Astronomers Reveal the Most Livable, Earth-Like Planet Ever Discovered

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In the race to find a planet besides Earth that can host life, scientists have made an incredible discovery. Astronomers recently confirmed the first ever planet similar in size to Earth at distance from its own star that would allow liquid water to pool on the surface. Every once in a while scientists come across a planet that orbits within the Goldilocks zone – the range of distance from a star that can potentially sustain life – but none of those planets have ever been very comparable in size to our own blue sphere. Dubbed Kepler-186f, it’s the the most Earth-like planet ever discovered and confirms that other habitable planets exist somewhere out there.

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8 Eggs-travagantly Egg-Shaped Buildings for Easter

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NYC Event: How to Green Your School - Attend Our Informative Panel Discussion

by , 04/20/14
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Children in school today spend less time outdoors than ever before, and face increasing rates of obesity, asthma and allergies, ADHD, and other mental and behavioral health problems. At the same time, our civilization is facing catastrophic climate change, which we as a society are unequipped to deal with. So how can we improve our children’s health and well-being while also teaching them environmental literacy so that they are able to respond to looming ecological problems? How can classrooms be made less toxic and more environmentally friendly? How can school food be made healthier? With these topics in mind, Inhabitat is hosting a panel discussion at the upcoming NYC Green Festival to tackle the challenges faced by parents today when trying to choose the best education for their kids. Inhabitat’s founder and editor-in-chief Jill Fehrenbacher will be moderating the talk and will be joined by Amie Hamlin, Executive Director of New York Coalition For Healthy School Food, Aimee Arandia Østensen, 2nd Grade Teacher and Co-Leader of Go Green Committee at Manhattan Country School; and Elea Robinson, teacher and founding faculty at the new, eco-friendly New Amsterdam School.

WHEN: Saturday April 26th @ 11:30am
WHERE: NYC Green Festival, Community Stage

WIN FREE TICKETS TO THE EVENT BY SUBMITTING A QUESTION FOR OUR PANELISTS HERE >

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PHOTOS: The New Tavern on the Green is Aiming for LEED Silver Certification

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Band-Aid Circuit Boards: The Next Step in Wearable Technology?

by , 04/20/14
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Many experts predict that our beloved mobile technology will someday cease to be things we carry around in pockets or purses. Instead, we’ll all have wearable technology that integrates telephone and Internet capabilities into the very clothes on our back. Or, in the case of a gadgets recently developed by John A. Rogers, a University of Illinois professor, and Yonggang Huang, a Northwestern University professor, our skin. The duo is working on a stick-on circuit board patch that could be used to build incredibly cheap telephones and wearable technology. Follow the link to find out how it works.

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7 Ways to Reuse and Upcycle Your Plastic Easter Eggs

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The Easter egg hunt is what most kids look forward to the most on this festive Spring holiday, but what’s not so fun is what happens to the brightly colored plastic eggs once the weekend ends. If you’re one of the many who are stuck with a growing collection of plastic eggs, fear not! We’ve rounded up seven creative ways for you to upcycle them into stylish gifts and decorations. Click through for these fun and crafty ideas!

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Millionaire Creates Uber High Tech RV Camper for His Four-Year-Old Daughter

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Best Green Designs From the Final Days of Milan Design Week

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5 Incredibly Tiny & Awesome Mobile Homes

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An Anonymous Artist is Surprising New Yorkers with Unexpected Hacked Trash Infrastructure

by , 04/20/14
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An anonymous New York City artist has been using discarded materials to hack urban infrastructure into playful and practical installations. Whether it be impromptu scrapwood seating added to bike racks or tarp hammocks strung from construction fencing, the guerrilla artist’s Rotten Apple project has been surprising and delighting passersby. Made up of simple recycled materials, the unexpected masterpieces are little doses of fun integrated right onto city streets.

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Vyacheslav Mishchenko Captures the Micro World's Beauty in Magical Photos

by , 04/20/14
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Submerged Motherlands: Swoon's Intricate Recycled World Calls Attention to Climate Change

by , 04/19/14
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Look Quickly and You May Not Even Notice This Cool "Invisible" Barn

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The Insane Plan to "Brighten" the Moon to Save Energy on Lighting at Night

by , 04/19/14

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Skincare company Foreo has an illuminating idea for saving energy: just increase the moon’s reflectivity to make the night sky brighter. Think of all the electricity savings if we didn’t have to power streetlights and houselights at night. The presumably tongue-in-cheek idea (the company sells a face-cleaning brush called LUNA) proposes coating part of the moon in a reflective surface in order to increase the amount of light it reflects back to the Earth at night.

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Crazy Urban Alloy Transportation Hub Looks Like an Alien Organism Landed on Queens

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Put This on Your Bike Helmet and You'll Never Ride Alone Again

Put This on Your Bike Helmet and You'll Never Ride Alone Again

In cities all over the world, a growing number of people are leaving their cars in the garage and commuting by bike instead. The only problem is, neither infrastructure nor driver…

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Make Your Own Vegan Peeps at Home for a Healthier Easter Treat

Make Your Own Vegan Peeps at Home for a Healthier Easter Treat

Peeps and Easter go hand in hand, so it's hard to resist the lure of those marshmallowy critters when Easter-time rolls around. Unfortunately, those little gooey treats are packed with…

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UDG China Breaks Ground on Spiraling Green Roofed Kindergarten in Wuxi

UDG China Breaks Ground on Spiraling Green Roofed Kindergarten in Wuxi

Surrounded by high-rise apartments, the three-story kindergarten anchors the corner of a busy intersection. To protect the children from traffic and city noise, the architects placed…

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UNICEF’s Clever LEGO-Inspired Bricks Provide Food, Water, and Shelter to Disaster Victims

UNICEF’s Clever LEGO-Inspired Bricks Provide Food, Water, and…

Providing food and shelter to victims of a natural disaster is one of the first priorities for emergency services, but the process can often generate a lot of unnecessary waste. To help…

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Our Favorite Green Designs from Designersblock at Milan Design Week

Our Favorite Green Designs from Designersblock at Milan Design Week

The Experimental Vases designed by the Cray Collectivewere created in soft plastic moulds, which allows the material to steer the shape of the final piece. These were made of pigmented…

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