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Copenhagen’s new swimming pool is the stuff that dreams are made of

Copenhagen’s harbor is getting an aquatic center and the design that won the competition to create it is incredibly luxurious. With pyramidal shapes …

Swimming Pools

There are now gold-backed cryptocurrencies for Muslims that conform with Sharia

Cryptocurrency is not great for your blood pressure. With prices soaring and plummeting on a weekly basis, there is a fast buck to be made, but also a lot to lose—and quickly.<p>That doesn’t go down so well with Muslim nations. In the Islamic faith, it’s believed that economic activity should be based …

We're on the Brink of a New Era of Innovation. Will You Survive It?

It's better to prepare than adapt because, by the time you see the need to adapt, it may already be too late<p>One of the most interesting things I discuss in my book <i>Mapping Innovation</i> is what I call the new era of innovation, which will create profoundly new technologies, classes of data and business …

Why Lithium Is About To Replace Oil

The market for Lithium (Li) is about to explode.<p>What we are witnessing now is nothing less that the transition from a carbon- to a lithium-based …

Look inside an iconic Austin home before it’s listed

M.J. Neal Ramp House asks $1.295M<p>Arguably one of the most architecturally significant homes in Austin, the Ramp House has quietly hit the market. A well-known fixture in the Bouldin neighborhood, the home was designed and built by award-winning local firm MJ Neal Architects, which specializes in …

Zaha Hadid Architects completes 520 West 28th Street condos in New York

Zaha Hadid Architects has officially completed its first project in New York City: a residential building with steel bands and rounded glass corners …

Will Inflation Cause the Next Stock Market Crash?

The stock market's movements over the past month have led more investors to pay attention to whether a market crash is likely in the near future. The latest sign of skittishness among market participants came on Feb. 14, when the Bureau of Labor Statistics released January inflation data. The news …

Israel and Iran square off in Syria

IT LASTED only six hours, but the battle in the sky above Syria and Israel in the early hours of February 10th came close to turning a bloody civil …

The Federal Reserve broke the American economy

The US economy is broken.<p>I tried to explain that belief often over the past 10 years. I argued that not only was the American economy weak, but it …

These Are The Bonkers Jobs Of The Future, According To Davos

After listening to the speakers and panelists, a team of creatives illustrated their visions of the future.<p>He has the short cropped haircut of your average IT guy. But he’s wearing swim trunks and a life vest as he drives a jet ski up to a solar-powered buoy. What’s his job? “Blockchain banking …

Look Inside the World’s Coldest City

A photographer went to all the most extreme places.<p>Earth’s highest city, its most crowded city, its most polluted city: Geneva-based photographer Steeve Iuncker sought them out. For a project Iuncker calls Villes Extrêmes—Extreme Cities—he wanted to photograph ordinary life in cities that set …

Vegetables

House in Tschengla / Innauer-Matt Architekten

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Most owners use their holiday homes for only a couple of weeks a year, leaving them as empty objects in …

Watch the History of the World Unfold on an Animated Map: From 200,000 BCE to Today

"Where are you from?" a character at one point asks Babe, the hapless protagonist of the Firesign Theatre's classic comedy album <i>How Can You Be in Two</i> …

East Africa

The 15 most popular countries for migrants

Of the 244 million international migrants recorded in 2015, 58% had made homes in developed nations, with just over a third originating from developing nations.<p>Over the last decade, several Middle Eastern countries have seen huge increases in the total number of immigrants arriving to live and …

Heretics welcome! Economics needs a new Reformation

Neoclassical economics has become an unquestioned belief system and treats those challenging the creed as dangerous<p>In October 1517, an unknown Augustinian monk by the name of Martin Luther changed the world when he grabbed a hammer and nailed his 95 theses to the door of the Castle Church in …

Economics

What are the Saudis afraid of?

