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This motorized wheel adds electric power to your bike

GeoOrbital brings a novel idea to Kickstarter<p>Many different kinds of personal transportation are undergoing an electric revolution, but electric <i>bikes</i> might make up the biggest section of the market. In fact, it's boomed fast enough that we're already seeing weird, alternative ideas pop up. A …

Dear white people with dreadlocks: Some things to consider

<b>(CNN) —</b> Black hair is a touchy subject tied to beauty, identity and politics. Whether it's Afros and black power or cornrows and hip-hop, hairstyles associated with African-American culture can make a statement before their wearers say a word.<p>So when whites choose a traditionally black hairstyle …

9 New Art Exhibits You Have to See This Spring

Fill your cultural calendar with these shows in Buenos Aires, London, Paris, New York, and more—featuring everything from an epic rock 'n' roll act to antique atlases.<p>While there are plenty fashion-centric shows catching our eye this year, April has set forth a particularly interesting line-up of …

Being labeled a pit bull can doom a shelter dog’s chances of adoption

By Karin Brulliard<p>Karin Brulliard<p>Reporter and editor for Animalia<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Pit bulls are pretty much Public Enemy No. 1 of American dogs. They’ve got a reputation for being dangerous, though whether that’s due to nature or nurture is the subject of much debate. In any case, pit owners who …

Middle Age

Here's Some Sweet German Craft/Design Student Work from Holz-Handwerk

All of the schools have names that are longer than the U.S. Constitution<p>As we mentioned in the post on German education, Germany has a robust network …

Bold Skylines Of Our Future? You Decide

What if New York City’s Central Park was excavated and returned to its post Ice Age natural state—even amid the modern skyline. That’s the winningconcept of the 2016 <i>eVolo</i> Skyscraper Competition, an annual ideas contest organized by <i>eVolo Magazine</i>, an architecture and design journal.<p>The winning team …

The most dangerous volcanoes on Earth

Volcanic activity is a harsh reminder that the world we live in is ever-changing and destructive. Volcanoes are mountains that open downward into a pool of molten rock below earth's surface. When pressure builds, eruptions and disaster occur.<p>As National Geographic explains, a large eruption can be …

15 Colorful Scandinavian Decor Ideas for a Minimalist Spring Vibe

It’s no secret that Scandinavian decor is trending in the interior design world. From its minimalist vibes to the clean lines and uber-modern look, everything about it is simply stylish. If you’ve been meaning to add a touch of Scandinavian style to your home, this spring is the perfect time to …

Home Decorating

This Clever Bunk Bed Is Also a Sofa

How's that for handy?<p>If you're constantly hosting houseguests, you probably have a few pieces that pull double duty — like a pull-out couch or a room divider. But Resource Furniture's Palazzo wall bed system takes that concept to the next level.<p>Its bunk beds convert into a sofa — or the sofa …

Furniture

We Discovered The Truth Behind That Bernie Sanders Driving An Audi R8 Photo

Over the past day or so, a picture that’s allegedly of Bernie Sanders driving a roughly $160,000 Audi R8 has been circulating online, along with the …

This architect wants to build levitating houses to eliminate the threat of flooding

Are you still holding out for a future full of flying cars? There’s one thing you probably haven’t thought about. Where do you think you’re going to …

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Sanders, Trump, and the Rise of the Non-Voters

American elections are peculiar instruments of democracy, because they are so consistent in whom they leave out. In the past three Presidential elections, about forty-five per cent of those eligible to vote chose not to. And although this fact has been the subject of some public-spirited anxiety, …

Dame Zaha Hadid obituary

Architect who first imagined, then proved, that space could work in radical new ways<p>In the London of the early 1980s, when Zaha Hadid, who has died aged 65 after a heart attack, first opened her own office in a small room in a redundant Victorian school in Clerkenwell, the idea that she might one …

Dame Diva Zaha Hadid will build no more

Renowned architect, builder of numerous iconic buildings and recipient of prestigious prizes has died in the US.<p>Sober and savvy; perfectionist and flamboyant; commanding respect and oozing authority: Zaha Hadid was the soul of an Arab poet in the spirit of a European artist.<p>The verb "to be" does …

Zaha Hadid

I Recreated 15 Movie Posters With Colouring Pencils

I am a French graphic designer (34 years old). I’ve got 2 passions in my life: drawing and cinema. So, I realized that since 2013 many of my drawings …

Posters

CHKN, letting you build and raise creatures, is betaworks’ latest game

betaworks doesn’t often launch games, but when they do, it tends to stick. Just take Dots, for example, which ended up spinning out of betaworks as its own game studio.<p>Today, the startup studio is launching its second game in the form of CHKN.<p>Imagine that Minecraft had a baby with a Tamagotchi from …

