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Site-Specific Land Art by Andy Goldsworthy are Ephemeral Earthworks

It's fairly impossible to predict what British artist Andy Goldsworthy might come up with next! The Scotland-based artist creates intriguing, site-specific land art that utilizes natural resources in completely unexpected ways. The final results are organized, colorfully radiating leaves, spiraling …

Art

Scientists reveal the full power of the Chelyabinsk meteor explosion

At its most intense, meteor fireball glowed 30 times brighter than the sun causing skin and retinal burns, say researchers<p>Scientists have published the most complete picture yet of the devastation caused by the meteor that exploded over the city of Chelyabinsk in Russia this year.<p>The 20-metre-wide …

Rjukan sun: the Norwegian town that does it with mirrors

Last week for the first time ever, the winter sun shone on the Norwegian town of Rjukan. Jon Henley meets the inhabitants whose lives have been transformed – and the man who brought them sunshine<p>On the market square in Rjukan stands a statue of the town's founder, a noted Norwegian engineer and …

Aree Table – Furniture Design by Vedran Erceg and Armarion

Stylish Designer Table.<p>The Aree table was designed by Vedran Erceg and crafted in cooperation with Armarion, an interior design and furniture …

Furniture

Intricate Wire Sculptures Playfully Form Dramatic Shadows

<i>Real Virtuality</i> is a visually complex project by German artist Moto Waganari that explores the definition of reality. Through the project, the artist challenges viewers' understanding of space with his three-dimensional human forms intricately sculpted out of wire.<p>Some fragmented, some complete, …

Art

Toy Scenes of War from the Perspective of Children

California-based photographer Brian McCarty's ongoing project, titled <i>WAR-TOYS</i>, explores the subject of warfare, as seen through the eyes of innocent children for whom the military tanks and artillery are a reality that surrounds them on a daily basis. The contemporary artist, who is no stranger to …

West Bank

Articles about clever belgian couple renovate their aging brick home on Dwell.com - Dwell

By introducing chic new elements, a Belgian couple takes a gentle approach to transforming a tired house into a vibrant workshop.<p>Smitten from the start with a 1970s concrete villa in rural Belgium, a resident and her designer embark on a sensitive renovation...<p>Designed in 1969 with the Bauhaus …

New York State

Robotic 'power boost' arm wins James Dyson Award

<b>A battery-powered robotic arm that boosts human strength has won the 2013 James Dyson award.</b><p>The Titan Arm, designed by four mechanical engineering students from the University of Pennsylvania, could help people with back injuries rebuild and regain control of muscles.<p>It can also be used by people …

Engineering

Articles about 8 ways renovate airstream on Dwell.com - Dwell

The iconic, and slightly atomic, form of the shiny silver Airstream is embedded in our cultural and design milieu.<p>If you're aiming to live a minimalist lifestyle, hidden storage is an absolute must.<p>Upgrading a kitchen is seldom a cheap endeavor, but you can save yourself a pretty penny by following …

Airstream

Sustainable Micro Home that Costs Less Than $30,000

NOMAD is a sustainable micro home developed by Vancouver-based designer Ian Lorne Kent with the intent to supply a moveable home for an affordable price that's less than $30,000. The cost-effective residence integrates all of the basic rooms in a standard home–living room, kitchen, bathroom, …

Living Rooms

Please tell me, Mr President, why a US drone assassinated my mother? Momina Bibi was a 65-year-old grandmother and midwife from Waziristan. Yet President Obama tells us drones target terrorists: http://gu.com/p/3jpxc/fb

Has Robin Thicke just given 2013's most dreadful interview?

The Blurred Lines singer is 2013's uncontested king of cringeworthy interviews. Here are some highlights from his latest unfortunate meeting with a journalist<p>"People say, 'Hey, do you think this is degrading to women?' I'm like, 'Of course it is. What a pleasure it is to degrade a woman. I've never …

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Ellen Page Is Naked In The Uncanny Valley

Or is she? That’s the question at the center of a game design controversy that Sony doesn’t want you to know about.<p><i>Beyond: Two Souls</i> is an interactive action-adventure game by French developer Quantic Dream. It’s not really a great game, but like Quantic Dream’s previous two titles, it is at least …

3D

America's Most Popular Boys' Names Since 1960, in 1 Spectacular GIF

An infographic depiction of the epic battle between "Michael" and "Jacob"<p>Call it Jacob's ladder.<p>When it comes to the most popular names for baby boys in the United States, "Michael" long held sway. For most of the 1960s, and then on throughout the '70s and '80s (and almost all of the '90s!), the …

