Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Artists Lay Their Fears at Ivanka Trump's Door

Well-known artists staged an orderly protest outside the Puck Building, where Ivanka Trump resides, expressing objections to her father's policies.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Inside The Climate Change Dispute Between Exxon Mobil And Rockefeller Family

Exxon Mobil is accusing the Rockefeller family of masterminding a conspiracy against the company on climate change. New York Times reporter John Schwartz tells the story.

Friday, November 11, 2016

Where Are The World's Best Open Device Labs?



Every developer knows that just because a website looks like and does what it's meant to on the latest iPhone, doesn't mean it will work across every mobile device. In this article, we'll highlight some of the many open device labs out there - fantastic and helpful initiatives by the community that deserves support and attention.

Open device labs (ODLs) are a response to the myriad of operating systems, browsers and devices that litter our technical landscape. They offer developers a (usually) free space to go to test their web systems, websites and apps on a range of software and hardware. This premise forms the core of the OpenDeviceLab.com initiative, which is a community movement to help people locate the right ODL for the job and to drum up further support for these testing centers.

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Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Friday, November 4, 2016

Generic Drugmakers Facing Antitrust Inquiry Over Rising Prices

The Justice Department is investigating whether several companies colluded to raise prices of generic drugs. A report suggests a lawsuit could be filed this year.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

AT&T Deal For Time Warner Casts Renewed Attention On CNN

AT&T's chief promises to maintain CNN's journalistic independence after parent Time Warner merges with the telecom giant. CNN got a $100 million boost this year, propelled by coverage of Donald Trump.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Marset's cordless Ginger lamp is designed to be carried from room to room

Ginger portable lamp by Marset

Barcelona brand Marset has released a portable lamp with a rechargeable battery that allows it to be detached and carried around the house. Read more

Friday, October 14, 2016

Facing Climate Change, Tanzania Can't Afford to Fear GM Crops

Facing Climate Change, Tanzania Can't Afford to Fear GM Crops
Tanzania, like much of Africa, is facing food shortages due to climate change-fueled drought. GM crops could help the country survive. The post Facing Climate Change, Tanzania Can't Afford to Fear GM Crops appeared first on WIRED.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Taking Pattern Libraries To The Next Level



No thorough conversation about the front end today can end without mention of pattern libraries. Sometimes a pattern library appears in the form of a living style guide, or as a design system, or as the outcome of an atomic design process, or as an all-knowing user interface framework. In all of these cases, designers and developers seek the right strategy to approach the complexity of the web with a modular, components-based approach.

Sketching out the modules and patterns within the interface.

However, finding the right way to architect a lasting pattern library and to integrate it into an existing workflow seems to be a challenging task and one that most design and development teams eventually give up on. In this article, I'd love to highlight some practical techniques and strategies to establish a lasting pattern library that will be actively and consistently used by the entire team. These tips might help you get on the right track when you set out to build your next style guide, assets library or design language.

The post Taking Pattern Libraries To The Next Level appeared first on Smashing Magazine.

Saturday, October 8, 2016

How to Watch the Second Clinton-Trump Presidential Debate

How to Watch the Second Clinton-Trump Presidential Debate
Sunday night, Clinton and Trump take questions from undecided viewers. Here are the many, many ways you can watch. The post How to Watch the Second Clinton-Trump Presidential Debate appeared first on WIRED.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Judges Question Ross Ulbricht's Life Sentence in Silk Road Appeal

In oral arguments, a panel of three appellate judges was sympathetic to arguments the Silk Road creator's life sentence without parole was overly harsh. The post Judges Question Ross Ulbricht's Life Sentence in Silk Road Appeal appeared first on WIRED.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Guesthouse opens inside revamped century-old machiya house in Kyoto

This 120-year-old Kyoto townhouse was once used as a seed plantation, but has been carefully restored to create a guesthouse that celebrates Japanese interior design traditions (+ slideshow). (more…)

Sunday, October 2, 2016


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Friday, September 30, 2016

Raw Color turns office supplies into chromatic experiments for Aram Gallery exhibition

London Design Festival 2016: responsive paper shredders and fans that create moving colour effects feature in the Blend exhibition created by Dutch studio Raw Color at London's Aram Gallery (+ slideshow). (more…)

Monday, September 26, 2016

FACT CHECK: First Presidential Debate

NPR reporters and editors are live annotating Monday night's debate. Read the latest fact check, analysis and context here.

Philippine President Says He'll Open Trade Alliances With China, Russia

President Rodrigo Duterte declared that he's willing to "cross the Rubicon" with the U.S., a close ally, and offer long-term land leases to "the other side of the ideological barrier."

