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First-Ever Human Trial Of An Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell Treatment Set To Begin

The treatment will make use of a biology breakthrough that occurred just eight years ago.<p>A Japanese patient with severe eye disease is set to become the first person to be treated with induced pluripotent stem cells, <i>Nature News</i> reports. Cells of this type have been considered promising for future …

Stem Cells

Ancient Flying Reptile Ate Like a Toothy Pelican

120-million-year-old fossils seemed to sport a throat pouch for skimming fish from the water.<p>Long before pelicans, ancient flying reptiles may have skimmed over lakes, scooping and storing fish in a throat pouch, paleontologists report. The newly discovered pterosaur species lived some 120 million …

The 5 Massive New Telescopes That Will Change Astronomy Forever

The biggest building boom in the history of astronomy is upon us. In Chile and Hawaii and in space, astronomers are getting powerful telescopes that …

Milky Way is about half as massive as Andromeda galaxy, say astronomers

Dark matter makes up 90% of the matter in both systems, the study finds.<p>Our Milky Way galaxy is less massive than astronomers previously thought, …

Universe

Water Flows Into Colorado River Delta in Historic First

Wildlife<p>Sunday March 23, 2014, at a little after 8 am, the gates at Morelos Dam on the Mexico-Arizona border were opened for the first time in history for the purpose of allowing the Colorado River to flow downstream into its delta to water the plants and animals that live there. A crowd of more …

Python kills Bali security guard outside five-star hotel

Ambar Arianto Mulyo strangled to death while trying to capture snake near Bali Hyatt hotel on Indonesian island<p>A security guard has been killed by a python near a luxury hotel on Indonesia's resort island of Bali.<p>The incident happened around 3am on Friday as the 4.5-metre (15ft) python was crossing …

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Articles about green sustainable home montauk on Dwell.com - Dwell

Decades after they met as teenagers on a Montauk beach, Manhattanites Victoria and Greg Pryor returned to Long Island to build a...<p>Spatial efficiency meets energy efficiency in this Bay Area home designed by an architect for his parents.<p>In 1892, when John Muir founded the Sierra Club, the only …

Architecture

Paris sunset

You can't judge the Aston Martin Rapide S by the numbers

The Rapide S has charms that can't be quantified.<p>If you judge cars by their numbers, the Rapide S isn't for you. True, 550 hp is a good one—and, ok, so is 12 cylinders—but figures generally<br>fail to sum up Aston Martin. Take performance: The Rapide S's 13.0-second ¼-mile run actually loses by a tenth …

Aston Martin Rapide

DIY Home Projects

The 2011 Japan Tsunami Was Caused By Largest Fault Slip Ever Recorded

Clay lubricated the fault zone in the Japan trench, producing the devastating tsunami, researchers say.<p><b>The largest fault slip ever recorded produced the devastating 2011 Japan tsunami, according to three studies published today.</b><p>Two years ago, the sea off the coast of Japan reared up and swept away …

Geology

Samsung to challenge Apple with AMOLED tablets -- report

The Korean electronics giant preps two new high-end tablets to compete directly with Apple's iPad and iPad Mini, says a Korean portal site.<p>Samsung is cooking up a couple of new high-end tablets outfitted with AMOLED displays. At least, that's the scuttlebutt from a story at South Korean Web portal …

Mobile

LG G2, HTC One, Galaxy S3 CyanogenMod 11 (Android 4.4 KitKat) nightlies available

CyanogenMod 11 M1 builds are already available for Nexus devices, but these aren’t the only smartphones and tablets getting an Android 4.4 KitKat-based custom ROM.<p>CM11 nightly builds are also available for a variety of devices including current and former flagship Android handsets. The list …

Android News

Top 10 Predictions for Technology in 2014

Microsoft may get its mojo back, smartphones will get cheap, and we’re about to enter the Year of Encryption. A look at what to expect in telecom and …

Mercedes dealers authorized to spend $2,500 on perks for S-Class customers

If you drop $100,000 on a luxury sedan, it seems only reasonable to receive some preferential treatment at the dealership you purchased from. After all, that price isn't just for the car – you're paying for the brand and all the cachet that entails. For Mercedes-Benz, those benefits have apparently …

It's Black (Car) Friday! Forget Shopping, Enjoy These Photos of Our Favorite Black Cars – Feature

Black Friday is too hectic–who wants to sit in a line, outside in the cold at 3 a.m. for a barely discounted iPad or 50 percent off a bedspread? Bedding is boring, and sitting on the couch drinking a cold one and shaking off the Thanksgiving food coma is so much more satisfying, anyway. To help you …

Shopping

Human tragedy unfolds as Gaza runs on empty

Daily life is a battle for the deprived residents of one of the world's most densely populated places on earth, Robert Tait reports<p>The horrific scars disfigure Mona Abu Mraleel’s otherwise strikingly beautiful face. Swathes of bandages cover the injuries the 17-year-old sustained to her arms and …

60 years in an iron lung: US polio survivor worries about new global threat

It’s a long way from central Oklahoma to Syria, but one of America’s last iron lung survivors says she’s a living reminder that an outbreak of polio anywhere in the world is a danger everywhere.<p>Martha Ann Lillard, now 65, has spent most of the past six decades inside an 800-pound machine that helps …

Public Health

Box Used as a TV Stand Turns out to Be an Antique Worth $10 Million

(Photo: Rouillac)<p>This Seventeenth Century Japanese lacquer box was a masterpiece in its time and, in our time, stout enough to support a heavy …

7 Of The Most Frighteningly Bizarre Ocean Creatures On The Planet

We think of the water as a maritime wilderness. Little do we realize that beneath the surface are the most bizarre ocean creatures on Earth.<p>Source: …

Portraits of Dogs, Mid-Shake

In 2011, animal photographer Carli Davidson took a series of dogs portraits, mid-shake. Every dog owner (or unsuspecting passersby) know the <i>shake</i> …

Stolen Ferrari found buried in backyard

<i>Feb. 7, 1978: A buried Ferrari, stolen in 1974, is dug up from a backyard on West 119th Street, still in good condition.</i><p>Staff writer Priscilla Painton reported in next morning’s Los Angeles Times:<p>It was about a week ago that Sgts. Joe Sabas and Lenny Carroll of the Lennox sheriff’s substation were …

6 Castles That Cost Less Than An Apartment In NYC

Sadly, all of these are real.<p><i>CORRECTION: New York house No. 3 has been replaced with an accurately priced home. The original post used an incorrect source. (9/25/13)</i>

Real Estate

Sun-grazing comet ISON likely broke up, scientists say

Scientists say it appears a comet from the fringes of the solar system didn't survive its close encounter with the sizzling sun.<p>Images from NASA spacecraft showed Comet ISON approaching for its slingshot around the sun on Thursday, but nothing coming out on the other side.<p>In a Google+ hangout, U.S. …

Environment: News & features

Environment

With Black edition, Range Rover goes long on luxury

The Land Rover Range Rover is not exactly revered for its modesty. It is, and has been since its debut in 1970, a leather-lined haven for the Barbour-coat set. But as Rolls-Royce and Bentley have known for years, enough is rarely enough.<p>As such, at the Los Angeles Auto Show on 20 November, Land …

Land Rover