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  • In Pictures Architecture in the digital age

    Zlote Tarasy or Golden Terraces, an iconic, undulating, glass-roofed building in Warsaw, Poland, is seen in 2006. The building is an example of 'blobitecture,' a term first used to deride the style but that has since stuck. Due to its complex, organic shapes and unique engineering challenges, blob-architecture structures require the aid of computers to design.

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  • Sea lion boogies down, overturns theory (+video)

    Ronan, a California sea lion with a knack for keeping a beat, challenges theories about the nature of rhythmic ability. 

  • In Pictures Architecture in the digital age

    Zlote Tarasy or Golden Terraces, an iconic, undulating, glass-roofed building in Warsaw, Poland, is seen in 2006. The building is an example of 'blobitecture,' a term first used to deride the style but that has since stuck. Due to its complex, organic shapes and unique engineering challenges, blob-architecture structures require the aid of computers to design.

  • Is water becoming ‘the new oil’?

    Is water becoming ‘the new oil’?

    Population, pollution, and climate put the squeeze on potable supplies – and private companies smell a profit. Others ask: Should water be a human right?