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How Queens Became New York City's Largest Borough

<i>Some neighborhood names appear to be jokes. Some have stuck around for centuries, despite changing connotations. Some shift with the winds of gentrification. Welcome to Blurred Lines, in which writer Keith Williams studies New York City's changing neighborhood boundaries.</i><p>From an 1891 map. Notice …

Top 5 New Real Estate Laws Affecting NYers in 2015

<b>1. National Flood Insurance Program Reformed:</b><p>In recent years, flood insurance premium rates have skyrocketed. The Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act of 2014 mitigates some of those rate increases while continuing the program's goal of eliminating subsidies and applying true actuarial risk …

How Pakistan succumbed to a hard-drug epidemic

Almost 30 years after first reporting on Pakistan’s then nascent North West Frontier heroin trade, David Browne returns to find a city – and a country – in the grip of mass drug addiction<p>Unlike in India, there are no bright, fantastic colours here. In the horizon the air shimmers evanescent grey, …

Miracle material: the graphene revolution

The race is on to harness the potential of graphene, a substance that is harder than diamond, yet incredibly flexible, and the world’s best conductor of electricity.<p>Kostya Novoselov tends to wear an air of slight distraction. But when a problem or topic of conversation sparks his curiosity, his …

Taiwan Drills Mark Turning Point With Aquino Over Sea Death

Taiwan held military exercises off its southern coast and told people to avoid traveling to the Philippines in what Premier Jiang Yi-huah called a …

EBRD: Ottoman times | Financial Times

Smiles all round on the faces of those officials of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development who successfully lobbied for their role to …

Kazakhstan: protests over plans to raise women’s retirement age | Financial Times

<i>By Claire Nuttall of bne</i><p>A campaign against plans by the Kazakh government to overhaul the pension system is gathering pace, in a rare instance of …

Chinese invest in vineyards along with bottles of bordeaux

As a reflection of shifting economic fortunes, it takes some beating. Christie’s auction house is opening the world’s first estate agency for wealthy …

Blue Hole, Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu, Fiji

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Razor Sharp Racer

After 20 years of Superbike racing, and to celebrate an official comeback to professional competition, Alstare presents the 1st concept bike in his …

Modern Geometric Addition Extends Traditional Brick Home

What was formerly a conventional brick home in Australia now boasts wide-open views of a tranquil backyard thanks to a modern addition by …

iyama design: mt hanging masking tape installation a garage in japan gets a new lease on life when almost everything in it-- from walls and floors to bikes-- is covered using thousands of rolls of colourful masking tape. see more: http://www.designboom.com/art/iyama-design-mt-ex-sendai-tape-installation/

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Living in a Van: Rustic, Cozy Converted Campers

Living in a van down by the river wouldn’t be a cautionary tale, if all vans looked like these rustic reclaimed campers by Welsh couple Bill and …

A Chandelier that Projects Tree Shadows | Colossal

<p>This remarkable chandelier from Hilden & Diaz projects a 360° shadow of trees and roots onto the walls surrounding it. Titled Forms in Nature the …

Cooling Off Is A Breeze In Ibiza With Green Wall A/C

One of the ironies of world tourism is that Western travelers flock in droves to locations in hot, sunny climates to experience different cultures, …

Central African Republic Elephants Killed By Poachers In Dzanga-Ndoki National Park (GRAPHIC PHOTOS)

<b>By Denise Chow, LiveScience Staff Writer:</b><p>At least 26 elephants were killed in Central Africa after a group of armed poachers raided a protected sanctuary on Monday (May 6), according to wildlife officials.<p>Seventeen poachers armed with Kalashnikov rifles entered Dzanga-Ndoki National Park in the …

1,100-year-old paint pigment to go on show at V&A

A piece of lapis lazuli paint pigment believed to be the oldest in the world is to go on display after being discovered buried in a 10th century artists’ studio.<p>The paint pigment, which makes a striking blue colour highly valued by artists, is believed to date back to around 900AD and is said to be …