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Articles about 10 dwell houses their own words on Dwell.com - Dwell

Small but mighty, these compact dwellings prove that limited square footage doesn't preclude great design.<p>From a home designed by David Chipperfield in London to WORKac's New York duplex, here is what caught our eye over the last few...<p>From floating student dorms to concrete homes, catch up from …

San Francisco

Top 10 irreplaceable nature reserves on Earth - in pictures

The most irreplaceable nature reserves on Earth have been identified by an international team of scientists, based on the large numbers of threatened animals and birds they harbour. They range from a misty mountain refuge for nature in Colombia, to the rainforests of Madagascar, the elephant-rich …

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

National Geographic Photo Contest 2013

National Geographic has once again opened its annual photo contest, with the deadline for submissions coming up on Saturday, November 30. One first-place winner will be chosen from each of the three categories, and the winning photographs will be published in National Geographic magazine. The …

Bourbon Bacon Whipped Sweet Potatoes with Brown Butter and Crispy Sage

Whipped Bourbon Bacon Sweet Potatoes.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> November 13, 2013 141<p>I present to you… the trashiest of the sweet potatoes.<p>It’s like every single …

Obamacare's threat to liberalism

From the moment of his improbable emergence as a presidential contender seven years ago, Barack Obama has always positioned himself as something better than a politician. And he has always presented his goals for progressive change as something bigger than the bare minimum a Democrat might hope for …

See These Heartbreaking Photos Of The World’s Disappearing Cultures, Before They Fade Away

In the new book Before They Pass Away, photographer Jimmy Nelson has captured a series of gorgeous pictures of 31 remote cultures that are on the verge of disappearing.<p>Over the last three years, British photographer Jimmy Nelson traveled around the world–from Namibia to Papua New Guinea to …

Why Americans and Europeans may soon start dying of infections like it’s 1905 again

Antibiotics aren’t doing what they’re supposed to do anymore. You know, kill infections. Since Alexander Fleming invented penicillin 75 years ago, nearly all bacteria have mutated into strains impervious to antibiotics. Those souped up bacteria now kill hundreds of thousands of people, at a …

Microbiology

Americans are smoking more weed, but testing positive less often

There’s a peculiar thing happening in the world of marijuana users.<p>The percentage of US workers testing positive for marijuana has fallen below 2%, according to an analysis released by American medical testing company Quest Diagnostics. The study, based on a scan of millions of patients tested as …

Cannabis

As Pentagon invests in green fuel, critics focus on the cost

WASHINGTON — When the<p>U.S. Navysailed an imposing fleet near Hawaii that was powered in part by algae and used cooking grease, environmentalists weren't the only ones who were thrilled.<p>Executives at bioenergy startups in the San Francisco Bay Area, Chicago and elsewhere — and the venture capitalists …

Google reaches privacy settlement with 37 states

NEW YORK -- Google reached a $17 million settlement with 37 states and the District of Columbia over a privacy case involving the use of third party "cookies" in Apple's Safari Web browsers. Cookies are the small files used by advertisers to collect certain data about Web surfers.<p>Attorney generals …

Volcano discovery hints at fire below ice in Antarctica

A volcano may be stirring more than a half-mile beneath a major ice sheet in Antarctica, raising the possibility of faster base melting that could ultimately affect climate.<p>Seismologists working in a mountainous area of Marie Byrd Land in western Antarctica detected a swarm of low-magnitude …

Heart experts debate who should take statins

Two professors say a flawed formula may overestimate people's risk of heart disease.<p>People who are wondering whether they should take cholesterol-lowering medications may be scratching their heads today, more confused than ever.<p>Last week the American Heart Association and the American College of …

Associated Press News

JPMorgan Reportedly To Pay $4 Billion To Mortgage Borrowers

JPMorgan Chase & Co. will pay $4 billion to consumers who were hurt by faulty mortgage underwriting, part of a larger $13 billion deal to settle the bank's liability in the collapse of toxic securities during the housing crisis.<p>The deal is expected to be announced this week.<p>NPR's Jim Zarroli …