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My architectural philosophy? Bring the community into the process

When asked to build housing for 100 families in Chile ten years ago, Alejandro Aravena looked to an unusual inspiration: the wisdom of favelas and …

A 3-D Printer That Uses the Sun to Create Glass Objects Out of Sand

Marcus Kayser's Solar Sinter project turns the desert's resources into bowls<p>When design student Markus Kayser wanted to test his sun-powered, sand-fed 3-D printer, he knew the gray skies outside his London apartment wouldn't do. So he shipped the 200-plus-pound contraption to Cairo, Egypt, flew …

Entrepreneur finds remedy for water-damaged phones

Ever dropped your smartphone down the loo? Last year, 900,000 people did just that, according to gadget site Gizmodo. But water-damaged phones will soon be a thing of the past.<p>Oliver Murphy, a 20-year-old inventor turned entrepreneur has devised an ingenious system for bringing phones that have …

The man who can taste the Tube map

This was the moment when the last section of roof collapsed at the #Riga supermarket where at least 54 people have died: http://bbc.in/1c0CDfY Rescuers were forced to rush to safety on Saturday evening, as you can see in our video. Three days of national mourning are under way and Latvia's president has called the tragedy "murder".

A look at our headlines from around the world: - Latvia president calls supermarket collapse 'murder' http://bbc.in/1epRhh6 - Last-minute deal saves climate talks http://bbc.in/1epRh0K - UK 'slavery' case women met 'in collective' http://bbc.in/1epRhh8 - Air strikes kill dozens in Aleppo http://bbc.in/1epRhgY - Pope warns against commercialising athletes http://bbc.in/1epRhh4 - Albanian manhunt after jail break http://bbc.in/1epRhhg - Egypt expels Turkish ambassador http://bbc.in/1epRj8J - Doctor Who: How time and space was found in Wales http://bbc.in/1epRj8B - Venezuela opposition leader tells supporters to vote http://bbc.in/1epRj8P - Jamaica anti-doping board resigns http://bbc.in/1epRhh0 - China establishes 'air-defence zone' http://bbc.in/1epRhha - Mauritania holds elections despite boycott http://bbc.in/1epRj8R - Honduras goes to ballot box http://bbc.in/1epRj8N - All of today's sport headlines http://bbc.in/1epRj8F

Amazon is employing 15,000 extra staff to cater for Christmas shopping. But a BBC investigation has discovered that staff risk their own physical and mental health in working there. An undercover worker was expected to collect orders every 33 seconds: http://bbc.in/18j1hK2

The US has flown B-52 military aircraft over disputed islands in the East China Sea in defiance of new Chinese air defence rules, officials say http://bbc.in/1aRz0IX China set up its "air defence identification zone" on Saturday. A US colonel said the two planes had followed "normal procedures, which include not filing flight plans, not radioing ahead". The islands, known as Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyu in China, are a source of rising tension between the two nations.

Sperm whale explodes as man tries to open stomach

V.me now live in the UK, Visa's digital wallet accepting registrations - Pocket-lint

V.me, Visa's digital wallet service, has officially launched in the UK after first being announced in April 2012.<p>The service will be offered …


Nations meeting at UN talks in Warsaw have agreed on a significant step forward towards curbing emissions from deforestation http://bbc.in/1bYstfK A package of measures will give "results-based" payments to developing nations that cut carbon by leaving trees standing. One observer told the BBC that this was the "signature achievement" of these talks. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

We've learned a little more about the case of three women allegedly kept as slaves for 30 years in London: http://bbc.in/1aXgYkq Two of them are said to have met the suspects via a "collective" in the 1960s, and police are focusing on a street in Brixton as they try to establish more about what happened. Meanwhile the charity which helped the women to escape says it's had five times more calls than normal since the news broke.

"It's such a sad song... It's a metaphor for my uncle and so many other uncles, grandfathers, brothers and fathers who were lynched throughout America". This is the story of Strange Fruit - the protest song which, having recently been sampled by Kanye West, remains relevant more than 70 years after it was first recorded by Billie Holliday: http://bbc.in/1dvQhLs (Picture of Billie Holliday courtesy of Getty Images)

Snowden "on the buses" in Washington

A bus in Washington DC has is displaying an advert showing support for the former National Security Agency analyst-turned leaker, Edward Snowden.<p>It is part of a campaign in the run-up to the re-opening of the US Congress in January.<p>Anger at security surveillance practices have spurred on activists …

Portugal: Anti-austerity protesters occupy government ministries

It was the final straw for some in Portugal.<p>As parliament passed the 2014 budget on Tuesday, paving the way for more cuts, austerity-weary trade unionists occupied four government ministries for several hours in protest.<p>Public sector workers are set to face salary cuts of up to 12 percent as well …

Egypt: Protesters defy new anti-demonstrations law

In Cairo protests by hundreds of Egyptians continued into Tuesday night despite attempts by riot police to disperse them.<p>Most of them were students defying a new law which bans demonstrations without prior police approval.<p>Activists have described the legislation as a violation of their right to …

EU migrants: David Cameron sets out more benefit restrictions | Politics | The Guardian

David Cameron made a fresh effort to assuage public concern about a wave of migration from Bulgaria and Romania on Tuesday when he announced a series of benefit restrictions on all EU migrant workers, including a ban on access to housing benefit for all new arrivals and a three-month ban before …