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Shame and Survival

She tried public appearances. She tried being reclusive. She tried leaving the country, and she tried finding a job. But the epic humiliation of 1998, when her affair with Bill Clinton became an all-consuming story, has followed Monica Lewinsky every day. After 10 years of self-imposed reticence, …

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Did A Hedge Fund Guy Unlock The Biggest Question In The Universe?

A Grand Unified Theory is the greatest missing piece of contemporary math and physics. Now, Oxford believes that a man 20 years out of academia may have discovered it.<p>If you aren’t a space or physics geek, you may have missed one of the big, looming questions left by 20th-century scientists. …

Physics

Coke’s Social Can Splits Into Two Before Your Eyes

A clever package turns sugar water into a way to connect people.<p>I don’t remember the last time I cracked open a full calorie Coca-Cola and guzzled it down with glee. By the end of the can, it honestly makes my mouth too sticky-sweet. And all I can think about is how many words I’ll need to type to …

Packaging Design

A Tea Infuser That Takes Its Cues From The USB Stick

The Loop is a handy, gadget-like strainer that stores loose tea and lets you brew a fresh cup any time.<p>Tea is synonymous with bourgeois comfort. Scores of writers agree that there are few things as cozy on a rainy day than a cup of strong tea and a good book. Kakuzō Okakura, for one, divined the …

Tea

Living Light Bulbs

Already being used as a large-scale power source for housing heating/cooling & biodiesel creation, algae as a natural energy source is one of the …

This collection of #chairs is one of those that make people happy and kind. The project, consisting of Bambi, sheep and cow chairs, designed by Kamina & C (Tokyo) on design-dautore.com

Warning: This Addictive Word Game Induces Clairvoyance

OK Go–yes, the band–has released a free iPhone game that feels like magic.<p>You say a word and I say a word at the same time.<p>“Burrito.” “Quesadilla.”<p>And then we both try to find something in between.<p>“Quesarito.”<p>That’s the premise behind <i>Say the Same Thing</i>, a free iPhone app by Space Inch and uber …

Kickstarting: A Sharpie-Wielding Robot That Teaches Kids To Program

Want to teach kids to program? Give them a robot buddy.<p>His eyes are wide, like ET’s or Johnny Five’s. His skin mimics the indestructible plastic found in LEGO. Even his name sounds like a beloved pet. Sparki may be a complex Arduino robot, but he’s (he looks like a he) has been designed from the …

Robotics

Take In The Mountain Views: Tucson Mountain Retreat by DUST

The DUST-designed Tucson Mountain Retreat is located within the Sonoran Desert of Tucson, Arizona in an expanse filled with cacti, greenery, and sun …

Landscaping

Watch: The History Of The Bauhaus, In 2 Minutes

A new video short uses minimalist graphics and witty wordplay to describe what the Bauhaus was.<p>“How Bauhaus is your house?” The question is posed at the end of the animated short “Bauhaus: Design in a Nutshell.”<p>I’d venture that most of our apartments and bedroom interiors include next to nothing …

Bauhaus

Starting Over: 10 Travelers Who Bought A One-Way Ticket And Began A New Life

Many of us dream of packing our belongings, buying a plane ticket to that place we've always dreamed of going, and starting a new life. Have you ever wondered what that would be like -- and whether you'd regret it?<p>A recent Ask Reddit thread posed the question, "Redditors who have dropped …

Customizable Multifunctional Bookshelf: Fusillo

Fusillo isn’t your ordinary wall shelf. In fact, it’s more than just a shelf, it’s a coatrack, a bike rack, and bookends, too.<p>Handmade in Italy and …

Furniture

Articles about 5 alternatives traditional headboard on Dwell.com - Dwell

Grid-scale storage may be revolutionizing the market for clean energy.<p>'Tis the season to think outside the box.<p>The standard pear-shaped incandescent bulb thatmost of us have been using for ages has a bad reputation among environmentalists...<p>On my final day in Glasgow, and alas my final day in …