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Hong Kong is so expensive that architects are building 100-square-foot ‘tube homes’ made from concrete water pipes

For the past seven years, Hong Kong has held the title of the world's priciest city for home-buyers, according to the 2017 Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey.<p>James Law, a Hong Kong-based architect, believes that his micro-homes could help alleviate the city's housing crisis. But …

Hong Kong

French surgeons make medical history with first double face transplant

A Frenchman whose body rejected a face transplant after seven years has received a second face from another donor in an unprecedented operation that surgeons had doubted was feasible.<p>The world’s first face transplant was carried out in France 12 years ago and French surgeons have again made medical …

Medicine

World's largest 'off-grid community' wants planet to join in

As we drove through the town of Taos, New Mexico out to the "Earthship" community, thoughts were whizzing through my brain.<p>"Will we be warm enough? …

Mad Max

What still makes "Breaking Bad" so breathtakingly unique, 10 years after it premiered

On this day 10 years ago, Walter White’s dad khakis drifted in the breeze, a hilariously peculiar sight against the bright blue New Mexico sky, then plunged to the ground like a bird shot out of the air. TV was never the same.<p>From its opening moments, you knew <i>Breaking Bad</i> was unlike anything you …

TV

Space mining is going to seriously disrupt Earth's economy. And we're nowhere near ready for the shock

Zip into the future for a second. It’s 2035 and Earth’s population has grown dramatically. People are desperate to find alternatives to the dwindling …

Space Law

Revealed: The tax-free Bitcoin loophole that could cost Treasury millions

A tax loophole which reduces Bitcoin investors' gains to zero will be exploited by people filling in their returns for this tax year, potentially creating millions in lost revenue for the Government, experts have warned.<p>HMRC is expecting to see a surge in the number of taxpayers declaring gains …

Fraud

Scientists Have Figured Out How to Make Wounds Heal Without Scars

Like it never happened.<p>Whether it's from a surgical procedure, clumsy shaving, or that traumatic biking incident that happened when you were five, …

Breakthroughs

How can savvy marketers make the most of direct mail campaigns?

Direct mail marketing isn’t dead. Despite rumors to the contrary, direct mail is still an effective way to reach consumers.<p>In 2008, 93.1 billion …

Marketing

After Four Months Without Power, A Puerto Rico Town Strings Its Own Lines

Four months after Hurricane Maria made landfall on Puerto Rico, nearly 40 percent of the island's electricity customers remain without power.<p>Rosa Cruz and her husband, Luis Felipe Colón, both retired, are among them. They've eaten mostly canned food and prayed that Rosa doesn't have an asthma …

Caribbean

These high-speed ‘nano-cranes’ could form molecular assembly lines

Things aren’t going well down at the ol’ nano-factory. They’re having trouble getting all those tiny workers to synchronize and move quickly together. But leave it to the Germans to get things running smoothly! All it took was a careful application of that newfangled technology “electricity.”<p>Tiny …

Engineering

NSW's largest windfarm highlights power of community investment

The Sapphire Wind Farm in northern NSW has invited the locals to invest in it – the first such co-investment project in Australia<p>In the early days of windfarming, carpetbaggers almost ruined it for everyone.<p>Opportunists scoured regional Australia looking for prospective project sites. Farmers were …

Wind Farm

Proposed Bridge Would Make It Possible to Drive Between England and France

A 22-mile bridge could make it possible to drive from England to France — if it ever gets built.<p>UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson proposed building …

Boris Johnson

The Labo STEM toy is Nintendo's latest bit of creative weirdness

The video game company has a history of making consoles about more than just a controller.<p>Earlier this week, Nintendo introduced a new product called Labo. It’s part video game, part craft project, and most importantly, part one of Nintendo’s step into the booming industry of engineering toys. At …

Nintendo DS

Backpackers, Say Goodbye To Free Checked Baggage — Even Internationally

When United announced Basic Economy travelers would have to pay for everything right down to using the overhead bin, it seemed that flying was just going to get more fee heavy. And, sure enough, Delta has taken the next step in tagging fees onto literally everything about flying. Starting in April, …

Airlines

How to use mindfulness to manage your money better

Wellness<p>Mindfulness and meditation techniques can help you curb overspending.<p>Mindfulness may be a buzzword — the term’s search popularity on Google Trends rises steadily from 2004 to date — but those who practice it seem to reap real benefits. Researchers from Johns Hopkins University analyzed …

