Here’s MORE Free Online Architecture Courses from World-Class Universitites!

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About two-and-a-half years ago, The PractitioNERD released a blog post about some free architecture courses offered by MIT, TU Delft, edX and the Open Online Academy. Basically, if you want to continue learning about the world of architecture without forking over the dough for a  master’s or a doctorate, this is a good way to go.  Essentially, taking short-term courses remotely have become popular worldwide as educational alternatives as they make it easier to dive into the varied topics these coursed cover, thanks to platforms like edX (offered by Harvard and MIT).  Continue reading “Here’s MORE Free Online Architecture Courses from World-Class Universitites!”

Want The Perfect Christmas Tree? Germany Plans to Clone You One

Nowadays, we have a variety of selections involving what type of Christmas tree to get and put in our living rooms. We can choose from purchasing and/or chopping down your own real tree, buying a life-like artificial tree (green or silver), a basic cardboard cut-out, or even some tech-inspired ideas (trees made from spare car parts, old hard drives, flexible OLED panels, and a crew of quadrocopters stacking boxes; thanks Engadget). But Germany wants to offer a new method for selecting a Christmas tree, and it involves altering the genetic code of a popular local fir and cloning perfect specimens of it. Yes, Germany is about to go all “Jurassic Park” on Christmas trees!   Continue reading “Want The Perfect Christmas Tree? Germany Plans to Clone You One”

Sooooo, the “Racism-Curing” Pills Are Real?

I don’t know if I should be ecstatic at the thought of the perfect, happy world that would be able to eliminate all types of hatred and negativity, or frightened at the notion of a medical drug affecting the brain so much to cause such a result.  Hmmmm, what to think; what to think…

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