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Houston’s flooding shows what happens when you ignore science and let developers run rampant

Since Houston, Texas was founded nearly two centuries ago, Houstonians have been treating its wetlands as stinky, mosquito-infested blots in need of drainage.<p>Even after it became a widely accepted scientific fact that wetlands can soak up large amounts of flood water, the city continued to pave …

Extreme Weather

Netflix schedule: Here’s what is coming and leaving in September

Netflix has confirmed that a slew of new original series will be debuting on the streaming service in September as well as the Oscar contenders …

Entertainment

Trump’s shadowy Moscow deal: Could this be the key that unlocks the whole Russia scandal?

“We will get Donald elected”: The tale of a Trump Tower that never was — and a president with something to hide<p>President Trump is a compulsive liar; we know that. He lies about things that are world-shattering and things that are trivial in equal measure. One of the more obvious lies he told during …

Donald Trump

How long does it take to build muscle with exercise?

Staying active is vital for overall health. It is also the best way to build muscle. How long it takes to grow muscle through activity varies from …

Muscle

5 arrested in alleged South Africa cannibalism ring after man tells police he’s ‘tired of eating human flesh’

<i>Editor’s note: This story contains graphic detail.</i><p>More than a week ago, a South African man walked into a police station with a morbid confession. He was “tired of eating human flesh,” he told police.<p>The officers questioned the man’s bizarre claim and noticed he gave off a rancid smell, local media …

Crime

Woman banks $60K selling her dirty underwear online

A woman has revealed how she’s made over $60,000 selling her used knickers, hair and toenail clippings to men she nicknames her “pay pigs.”<p>Yasmin …

Selling

6 Things to Do If You Want to Become a Faster Runner

When it comes to marathon training advice, you can’t get much more cliché than “slow and steady wins the race.” But if you've ever run a marathon …

Marathons

How One Founder Turned His Dyslexia into an App that Helps People with the Disability Learn Faster | Inc.com

<i>This is the latest in my series of posts spotlighting underrepresented communities around the world and the entrepreneurs trying to help them. In this installment, I talk to Cliff Weitzman of text-to-speech app Speechify about overcoming disabilities, and helping kids learn faster.</i><p>For Speechify's …

Reality TV

How much would Hurricane Harvey rain raise the Great Lakes?

With Harvey's rain, the Great Lakes would rise significantly.

Great Lakes

Verizon updates its Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ with faster face recognition and other fixes

Hot on the heels of the Pixel update earlier today, Verizon is also rolling out an update for Galaxy S8 and S8+ devices on the network. Don't get too …

Samsung Galaxy S8

Hormone injection could eventually reverse memory loss

A daily jab of a bone hormone could one day reverse memory loss offering hope for millions of elderly people who struggle to remember as they …

Memory Loss

Iran Building Weapons Factories in Lebanon and Syria, Israel Says

JERUSALEM — Israel is using a visit this week by the United Nations secretary general, Antonio Guterres, to highlight concerns about what it says are Iran’s efforts to produce advanced, precision weapons in Lebanon and Syria.<p>“Iran is busy turning Syria into a base of military entrenchment,” Prime …

Middle East

Kevin Durant says ‘No one wants to play in Under Armours’ while standing up for Nike

Kevin Durant’s latest shot at Under Armour shows us just how loyal he is to Nike.<p>Kevin Durant returned to <i>The</i> <i>Bill Simmons Podcast</i>for a fourth time to discuss a number of topics in a fan mailbag episode. One of the topics that the reigning NBA Finals MVP discussed with Simmons was why Maryland …

Basketball

After decades of pushing bachelor’s degrees, U.S. needs more tradespeople

As California budgets millions to rebrand long-disparaged vocational education, there are an estimated 30 million jobs in the U.S. that pay at least …

Vocational Education

No fire or fury, but muted Trump response to NKorea missile

WASHINGTON (AP) — So much for North Korea's restraint. So much for President Donald Trump's threats of "fire and fury."<p>After Pyongyang's highly provocative missile test over close American ally Japan, Trump offered a surprisingly subdued response Tuesday, pulling back from his administration's …

North Korea

Is apple cider vinegar really good for you?