Mindfulness

Humans Will Have A ‘Robot Second Self’ In The Next 20 Years, Say Experts At Microsoft

Are you seeing double? You might be in the next 20 years. Experts at Microsoft say that all human beings will have a robot double that’s has a …

World Economic Forum

Clever coder uses AI to make disturbingly cool music videos

What happens when you take a perfectly good neural network and, figuratively, stick a screwdriver in its brain? You get melancholy glitch-art music videos that turn talking heads into digital puppets.<p>A machine learning developer named Jeff Zito made a series of music videos using a deep learning …

Artificial Intelligence

Best Layout Designs to Give Your Home Office a Makeover

Rumor has it that Mary Kay started her business on her kitchen table. In fact, many home business owners get started in a tiny corner of the home …

Interior Design

Boats and bros: Bitcoin’s millionaire millennials smell like the 1980s

Here come the Bitcoin bros, partying hard and snarfing some marijuana cigarettes, or whatever 20-year-old millionaires do. Except, this isn’t the 80s and we can’t prove there’s any cocaine.<p>A recent yacht party saw 600 enthusiasts travel to exotic Thailand in a swank affair complete with …

London Stock Exchange

There Are Apparently Zero Scientifically-Proven Benefits to Open Plan Offices

Executives who implement open plan offices are behaving like climate-change deniers and anti-vaxxers.<p>A recent Harvard Business Review article quoted Facebook's "Chief People Officer" on the company's new 430,000 square foot open plan office:<p>"It really creates an environment where people can …

The Workplace

Someone just created a custom site to make browsing Netflix easier

Here's some great news just in time for the weekend: someone's created a site that makes browsing through Netflix so much easier.<p>Reddit user …

Netflix

Airbnb cuts half of San Francisco listings as new laws kick in

San Francisco's strict short-term home rental laws just kicked in on Wednesday, and are already having a big effect on SF-based Airbnb. Listing plunged from over 10,000 to around 5,500, dropping around 4,760 listings, the site told the <i>San Francisco Chronicle</i>. Wednesday midnight was the deadline for …

Real Estate

Millennials have taken down dozens of industries — but it looks like Gen Z could be the ones to kill Facebook

• <b>Generation Z — the generation after millennials — is migrating away from Facebook in favor of other social media platforms.</b>• <b><br>A recent estimate suggested a declining teenage user base for the social media giant, while Snapchat and Instagram's user base is surging.</b><p>Millennials are responsible for the …

Millennials

Want To Make $75,000 A Month And Quit Your Day Job?

Have you ever wanted something so bad you can taste it? You know what I’m talking about. It’s like the “burning desire” Napoleon Hill told us about in his business classic, <i>Think & Grow Rich</i>.<p>Maybe it’s something you wanted for so long, but life got in the way. The desire faded away and never …

Entrepreneurship

The Japanese words for “space” could change your view of the world

When you are the first person to arrive in a meeting room, do you think of it as being empty or full?<p>If you were raised in the West, a meeting room is made for people to meet. Therefore, if there are no people in that room, then of course it must be empty. As philosopher Henk Oosterling remarks, in …

Ambivalent

Drone comes to the rescue of two swimmers in Australia

One day, they may yet turn against us, but for now, they’re still our allies: A drone rescued two teenage swimmers in distress off the course of New South Wales in Australia, according to a new report. The drone spotted two teenagers in trouble around a half-a-mile out from shore, and then dropped …

Drones

Google Sells A.I. for Building A.I. (Novices Welcome)

SAN FRANCISCO — Google has been using artificial intelligence to build other artificially intelligent systems for the past several months.<p>Now the company plans to sell this kind of “automated machine learning” technology to other businesses across the globe. On Wednesday, Google introduced a …

Machine Learning

This small robotic stingray could be the future of biological bots

What do you get when you smush a bunch off live heart cells, specialized biomaterials, and electrodes into a tiny, stingray-shaped package? If you said “lunch” than you’re wrong. Instead, you get the first example of bioinspired robotic systems that can imitate nature using both electrical and …

Robotics

More money for Utah startups as Kickstart closes on its fourth seed fund at $74 million

One of the most prominent seed investors in Utah, Kickstart Seed Fund, has closed on its fourth fund at $74 million — nearly doubling from the last funding of $39 million and toppling Peak Ventures as the fund with the most raised in the region.<p>The large increase was driven by several institutional …

Venture Capital