Thursday, September 22, 2016

A City Looks To STEM School To Lift Economy, But Will Grads Stay?

What can a city in decline do to make a comeback? In Springfield, Ohio, a new school is trying to turn the tide. But local leaders say keeping young people from moving away is key to economic revival.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Fed Keeps Benchmark Interest Rate, But Still Expects Increase

Fed Chair Janet Yellen says, although job growth is rebounding, she sees no inflation threat and no hurry to raise rates. The Fed is not likely to do so before the presidential election.

Zuckerberg and Chan Promise $3 Billion to Cure Every Disease

Zuckerberg and Chan Promise $3 Billion to Cure Every Disease
The Facebook founder and his wife, a pediatrician, say they will invest $3 billion to cure all diseases in our children's lifetimes. The post Zuckerberg and Chan Promise $3 Billion to Cure Every Disease appeared first on WIRED.

Friday, September 16, 2016

Stories Hide in the Design of DC's Newest Museum

Stories Hide in the Design of DC's Newest Museum
David Adjaye, lead designer of the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture, uses technology to fuse architecture with story. The post Stories Hide in the Design of DC's Newest Museum appeared first on WIRED.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

How An Edible Battery Could Power Medical Robots You Swallow

Tiny devices sent into the human body for diagnosing and treating diseases run on batteries that may contain toxic materials. Researchers have come up with a safer battery made of natural pigments.

Friday, August 26, 2016

Nina Diaz: Tiny Desk Concert

As a solo artist on leave from Girl In A Coma, the singer finds new ways to sound ferocious. Here, she performs three songs from an album due out in the fall.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Monday, August 8, 2016

Pa. Attorney General, Embroiled In Massive Political Scandal, Goes To Trial

Kathleen Kane is charged with, among other things, perjury and obstruction. She is accused of releasing secret grand jury information to hurt a foe.

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Le Corbusier's Maison La Roche-Jeanneret was designed for his brother and a close friend

World Heritage Corb: next in our series on the 17 Le Corbusier buildings that have been added to UNESCO's World Heritage List is Maison La Roche-Jeanneret in Paris – designed to provide a home for the architect's brother and a separate residence and gallery for a friend with a collection of cubist art (+ slideshow). (more…)

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Ronald Lauder, Advocate of Art Restitution, Says His Museum Holds a Clouded Work

The art collector, seeking to bolster provenance research at the Neue Galerie, says a work might be returned to people who claim to be the rightful owners.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

New York Bans Registered Sex Offenders From Pokémon Go

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that registered sex offenders on parole would no longer be able to sign up for Pokémon Go and other Internet-enabled games as conditions of their sentence.

Monday, July 25, 2016

There's a Good Explanation for This Bouncy Patch of Grass in Siberia

There's a Good Explanation for This Bouncy Patch of Grass in Siberia
During an unusually hot summer this year, researchers in Siberia stumbled upon fifteen of these oddly bouncy patches of grass. The post There's a Good Explanation for This Bouncy Patch of Grass in Siberia appeared first on WIRED.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Top Marijuana Dispensary

Top Marijuana DispensaryMarijuana law is set to go into impact following month, but it could consider 18 to 24 months to set up all the rules and get merchants up and running to sell us health-related marijuana. The requirements, however, are currently set for monitoring the plants, certifying doctors, and licensing growers, dispensaries, and physicians. Also determined: It will only be accessible in pill, oil, vapor, ointment, or liquid form. No smoking permitted, increasing, both.

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In reality, marijuana has more than thousands of many years of health-related use in human historical past and not even 1 death has been attributed to the herb. Just since of the truth that there is no lethal dose helps make marijuana a much much more viable and safer choice for treatment method to a assortment of ailments and conditions. We know that the use of healthcare marijuana can replace the use of specified legal prescription medicines that have critical side results, like accidental death from overdose, nevertheless these legal prescription medication remain legal even though they are much far more hazardous to the human body.

According to the Centers for Illness Manage and Prevention, more men and women died from drug overdoses in 2014 than any 12 months on record. The majority of these overdoses involve prescription opioids or ache drugs (OxyContin, Percocet,. Hydrocodone, etc.) Since 1999, prescription opioids sold in the US has practically quadrupled, and so has the amount of opioid overdoses. A lot of of these "pain pill" deaths could have been prevented with the use of medical marijuana. In 2014, a lot more than 14,000 individuals died from overdoses involving prescribed discomfort tablets.

