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The Take

Cutting commentary from those who know the most.

design

How to make the 'active office' far more attractive

A lot of big ideas like exercise-ball chairs and treadmill desks have already fallen flat. But new ideas at the recent NeoCon office furniture fair in Chicago suggest a renaissance of style.

technology

Why the potential for a trillion-dollar 'carbon bubble' grows bigger every day

Energy analyst Chris Nelder argues why the risks associated with investing in fossil fuels companies are considerably larger than researchers think.

architecture

Next-generation high-rises offer glimpses of our urban skyline future

The world's cities are sprouting with plans for new towers and skyscrapers, a sign of twin booms in creativity and wealth.