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The Hidden Language Of The ~Tilde~

The simple punctuation mark that speaks a thousand words.<p>Last month in <i>New York</i>, Adam Sternbergh began his long cultural history of emojis by contrasting Face With Tears of Joy, the world's most popular emoji, with the tilde, the venerable squiggle that is surfed on QWERTY keyboards by the ESC key …

Is A Simulated Brain Conscious?

Scott Aaronson's answer has implications for C-3PO, the universe and the odds that you are a Boltzmann Brain.<p>Imagine standing in an open field with a bucket of water balloons and a couple of friends. You've decided to play a game called "Mind." Each of you has your own set of rules. Maybe Molly …

Singularity

Awe-inspiring ancient sites

Taken from Lonely Planet's <i>1000 Ultimate Experiences</i>, may we present a bevy of BC (or thereabouts) beauties that have stood the test of time without losing any of their ability to drop your jaw.<p>Pyramids of Giza, Egypt<p>Egypt’s a country rich in both World Heritage sites and tourist clichés, and at the …

Archaeology

India’s hidden Himalayas of Ladakh

India’s semi-autonomous region of Ladakh shares Tibet’s Himalayan peaks, Buddhist culture, spectacular scenery and traditional living – yet receives only a fraction of its visitors.

The Astrodome: The World's Largest Indoor Garden?

Aug 28, '14 2:28 PM EST<p><i>It's been a long time since the Houston Oilers or any other team called the Astrodome home, and voters rejected a bond measure</i> …

Rome, behind the lens

After four years living in the Eternal City, a writer and photographer learns to capture the views that visitors rarely see.

What next Zaha? Where now?

I’ve no doubt Zaha is a great architect, but we want more from our great architects than another cursory project that doesn’t develop their thinking …

9 Hilarious Wedding Invitations That Simply Can’t Be Ignored

The expectation of a picture-perfect storybook wedding often turns what is supposed to be a beautiful time in two people’s lives into a stressful, …

Ear assault in Ukraine: Music as a weapon

Ukrainians in Crimea have responded to Russian propaganda by blasting back the songs of Cher. How has music been used by the military in the past?<p>A report from the Ukrainian town of Feodosiya claims Russia has been broadcasting propaganda to local people over loudspeakers – and that Ukrainian …

Twenty destinations for 2014: in pictures

Turkey’s hidden holy land

After years of violence, the newly accessible region of southeastern Anatolia offers dramatic landscapes and a rich heritage combining Turkish, Arabic and Kurdish culture.

New Pinterest board: red buildings

We featured a couple of bright red buildings this week, so we've pinned all of the red-coloured structures on Dezeen onto a new Pinterest board. See …

Otavalo: The land of Andean artistry

Ecuador’s Otavalo market is a place of history and tradition, where centuries-old artisan practices continue to thrive in villages around the northern town.<p>On any given morning in the Ecuadorian town of Otavalo, Plaza de los Ponchos is a rainbow of textiles. Blankets, wall hangings, handbags, table …

August 2013

August 2013

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Nat Geo Travel Staff’s 2014 Bucket List

The staff at National Geographic Travel is continually criss-crossing the globe to uncover the best and the brightest places, but we have travel wish lists just like everyone else.<p><b>Here’s where we want to go in 2014 and why:</b><p><b>> Iceland and Greenland</b><p>“I have a strange love for quiet, empty, ‘desolate’ …

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14 Literary Posters That Turn Famous Authors' Words Into Art

Who doesn't love a good literature-meets-graphic-design project?<p>We came across the work of Obvious State's Evan Robertson last year when he debuted his series of clever literary posters based on the words of authors like Ernest Hemingway and Kurt Vonnegut. Turning pithy quotes into whimsical works …

Lucid Stead: A Transparent Cabin Built of Wood and Mirrors by Phillip K Smith III | Colossal

<p>Part architectural intervention and part optical illusion, Lucid Stead is a recently unveiled installation by artist Phillip K Smith III in Joshua …

Crane's eye view of Shanghai - in pictures

A crane worker on the construction site of the Shanghai Tower, one of the highest spots in the city, is a prize winner in the Shanghai City Photography Competition. Wei Gensheng's views over Shanghai have become increasingly impressive as the building has continued to climb

National Geographic Photo Contest 2013, Part II

Time is running out to enter this year's National Geographic photo contest, the deadline for submissions is Saturday, November 30. One first-place winner will be chosen from each of the three categories, and the winning photographs will be published in National Geographic magazine. The overall …

Articles about modern prefab addition mid century california classic on Dwell.com - Dwell

A 1950s Joseph Esherick home in Berkeley, California, inspires an addition that pays homage to the past yet is poised to host the...<p>When Andy Linsky, a realtor specializing in mid-century homes, and his partner Michael Thomas, set out to build a home of their...<p>Architect Janet Bloomberg infused a …

Prefab Homes

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