There's a way for the world's fish population to double by 2050 — and it wouldn't even hurt the fishing industry's bottom line

Fishermen around the world could haul around 16 million more metric tons of fish than they do today and generate $53 billion more in profits while more than doubling the amount of fish left in the oceans by 2050 if they adopted sustainable fishing practices, according to a report published in the …

This Artist Captured Donald Trump in a Compromising Position

This entire article is NSFW, obviously.<p><i>This article contains adult content.</i><p>The above illustration, in which Republican frontrunner Donald Trump fellates himself, is but a drop in a recent flood of the art world pukes in protest of our seemingly imploding political institutions. In February, a …

Geoff Manaugh's 'A Burglar's Guide to the City' is a unique take on urban planning

Despite its title, Geoff Manaugh's "A Burglar's Guide to the City" won't teach you how to break into houses. It won't help you outsmart wily cat burglars with ingenious home alarm systems, either. Instead, it explores something a lot weirder and more interesting: Manaugh argues that burglary is …

NASA just released 2.95 million satellite images to the public — here are 21 of the best

1/<p>Many ASTER images look like they were colored in by a little kid, including this one of the Andes Mountains. But that's because it has an infrared …

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Photos Of Abandoned Buildings In Europe Show The Beauty In Ruins

“I simply adore the patterns and textures of old, decaying buildings: they remind me that everything is impermanent.”<p>German photographer Christian Richter, 36, has spent the past seven years traveling across Europe, photographing the insides of decaying buildings. He is driven by a love for the …

François Pesant's Photos Aim to Expose the Epidemic of Sexual Assault in the US Military

VICE spoke with the Canadian photojournalist about his book, <i>An Enemy Within</i>, which documents victims of sexual assault in the US military.<p><i>This article was originally published on VICE Mexico</i><p>In 2012, while working on an article about American female veterans, Canadian photojournalist …

Shazia Mirza Is Taking on the Islamic State One Joke at a Time

We caught up with the outspoken comic, whose new show tackles the British teenage girls who fled to Syria to join ISIS.<p>When a handwritten list was discovered in the bedroom of one of three Bethnal Green schoolgirls who fled to join Islamic State in Syria last February, items included a $70 …

A Bespoke Occult Glyph for Every Quandary

Eliza Gauger’s Problem Glyphs are modern memes rooted in ancient magical imagery and traditions.<p><i>This is the third story in a series exploring the connections between art and magic. Click here for the first two.</i><p>Eliza Gauger is an artist, writer, and the creator behind Problem Glyphs, a …

The FBI Arrested a Suspected Anonymous Hacker After a Disney Cruise Sea Rescue

Yep. You read that right.<p>The best thing about this story is that all of its ingredients—Disney cruise, rescue at sea, suspected hacker, Anonymous—fit together, but not in the way you'd expect. It begins with a cyber attack on a Boston Children's Hospital and ends with Martin Gottesfeld under arrest …

Award-Winning Photographer Drains the Color from Fruits and Veggies

"We’re destroying our world, and sooner or later someone has to pay the bill," explains Giorgio Cravero with photo series, 'Colors.'<p>Decaying food spurs an instant emotional reaction when encountered by any sense: revulsion at the smell, upset stomachs at the sight, and the thought of touching or, …

Architecture and Organic Matter Fuse in a Fractal Short Film

Video artist Julius Horsthuis returns with a new method for creating fractal video art.<p>Visual effects and video artist Julius Horsthuis could be to fractals what James Cameron is to 3D filmmaking. He sees fractals everywhere, using them as pieces in much larger puzzles that feature monumental …

Remix OS might just make you want to put Android on your laptop

Speaking to <i>The Verge</i>, Jide's co-founder David Ko says he believes the future of Android definitely includes desktop devices. He says that after many years, the app ecosystem is now strong enough to support this transition, and the necessary hardware is cheap and available. "The next area [for …

In pictures: China bans 'bizarre' architecture

<b>The Chinese government has issued a new directive banning "bizarre architecture", and criticising some of the "oversized, xenocentric, weird" buildings in the country.</b><p>China has seen a number of architectural gems springing up in recent years, including one building shaped like a teapot and another …

The 25 food brands Americans trust the most

BrandSpark International helped us compile a list of the most trusted food and beverage brands of 2016. Results are based on a survey of 38,000 people.<p>The survey found that 66% of people will stick with their preferred brand name when shopping at the grocery store.<p>Here is a list of brands that …