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Handaxe design reveals distinct Neanderthal cultures

A study by a postgraduate researcher at the University of Southampton has found that Neanderthals were more culturally complex than previously …

A Showcase of Intelligent Logos

Designing a logo is rarely as simple and straight-forward as it appears. The best logos add a bit of personality and style, and helps to reflect the …

Project Based Learning

All students—no matter where they live or what their background— should have access to quality Project Based Learning to deepen their learning and …

3D-Printed Shoes Mean You'll Never Need to Buy Another Pair

Never worry about a broken heel or torn sole again. If your shoes start to fall apart, just print a new pair.<p>Finnish designer Janne Kyttanen debuted …

One-fifth of US employees are undermining the companies they work for

More than half of Americans don’t like their jobs, according to a recent poll (pdf). What’s more, up to one in five aren’t just uninspired at work but are actively damaging their companies by draining resources and lowering morale.<p>According to polling firm Gallup’s survey of about 150,000 full and …

A vision of Miami's impending underwater apocalypse

<i>Rolling Stone</i> this month published a fascinating, if somewhat morbid piece about how the city of Miami is all but certain to be submerged underwater due to climate change. As Jeff Goodell reports, research shows that sea levels are due to rise by at least six feet by the end of the century, with …

Chinese ethnic violence kills 27 in a pitched and bloody battle

Attackers wielding knives launched an assault on police and government buildings in the remote northwestern Chinese province of Xinjiang on Wednesday morning, according to state media, which reported that at least 27 people died, including 10 of the attackers.<p>The tightly-controlled region is a …

Japan to send robot astronaut into space

This Japanese robonaut is preparing to go where no robot has gone before: the International Space Station.<p>A talking robot that will accompany a <b>Japanese</b> astronaut in space this summer says the cosmic tour will be one giant leap for androids everywhere.<p>In a scene straight out of Star Wars, the …

Watch: A 2-Minute History Of American Industrial Design

The design movement that revolutionized consumer goods, explained.<p>If you were born after a certain year, then buying toothpaste that doesn’t come with the promise of whitening your snappers is unthinkable.<p>As explained by the animated short from The Open University‘s series on 20th century design, …

Articles about conversation piece 7 statement sofas on Dwell.com - Dwell

The alphabet is as easy as ABC, but for typographer Peter Bil’ak, the way language looks is a never-ending exploration.<p>A house that survived the Great Quake and the intervening decades is reborn after a serious intervention by a modernist architect.<p>Picture this: You’re standing on the subway.<p>On a …

Reading Chair: Seat with Built-In Book & Magazine Shelves

Hybrid bookshelf chairs are nothing new, but many are made to narrowly accommodate only a limited size or shape of reading selection – that is where …

A Modern Dog Hammock by Torafu Architects - The Fox Is Black

There are dog beds, crates, carrying cases, and even strollers, but has there ever been a dog hammock? Japanese architecture firm Torafu has answered …

Go Behind the Scenes to Watch How Heather Dewey-Hagborg Creates Portraits with Found DNA | Colossal

<p>Just a few weeks ago we covered the amazing 3D-printed portraits created by artist Heather Dewey-Hagborg, who uses genetic clues from found DNA to …

This Clothes Rack Turns Your Mess Into Art

Chairs seem to exist in two states. Either there’s a person sitting in the chair, or it’s buried under jackets, hats, and bags. For some, coat racks and closets don’t really exist. For guilt-ridden folks who are unable to curtail the habit of throwing their clothes on a chair, Arash Eskafi, a …

The First Step In A Design Challenge: Build Team Understanding

Before embarking on a design sprint, make sure the players involved come to a common understanding, writes Google Ventures’ Jake Knapp.<p>[<i>Editor’s note: This is the third post in a seven-part series from Google Ventures Design Studio on how to conduct your own design sprint. Read the first post here;</i> …

Microsoft Makes 3-D Printing As Simple As Clicking “Print”

Windows 8.1 will be the first OS to provide 3-D printers native support. What does that mean to you? The app market is poised for its first 3-D printing explosion.<p>To be honest, 3-D printing technology just isn’t there yet for consumers. It’s expensive. It’s relatively lousy. And it takes a slew of …

Recap: 3D Printing Demo by Cubify

At Dwell on Design, 3D printing expert Scott Turner demonstrated how rapid prototyping technology is moving from heavy industry into the home.<p>One of the first times 3D Systems was welcomed into homes was through a January 1989 episode of <i>Good Morning America</i> that detailed stereolithography, or rapid …

IRS: Other 'inappropriate' screening of groups done

WASHINGTON — Internal Revenue Service agents in Cincinnati used additional "inappropriate" lists to flag certain tax-exempt applications for extra scrutiny, IRS Principal Deputy Commissioner Danny Werfel said Monday.<p>He declined to say what criteria or terms were on the additional watch lists, but …

Historic Apple 1 Computer May Fetch $500k at Auction

Apple owners know that the company's latest computers cost a pretty penny (or more accurately, hundreds of thousands of pretty pennies). But how much …

The Strange Scientific Connection Between Coffee Shops And Creativity

Researchers have found that the level of noise that matches the bustle of a coffeeshop–around 70 decibels–spurs more creative performance than the quiet of 50 decibels or the distracting blender volume of 85 decibels.<p>Something strangely productive happened in 17th-century England: The meeting spot …

Weight Loss Doesn't Help Heart Health For Diabetics In Study

Hundreds of overweight or obese people with diabetes have been able to do something very few Americans have done: lose a big chunk of weight and keep it off for 10 years.<p>So should it matter if that epic weight loss didn't reduce the risk of heart disease? Maybe not.<p>That's one response to the …

Habitable planets may be easier to find than previously believed

An international team of astronomers, led by the University of Göttingen's Guillem Anglada-Escudé, claims to have identified a certain type of star that may be circled by significantly more habitable planets than researchers generally expect to find. Such stars are smaller than our Sun, requiring …

The Supreme Court Just Handed Real Estate Developers a Huge Win

Cyberattacks Shut Down Major Korean Websites

Lee Jin-man/AP Photo<p>Major websites in both North and South Korea are under a series of cyberattacks after international hacking group Anonymous …

Korean War

Ariel Castro's home an oasis of calm on chaotic block, police records show

During the more than a decade that Ariel Castro allegedly held kidnapped teenagers and young women captive in his home at 2207 Seymour Ave., police officers were within shouting distance of the house more than a thousand times, according to Cleveland Police Department records analyzed by NBC …

3-D Printer Brings Dexterity To Children With No Fingers

Richard Van As was working in his home near Johannesburg, South Africa, in May of 2011, when he lost control of his table saw.<p>"It's a possibility that it was a lack of concentration," he says. "It's just that the inevitable happened."<p>The carpenter lost two fingers and mangled two more on his right …

3D Printer Headed for the ISS Passes Critical Microgravity Flight Tests

The first 3D printer bound for space passed a series of critical microgravity tests at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. Made in Space, …