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    Rooms uses marble and concrete to create Life On Earth furniture

    A marble table with a ball for a base and a collection of benches inspired by brutalist bus stops feature in this collection of furniture by Georgian design duo Rooms. Called Life On Earth, the collection consists of 12 handmade objects, made from a combination of natural stone and composite materials. According to Nata Janberidze and Keti Toloraia, founders of Tbilisi-based Rooms, the […]

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    Life Found A Way Just 10 Years After The Dinosaurs Were Wiped Out

    We all know that a massive asteroid smashed into Earth around 66 million years ago, giving dinosaurs a very bad day and destroying 75% of life on the planet. But scientists have now discovered that just ten years later, life had returned to the crater left by the impact and there was a thriving ecosystem […]

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    Weird Antarctic ice may explain how life endured on frozen Earth

    Millions of years ago, Earth was a frozen “snowball” Jason Edwards / Getty By Colin Barras How did complex life survive when the Earth turned into a giant snowball hundreds of million years ago? A bizarre region of “dirty” Antarctic ice, discovered a century ago by British explorer Captain Scott’s team, might hold clues. There is […]

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    Does Xi Jinping really want to be Chinese president for life?

    It’s been a momentous month in Chinese politics, but the move to abolish the presidential term limit has overshadowed all else. It took just two weeks – from the time it was announced to the near unanimous endorsement by the legislature – to make the most drastic revision to the state constitution since it was […]

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    This is the most expensive year of your life

    Turning 31 is going to cost a pretty penny. That’s the age when people are likely to spend the most money in their entire lives, shelling out up to $60,000 in that single year, according to a recent survey by credit score company ClearScore. ClearScore surveyed 3,000 people aged 25 and over, and had each […]

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    Why Is It So Hard to Leave the Narcissist in Your Life?

    Source: Jess Watters/Pexels I am seeing more and more people in my office who tell me some version of the following story: I used to be a really confident and mentally healthy person. I had a good job, lots of friends, and I was happy most of the time.  Now I am a total wreck. I can’t […]

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    DOES TITAN’S HYDROCARBON SOUP HOLD A RECIPE FOR LIFE?

    This image shows Titan in ultraviolet and infrared wavelengths. Red and green colors indicate where atmospheric methane is absorbing light, while the blue color shows the upper atmospheric haze. Image credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute. NASA researchers have confirmed the existence in Titan’s atmosphere of vinyl cyanide, which is an organic compound that could potentially provide […]

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    Four Ways To Train Your Brain To Empower Your Life

    Shutterstock I remember going to my first nine-day silent meditation retreat eight years ago when I was living in Perth, Australia. I was nervous beforehand because I couldn’t imagine being silent for that long. I worried about “imagined” tragedies and events that I would miss out on and wondered if the world would be ok […]

  • How I let drinking take over my life

     I had my last drink five years ago, in the early hours of the morning on 1 January 2013. I think it might have been around 2am. I wouldn’t have described myself as drunk. I would have said I’d had a few drinks. But I was drunk. If I had tried to drive, or write, or give […]