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Dinosaur asteroid hit 'worst possible place'

<b>Scientists who drilled into the impact crater associated with the demise of the dinosaurs summarise their findings so far in a BBC Two documentary on Monday.</b><p>The researchers recovered rocks from under the Gulf of Mexico that were hit by an asteroid 66 million years ago.<p>The nature of this material …

Earth Science

Download 200 Free Art Books, Courtesy of the Guggenheim

Perusing through a beautiful, hefty art book is one of life’s simple pleasures, but beautiful, hefty art books can be pretty expensive. Fortunately, …

Art

How to escape the online spies

Whether you’re tweeting, shopping or just browsing, internet companies are monitoring you. Here’s how to evade the snoopers<p>Nobody likes being spied on. When you’re innocently browsing the web, it’s deeply unpleasant to think that faceless technology corporations are monitoring and recording your …

Privacy

13 documentaries on Netflix that will change the way you see the world

Documentaries have a bad reputation, and that changes now. What some perceive as a boring genre is actually a home to some of the most inspiring, …

Elon Musk’s Billion-Dollar Crusade to Stop the A.I. Apocalypse

Elon Musk is famous for his futuristic gambles, but Silicon Valley’s latest rush to embrace artificial intelligence scares him. And he thinks you should be frightened too. Inside his efforts to influence the rapidly advancing field and its proponents, and to save humanity from machine-learning …

Peter Thiel

An ‘Infinite’ Galaxy Puzzle That Can Be Built in Any Direction | Colossal

<p>The team over at Nervous System recently designed this fun Infinite Galaxy Puzzle that tiles continuously in any direction. Pieces from the top can …

Puzzles

Gerda Saunders: A Video Diary of My Dementia - Part One

18 Examples Of Stair Details To Inspire You

Stairs have the surprising ability to determine how a home feels. They’re seen and used often so having a staircase that stands out is a great way to …

Architecture

The Pleasures and Futility of Teaching Drawing to Architecture Students

I teach architectural drawing and architectural design studios at the undergraduate level and share many of Martin C. Pedersen’s concerns about the …

9 Inspirational Laundry Rooms You Need In Your Life

1. This light wood and grey laundry room has lots of storage, a drying bar, open shelving.<p>Designed by sagemodern. Photography by Lisa Petrole …

Laundry Rooms

TIME Person of the Year 2015: Angela Merkel

Fairy tales are where you find them, but any number seem to begin in the dark German woods where Angela Merkel spent her childhood.<p>The girl who would …

Europe

9 Rooms With Floor-To-Ceiling Shelves To Inspire You

When adding bookshelves to a room, it’s often a good idea to take full advantage of the available height in the room, so you can maximize storage. …

Tea House

Design Detail - Wall Pockets For Plants

When designing the renovation of an apartment for a client in Israel, architect Itai Palti, included these wall pockets for plants, that add a touch …

Interior Design

This kitchen is designed to hide all the appliances

Minosa Design were hired to give a contemporary update to an early 1900’s Victorian terrace in Sydney, Australia, for a young professional couple and …

Kitchens

8 Cities That Show You What the Future Will Look Like

Cities used to grow by accident. Sure, the location usually made sense—someplace defensible, on a hill or an island, or somewhere near an extractable …

26 Stunning Images You Won't Believe Were Found On Google Street View

He created a Tumblr, 9-eyes — named after the 9 cameras Google Street View uses— where he curates the best images he finds.<p>Rafman says sometimes he picks a location and "just wanders," captivated by what he sees.<p>He also doesn't document where exactly the photos were taken.<p>He told The New York Times …

Google Street View

New York Times backs sending federal marijuana ban up in smoke | Reuters

(Reuters) - The New York Times editorial board on Saturday endorsed a repeal of the federal ban on marijuana, becoming the largest paper in the nation to back the idea as it compared the U.S. government’s stance on America’s most widely used illicit drug to the prohibition on alcohol from 1920 to …

Apple stock split makes it eligible for Dow listing

Apple Inc.'s first split in nine years removes an obstacle to its inclusion in the Dow Jones industrial average: its $572 stock price.<p>The iPhone maker will exchange seven shares for each that is held on June 2, a move that if enacted at Friday's closing price would lower its shares to about $82 …

Dow Jones

Hee haw: 'laughing animals' - in pictures

Look it can't ALL be about the NSA and teacher strikes ... Here are some important animal pictures to add to the mix

Meet the Women Leading a New Movement In R&B - PAPER

If there's one trend in music we've been consistently impressed with, it's indie's R&B; moment. (Or maybe that's R&B;'s indie moment.) Guys like The Weeknd, Frank Ocean and How to Dress Well and DJs and producers like Sango, Kaytranada and Ta-Ku are bringing '90s sounds back to the future with …