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Introducing the new profession of extreme-weather architect

Daniel Horn, a fresh New York architecture graduate, has launched a global competition around a tricky design question—what is the most aesthetic way to raise the elevation of an entire neighborhood block by eight to 10 feet?<p>Call it extreme weather architecture. Horn, a 23-year-old graduate of the …

Floods

Amy Winehouse was killed by bulimia, not drugs, says her brother

Amy Winehouse, whose life was dogged by drug and alcohol abuse, was killed by an eating disorder rather than by her addictions, according to her …

NSA surveillance: don't underestimate the extraordinary power of metadata

'To be remembered after we are dead," wrote Hazlitt, "is but poor recompense for being treated with contempt while we are living." Cue President …

Doctors feel less empowered after reforms, poll shows

Almost two-thirds of doctors feel less empowered than they did before the government's health reforms, a poll suggests.<p>Ministers said the Health and …

Miracle material: the graphene revolution

The race is on to harness the potential of graphene, a substance that is harder than diamond, yet incredibly flexible, and the world’s best conductor of electricity.<p>Kostya Novoselov tends to wear an air of slight distraction. But when a problem or topic of conversation sparks his curiosity, his …

Canadian accelerator produces a city’s-worth of medical isotopes overnight

The looming problem of a global medical isotope shortage is one step closer to a solution. A Canadian team has developed an upgrade that allows …

Invisibility cloak makes pets vanish - video

Scientists demonstrate how a rudimentary invisibility cloak made from panels of glass can make a goldfish and a pet cat disappear. The devices can …

Tiny, insect-eating animal becomes earliest known primate

A tiny, insect-eating animal with slender limbs, a long tail and weighing in at no more than 30 grams, has become the earliest known primate in the …

Study suggests black holes abundant among the earliest stars

The evidence comes from comparing infrared and X-ray background signals across the same stretch of sky.<p>Using data from NASA’s Chandra X-ray …

Universe

Ben Milstein obituary

Ben Milstein, who has died aged 94, was at the forefront of cardiothoracic surgery in the UK. On his 40th birthday, in 1958, he performed the first …

Beyond recognition: the incredible story of a face transplant

For Carmen Tarleton, the day started out normally enough. Tarleton, 45, had errands to run, a piano lesson to get to, a house to tidy. Tomorrow was Valentine’s Day, and for the first time in a long time — the first time since the attack five years earlier — she looked forward to spending it with a …

Oswald T Avery, the unsung hero of genetic science

In 1953 James Watson and Francis Crick changed the face of biology when they discovered the double helix structure of DNA, on the basis of …

Spanish pilgrimage to the Virgin del Rocio - in pictures

http://www.theguardian.com/world/gallery/2013/may/17/spanish-pilgrimage-virgin-del-rocio-in-pictures<p>720<p>Every spring hundreds of thousands of devotees …

Green Movement activists live in fear as Iran's presidential election nears

Nearly four years have passed since the birth of Iran's green movement. Arising from the massive street protests against the official results of the …

Lehman Reaches Beyond Grave Seeking Millions From Nonprofits

Almost five years after Lehman Brothers Holding Inc. filed for bankruptcy and set off the global financial crisis, managers of the bank’s estate are …