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'Impossible' EM drive may actually be impossible after all

If something sounds too good to be true then it probably is, so goes the old saying. And unfortunately, it now seems this is also applicable to the "impossible" EM drive, first touted over a decade ago as a way to generate thrust using microwaves, thereby eliminating the need for fuel in deep space …

Microwaves

How to Understand Stephen Hawking's Last Paper – An Expert Explains

Your dinner party primer.<p>The late physicist Stephen Hawking made a huge contribution to cosmology during his lifetime, but he didn't quite manage to …

Physics

MEDITERRANEAN VILLA | GALANOV ARCHITECTS

The concept of the house was defined by the Mediterranean climate. There will be a lot of sun on any site in such district. First of all, the house …

Architecture

This prefab movable house can be assembled anywhere

On the go? Not a problem. This movable, prefab house from Swiss studio Rahbaran Hürzeler Architekten can be built and installed almost anywhere. The …

Prefab Homes

Stephen Hawking's final paper bursts the multiverse bubble with a Holographic Universe theory

Renowned physicist Stephen Hawking passed away earlier this year, but his legacy to science will live on. His final theory on the origin of the …

Physics

Scientists discover 14 galaxies about to collide with each other

WASHINGTON – Astronomers have detected the early stages of a colossal cosmic collision, observing a pile-up of 14 galaxies 90 percent of the way …

Universe

This new 3D-printed house was built by a portable robot in just 48 hours

1/10<p>3D Printed Housing 05 by Arup and CLS Architetti Milan<p>There are a lot of 3D printed houses popping up these days, but this is the first time an …

An 87-year-old millionaire buried treasure in the Rockies—and he’s offered one main clue

Somewhere in the Rockies, in the roughly 1,000 miles between Santa Fe, New Mexico, and the Canadian border, may be a treasure chest worth millions. …

Archaeology

The Most Underrated Travel Destinations in the World

Looking for somewhere off-the-beaten path that's not overrun with tourists? Here are our picks for an unforgettable under-the-radar …

The Best Beaches in Southeast Asia, by Country

Paradise has a bad reputation in Southeast Asia. It’s been more than 20 years since Alex Garland’s <i>The Beach</i> first sent scores of backpackers along …

Spain's Best Kept Secrets- 15 Most Beautiful Villages and Towns of Spain

The beauty of Spain lies in its sleepy, forgotten corners. This is where the real drama unfolds- mesmerizing sights and timeless heritage. If you’ve …

Carmel Valley Vistas

Carmel Valley, California<p>Stretching across the landscape, this 2,244-square-foot home was designed and built to take maximum advantage of mountain and valley views. Set on 2.3 acres in the California Coast Range, each room features abundant windows that take in the beauty of the natural …

Living Rooms

The 15 Most Beautiful Mediterranean Islands

Words don't do justice to the majesty of these enchanting enclaves with the Mediterranean lapping at their shores.<p>To call Crete Instagram-worthy …

European Travel

In World's First 3-D Printed Home Community, Houses will be Built in a Day for $4000

Tech gets a bad rap for serving developed economies in the interest of money-making. It often takes a few cycles for the technologies that are truly …

'Ikigai': The Japanese Lifestyle Trend Promising To Find Your Life Purpose

Is this the new 'hygge'?<p>From yoga retreats in the Himalayas and weekly mindfulness classes to downloading mediation apps such as Headspace and Calm, many of us spend our lives (and paycheques) on trying to achieve happiness and fulfilment.<p>However, having tried out the Danish concept of finding …

Happiness

16 Adventures in Texas’ Hidden Hill Country

Roads usually serve a utilitarian purpose: to get people from point A to point B. But in the Hill Country, you might suspect that a road was paved …

Light-filled shipping container house cost just $36K to build

Repurposed with style<p>Blame it on HGTV or the rising cost of housing, but more and more people are interested in alternative types of homes. One of the most popular is the shipping container house; we’ve seen them in everything from urban farms to off-the-grid getaways and all-in-one pools.<p>Made …

15 cities across the world that should be at the top of your travel bucket-list

Every year, we ask our readers to rate the best cities in the world, and the results continue to surprise us. Not only do newcomers sometimes float to the top, but longtime favorites also continue to reappear — a testament to a destination's enduring popularity. This year's group of winners span …

Dreamy modern courtyard house is a seaside haven

Auhaus Architecture arranged the rooms around a central, protected green space<p>Built in the coastal town of Barwon Heads in Southern Australia, this homey modern abode was designed to withstand the area’s seaside weather.<p>Created by Auhaus Architecture, the residence features a facade clad in …

14 Amazing, Gorgeous Small Towns for Your Travel Trip to Italy

Small isn’t necessarily bad. When it comes to the small villages of Italy, small is great! While small towns may lack the amenities and sheer number …

Quantum recurrence: Everything goes back to the way it was: At some point, complex systems return almost exactly to their initial state. For the first time, this recurrence theorem has now been demonstrated with complex quantum many-body systems.

At some point, complex systems return almost exactly to their initial state. For the first time, this recurrence theorem has now been demonstrated …

Stunning revival of the humble shipping container

<b>(CNN) —</b> In 1937, a young trucker named Malcolm McLean was delivering a load of cotton to a harbor in Hoboken, New Jersey. As he watched workers slowly transport the boxes by hand onto a ship, the story goes, he thought there had to be a better way to do it.<p>It turns out, there was: a big metal box …

Architecture

Suspended – Medium

This 320-Square-Foot Tiny House Packs in a Ton of Style

At the beginning of the year, Zillow compiled a list of US cities with the worst housing shortage crises, which predictably included the Los Angeles …

Santa Monica

These Modern Finnish Cabins Are Actually Prefab Homes

If you're a fan of flexible, affordable upgrades to your current property — like the idea of adding a tiny home or ADU to the backyard — then you're …

Prefab Homes

Incredible net-zero floating home cleans the water around it

What if a home could improve the environment around it? That’s the question architect Michelle Lanker of Lanker Design LLC and her husband Bill …

Design

Is Albania Eastern Europe's answer to the Amalfi Coast?

“Albania!” my barrister friend exclaimed when Mrs Harding divulged our holiday destination. “What have you done wrong?”<p>The answer, in short, was that we were taking a punt on the word of a politician. In a political interview I did for this newspaper with Edi Rama, the country’s prime minister, …

The beautiful Italian island you've probably never heard of

The local paper was breathless with excitement: “Rihanna, sirena sexy, a Ponza!” it shrieked. And me too! I was in Ponza as well! Though 24 hours ago I hadn’t even known the place existed. (Mind you, I am pretty shaky on the exact status of Rihanna.)<p>The Pontine islands are a dragon-backed …

You Can Buy This Tiny Home on Amazon, and Just Wait Till You See the Inside

In case you missed it, you can find pretty much anything your little heart desires on Amazon. Pickle-flavored potato chips? Yep, Amazon's got those. Date-night-approved dresses? It sells plenty of 'em. Chic workout clothes? Amazon has you covered. A heated toilet seat? Psh, obviously it offers one …

Shopping

7 places to live the luxe (but affordable) vacay life with your #squad

Keeping your friendships healthy isn’t <i>just</i> about having a Netflix-bingeing buddy (though that is a great perk, TBH). The healthy relationships can …

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