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A Post-Human World Is Coming. Design Has Never Mattered More

Designers will play a crucial role in shaping our post-human future. Our lives may depend on it.<p><i>Digital Design Theory</i> (Princeton Architectural Press, 2016) is available on Amazon.<p>Futurist experts have estimated that by the year 2030 computers in the price range of inexpensive laptops will have a …

Playboy mansion bought by Hugh Hefner's neighbour

<b>The Playboy mansion, home to Playboy founder Hugh Hefner, is being sold to a private equity boss who lives next door.</b><p>Daren Metropoulos, 32, is buying the near 22,000-sq-ft (2,040-sq-m) property, which was on the market for $200m (£138m).<p>He bought the neighbouring property from Mr Hefner in 2009 for …

Here's how scientists will take the first-ever photograph of a black hole

You've probably seen a handful of amazing black hole images on the internet, like the one below.<p>It shows a black hole dragging in the hot plasma of a nearby blue giant star, never to be seen again:<p>Or perhaps you've seen this illustration, which shows the immense mass of a black hole warping the …

50 Unforgettable Photos of Muhammad Ali

The greatest of all time.<p>Muhammad Ali, born Cassius Clay in 1942, was arguably the greatest boxer of all time. Ali passed away Saturday at the age of 74. Here we take a look back at some of the most powerful, memorable, fascinating photos of him ever captured.

Michael J. Fox: How to honor Muhammad Ali

<b>(CNN) —</b> On Saturday morning, the world awoke to a reminder that even the most exalted of heroes does not win every fight.<p>There are stars, and then there are comets. Muhammad Ali was radiant; such a bright and fast light only rarely streaks across the sky. So it is odd to recollect that his …

Warcraft review – dull-witted computer game spin-off

Duncan Jones disappoints with fake mythology and a bludgeoning score<p>The week’s major cinematic disappointment is the fact that the talent of director Duncan Jones (<i>Moon</i>, <i>Source Code</i>) has been chewed up by the studio franchise system and spewed out as this derivative, relentlessly dull-witted …

Soothing 24-Hour Clock Without Numbers Tracks Your Day By the Colors of the Sky

Designer Scott Thrift has transformed time telling into a thing of beauty with his clock called <i>Today</i>. Newly-launched, the device is a 24-hour timepiece that operates sans numerals and has a singular hand that slowly rotates around its face. The day is simplified into a gradient of jewel-toned …

Articles about who knew relaxed tropical retreat could be made shipping containers on Dwell.com - Dwell

This modern residence and gallery near San Jose, Costa Rica uses metal boxes like puzzle pieces to create a photographer's dream...<p>I wish I could see this cool new pop-up shop in person, but alas, it's in Manhattan and only until October 31. It's the first...<p>Using shipping containers to create …

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What Was the Greatest Era for American Innovation? A Brief Guided Tour

We’re in the golden age of innovation, an era in which digital technology is transforming the underpinnings of human existence. Or so a techno-optimist might argue.<p>We’re in a depressing era in which innovation has slowed and living standards are barely rising. That’s what some skeptical economists …

Great Depression

Complain All You Want, But Your Busy Schedule May Help Your Brain

Single mothers, untenured professors, young reporters and on-call doctors might have a thin silver lining for their hurried days and response for the people who insist on slowing down: All that hustling may translate into superior brain power as you get older, as a study finds that the busiest …

Cognition

Scientists have determined how we can prevent half of all cancer deaths

By Carolyn Y. Johnson<p>Carolyn Y. Johnson<p>Science reporter<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Imagine a powerful new treatment that could cut all cancer deaths by more than half.<p>In the age of $10,000-a-month cancer drugs that often extend life by the thinnest margins — a few precious months before the cancer rages back — …

Research

Meet Uber's first self-driving car

It's a Ford Fusion hybrid<p>Uber has finally released the first official photo of the self-driving cars that it is testing on the streets of Pittsburgh, almost a year to the day since reporters in that city first spotted an earlier prototype. The car, a hybrid Ford Fusion, is collecting mapping data …

25 powerful photos showcase the finest in military photography

The Department of Defense has officially announced the winners of its 2015 photo competition, honoring the best in military photography this …

Billboard Music Awards 2016: What you missed

<b>(CNN) —</b> The 2016 Billboard Music Awards were held Sunday night at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, and it was non-stop star power and performances.<p>If you didn't get a chance to see it, here's some of what you missed:<p>All is forgiven Britney Spears<p>This being Vegas, it seems only right that …

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Democrats are gay, Republicans are rich: Our stereotypes of political parties are amazingly wrong

By John Sides<p>John Sides<p>Email Bio<p>Here’s a quiz question for you: What percentage of Democrats identify as gay, lesbian or bisexual? Here’s another: What percentage of Republicans make more than $250,000 a year?<p>Got your answers? Now keep reading.<p>It’s pretty well known that Democrats and Republicans …

Political Science

Will Virtual Reality Change Your Life?

For decades, virtual reality has failed to deliver on its great promise. But on March 28th, Oculus Rift, a breakthrough VR system, debuted – finally …

25 Bad Words That Make Other People Feel Inferior

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Did you know that in every language, there are more negative words than positive ones? It seems we need lots of words to describe our negative feelings, but we're content with a handful of positive ones.<p>For instance, researchers have …

Stevie Nicks: A Rock Goddess Looks Back

Stevie Nicks got to sleep at home last night for once, her skinny, half-blind, half-hairless 16-year-old dog, Sulamith, snuggling at her feet, in a …

Apple’s route to virtual reality

A series of subtle indicators hint that Apple is indeed taking VR seriously, and is laying the groundwork for a future product in the space.<p><i>A version of this essay was originally published at</i> <i>Tech.pinions</i><i>, a website dedicated to informed opinions, insight and perspective on the tech industry.</i><p>Given …

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