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Features A Look At The Next Generation Of Doorbells

From facial-recognition to dog power, new technologies are being leveraged to guard the home

Syndicated Confronting Diversity In The Fashion World

The author of the new Devil Wears Prada speaks to The Guardian about the American Dream and identity politics

Syndicated Determining Water's True Value In The Supply Chain

With water shortages exacerbating inequalities and causing damage to economies, we must make sure the commodity is properly valued

Features Do Food Scares Really Change The Way We Eat?

Months after the WHO warned that it caused cancer, bacon is enjoying a sales streak. But it’s not the first time we have overcome our fears about foodstuffs

Syndicated Preparing For The Next Generation Of Technologically Enhanced Athletes

>Human augmentation will force sport to confront questions that it has so far resisted. So what improvements to the human body are acceptable?

Syndicated How Plans To Make Bicycle-Friendly Cities Have Evolved Over 30 Years

Attempts to make the capital more amenable for cycling have been underway for more than three decades

Innovation How Much Is The Selfie Economy Worth?

It’s claimed that our passion for narcissistic pictures is fueling the growth of everything from lipstick to old-fashioned photobooths. Here’s a sector-by-sector breakdown

Syndicated What It Looks Like When American Arts And Crafts Meet Japanese Modernism

The photographer Yasuhiro Ishimoto’s images of the pioneering architecture of Greene and Greene have a minimal aesthetic that still looks contemporary

Syndicated Muhammad Ali's Influence Ran Deep Through Rap's Golden Age

Some have argued that the Champ was the first rapper

Syndicated Staging a Revolution: Can Theater Be An Effective Form of Activism?

Performance has been connected to political causes but does it have an impact?

Design Who’s Behind Berlin’s Secret Subway Bedrooms?

Illegal domestic tableaux have been popping up in the German capital’s subway network

Gaming & Play The Running Club That's Helping Refugees Build New Lives

Refugees in Sweden are being helped to integrate thanks to a charity that organizes runs

Design Are There Really Only 7 Types of Beauty?

The Cooper Hewitt design museum in New York has taxonomised the indefinable: beauty

Work Spreading Democracy At the Push of a Button

Unlocking data that can help people monitor what their governments are really up to