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This stunning mirrored sphere lets you experience the cosmos without leaving the ground

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Senate votes in favor of Keystone XL, Obama maintains threat to veto

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The U.S. Senate voted 62-36 in favor of the highly-contested Keystone XL pipeline on Thursday (1/29), with nine Democrats joining Republicans to show support for the $8 billion project that would transport 830,000 barrels of oil per day from Canada’s Tar Sands to the Gulf Coast. Following the vote, the Obama administration reiterated their stance that they will veto any bill that looks to expedite approval for Keystone XL, instead opting to wait for U.S. State Department to complete its investigation as to whether or not the pipeline is in national interests.

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Concrete Megara residence boasts stunning views of the Geraneia mountains in Greece

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Uber sued for negligence after New Delhi rape incident

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Uber, the trendy San Francisco-based rideshare company, is being sued for negligence and fraud following an alleged rape in New Delhi last December. The victim, who is going by the moniker “Jane Doe” in order to protect her identity, claims that her ordeal was a direct result of Uber’s “hollow marketing tactics and disregard for customer safety”, and she says that the company places more emphasis on promotion and profit than on screening its drivers.

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Spruce-clad Öijared Hotel quietly blends into the surrounding Swedish forest

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Endangered red fox caught on camera in Yosemite for first time in 100 years

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Yosemite National Park released an image yesterday of an elusive Sierra Nevada red fox, caught by a motion-sensor camera in the park. This news marks the first time one of these foxes has been seen inside the national park in nearly 100 years. Park officials are excited about the discovery, hoping that it means the endangered mammals are doing well.

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Casa Incubo shipping container home wraps around a giant cedar tree

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Looking for a beer made from actual human piss? Urine luck.

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In 2001 the hipsters of Portland planted the seed for a fascination with PBR that quickly spread nation-wide. So what state could be better qualified to provide us with a beer made from actual human urine? While it won’t be hitting the market anytime soon — due to regulations and all — Clean Water Services has asked the Oregon Brew Crew to turn their high-purity, drinkable sewage water into a refreshing craft beer.

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Duffy London's King Arthur Swing Table keeps folks from being Excali-bored

 

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Duffy London is encouraging people to “bring the playground into the boardroom or dining room” with their brilliant new King Arthur Swing Table. This round table is supported by a four-poster frame, from which a Geo lampshade and hanging chairs are suspended. Not only does the design make vacuuming a breeze, but staff members or dinner guests stay engaged and inspired as they swing around during presentations and dessert courses. Available in a variety of different hues and finishes, to seat 8 or 12 diners and thinkers, it can turn any meeting area into a very silly place, but in the best ways imaginable.

“We don’t stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing.” – George Bernard Shaw

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Images by Duffy London and Tom Oxley Photography.

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Cubitat is a plug-and-play version of a home you can take with you when you move

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Sea turtles face growing danger due to plastic trash in Australian waters

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Sea turtles living off the coast of Australia face a growing danger in their own habitat: ocean plastic. The amount of plastic debris in the waters surrounding Australia is growing rapidly and so are the unprecedented numbers of injuries sustained by sea turtles and other ocean creatures. Veterinarians warn that humans should find ways to control the amount of plastic waste before the effects become irreversible.

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DIY: Make recycled candles for Candlemas Day

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February 2nd has had special significance since ancient times: celebrated as Imbolc by the Celts, and more recently as Candlemas by Christians, it’s also commonly known as Groundhog Day. Although the days are growing longer, winter’s darkness is certainly still present, and candles can help dispel the gloom until the sun returns again. Read on for DIY instructions for how to make some of your own recycled candles to brighten up your home for this February festival.

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12-acre Innovation District looks to revitalize Red Hook, Brooklyn

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Red Hook isn’t just for IKEA trips anymore. A new project called the Red Hook Innovation District aims to create a 12-acre mixed use area filled with offices, retail space, performance venues and a promenade. Los Angeles-based development firm Estate Four plans to roll out the $400 million project in phases over five years. Though the project will feature mainly new construction, several key structures will be preserved and restored, including a three-floor factory complex and an old Daily News printing plant.

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LEED-certified Meadow Farm is a small organic farmstead in northern California

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Thermal Glass Igloos Offer Views of the Northern Lights at Finland's Hotel Kakslauttanen

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Iceland's Ion Hotel Offers Dramatic Views of the Northern Lights

Iceland's Ion Hotel Offers Dramatic Views of the Northern Lights

So as not to detract from the surrounding landscape, the Ion Hotel was built to look like an extension of the land, emerging from the mountain base like a mass of hardened lava. The…

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Top 8 Amazing Eco Winter Wonderland Resorts Around the World

Top 8 Amazing Eco Winter Wonderland Resorts Around the World

WHITEPOD ECO RESORT, SWITZERLAND HOTEL de GLACE, QUEBEC MONTE ROSA HUT, SWITZERLAND ICEHOTEL, SWEDEN IGLOO VILLAGE OF HOTEL KAKSLAUTTANEN, FINLAND MOUNTAIN HILL CABIN,…

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LAST CHANCE: Enter to win a ZumZum balance bike from Inhabitots

LAST CHANCE: Enter to win a ZumZum balance bike from Inhabitots

The ZumZum all-terrain balance bike is the coolest bike around for kids with an ergonomic seat and natural suspension for safe and fun riding experience. We are offering you a chance to…

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6 vegetarian and vegan snack alternatives for Super Bowl Sunday

6 vegetarian and vegan snack alternatives for Super Bowl Sunday

Vegan Soft Pretzels Nothing goes better with a cold beer than a salty pretzel and some spicy mustard dipping sauce. If you really want to impress your vegan guests, this recipe from La…

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VIDEO: How to Make Delectable Vegan Red Velvet Cupcakes for Your Valentine

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Wondering what sweet treats to give your Valentine this Friday? Here's a delectable recipe that is sure to delight. Follow along as Inhabitots' pint-sized pastry chef Petey Rojas shows…

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