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Scientists Are Petitioning NASA To Search For Martian DNA

In order to investigate the possible origin of life on Mars and Earth, a team of researchers from MIT, Harvard and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) want NASA's next Mars rover to probe the Red Planet's surface for genetic material by analyzing soil and ice samples with a DNA-sequencing …

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Articles about graphic design 6 names know now on Dwell.com - Dwell

From muralists and ceramicists, to fiber artists and furniture makers, these 12 creatives speak out about what drives their...<p>Manhattan-based Project Projects may be a graphic design studio, but it works in all dimensions, on the page and off.<p>You may already be a fan of TV on the Radio, but how …

Graphic Design

Get Ready: 3D Printing Will Explode Next Year, When Key Patents Expire

The lifting of intellectual property barriers will lead to a rise in competition and a huge drop in price.<p>Here's what's holding back 3D printing, the technology that's supposed to revolutionize manufacturing and countless other industries: patents. In February 2014, key patents that currently …

How to Fund Transit Without Raising Fares or Cutting Service

Online Grocery Store Redmart Raises Series A Round To Stay Put In Singapore

Singaporean online grocery store, Redmart, just raised an undisclosed Series A round that is “in the millions”, according to co-founder and CEO Roger Egan.<p>Together with this funding amount, its previous three seed rounds add up to $4.6 million. Redmart will also raise its next round before the year …

J.K. Rowling's Secret Crime Novel Revealed

J.K. Rowling, you trickster!<p>Exit Theatre Mode<p>Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has written another novel, but you probably haven't heard of it; the …

Oregon Could Be The First State To Let Students To Go To College Tuition-Free

The "Pay it Forward, Pay it Back" plan lets students enroll with no money down, so long as they agree to pay up to 3% of their future salaries back into a state fund annually for 24 years.<p>"If it's done correctly it's essentially creating a social insurance vehicle for enabling access to higher …

College & University

World's Oldest Calendar Discovered in U.K.

A series of large pits were dug by Mesolithic people to track the cycle of the moon.<p><b>Archaeologists working in Scotland have uncovered what they believe to be the world's oldest lunar calendar</b>—<b>a series of 12 large, specially shaped pits that were designed to mimic the various phases of the moon. The</b> …

Why Social Media Advertising Is Set To Explode

Social networks like Facebook and Twitter are daily destinations for millions of consumers. Increasingly, their ad products offer targeting according to specific demographics, social connections, interests, and habits.<p>As brands look across a fractured media landscape, where few digital properties …

Digital Advertising

Marques Toliver: Land of CanAan

A debut album set in motion by busking from New York to Belgium, many factors play into the soulful joy of Marques Toliver's <i>Land of CanAan</i>. Chance, talent, a voice and a violin have mingled, coalescing into a new sub-genre of rhythm and blues and an album that celebrates its roots and their …

Music Videos

15-Year-Old Ann Makosinski Invents Body-Heat-Powered Flashlight

Canadian citizen Ann Makosinski has been interested in alternative energy sources for at least four years. Which is to say, since the sixth grade. …

Home Depot

Articles about 7 modern designs summer on Dwell.com - Dwell

Just in time for summer, here are seven modern wood-burning fire pits to inspire your next backyard get-together.<p>Plan your summer getaways with our picks for Airbnb rentals with great design.<p>Once a locker for a midnight loo, the bedside table has taken on a far sweeter function—and a score of forms …

Cook Out

Articles about 10 radical ideas improving our environment on Dwell.com - Dwell

In the face of often pessimistic news screens about leaking oil pipelines, clear-cut forests, and unsustainable farming, it’s...<p>We've come a long way since the clawfoot.<p>When Pamela Butz and Jeffrey Klug, principals of Butz + Klug Architecture, began renovating the master bathroom of a …

