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Children could have DNA tested at birth

Jeremy Hunt wants Britain to become the first country in the world to routinely test children's entire DNA at birth to identify diseases<p>Every child in Britain could have their DNA decoded at birth by the NHS to predict their risk of disease, the Health Secretary has predicted.<p>Jeremy Hunt, the …

Q&A: Richard Dawkins discusses evolution, religion and his fans

CONVERSATIONS IN SCIENCE<p>Q&A: Richard Dawkins discusses evolution, religion and his fans<p>British author and outspoken atheist Richard Dawkins talks about evolution, religion and his 'appetite for wonder.'<p>November 30, 2013|By Eryn Brown<p>British intellectual Richard Dawkins, author of “The Selfish …

No animals were harmed in the making of this film? THR uncovers major AHA hypocrisy.

<i>The Hollywood Reporter</i> has a long, stunning investigative article out today called “Animals Were Harmed.” <i>THR</i> journalist Gary Baum presents compelling …

Your Favorite Books, If They Were Tea

<i>The Great Gatsby</i> conjures many emotions–the nostalgia for a high school lit class, a romanticized notion of the Jazz Era, or by now, perhaps exasperation at its ubiquity after Baz Luhrmann got his hands on it.<p>Flora Chan’s own musings got her thinking about tea, and more specifically, what <i>The Great</i> …

Literature

Medical Diagnostic System Uses Bees to Detect Signs of Disease in a Person’s Breath

Designer Susana Soares has developed a simple diagnostic system that uses honey bees to detect traces of cancer or other diseases in a person’s …

How Feng Shui Can Improve Your Home and your Health

<b>Feng Shui</b> is an artform based on a series of guidelines derived from ancient Eastern philosophies that is designed to create a sense of balance and …

A Backyard Library by 3rdSpace

You might have noticed a trend over the last five or so years that takes the home office or guest room outside of the house and into the backyard. …

Architecture

Portraits of Iconic Musicians If They Were Still Alive

Rock and Roll Heaven is a project by Sachs Media Group in collaboration with photo restoration and manipulation firm Phojoe that visualizes what some of the best musicians in history who passed away too soon might look like if they were still alive today. Using the image of twelve influential …

Kurt Cobain
Urbanism

Temples of books: The world’s most beautiful libraries

Architecture critic Jonathan Glancey writes in praise of the world’s great storehouses of knowledge – from the vaulted frescoes of Spain’s Escorial to the timber enigma of China’s National Library.<p>‘Print is dead’ has been the mantra of publishing and new media executives for so long now that a book …

Libraries

Living in: Great university towns

Usually liberal and forward thinking, these five cities have culturally vibrant, well-educated populations and are often ranked as some of the most sought after places to live.<p>Close to major metropolitan centres but inclusive enough to exert their own sphere of influence, university towns and the …

Snowfall

Morrissey Pens Scathing Treatise on Royal Family, Animal Cruelty, and Our Superficial World

In addition to his new 480-page autobiography, Morrissey has penned a new, nearly 2,000-word treatise on some of his most-visited topics, under the heading "The World Won't Listen". (It takes its name from a Smiths compilation.) He touches on the evils of animal cruelty and those who condone it, …

Framing

6 Reasons Not to Get Married

1. Because Not-Married Doesn't Mean All Alone<p>If you're married, it's generally assumed you'll always have somebody—for better or worse. But I'd just …

Road Trips

A Testing Ground for New Ideas: Bright and Spacious Loft in Vilnius, Lithuania

Vilnius is the city of many beautiful buildings, a beautiful spot, perched on the Baltic Sea, in this inspiring space of culture and colour we …

Love for Nature: Open Space Showroom Integrates an Interior Garden

Yuko Nagayama & Associates in collaboration with landscape designer Toshiya Ogino envisioned this outstanding open space showroom in Kobe, Japan, for …

Neat and Modern Houseboat House Displaying a Unique Interior by Graham Baba Architects

Surrounded by boats and all that harbour buzz, the stunning <b>Modern Houseboat 9</b> completed earlier this year by Graham Baba Architects is something you …

Can Artificial Meat Save The World?

Traditional chicken, beef, and pork production devours resources and creates waste. Meat-free meat might be the solution.<p>On an ordinary spring morning in Columbia, Missouri, Ethan Brown stands in the middle of an ordinary kitchen tearing apart a chicken fajita strip. “Look at this,” he says. “It’s …

Long & McQuade CEO on family owned business success

Long & McQuade Ltd. is one of Canada's most successful home-grown retailers. Since 1956, the Ontario company has been selling and renting musical instruments to loyal customers, and it currently has 62 stores in all 10 provinces with annual revenues closing in on $300-million. Steve Long, son of …

Small Business

Singapore's Communal Learning Towers Inspired by Beehives

While technology within education has delivered many benefits, some feel it has led to a decrease in socialization among both students and faculty members. With this in mind, architect Thomas Heatherwick has designed the new <i>Learning Hub</i> for Singapore's Nanyang Technological University (NTUC). The …

Architecture

A Modern-Day Hanging Gardens Of Babylon

The Parkroyal Hotel on Pickering is a contemporary interpretation of Babylonian hanging gardens, via Southeast Asia.<p>Singapore prides itself on its green-minded policies. With a well-connected public transportation network, robust water collection and treatment infrastructure, and a promise to …

Architecture

How to start a business in 10 days

With an executive staffing venture about to open, a business loan from the in-laws gnawing at her conscience and a new baby to care for, Michelle Fish was already feeling the pressure. But what really pushed her over the edge was an unexpected communiqué from the IRS demanding immediate payment of …

Small Business