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US to Russia on Nuke Experiments: Do as We Say, Not as We Do
Wired

The US is quietly ramping up its plutonium experiments even as Washington raises concerns about Russian testing. more…

Panasonic Lumix S1 review: the mirrorless heavyweight
The Verge

Big on both price and performance more…

A ‘Catastrophic’ Fire Destroyed This Incredible Bronze Age Settlement a Year After It Was Built
Gizmodo.com

A remarkably well-preserved Bronze Age settlement dubbed the ‘British Pompeii’ was destroyed by fire around a year after it was constructed, according to new research. It’s one of many new findings that’s shedding light on the 3,000-year-old community and the… more…

Plant extinction 'bad news for all species'
BBC News

Almost 600 plant species have been lost from the wild in the last 250 years, according to a new study. more…

Pixel 3a XL vs. Pixel 2 XL: Should you upgrade?
Androidcentral.com

Whether you're a mobile photographer or simply an Android enthusiast that wants quick access to the latest software, Google's Pixels are fantastic phones. We've used them all extensively to see which is right for you. Google Pixel 3a XL Mid-range is back $480… more…

The best sewing shears you can buy
Business Insider

Sewing shears are essential instruments for cutting smoothly, efficiently, and precisely through fabric and notions (items used in sewing). They are never to be used as regular household scissors. Heavy-duty Gingher 8-inch Knife Edge Dressmaker's Shears slice… more…

Manufacturers Aspire to Digital Twinning and Virtual Commissioning
Readwrite.com

The increased digitization and tendency to automate complex manufacturing processes have dredged up technologies that date back to the 70s. Digital Twin is one of those disruptive technologies that went through multiple advancements and made colossal headway … more…

Every single piece of these sneakers is made from plants
Fastcompany.com

Instead of tossing these in the trash when you wear them through, drop them in your compost bin, where they’ll naturally decompose (yes, the soles too). Look down at your feet. Your shoes might seem an innocuous, but they contain lots of forms of plastic, and… more…

Building Materials Helped Spread London’s Devastating Grenfell fire, a U.S. Suit Says
Time

Nearly 250 survivors and families of victims joined the suit, which targets U.S. companies that made products used at the apartment complex more…

The millennia-old history of how architectural tragedies have shaped cities
Fastcompany.com

The Grenfell Tower fire took place two years ago this week. It’s the most recent in a long line of fires and other tragedies that have changed London and other cities. It’s been two years since a disastrous fire broke out at Grenfell Tower, a residential bloc… more…

Pride pickup, sphinx on move, Tony Stark’s cabin: News from around our 50 states
USA Today

Delaware’s Murderkill River turning red, plagiarizing Ashton Kutcher gets West Virginia principal suspended, and more more…

Industry City’s High-Design Co-Working Space Camp David Adds 20,000 Square Feet
Coolhunting.com

With a physical expansion comes a new fleet of partnerships, possibilities and amenities Amidst the bustle within the six million square feet of mixed-use space at Brooklyn’s Industry City, Camp David quietly transforms the idea of co-working. Two years ago, … more…

A Nature Writer for the Anthropocene
Theatlantic.com

In Underland, Robert Macfarlane gives readers new ways to experience the richness and strangeness of a damaged world. more…

Svalbard Global Seed Vault
Wikipedia.org

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Bauhaus: A Failed Utopia?
The-easel.com

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Stone Age and Public Archaeology (2017)
Archaeology.wiki

Interview with Nena Galanidou, Associate Professor of Prehistoric Archaeology at the University of Crete. more…

Should you travel this summer to Mexico amid safety, algae and political concerns?
Yahoo.com

Safety concerns, the dismantling of the national tourism board and algae found on beaches have led to potential tourism issues for Mexico. more…

Precisely Calculated Sculptural Embroideries by Devi Vallabhaneni Turn Beads and Sequins into Fields of Flowers
Thisiscolossal.com

After a successful career in accounting and higher education entrepreneurship, Chicago-based artist Devi Vallabhaneni reconnected with her youthful passion for creativity and working with her hands. Vallabhaneni now brings together her twin interests in fashi… more…

The Link shoes are an eclectic mix of madness, creativity, and innovation!
Yankodesign.com

The Link shoes are an eclectic mix of madness, creativity, and innovation! I’ll be honest, I’m used to seeing some incredibly ludicrous designs. Floating phones that can take hands-free selfies? Sure. A side table that’s also a bluetooth... more…

Native Shoes Has Created the First Fully Compostable Sneaker
Hypebeast.com

Vancouver-based sneaker makers Native Shoes has just created the world's first and only 100 percent biodegradable sneaker, made entirely from plant-based materials. Founded in 2009, the Canadian footwear company has dedicated itself to being 100 percent lifec… more…