The other day, as I pushed my cart around Whole Foods, a new book touting the wonders of apple cider vinegar caught me by surprise. Mainly, I was taken aback that people still considered the ingredient a magic elixir. I was under the impression that notion had been debunked way back when phones …

The latest delivery to the International Space Station: 8,000 pounds of groceries, equipment and research

Instead of the usual bunny, Saturday's delivery came via a swan — Orbital ATK's Cygnus capsule, named after the swan constellation. The cargo carrier rocketed away from Cape Canaveral on Tuesday night.<p>NASA astronaut Timothy Kopra used the station's big robot arm to grab the capsule, as the two …

Space Exploration

Get $149 worth of photo editing tools free from Google right now

Would you like to get $149 of photo-editing software for free right now? Of course you would! And you’re in luck because Google has made its premium …

Tutorials

Stop right now! Victoria Beckham WILL be part of Spice Girls reunion after all

Absolutely everyone was up for a Spice Girls reunion except for Victoria Beckham – until now.<p>The Posh Spice-turned-designer has been holding out on …

15 Pieces of Writing Advice from C. S. Lewis

In his letters and other sources, C. S. Lewis left various bits of advice on the craft of writing. Below are 15 of the things he said. The bold is my …

Creative Writing

Why Is MERS So Contagious?

Amid an outbreak of the deadly virus in South Korea, virologists are piecing together an understanding of a new but familiar respiratory illness.<p>When you study something that is, in the strictest sense, invisible, answers to seemingly straightforward questions quickly become elusive.<p>Like: What …

Public Health

With Buyable Pins, Pinterest Finally Adds Built-In Commerce

A much-awaited feature is designed for mobile shopping that’s fast, safe, painless–and maybe even inspiring.<p>From the moment it launched five years ago, people have been using Pinterest to share things you can purchase. Today, the service is home to more than 50 billion pins, a figure that’s growing …

eCommerce
NFL

Articles about modern steel house seattle on Dwell.com - Dwell

Architect Donald Wexler was thinking prefab long before prefab was popular.<p>Each week, we tap into Dwell's Instagram community to bring you the most captivating design and architecture shots of the week.<p>In Portland, Oregon, a designer creates an open, environmentally sensitive house for a client on …

Architecture

A super-hot super-Earth spotted 40 light-years away

Sientists have found an extreme planet where the atmospheric temperature appears to swing wildly from 1,800 to 4,900 degrees Fahrenheit over the course of a two-year period.<p>Astronomers cannot yet say for certain what might be responsible for these drastic shifts in temperature, but in a new study, …

What would you see in a black hole?

What would it be like to fly a spacecraft into a black hole? Marcus Woo investigates.<p>Something about a black hole just pulls you in. Sure, its gravity is so strong that not even light can elude its grasp. But, there's something else, something harder to pinpoint. Maybe it's a black hole's absolute …

Black Holes

Movie Review: The end times are a good time for boring nobility in These Final Hours

Australia—home of Mad Max and, long before, the end-of-days nuclear fallout drama <i>On The Beach</i>—is a natural site for imagining the apocalypse. All …

Mad Max

Tina Fey’s Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Is a Worthy Heir to 30 Rock

The new Netflix series from Tina Fey and Robert Carlock is a loopy delight: sharp, funny, and big-hearted, but never mawkish.<p>If the end of <i>Parks and Recreation</i>, a bright and cheery series with an occasional edge, left a big hole in the television-comedy landscape, then <i>Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt</i>, …

TV

New Beautifully Scripted 3D Calligraphy Illusions by Tolga Girgin

Turkey-based electrical engineer and graphic designer Tolga Girgin puts a unique twist on the art of calligraphy with his beautifully scripted letters that appear three-dimensional. Many of his creations may look like they were crafted from strips of paper that were cut and folded to pop off the …

Typography

Anish Kapoor's Swirling Vortex of Black Water

Famed artist Anish Kapoor is back and this time he's showing a never-ending, swirling vortex of black water. At the Kochi-Muziris Biennale, India's first biennale for contemporary art, Kapoor has created an intriguing installation called <i>Descension</i>. Surrounded by a circular gate, the black water …

Streetwear