First child 'functionally cured' of HIV remains in remission, scientists announce

In March, a team of medical researchers revealed that a two-year-old patient had been "functionally cured" of HIV after undergoing unusually early treatment with antiretroviral drugs. The instance marked the second documented case of HIV remission, and was the first such case involving a …

Naomi Wolf: feminist campaigners 'should be prepared for abuse'

Feminist author Naomi Wolf is used to being vilified – and ultimately vindicated. Her advice to the next generation? Push back against the trolls, then push harder.<p>It’s early on a Saturday morning, and in a cosy café in the West Village in New York Naomi Wolf is discussing a media storm that took …

China's TV Dating Shows: For Love or Money?

Contestants on an episode of If You Are the One in Nanjing, China, on May 22, 2010<p>For a small but increasingly high-profile number of young women in …

China

Meet the 'lover-hunters' who help male Chinese millionaires find a wife

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single Chinese millionaire must be in want of a wife. Meet the 'love-hunters’ who will set them up – at a price<p>At the edge of a pool on the tropical island of <b>Hainan, in southern China</b>, a young woman in a frilly fuchsia bikini is poised, ready to jump. …

Scientists discover DNA body clock

Newly discovered mechanism could help researchers understand ageing process and lead to ways of slowing it down<p>A US scientist has discovered an internal body clock based on DNA that measures the biological age of our tissues and organs.<p>The clock shows that while many healthy tissues age at the same …

Dubai's Futuristic Floating Building by Zaha Hadid

Zaha Hadid Architects has designed a towering 21-story property for Dubai featuring the firm's signature futuristic style. The unique design scheme for the <i>Opus Office Tower</i> is essentially a cube with a large void in the center, splitting the building into two structures. They are connected by an …

Skyscrapers

12 Movies That Are Just As Good As The Books They're Based On

There are dozens of book adaptations coming out this fall, both promising and ridiculous ("12 Years a Slave" and "Adore," respectively. How could they do that to Doris Lessing?).<p>Book lovers may be wary of heading to the theatre unless they've already at least thumbed through the original work, but …

A human brain was preserved for 4,000 years after being boiled in its own skull

Ancient, well-preserved human remains aren't exactly a common thing to find, which makes the discovery of a 4,000-year-old brain in western Turkey pretty noteworthy. The brain was found in 2010 in an ancient burial ground that appeared to have been burned — charred skeletons and wooden objects were …

New Zealand Town Powers Down for Spectacular Astrophotography

While city dwellers look up at the night sky and are left staring at a nearly blank atmosphere, occasionally featuring the moving lights of a distant airplane flying by, the Earth and Sky Mt. John Observatory in New Zealand gives stargazers some truly spectacular views of celestial bodies. Located …

Astrophotography

Belize Fights Back Against an Uninvited Guest

<b>By Jo Hudson of Blue Ventures</b><p>On Tuesday July 2 at 11am, a very special box left Belize on its way to the U.S. Its contents? Eleven and a half pounds of filleted lionfish (<i>Pterois volitans</i>), a species that poses one of the greatest threats to the sustainability of coral reefs and fisheries …

Crispy Baked Chicken Wings

Makes about 60 Servings<p>Baking wings yields crisp skin without the mess and constant tending of frying. Divide the wings between our two sauces, or double one sauce recipe and use it on all 60 wings.<p>February 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>Buffalo Sauce<p>1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted<p>¼ teaspoon cayenne …

Soysauce

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6 Beautiful Canals You'll Probably Want To Visit Soon

You know about the Panama Canal and the Grand Canal in Venice, but the Corinth Canal kind of beats them both.<p>It cuts between the Peloponnesian peninsula and mainland Greece, and its walls are ridiculously high -- 300 feet above sea level, to be exact.<p>People have been trying to build a canal like …

Students Win Seed Money To Make Flour From Insects

Mohammed Ashour has a big order to fill: By March 2014, he has to deliver 10 tons of grasshoppers to customers in Mexico.<p>He and four other MBA students at McGill University in Montreal have a plan to farm insects in poor countries and turn them into flour that can be used in everything from bread …

The 20 Most Stylish Men of Old Hollywood

<b>Icon.</b> It's a word that's tossed around like pollen on a spring day, spoken without a care and landing just as aimlessly on whatever happens to be in the line of fire. Yet, what is it that truly makes an icon? Today you'd be hard-pressed to find many men that are truly worthy of the title, but there …

Men's Fashion