago, Illinois, was left to just rot away until Nicholas Design Collaborative, and a brave home owner, decided to do …

Food & Dining

AD Readers Debate: Ancient Greek Revival in Rhodes, Gothic Revival in New York, and More

We may be emerging from the holiday season, but the weeks of quiet merriment haven’t slowed down our readers. Over the last few weeks, a small number …

Architecture

The Museum of Pixelated Industrial Design

Industrial designer Jung Soo Park presents his new series “Museum of Pixelated Industrial Design.” For this Instagram project the designer started …

Sanambinnam House / Archimontage Design Fields Sophisticated

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The landowner inherits a piece of land in a small alley in the suburb of Bangkok. On one side of the …

Architecture

The Evolution of Joey Camacho’s Conceptual 3D Art

This motion graphics designer makes a new piece of digital art every day. Here's a look back at his work in 2015.<p>In the past, motion graphics designer Joey Camacho wanted to practice making digital art, but waited for the perfect project to come along. He’d talk a lot about what he would like to …

Idaho man finds art in back hair

NAMPA, Idaho (AP) — One man's back hair is another man's canvas.<p>At least that's how Mike Wolfe, 35, of Nampa, Idaho, has decided to approach manscaping.<p>Wolfe tells KTVB-TV (http://bit.ly/1RbVtWe) that after years of feeling ashamed of his body hair, he asked a friend in 2008 to trim an American …

Hair

New Year's interiors inspiration from the experts

As the decorations come down and the reality of January sets in, it’s not just our energy levels that are left feeling deflated. A home that looked fine in November can suddenly appear drab, like something’s missing - but what?<p>Storming the sales and starting to revamp with wild abandon isn’t the …

The best design conferences and events to plan for in 2016

Compared to other industry events, expectations are sky-high at design conferences. “Dentists, physicists, sociologists, taxidermists all meet to find out what’s new in their specialties. So do designers, but they are not happy about it,” Ralph Caplan former director of the Aspen International …

Graphic Design

The Surprisingly Old Physics Of Wireless Charging

My smartphone–the one I amazingly didn’t lose off the roof of my car– was getting on in years, so last week, I picked up a new one, pictured above. It’s a Droid Turbo, and among the various gadgets I got with it is a wireless charger. While this is distinctly less efficient than plugging it into a …

England look to wrap up series as South Africa’s Dale Steyn ruled out

• Wicketkeeper confident England’s fielding will be back up to scratch<br>• South Africa’s Dale Steyn to miss third Test with ‘strange’ shoulder injury<p>With Dale Steyn ruled out with his shoulder injury and a result pitch promised by the groundsman, Bethuel Buthelezi, the third Test at the Wanderers …

New high resolution NASA images show Pluto's 'lava lamp' landscape

This region of Pluto's surface is separated into huge cells, some 10 to 25 miles wide (16 to 40 kilometers). These areas are separated by ridged edges that show up as furrows in the landscape when the Sun's rays hit them at a low angle. Scientists believe that this patterning is created by …

Solar System

Taylor Wimpey warns over plan to build discounted homes for first-time buyers

Housebuilder questions how proposed 20% saving on more than 200,000 properties would be implemented and its impact on affordable housing sector<p>Taylor Wimpey has warned that the government’s plan to build more than 200,000 discounted houses for first-time buyers could be in doubt because of …

Sleep Number's 'It Bed' Transforms Itself To Improve Your Shut-Eye

An innovative new mattress tracks your movements and conforms to your body to help you sleep better.<p><i>Note: Sleep Number -- an advertiser that partners with The Huffington Post in its Sleep+Wellness coverage -- had no input or influence on the content of this article.</i><p>Could a new "smart bed" improve …

Capturing a night out in Shanghai

When Ka Xiaoxi first started taking his 35 mm camera to gigs, his intention was simply to capture his favourite rock bands in action. Gradually though, it was the young people going to these gigs who held his attention, and have subsequently inspired his work documenting Chinese youth culture over …

Durham university sex case: Young woman 'demeans genuine rape victims by lying', court hears

Undergraduate who claims 21-year-old Louis Richardson attacked her while she was 'crazy drunk' is accused of belittling experience of real victims<p>The woman who accused a Durham university student of rape has been described to a jury as "demeaning genuine rape victims" by "pretending" to be a victim …

Tottenham demanding £14million for out-of-favour winger Andros Townsend

Spurs chairman Daniel Levy refusing to budge from his valuation of England international<p>Tottenham Hotspur chairman Daniel Levy is refusing to budge from his £14million valuation of Andros Townsend, or allow him to leave White Hart Lane on loan, despite the fact it is now approaching two years since …

73 Literally Last-Minute Christmas Ideas You Must See

There are only a few days left until Christmas, so in case you've just noticed an empty corner of your home that could use more holiday cheer, or you're searching for a quick gift wrapping hack, these bloggers have got you covered - even right up until the last second! It's never too late to …

Astronauts report an “overview effect” from the awe of space travel—and you can replicate it here on Earth

The view of earth from space is so spectacular that it can apparently transform astronauts’ perspectives on life—and even draw these scientists toward religion and spiritualism.<p>“Something happens to you out there,” Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell has said. “You develop an instant global …

Space Exploration

Scores killed in Indian restaurant explosions

At least 85 people were killed when a cooking gas cylinder blew up in a crowded restaurant in central India on Saturday, triggering a second blast of construction detonators stored illegally nearby, police said.<p>The explosions tore through the restaurant as people sat down for breakfast during the …

Long and complex road to winding down Lehman Brothers’ estate

Seven years after its collapse, administrator hopes that rival hedge funds will allow a compromise that will enable the cash to be disbursed<p>In the next few weeks, lawyers from rival hedge funds and administrators at the accountancy firm PwC will meet in the High Court for what could be the last …

Finance

Facebook finds new home for London HQ

Facebook will lease offices near Tottenham Court Road at an initial rent of £16.9m a year<p>Facebook has found a new home for its London headquarters.<p>The social network has signed a deal to take all the office space in Great Portland Estates' new Rathbone Square development in Fitzrovia, near …

England

France Suspends Honorary Consul In Turkey After She Was Caught Selling Dinghies To Refugees

Francoise Olcay was filmed by a French TV station secretly selling rubber boats to migrants and refugees hoping to make the dangerous journey across the Mediterranean.<p>France's foreign ministry has suspended its honorary consul in the Turkish seaside town of Bodrum after she was secretly filmed …

Soyuz capsule returns astronauts to Earth with a bump

A Russian astronaut, who broke the record for longest time spent in space, was among those safely returned to Earth<p>A Russian space capsule landed safely in Kazakhstan, bringing home a three-person crew from the International Space Station, including a record-breaking Russian cosmonaut.<p>Russia's …