Egypt just unveiled plans for a gigantic pyramid skyscraper

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Ennead Architects unveil futuristic designs for spiraling Shanghai Planetarium

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Coffee leaf tea is the latest craze - and it packs more antioxidants than green tea

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Would you like a cup of coffee? No, wait, it’s tea. No, it’s coffee. The hottest new beverage is a delicious tea made from coffee leaves. Brilliant, right? It’s a drink that doesn’t just sound novel; it’s also really good for you. Ranking low in caffeine and packing more antioxidants and polyphenols than green tea, coffee leaf tea provides a stable income for coffee farmers in addition to some really satisfying sips.

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Norwegian students craft fantastic mountain retreat with a wooden tunnel entrance

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Aston Martin launches all-electric DBX sports car concept at the Geneva Motor Show

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Aston Martin is known for building sexy sports cars, but none of them could be described as “green” or environmentally-friendly – until now. The automaker just unveiled its new DBX concept, which is its take on an all-electric sports car, at the Geneva Motor Show. The result? Stunning.

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Vienna set to build the world's tallest wooden skyscraper

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Architecture firm Rüdiger Lainer and Partner has unveiled plans to build the world’s tallest wooden skyscraper in the Seestadt Aspern area of Vienna. The 276ft, 24 story HoHo tower will house a hotel, apartments, a restaurant, a wellness center and offices. 76 percent of the structure will be constructed from wood, which will save a phenomenal 2,800 tonnes of CO2 emissions over similar structures built out of steel and concrete.

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Win a wonder sponge that removes bacteria using just water + a luxurious Coyuchi air-weight bath towel

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Perchloroethylene, triclosan, phthalates and 2-butoxyethanol: You may have never heard of these toxic substances, but they could be all over your home if you use common household cleaners. In fact, many popular cleaning agents and multi-purpose sprays contain chemicals that can make our families sick, which is ironic considering that’s exactly what we’re trying to protect them against by cleaning. The Zabada Handy is a non-toxic cleaning pad that eliminates the need for harmful cleansers by wiping away dirt and removing bacteria using just water. We recently had a chance to take the Zabada Handy and Marvel for a spin as well as Coyuchi’s luxurious line of air-weight organic towels. Read on for our reviews and enter to win your own bathroom prize pack including a towel from Coyuchi’s Air Weight Bath Towel Collection ($48 value), a Zabada Bathroom Handy ($30 value) and a Zabada Bathroom Marvel ($30 value).

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Google's latest Street View lets you take a zipline trip through the Amazon Rainforest

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Three years ago, Google brought us incredible Street View images of Brazil’s rainforests by placing their 360-degree image-capturing orb atop a boat and sailing it down the Amazon. Now, they have released another extraordinary tour of this ecologically vital area, which they captured by sending their cameras down ziplines! The project, which is conducted in partnership with Amazonas Sustainable Foundation (FAS), offers a breathtaking view as you travel from the rainforest’s canopy, down to the forest floor.

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Lada Cube's prefabricated wall panels could revolutionize construction, cut building time in half

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Bates Masi Architects unveil tiny, daylit Beach Hampton House

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Green Car Reports: Tesla home batteries, the mysterious electric Fiat and the battle between hydrogen fuel-cell and battery-electric cars

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What defines a “green car” can be the source of much discussion among environmentalists, advocates, and actual buyers. Every week, Green Car Reports shines a light on the industry with coverage of battery-electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles, conventional hybrids, high-efficiency clean diesels, and smaller and more fuel-efficient vehicles in general. Here’s a selection of their stories from this month.

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SG Blocks unveils prefab bar and room prototypes for Marriott Moxy Hotels

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Crazy Car-Shaped Home Features "3 Liter" Energy Efficiency

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VIDEO: Google's new California headquarters is a greenhouse utopia by BIG and Heatherwick

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Earlier in the week, we brought you news that Heatherwick Studio and BIG are collaborating on the design of Google’s new Mountain View campus. And now, Google has just published a video in which the two architecture stars discuss their plans for the upcoming Googleplex, and give a sneak peek at renderings for and models of what looks to be a stunning biosphere-filled utopia for the Silicon Valley giant.

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Surf Sauna in a Barrel Keeps Crazy Winter Surfers Warm

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Could shrimp shells help make solar power affordable for everyone?

Could shrimp shells help make solar power affordable for everyone?

Researchers from Queen Mary University of London's School of Engineering and Materials Science have used hydrothermal carbonization to create carbon quantum dots for solar cells from…

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Y-town recycles old refrigerator into a dog house for adopted pup!

Y-town recycles old refrigerator into a dog house for adopted pup!

A lucky stray dog in China received the royal treatment with an expansive doghouse made from a recycled refrigerator! Designed by studio Y-town, the sectioned doghouse is made from an…

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Indian response to #beefban leads to one of world’s top trending hashtags

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In a country where cows are revered as holy, it may seem strange to learn that tens of thousands of people have taken to Twitter to decry a ban on beef. Indeed, citizens of India…

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Take a gander at the over-budget and much-delayed WTC Transportation Hub from the inside

Take a gander at the over-budget and much-delayed WTC Transportation…

The much-anticipated design has come under fire for years now due to not only its delayed construction, but also for its continuously ballooning budget. The original estimated cost for…

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Gort Scott Architects daylit extension transforms a Victorian House in London

Gort Scott Architects daylit extension transforms a Victorian House in…

Jay Gort and Fiona Scott of Gort Scott Architects have designed an L-shaped extension to a Victorian house in London by using fragments of the original 1950s structure and reorganizing…

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