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Articles about these private homes double modern art galleries on Dwell.com - Dwell

These spaces break the mold of the traditional art gallery, while promoting the artists who furnish them.<p>A Brooklyn home eschews conventional domesticity in favor of dramatic, open spaces and a stripped-down aesthetic.<p>A budget-savvy, well-caffeinated couple get their hands dirty building a house, …

Art Galleries

The Sunny Exuberance of a High Ponytail: Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid, and More

In the same way that a quick topknot conveys a quirkier brand of elegance than a low-slung minimalist bun, there’s hardly a more exuberant—or easier—summer hair solution than a swingy high ponytail. Spotted at the launch of her line for Topshop in Los Angeles yesterday, **Kendall Jenner’**s …

Opinion: Google’s new Photos may just have won my library away from Apple

My relationship with Apple’s hardware is simple: I’m happily locked in, and not changing platforms any time soon. But my relationship with Apple’s software is complex: I want to love it, but every time Apple decides to “throw everything away” and “start over” with an app, it’s disruptive — and for …

Election 2015: David Cameron pledges five-year 'tax lock'

The Prime Minister will say that voters should go with their 'gut instinct' and trust the Conservatives to cut taxes<p>There will be no VAT, national insurance or income tax rises for the next five years under a Conservative government, David Cameron will announce today as he vows to enshrine the Tory …

Income Tax

In the UK, televised pre-election debates are a strange new phenomenon

There are parts of the world where politics and television are intertwined. Americans’ idea of pre-election head-to-heads were formed by those Kennedy and Nixon match-ups in grainy 1960s black-and-white. German leaders can scan debates recorded on VHS tapes back in the 1980s for style tips.<p>The UK …

European Union

Darwin’s “Strangest” Beast Finds Place on Tree

“<i>Toxodon</i> is perhaps one of the strangest animals ever discovered,” wrote Charles Darwin, a man who was no stranger to strangeness. He first encountered the creature in Uruguay on November 26th, 1834. “Having heard of some giant’s bones at a neighbouring farm-house…, I rode there accompanied by my …

North Korea

Why Ants Handle Traffic Better Than You Do

Could studying ants reveal clues to reducing highway traffic jams? Physicist Apoorva Nagar at the Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology thinks the answer is yes.<p>Nagar says he got interested in the topic when he came across a study by German and Indian researchers showing that ants …

Autonomous Cars

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A Black Panther May Not Be What You Think

As the superhero of the same name sets box-office records, learn more about the misunderstood big cats.<p>As theatergoers around the world marvel at the new superhero movie <i>Black Panther</i>, we here at National Geographic wanted to share some facts about these real-life fascinating felines.<p>First things …

Space Science

Deadly suicide bombing interrupts play condemning suicide bombings

A suicide bomber detonated explosives Thursday inside a French-funded school in Kabul during a play that condemns suicide attacks, leading to deaths and numerous injuries, the French foreign minister said.<p>The attack happened at Istiqlal High School, a school that includes a French cultural center, …

iPhone 6 pricing in the UK: what you need to know

The rumours were true: Apple has increased the size of the iPhone and launched two new models: the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus. With the company's new A8 processor controlling things, the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus clock in at least 25 percent faster than the iPhone 5s, …

Made in Athens - Featuring Peter Buck of R.E.M., Pylon, Reptar and More

Paul McCartney to Reissue More Wings Albums With Unreleased Material

'Venus and Mars' and 'At the Speed of Sound' set for release this fall<p>Paul McCartney will continue to add to his Archive reissue series with two …

Artist: Ettore Roesler Franz (1845-1907) Roman Ghetto (1880) Watercolor Posted by Nicoletta

The 6 Disrupt NY Finalists: Boomerang Commerce, ISI Technology, Mimi, Mink, Showkit and Vurb

Oh New York in the springtime! In the past two days, 1600 people have passed through the Manhattan Center for TechCrunch Disrupt NY, in hopes of seeing or being the new new thing. We’ve seen Fred Wilson, Brenden Iribe, Mike Judge and many more grace our stage. Tomorrow we’ll get to see interviews …

The Terraces - "Perfect Company" Rebel Sound Records

Headline News: CNN Comes to Flipboard

In 1980, in a former country club in Atlanta, Ted Turner launched America’s first 24-hour news channel. “We won’t be signing off until the world …

For $2,770 you can own the most secure BlackBerry in the world

BlackBerry phones still offer the best security of any other smartphones around but what if you want something that, much like Spinal Tap’s famous …

iPhone users are 'wall huggers,' says BlackBerry CEO

John Chen believes an iPhone can't last even a day, leaving Apple fanboys in a desperate search for a power outlet.<p>I'm extremely partial to hugging.<p>However, I find it strange when people choose to hug trees rather than people. Not only is it odd to think the tree will be grateful but then there are …

Gear & Gadgets

AT&T reduces 2GB Mobile Share Value plans by $15 per month

Following up on the news that its UnCarrier rival will soon raise the cost of its unlimited data plan, AT&T is making some pricing changes of its own -- in the completely opposite direction. The base rate for the company's 2GB Mobile Share Value plan is currently $55 (that's the base price, …

Robots have mastered news writing. Goodbye journalism

"It actually started with me reading an article by Steven Levy in <i>Wired</i> about algorithms and news content -- 'Can an Algorithm Write a Better News …

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Rick Rubin on a Lifetime of Meditation and Music

Producer receives David Lynch Foundation's "Lifetime of Harmony" award in L.A.<p>"We're happy to be here," Dixie Chicks singer Natalie Maines said last …

Groupon’s Stock Rises Following Positive Analyst Comments About Future Growth

Groupon’s stock picked up more than 3 percent in regular trading today following positive analyst comments regarding its future growth potential. Deutsche Bank reiterated a positive rating on the company, which pushed its stock higher throughout the day. It neared a 5 percent gain midday, but …

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Pawel Althamer Creates Art That’s by the People, for the People at the New Museum

In his most recent exhibit, conceptualist Pawel Althamer breaks down the barrier between artist and viewers and invites onlookers to help create a …