Will.i.am Creates a Truly Independent Smartwatch That Includes Designs by Zaha Hadid

by , 10/25/14
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While some smart-watches out there are really no more than a complement for a smartphone, Will.i.am has created a truly independent smart watch that operates completely on its own. Called the PULS, it can actually replace your phone. The smartwatch is able to do most of the things that you expect from your smartphone. Even better, Zaha Hadid is backing the device by contributing her talented hand to the design.

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London's Deptford Cafe Transforms an Old Train Carriage Into an Eco Eatery

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HOW TO: Citrusy Pumpkin and Orange Soup will Brighten Your Day

by , 10/25/14

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It’s almost time to start carving out Jack-O’-Lanterns, which means piles of pumpkin waste. We’ve got you covered on roasting the seeds like a boss, so how about taking all that pumpkin flesh and turning it into some tangy pumpkin and orange soup? This creamy vegan soup is sweet and citrusy with carrot, pumpkin and orange goodness that will warm you up from the inside out.

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Inside Tour: Ethical Fashion Designer M Patmos Gives Her Brooklyn Home a Conscious Facelift

by , 10/25/14
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The Casa Firma: A Building Clad with 3,500 Plant-Filled Vases in Brazil!

by , 10/25/14
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Exquisite Birds of Paradise Made Thousands of Recycled Barrettes and Fake Nails!

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Vila Hermina is a Pepto Pink Micro House in the Czech Republic

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Biome is a Smart Living Flora Terrarium You Nurture With Your iPad

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Dome Shaped Earth Bag House Keeps Residents Naturally Cool in Colombia

by , 10/24/14

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Tiny and Affordable Russian DublDom Home Can Be Assembled in Just One Day

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Massive Solar Farm Could Pump Clean Energy From the Sahara to England

by , 10/24/14

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The blazing Sahara sun may power homes a world away by 2018. The people behind a new $13 million project called TuNur farm propose to build a massive 100-square-kilometer solar farm in Tunisia. The farm would then connect directly to the UK, pumping energy through a 280-mile-long underwater cable.

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Green-Roofed Turf House Uses Natural Materials to Disappear into the Scottish Landscape

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Scientists Discover Oldest Human DNA Ever Found

by , 10/24/14
filed under: News

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Scientists have uncovered what they believe is the oldest human DNA sample ever found, a discovery that could help unravel the mystery of how humans spread out over the planet. Phys.org reports that DNA came from a Homo Sapiens femur bone that was found accidentally on the bank of a west Siberian River in 2008; it is believed to have belonged to a man who died about 45,000 years ago. The DNA found in that bone holds traces of Neanderthals, a cousin of early humans who lived nearby in Eurasia before suddenly disappearing.

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MGM Installs America's Largest Rooftop Solar Array but it Only Powers 1/5 of the Hotel

by , 10/24/14

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When you think Las Vegas you might not think about sustainability, but that’s all starting to change – in a big way. MGM Resorts announced that it has installed the largest rooftop solar array in the US – the second biggest in the entire world – on top of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. Now, before you get too excited, keep in mind that the stunningly massive array will only generate a mere 1/5 of the building’s needs.

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INFOGRAPHIC: No Tests and Other Reasons Montessori School Makes Sense

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Have you ever considered an alternative education model for your child or children? One that values self-motivation, play, and plenty of time in nature? If you have, maybe Montessori will interest you. The Naudain Academy in New Jersey sent over this nifty infographic, which details the positive side of Montessori education. Some highlights include mixed age groups, emphasis on collaboration, and NO TESTS. We like this last reason the best. So hit the jump for the full infographic and let us know your thoughts in the comments. Is Montessori for you?

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Help Make This Fascinating Biomimicry Book a Reality and Get Cool Perks

Help Make This Fascinating Biomimicry Book a Reality and Get Cool…

If you've been following Inhabitat for a while, you're probably familiar with Dr. Tamsin Woolley-Barker's brilliant biomimicry articles. For the past year and a half, Tamsin has been…

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These 10 Incredible Family Halloween Costumes are Sure to Inspire You

These 10 Incredible Family Halloween Costumes are Sure to Inspire You

Nightmare Before Christmas Jack Skellington, Sally, Lock, Shock, and Barrel are all ready to celebrate the spookiest night of the year. If grandpa wants to get in on the fun as well,…

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Kenya's Dwindling Predator Populations Pave the Way for Thorny Plants

Kenya's Dwindling Predator Populations Pave the Way for Thorny Plants

Plant-eating animals may be rejoicing over the global decrease in predator populations, but it may be leaving the environment in a hairy situation. Researchers at the University of…

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Maniac Pumpkin Carvers Create Spectacular and Spooky Jack-O-Lanterns in NYC

Maniac Pumpkin Carvers Create Spectacular and Spooky Jack-O-Lanterns…

New York artists Marc Evan and Chris Soria began their pumpkin carving business, Maniac Pumpkin Carvers, eight years ago in an effort to tap local bars and restaurants during autumn.…

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New York Teen Invents In-Sole Sensor that Can Track Wandering Alzheimer's Patients

New York Teen Invents In-Sole Sensor that Can Track Wandering…

New York City teen Kenneth Shinozuka has invented a new wearable sensor called the SafeWanderer that can help keep Alzheimer’s patients safe. Inspired by his own grandfather’s…

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