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The best alternative culture in Athens

Make your way along the narrow streets of downtown Athens and, soon, the multiple hazards – stray cats, street hawkers proffering watches and, as …

Photographing the Microscopic: Winners of Nikon Small World 2017

Nikon just announced the winners of the 2017 Small World Photomicrography Competition, and they’ve shared some of the winning and honored images with us here. The contest invites photographers and scientists to submit images of all things visible under a microscope. More than 2,000 entries were …

Mysterious Disk Found in Ancient Greek Shipwreck

The site has fascinated archaeologists for decades. It was once excavated by Jacques Cousteau and previously yielded an ancient “computer.”<p>Bronze limbs, a sarcophagus lid, marble statue pieces, and a mysterious bronze disk were among the remains found during excavations of one of the world's most …

I Spent The Summer Drawing 150 Monsters Based On Kid Drawings

Near the end of the last school year, I invited kids around the state of Michigan to send me monster designs. Close to 3,000 drawings showed up to my …

A Harvard psychologist says people judge you based on 2 criteria when they first meet you

Harvard Business School professor Amy Cuddy has been studying first impressions alongside fellow psychologists Susan Fiske and Peter Glick for more than 15 years, and has discovered patterns in these interactions.<p>In her new book, "Presence," Cuddy says that people quickly answer two questions when …

Harvard Business School

We Could Resurrect the Woolly Mammoth. Here's How.

It's now possible to actually write DNA, which could bring an iconic Ice Age herbivore back to life.<p>Jurassic Park imagined a future in which it was possible to bring dinosaurs back to life. Now, that fiction may become reality as geneticists seek to resurrect the woolly mammoth.<p>These Ice Age …

A modern open concept home with stunning exteriors

For those who have long nurtured the dream of owning a ranch style of property, this modern home is where the fulfillment of your rural dreams lies! …

Revealed: The secret to securing the perfect plane seat

The perennial question of which is an aircraft's best seat is one with multiple answers, for the superlative seat on a plane depends entirely on your priorities as a passenger.<p>With that in mind Telegraph Travel has sifted through a wealth of research to reveal the top spots to park your derriere …

Jet Stream

A Scandinavian Summer Home Built for Surf, Sports, and Sun

An adventurous family envisions a dream getaway on Sweden’s southwestern shore.<p>When Henrik Lepasoon first conjured up an image of his dream vacation home, the sketch in his cerebral cortex looked much like a cross between a selection of Case Study Houses and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s Barcelona …

Northern Europe

Epirus: the best-kept secret in Greece?

With increasingly shaky steps I edged closer to the cliff-face as the path ahead narrowed to a ledge and the first glimpse of the chasm I had travelled across Europe to see revealed itself through the pine trees. The path widened to accommodate a natural viewing platform and, placing a steadying …

This Ludicrous Mega Yacht Comes Complete With Its Very Own Beach

While most of us would be over the moon at the prospect of spending a week on a beach somewhere sunny, the owner of this obscene mega yacht can have …

Scientists Discover Children’s Cells Living in Mothers’ Brains

The link between a mother and child is profound, and new research suggests a physical connection even deeper than anyone thought. The profound …

New baby, crying, no sleep … retreat to France!

A postnatal wellbeing week – with baby – proved a great way for Stuart Heritage and his wife to recuperate from the chaos of becoming new parents<p>Parenting really did a number on us. Before our baby came along, my wife and I were a pair of relatively healthy, relatively normal-shaped human beings. …

Why doctors are swiping C-section babies with their mom's microbiome

Are babies that are born by caesarean section at a disadvantage when it comes to future health risks? And can doctors do anything about it?<p>A new study in Nature Medicine aims to answer those two questions.<p>------------<p><b>FOR THE RECORD</b><p>An earlier version of this story said the study was published in the …

Microbiology

14 Golden Snacks to Serve at Your Last-Minute Golden Globes Party

Surprise! It's awards season! (Did it sneak up on you like it snuck up on me?) Whether or not you're a film and/or television buff, whether or not you have a ball gown tucked away for just such occasions, pop open some Champagne and fix some of the finest of finger foods.<p><b>Here are 14 golden ways to</b> …

Tinos House I by Ioannis Exarchou

The restoration of this house in Tinos retained and highlighted its basic characteristics, transforming it into a modern functional residence …

Architecture

Turkey Salad | Turkey Recipes

Tap For Method<p>Ingredients<p>2 large handfuls of brown turkey meat<br>• 1 large handful of cashew nuts<br>• 1 handful of dried cranberries<br>• 2 teaspoons Chinese …

Recipes

These Weightless Photos Will Remind To Be More Creative In Daily Life

Photographer Natsumi Hayashi has mastered the art of levitation. Her images appear weightless and completely natural, as if she magically possess the …

Levitation

Paintings reveal what people in 1900 thought the year 2000 would look like

There are few things as fascinating as seeing what people in the past dreamed about the future.<p>"France in the Year 2000" is one example. The series …

Animal photos of the year 2015: Part 2 - Telegraph

Up Close and Personal (11 Stunning Animal Portraits)

Danish photographer Morten Koldby has taken the most impressive animal portraits I have ever seen! Staring at us straight in the face, from point-blank range, these wild animals look as if they're demonstrating a wide range of emotions.<p>Kolby captures a unique perspective and by doing so gives us a …

METIS: A Solid Wood Desk with Plenty of Storage

METIS is the latest piece to come from WEWOOD, who use expert Portuguese craftsmen when producing their designs. Designed by Gonçalo Campos, the desk …

Articles about scandinavian summer home built surf sports and sun on Dwell.com - Dwell

An adventurous family envisions a dream getaway on Sweden’s southwestern shore.<p>Modernist beach homes offer more than just close proximity to the ocean—their clean, bold designs and abundance of natural light...<p>Refresh your home for the summer season with these simple modern upgrades.<p>This architect …

Lake Michigan

Articles about texas couple builds their cast place concrete dream home on Dwell.com - Dwell

Finding inspiration in the work of Tadao Ando, a Houston couple designs the concrete house of their dreams.<p>Overlooking the scenic Minnehaha Creek sits one of the most unique and energy-efficient homes in the greater Minneapolis area.<p>Inside the artful, beachy retreat Filmmaker Jess Bianchi and …

Articles about few our favorite european beach houses on Dwell.com - Dwell

Binburra Beach House is a minimal residence located in Sydney, Australia, designed by Amee Allsop.<p>Each week, we tap into Dwell's Instagram community to bring you the most captivating design and architecture shots of the week.<p>Most beachfront houses treat the ocean as part of the visual landscape …

Architecture

Architects packed five levels into this 'two story' alpine home in Germany

Architects Christine Arnhard and Markus Eck built Holzhaus am Auerbach, a charming alpine retreat with a surprising interior in Upper Bavaria, …