Islamic art is a reminder of a Muslim past that some of today's powers are trying to undo.<p>Early in the evening of a delightful December Monday, accompanied by an Egyptian and an Italian friend, I entered the Museum of Islamic Art (MIA) in Doha and I wondered to myself: What are the Saudis afraid of?<p>…

Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster

At 1:23 a.m. on April 26th, 1986, reactor four at the nuclear power plant near Chernobyl, Ukraine exploded, releasing more than a hundred times the …

Bergen: It wasn't Trump but this general's elite soldiers who defeated ISIS

<b>Baghdad, Iraq (CNN) —</b> Lt. Gen. Abdul-Wahab al-Saadi is virtually unknown outside Iraq, but he is a hero in his own country. When the three-star general walks into the lobby of a guesthouse in Baghdad he is quickly surrounded by well-wishers who want to take selfies with him. Iraqis know that the …

U.S. Marines

5 Great Ski Areas You've Never Heard Of

Why wait in lift lines when you can ski empty slopes at these hidden gems?<p>Big, well-known resorts have high-speed lifts, stellar terrain, and flashy base area amenities like slopeside hotels and vibrant après bars. They also tend to be crowded, hyped up, and crazy expensive. So why not plan your …

Skiing

'Nothing is free': Starbucks' WiFi hijacked customers' laptops to secretly mine cryptocurrency

"Feels a little off-brand," Stensul CEO Noah Dinkin, who first noticed the cryptomining code, said.<p>Starbucks' free in-store Wi-Fi has been caught …

PM Modi Asks What He Did To Deserve Insults. This Man’s Fantastic 22-Point Reply Is Going Viral

A Facebook post 'answering' Prime Minister Narendra Modi's question has gone viral on social media.<p>Recently, the Prime Minister asked 'what he had …

India

Exclusive: Tracing ISIS’ Weapons Supply Chain—Back to the US

“Habibi! Aluminium!”<p>The call echoes through the courtyard of a trash-strewn home in Tal Afar, a remote outpost in northern Iraq. It is late September …

Why did climate scientists emit 30,000 tonnes of C02 this weekend?

This weekend, 25,000 Earth, Sun, and planetary scientists from across the US and abroad flew to New Orleans for the annual American Geophysical Union’s Fall Meeting. These scientists study the impact global warming is having on Earth. Unfortunately, their air travel to and from the meeting will …

Climate Change

Global Conflicts to Watch in 2018

“The U.S. is now the most unpredictable actor in the world today.”<p>As conflicts ignite and burn and flicker out around the world, U.S. officials assess the dangers they represent back home. Not all of these conflicts directly threaten American interests, which is why the Council on Foreign Relations …

Thursday is one of the most dangerous wildfire days in recent Southern California history

Thursday looks to be a pivotal, frightening day in Southern California's battle against a wildfire siege that began early this week and has since …

The Lamborghini Urus is Finally Here

Called "the world’s first Super Sport Utility Vehicle"<p>Today, about five years after we first saw the concept, Lamborghini revealed the production Urus SUV. Granted, we’ve already driven it, so head here for our driving impressions, but this is the first time we’ve seen it completely undisguised. …

Iran fumes as Pakistan embraces KSA 

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan’s closeness to Saudi Arabia and former army chief Gen Raheel Sharif’s formal appointment as the Islamic Military …

Bali’s fiery volcano could end up temporarily cooling the entire planet

But we don’t yet know by how much.<p>On the Indonesian island of Bali, a volcano called Mount Agung is spewing ash 5.5 miles into the sky, causing flight cancellations and trapping thousands of tourists and locals on the island, even as the potential for a bigger eruption looms.<p>Authorities reopened …

Bali volcano has a history of explosive eruptions and global climate impacts

Indonesian authorities ordered 100,000 people to evacuate after the volcano erupted.<p>Indonesian authorities ordered 100,000 people to evacuate after the volcano erupted.<p>More than 100,000 people in dozens of villages live around the base of Mount Agung, which sprung to life early last week. Thousands …

Geology

Upsurge in big earthquakes predicted for 2018 as Earth rotation slows

Scientists say number of severe quakes is likely to rise strongly next year because of a periodic slowing of the Earth’s rotation<p>Scientists have warned there could be a big increase in numbers of devastating earthquakes around the world next year. They believe variations in the speed of Earth’s …

Earth Science