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Cosgriff House

Annandale, New South Wales, Australia<p>A modern addition in Annandale strengthens a home's connection to the outdoors and enhances natural light.<p>How to unobtrusively add space and flexibility to a modest, single-story home perched atop a steeply sloping site? These were the questions architect …

Facebook Briefly Suspends Account of Outspoken Chinese Billionaire

HONG KONG — Guo Wengui, a Chinese-born billionaire who lives in America, has recently publicized accusations of corruption against family members of top-ranking Chinese Communist Party officials. This week, China’s government asked Interpol to issue a request for his arrest.<p>On Friday, Facebook …

Fujifilm X-T1 review

It’s 10AM on a Sunday in Barcelona. I’m in a small, poorly lit room with about 30 other journalists where Samsung is planning to show us its next big thing. My body is fighting off jet lag and the cured ham I probably shouldn’t have eaten at the bar the night before. I’ve been given 10 minutes to …

It’s Impossible To Watch Just One Of These GIFs Of Japanese Wood Joining

Traditional Japanese carpentry is almost unfathomably complicated. Timber was joined, not by nails or screws, but by carving extremely intricate patterns into the wood, then interlocking them as self-reinforcing joints.<p>These aren’t your dad’s Lincoln Logs or Lego, though. The patterns include …

Why Midcentury-Modern Architecture Endures

A new book on the masterful architect William Krisel documents the golden age of midcentury-modern design.<p>The midcentury-modern houses of Palm Springs, California, are unmistakable. With their strong geometric lines, post-and-beam construction, open-plan interiors, and floor-to-ceiling windows, …

How Malaria In The Brain Kills: Doctors Solve A Medical Mystery

Malaria is one of the oldest scourges of mankind. Yet it's been a mystery how the deadliest form of the disease kills children.<p>One doctor in Michigan has dedicated her life to figuring that out. Now she and her team report their findings in this week's issue of the <i>New England Journal of Medicine</i>. …

Drugs in dirt: Scientists appeal for help

<b>US scientists are asking the public to join them in their quest to mine the Earth's soil for compounds that could be turned into vital new drugs.</b><p>Spurred on by the recent discovery of a potential new antibiotic in soil, the Rockefeller University team want to check dirt from every country in the …

Pope Francis: Catholics don't have to breed 'like rabbits'

There are "licit" ways to regulate births that are natural and approved by the Catholic Church, the pope says during his flight from the Philippines<p><b>Pope Francis</b> has said Catholics don't have to breed "like rabbits" and should instead practice "responsible parenting".<p>Speaking to reporters <b>en route</b> …

Soviet Union collapse 'affected region's wildlife'

<b>The socioeconomic shocks following the collapse of the Soviet Union also affected the region's wildlife, researchers have suggested.</b><p>A study of large mammal species in Russia found that most experienced a sharp decline in numbers from 1991.<p>The authors said likely reasons for the declines were …

Here's How The World's Most Advanced Missile-Defense System Works

With its unmatched precision, the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) can equalize tensions around the world with its mobility and strategic battery-unit placement: In April 2013, the Pentagon deployed a THAAD battery to Guam in order to deter North Korean provocations and further defend …

'Cyber war games' to be staged by UK and US

<b>The UK and US are to carry out "war game" cyber attacks on each other as part of a new joint defence against online criminals.</b><p>The first exercise, a staged attack on the financial sector, will take place later this year, Downing Street said.<p>The "unprecedented" arrangement between the two countries …

Michelangelo's David to get earthquake-proof pedestal

Florence's favourite statue to get extra protection after Tuscany rocked by quakes<p>THE ITALIAN government is to spend €200,000 (£160,000) on a new plinth to support Michelangelo’s statue of David after hundreds of earth tremors shook Florence and the surrounding region in recent days.<p>Dario …

Report: Android malware problem is getting worse by the hour

Earlier this year, we saw a report that said there was a 163% rise in the number of malware-infected Android devices in 2012. As shocking as that figure might be, we have a new report now that says the problem has blown up even further.<p>According to a recently published report[1] from networking …

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