Architecture

Ikea produces flatpack refugee shelter

The United Nations' refugee agency said on Friday that it has turned to Swedish furniture giant Ikea to produce a flatpack refugee shelter which can be rapidly assembled in crisis zones.<p>The first prototypes of the new shelters - which can be set up in just four hours without tools - are to be set …

Plaintiffs tussle with Facebook over proposed settlement of ad-related lawsuit

Social network's detractors say proposed class-action settlement over ad feature that displays images of users doesn't go far enough. Facebook argues otherwise; says if plaintiffs don't like it, they can opt out of deal.<p>Opponents of Facebook's settlement of a lawsuit involving "Sponsored Stories" …

Class Action

Suspended Bathtub: Hammock + Tub = Supreme Relaxation

If you think of the most comfortable places to relax, a hammock and a warm bath are probably near the top of the list. UK design studio Splinter …

Sony puts micro ads on Wimbledon player, ushers in an era of 4K marketing

Sony is shipping its Bravia X9 line of 4K TVs in the UK this week, and it wants to convey the advantages of all those extra pixels. The solution? Advertising that's as finely detailed as the screens themselves. It's putting micro ads on the fingernails and uniform of tennis player Anne Keothavong …

Eastern Blocks: Romanian Politics Go To Preschool

A new toy designed by artist couple Monotremu puts Brancusi’s minimalist sculptures into play.<p>It takes a certain kind of artist couple to see Romanian politics in a project inspired by their toddler son–and to see some futility, or at least room for improvement, in kids at play in a park. “Our …

Frank Lloyd Wright

Paul Rudd and Seth Rogen Compete for Samsung’s Super Bowl Ad (Within An Ad)

Is this a Samsung ad or the new Judd Apatow movie? If there’s any confusion there, it’s 100% intentional, as the electronics manufacturer’s Super Bowl ad sports appearances from two longtime Apatovian leading men: Paul Rudd and Seth Rogen.<p>Created by agency 72andSunny and blockbuster director Jon …

The Case of the Missing Human Ancestor

<b>In the Altay Mountains</b> of southern Siberia, some 200 miles from where Russia touches Mongolia, China, and Kazakhstan, nestled under a rock face about 30 yards above a little river called the Anuy, there is a cave called Denisova. It has long attracted visitors. The name comes from that of a hermit, …

Dwindling Great Lakes squeeze shipping industry

<i>By Amber Payne, Producer, NBC News</i><p>TOLEDO, Ohio -- It’s the 14th straight year of low water levels for the $34 billion shipping industry that relies on the Great Lakes.<p>And for ships like the Mesabi Miner, that comes at a great cost.<p>On a recent Saturday the vessel drifted through the Detroit River …

To succeed in India, a company must meet these three criteria

Many multinational companies are quite pleased with their performance in India. That’s because they have set quite a low bar for success. To most, the fact that their business in India is meeting budget or growing at double-digit rates is significant.<p>But that isn’t success. Companies can be growing …

India

Why Lululemon’s “CEO Wanted” Ad Is Bad For The Brand

Know your audience. Know your platforms. Know when to joke about tequila shots and when not to. Inside the ongoing unraveling of a once powerful retailing juggernaut.<p>Recently, Lululemon’s home page featured–in big block letters that took up my entire computer screen–a message that read: “CEO …

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Dunkin' Donuts Just Changed The Game Again

The move is a first for a sweets-focused fast food chain, and could give Dunkin' an edge over competitors like Starbucks and McDonald's, reports Leslie Patton at Bloomberg News.<p>The retailer will sell gluten-free donuts and muffins in all its U.S. stores this year, a spokesman told Patton.<p>Gluten is …

Coffee

How Jeff Bezos, Richard Branson, and other business chiefs hold ruthlessly effective meetings

Why does Jeff Bezos keep a chair empty in the boardroom? Where does Richard Branson hold his meetings? And who’s always late for appointments?<p>Here are some of Quartz’s favorite tips for holding meetings from the some of the world’s top business leaders:<p>Throw out the least necessary person in the …

Richard Branson