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But the real tragedy concerning medical marijuana is the United States War on Medicines. It has permitted the federal and various state and local governments across the nation to take up military arms towards its very own citizens. It has justified the militarization of police forces across the country. For a country that claims to be the Land of the Free, we incarcerate much more of our very own citizens than any other country in the globe. The United States of America has about two% of the world's population, but it has 25% of the planet's prison population, most of them currently being nonviolent drug offenders. Over 50% of these getting marijuana charges. That's proper, marijuana arrests now account for over half of all drug arrests in the United States of the 8.two million marijuana arrests among 2001 in 2010, 80% had been for simply possessing marijuana.

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And the US taxpayer has been footing the bill. In accordance to drugpolicy.org the US War on Medication expense the American taxpayer in excess of $51 billion annually. As it presently previously expenses over $30,000 to imprison one particular person for 1 yr.

If the war on medication was operating, it should make drugs a lot more scarce, consequently driving charges up. In actuality, drug prices have stayed about the exact same above the previous twenty years, displaying the War on Drugs has had virtually no result on the black market place of unlawful medication. The only point the War on Medication has been productive at is arresting and imprisoning our citizens at an alarming price. The one particular confident way to wipe out an unlawful black marketplace is to legalize the very factor that has been manufactured unlawful. In this way particular states are already catching on and adding millions and millions to their tax revenues every single yr. Whilst their citizens are enjoying the correct which means of freedom.

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Our Jamestown settlers actually brought marijuana to our shores way back in 1611 when they established the very first everlasting English settlement here. By the 1890's it was turning up in a variety of drugs and was freely sold in pharmacies. Then in the 1920's, Mexican immigrants introduced us to its recreational use, and the rest, as they say, is history.

Fast forward to 2016, and:

Medical marijuana is legal in 24 states and D.C., with Pennsylvania the most current to indicator on.

Legalization of health care marijuana is presently pending in Florida, Kentucky, Missouri, Nebraska, South Carolina, and Tennessee.

Marijuana is legal for grownup and health-related use in 4 states: Colorado, Washington, Oregon, and Alaska-and D.C., also, but accompanied there by rigid restrictions.

Meanwhile, it's 1 helluva income-maker, so no wonder spending budget-strapped states can't look to resist the lure. The numbers talk for themselves. Back in 2014, grownup use amounted to $373.8 million; include in the complete for health-related marijuana revenue and the figure comes in at a whopping $4.6 billion!

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Plus, by 2020, it's projected that grownup use sales will amount to $12.one billion, whilst health-related sales will best $10.seven billion, for a complete of $22.8 billion. Talk about filling the coffers!

So now it's Pennsylvania's turn at the trough. Without a doubt, although our law is brand new, marijuana entrepreneurs are currently lining up. Says Doug Porter of the Cannabis Occupation Institute, "This is a prime time to start a marijuana enterprise." Certainly, individuals in the know actually count on some 245,000 individuals to sign on correct away and revenue to speedily prime $100 million.

Adds Michael Bronstein, co-founder of the American Trade Association for Cannabis and Hemp in Philadelphia: "Pennsylvania could be a single of these robust states. There is a critical marketplace here."

A Comprehensive Guide to Font Loading Strategies


The post we've been waiting for from Zach Leatherman. This will be the go-to reference when making tech and UX choices on font loading.

Zach compares 11 current (and future) techniques for loading web fonts, all with live demos. He clearly lists the PRO's and CON's for each without making it a novel. Most valuably, he provides a VERDICT on each, which let's you know if the technique is up-to-par or not.

A winner is declared, but it's fairly tricky to implement. It requires a "very small subset Roman web font" as a data URL loaded in the head, cached with sessionStorage, and observed for and loaded in stages via class names. The "baseline standard" is "FOUT with a Class" (eliminates the dangerous FOIT), and there are options in there if you really dislike FOUT.

A future-winner is also declared.

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Wednesday, July 6, 2016

"Europe has been for the lucky few in the UK"

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Opinion: Richard Rogers' vision for a more European form of British architecture promised to create modern and prosperous urban environments. But this "new Europe" failed to reach the suburban council estates and cul-de-sacs that backed Brexit, says Owen Hatherley. (more…)

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Supreme Court Expected To Rule On Abortion Case

Some are calling the case over a controversial Texas law the most important abortion rights case in a generation. The Supreme Court's ruling could affect millions of women in several states.

Friday, June 24, 2016

United Kingdom To Face Economic Costs In Leaving The EU

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Martin Wolf, chief economics commentator at the Financial Times, about the outcome of the Brexit vote.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016