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Container-based homes designed to meet a multitude of needs

Honomobo currently offers three models. The smallest, H01, is based on a single shipping container and has a total floorspace of 144 sq ft (13 sq m). …

Swapping Young Blood for Old Reverses Aging

Muscle tone, endurance, memory, and smell improve in elderly mice infused with blood from younger mice<p>In what could have profound implications for understanding the process of aging, a trio of scientific papers published today show that infusing elderly mice with the blood of young mice can reverse …

Vitamin D may be key to why black men get more deadly prostate cancers

It’s well established that black men are more than twice as likely to die from prostate cancer as white men. A new study (paywall) suggests that differences in the way African-Americans process vitamin D could explain some of these worse outcomes. For several reasons not completely understood, …

Cancer

5 things conservatives lie about shamelessly

The right still somehow insists that climate change isn’t real and that the ACA will euthanize old people<p>Mark Twain once famously said, “A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.” Twain wasn’t praising lies with this comment, of course, but modern-day …

How the Brain Creates Personality: A New Theory

Are you a mover, a perceiver, a stimulator, or an adapter? Modes of thinking can be understood in terms of how the top and bottom—rather than right and left—parts of the brain interact.<p>It is possible to examine any object—including a brain—at different levels. Take the example of a building. If we …

Why People Born in Winter Might Live Longer

An analysis of Swedes shows that those who gestated and were born during warmer times were more likely to die of cold-induced heart attacks.<p>Extreme cold kills more people than extreme heat, and it does so in a variety of ways.<p>You could freeze to death. You could be spending more time inside, …

Expert Advice for Parenting in the Digital Age

When Fisher Price introduced its iPad Baby Bouncy Seat late last year, many parents (and concerned citizens like myself) wondered, have we gone too far? But not long before companies were dangling iPads above babies' heads, parents were creating twitter handles for their newborns and 10-year-olds …

Burmese chilli fish with hot and sour salad recipe

From 'A Change of Appetite', a light fish dish with a fresh oriental taste<p>A great quick dish, adapted from a recipe in Naomi Duguid’s 'Burma: Rivers of Flavor’, one of my favourite cookbooks.<p><i>Serves four</i><p>750g (1lb 10oz) white fish fillets, skinned<br>2 tsp turmeric<br>8 shallots, very finely chopped<br>½ tsp …

The Thames Barrier has saved London – but is it time for TB2?

The Thames Barrier is being closed with increasing frequency to protect central London and at-risk areas upriver. Now, some experts are asking if it is still fit for purpose<p>Massive engineering projects paid for by the taxpayer have a bad reputation in Britain. They are associated with …

Articles about lucy marstons timeless farmhouse suffolk on Dwell.com - Dwell

When it came to designing a new home for herself and her family, one of the most important ambitions held by architect Lucy...<p>Plugging a cord into a socket or inserting a battery may seem like the easiest way to power a small appliance but it's not the...<p>Marcel Breuer’s Wassily chair, the Eames …

Architecture

The perfect 5-step warmup

Although it's often neglected, the warmup is a quick and easy safeguard from any injury. The perfect warmup has five elements that are essential to …

Eurozone crisis is just getting started

The project to impose political union is bringing economic ruin, making the legitimacy of the EU project ever more vulnerable<p>On the face of it, they seem worlds apart. Switzerland’s referendum vote against the free movement of labour, the ruling by the German Constitutional Court on the European …

7 Predictions For The Future Of Work

We might not have holographic conference calls or teleporting commutes (yet), but corporate anthropology can give us a realistic glimpse of our futures in the workplace.<p>Everything you thought you knew about the workplace is already outdated.<p>Gone are the days when decisions were made from the top …

The Workplace

Next wave of super-rich heading for London as new crises bite | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - Political and financial upheaval in some of the world’s largest emerging economies is driving a new wave of rich migrants to London’s supercharged property market as a place to park their wealth, data from a leading real estate agency showed on Friday.<p>The five bedroomed property …

Who is Amanda Knox?

