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Articles about 4 stunning polycarbonate designs on Dwell.com - Dwell

Are you planning to remodel your bedroom? Check out these beautiful designs and get inspired.<p>A new exhibition on poster design opens May 8, 2015, at the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.<p>New Zealand’s Studio Magazine goes behind the doors of Windy City design firms to see how the city's …

Some content may be distressing. A considerate heads-up surely isn’t too much to ask?<p>Back in early July, comedian Jimmy Fallon tripped on a rug in his kitchen, caught his wedding ring on the counter as he fell, and suffered a gruesome injury called a “ring avulsion”– basically, a medical term for …

Mental Health

How Google Could Rig the 2016 Election

Google has the ability to drive millions of votes to a candidate with no one the wiser.<p>America’s next president could be eased into office not just by TV ads or speeches, but by Google’s secret decisions, and no one—except for me and perhaps a few other obscure researchers—would know how this was …

Photograph: Alamy<p>Man do nice thing? Give man meat. Man like meat, make man do nice thing again.<p>276<p>image/jpeg<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/7/27/1438036375531/7e76b7b3-76bb-42a8-84e9-0f98cbc88f94-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Alamy<p>Man do nice thing? Give man meat. Man …

Relationships

Why don’t economists think about money?

Listen to the new show on Bradford Community Broadcasting 106.6FM radio “Why don’t economists…” that was taken at the Manchester Post-Crash Economics …

Opinion: China has only itself to blame for its stock market collapse

Most things in China are unfamiliar to foreigners — especially its stock market.<p>Chinese stock markets involve multiple types of shares and convoluted …

NASA Has Discovered a Planet Similar to Earth

Could this be our first step towards a real life ‘Interstellar?’<p>NASA scientists have just found a planet most similar to Earth. Dubbed Keplar-452b, the planet is 1,400 lightyears away from Earth, and like us, shares a strikingly similar orbit to its own unique star, completing a full cycle in 385 …

The truth about the death of cash

Will cash disappear? Many technology cheerleaders believe so, but as Rose Eveleth discovers, the truth is more complicated.<p>It’s a hot summer day in 2025 and you’re wrapping up a long meeting at the office. Several of your colleagues have attended the meeting from home, their faces and bodies …

Hillary Clinton has unveiled her first truly interesting economic proposal

During a speech in New York, she detailed a plan to hike taxes on income from investments that high-income Americans hold for less than six years. It is part of a broader platform designed to fight what she refers to as "quarterly capitalism"—corporate America's focus on maintaining short-term …

Study finds traces of cocaine, other illegal drugs in Ontario drinking water

A new study says drinking water in parts of southern Ontario contains traces of several illegal drugs — including cocaine.<p>Researchers at McGill …

A Flat Economic World May Lead To Peace

What if we really give economic access to the global Millennial middle class? I believe that we can create a flatter and more peaceful world, where buyers, sellers and owners co-exist harmoniously. I realize that this may be ambitious for many of you reading this article; however, we do know that, …

Younger Adults With Alzheimer's Are Key To Drug Search

The face of Alzheimer's isn't always old. Sometimes it belongs to someone like Giedre Cohen, who is 37, yet struggles to remember her own name.<p>Until about a year ago, Giedre was a "young, healthy, beautiful" woman just starting her life, says her husband, Tal Cohen, a real estate developer in Los …

Genetic Data Will Take Up More Space Than YouTube In 10 Years

A classic big data problem<p>Your little genes are about to take up a lot more space. In the next 10 years, genomic data could generate anywhere between 2 and 40 exabytes per year—at a minimum, that’s more than two million times what your home computer can hold. A study approximating the overwhelming …

Trickle Down Economics

Is China manipulating its currency? The Big Mac Index says yes

On Thursday, the Economist came out with 2015’s Big Mac Index.<p>What, you ask, is the Big Mac Index? It’s just what it says — an annual index of …

Recent research suggests that the commonly prescribed psychiatric drug, Prozac, occurs at environmentally relevant concentrations that can significantly alter behaviour and physiology in wild birds<p>A study recently published in the peer-reviewed journal, <i>Current Biology,</i> revealed that some …

Birds

How the hallucinations of an eccentric KGB psychic influence Russia today

Nikolai Patrushev, the secretary of the Russian Security Council and one of the most senior officials in the country, has given an interesting interview to Kommersant.<p>Among other things, he said that America is jealous of Russia’s great natural resources, and believes that “we control them …

Russia

Operation Jade Helm: why conspiracy theorists fear the US is invading Texas

Jade Helm 15 is a US military training exercise taking place across seven states.<p>Starting on 15 July and running to 15 September, 1,200 troops will perform drills that could be used in warfare, including covert surveillance. The exercises will take place across private and public land, in states …

Conspiracies

Fear China's stock-market earthquake

<b>For all my obsession with the probable exit of Greece from the euro and the most important social-security-cutting and tax-reforming UK budget for many years, there is an earthquake happening in China that may end up touching our lives as much.</b><p>It is the plunge over the past month of Chinese shares …

With people living longer than ever, being able to replace bits of the human body as they wear out has become a new frontier in medicine<p>Most babies born in 1900 died before the age of 50; 100 years later life expectancy in the UK now exceeds 80 years, with the number of over-65s expected to double …

Medicine

Finding Your Purpose In Life

<i>A guest post by Stephanie Denning, who writes about leadership issues from a Millennial perspective.</i><p>I recently turned 28 and there’s nothing like a birthday to evaluate if you’re winning at the game of life. Throughout my 20s, it always felt like my 30th birthday loomed like judgment day. And I now …

<b>Richard P Grant:</b> The art of science and the science of art – winners of the British Heart Foundation’s annual <i>Reflections of Research</i> competition

Imperial College London

Independent media service is vital to reverse decades of brainwashing so, despite cutbacks, the BBC must step up<p>The drought in North Korea will have only one consequence if it continues: many of the country’s chronically malnourished population will die.<p>Yet their deaths won’t change the way the …

North Korea

Piketty Is Wrong: Rich Families Don't Generally Get Richer

French economist Thomas Piketty made a huge splash last year with his <i>Capital in the 21st Century</i> in which he claimed that economic inequality …

Europe migrant crisis: How are countries coping?

<b>Europe's migration crisis affects EU member states in different ways - so it is proving difficult to agree on common rules.</b><p>The influx of migrants into southern Europe has escalated, driven by the wars in Syria and Iraq, as well as conflict in many parts of Africa. More than 150,000 have arrived …

Have we cured cancer?

<b>Have we cured cancer?</b><p>If you walked past a newspaper stand, or flicked through a news app, this morning then you would have been left with that impression.<p>Well the short answer, if you're in a hurry, is no.<p>But something truly exciting is happening - the field of immunotherapy is coming of age.<p>It …