Simon Hattenstone has been corresponding with Amanda Knox since 2009, and was with her as she awaited the verdict in her retrial for the murder of Meredith Kercher. Here she talks about her second guilty verdict, life in prison and being a 'marked' woman<p><i>3 August 2009</i><p><i>Dear Simon Hattenstone,</i><p><i>Hello, I</i> …

Alibaba payment arm says it handled $148 billion in transactions in 2013 | Reuters

BEIJING (Reuters) - The payment affiliate of Alibaba Group Holding Co., China’s biggest e-commerce company, said on Saturday it completed more mobile payment transactions in 2013 than U.S.-based PayPal and Square Inc. combined.<p>A worker walks past a logo of Alibaba Group at its headquarters on the …

Wendi Deng: dizzying rise of the Shanghai star

According to a recent article in Vanity Fair, Rupert Murdoch's former wife is a ruthless gold-digger who's obsessed with money and men. But there is much more to the woman than this<p>When Rupert Murdoch sat before a House of Commons select committee in July 2011, Wendi Deng appeared the very picture …

Ultra-Orthodox Jews protest after funds cut in Israel conscription row | Reuters

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Hundreds of ultra-Orthodox Jews in Israel blocked highways and clashed with police on Thursday in protest at a government decision to cut funds to seminary students who avoid military service.<p>Israeli border policemen scuffle with ultra-Orthodox Jewish protesters during a …

Newly Excavated 4,600-Year-Old Egyptian Pyramid Threatened by Development

The pyramid is in the news this week after overblown reports about its "discovery."<p>Decades before the great pyramids at Giza took shape, a modest stepped pyramid arose at a site now known as Edfu. Archaeologists from the University of Chicago have been studying the 4,600-year-old stone structure …

Mia Farrow On Daughter's Sex Abuse Claims Against Woody Allen: 'It's Not About Me, It's About Her Truth'

Mia Farrow is speaking out after her ex partner Woody Allen's lawyer claimed that allegations of childhood sexual abuse made by their adopted daughter Dylan Farrow, was simply an idea that was "implanted in her by her mother."<p>On Tuesday (Feb. 4), Mia took to Twitter to deny allegations of …

Rain-lashed penguins at Scarborough sanctuary given antidepressants

Penguins native to South America prescribed pick-me-ups to try to raise spirits after weeks of relentless wind and rain<p>Penguins in a British sanctuary are so fed up with the miserable winter weather they are being given antidepressants.<p>Wild Humboldt penguins are used to withstanding inhospitable …

Ukip donor pays for Telegraph advert to claim 'sodomy has always been a crime'

Demetri Marchessini also says there is no such word as homophobic in open letter to Times columnist Libby Purves<p>A businessman who gave £10,000 to the UK Independence party hastaken out an advertisement in the Daily Telegraph describing "sodomy" as a crime and saying there is no such word as …

Scientists Discover 'River Of Hydrogen' In Deep Space

Astronomers have discovered what appears to be a vast 'river' of hydrogen in deep space.<p>The massive 'field' of diffuse gas is thought to act as a …

Pregnant women are doing it wrong

Despite it being possibly the most stressful and demanding time of their lives, many seem to feel that pregnant women aren’t sufficiently panicked about their situation. Luckily, there’s always another study or news story around the corner to further pile on the doubt and worry<p>I’ve never been …

Whoa there! Brain area found to help spot bad decisions

Ball of tissue named lateral frontal pole found to be crucial in analysing alternative decisions – and may be unique to humans<p>A new brain region that appears to help humans identify whether they have made bad decisions has been discovered by researchers.<p>The size and shape of a large Brussels …

7 Unconventional Behaviors Of Inspiring Leaders

There are very few great managers. And even fewer great leaders. Making your team happy by displaying behaviors that are expected from you as a manager is hard. But it is even harder to inspire people to follow you, especially if you don’t have direct authority over them.<p>Leaders are not always …

What can Dick Swaab tell us about sex and the brain?

The Dutch neuroscientist is as celebrated as he is sneered at for his theories on brain development differing between men and women – and how sexuality is decided in the womb<p>Controversy delights Dick Swaab; brains delight him; complexity delights him, though I don't know if you'd get that from …

5 Things Your Brain Needs More Of Every Day

Eat more chocolate, get more sunlight. You’re going to like this list of things your brain needs to perform at its best.<p>The things we put into our bodies have a gigantic effect on the way that we feel. While it’s obvious that a salad for lunch will give us more energy in the afternoon than a plate …

Nutrition

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