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McDonalds, KFC and Starbucks Pulled Into Chinese Rotten Meat Scandal

McDonalds, KFC and Starbucks Pulled Into Chinese Rotten Meat Scandal

The latest Chinese meat scandal is spreading, with reports confirming that Chinese McDonalds, Burger King, KFC and Starbucks outlets all purchased meat products originally sourced from Shanghai Husi Food

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INTERVIEW: Architect David Benjamin on Building The World’s First Mushroom Tower at PS1

INTERVIEW: Architect David Benjamin on Building The World’s First Mushroom Tower at PS1

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Could a Spillway Bar Pavilion Manage Seine Flooding in Paris?

Could a Spillway Bar Pavilion Manage Seine Flooding in Paris?

With water levels rising worldwide, there's a very real risk of floods in any city that has a river at its core. Architect Dr. Margot Krasojević has envisioned a dynamic spillway pavilion that could play

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Support iThemba Tower: Soaring Art Installation Made with 5,000 Plastic Bottles to Promote Recycling in South Africa

Support iThemba Tower: Soaring Art Installation Made with 5,000 Plastic Bottles to Promote Recycling in South Africa

We are a team of South African artists who wish to support the people of Troyeville in downtown Johannesburg to raise up “iThemba Tower.” This is a 30 meter-high permanent art installation made with

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7 Plants That May Save the World

7 Plants That May Save the World

Perennial Wheat Grains are the staple food of humanity: the vast majority of people on the planet eat either rice, wheat, or corn on a daily basis, and those are all annual crops. The issue with annuals,

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vPPR Architects’ Ott’s Yard is Topped With a Pinwheel Patterned Green Roof!

vPPR Architects’ Ott’s Yard is Topped With a Pinwheel Patterned Green Roof!

Each of the twin triangular houses has its own courtyard, which are complemented with a shared communal space. The geometry of the development is based on a pinwheel arrangement that can also be read in

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Nanoleaf Bloom LED Light Bulb Can Transform Any Standard Light Switch into an Energy-Saving Dimmer

Nanoleaf Bloom LED Light Bulb Can Transform Any Standard Light Switch into an Energy-Saving Dimmer

Did you know that dimming your lights by half can cut your electricity use by 40 percent and save up to $30 a year on utilities? To help the average person make the switch to dimmers and adopt more energy

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The Cost of Doing Nothing: The Economist Looks At How Climate Change Threatens Our Economy

The Cost of Doing Nothing: The Economist Looks At How Climate Change Threatens Our Economy

This past May was the hottest on record ever, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The average surface temperature around the world was almost 1°C above its average last

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Invasivores Exercise Eradication by Mastication in the Fight Against Exotic Species

Invasivores Exercise Eradication by Mastication in the Fight Against Exotic Species

“It feels good to eat your enemies,” says Andrew Deines, a postdoctoral researcher at Michigan State University, who studies the ecology of invasive organisms. Far from being a confession of

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United Arab Emirates to Launch Unmanned Mission to Mars by 2021

United Arab Emirates to Launch Unmanned Mission to Mars by 2021

The United Arab Emirates just announced that it's setting up a Space Agency - and it plans to send an unmanned probe to Mars by 2021. The UAE Space Agency will capitalize on the country's strong aerospace

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Play Time is All the Time at Henning Larsen’s Gorgeous Green-Roofed Day Care Center in Denmark

Play Time is All the Time at Henning Larsen’s Gorgeous Green-Roofed Day Care Center in Denmark

Decidedly minimalist, Henning Larsen chose glass and wood for the Bernts Have day care center commissioned by the municipality of Holbæk. The tall glass windows invite light deep into the building and

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Lock Jet Space: Awesome Hexagonal Book Towers Update Boring School Library

Lock Jet Space: Awesome Hexagonal Book Towers Update Boring School Library

Green Dot Public Schools and No Right Brain Left Behind recently launched Locke Jet Space, a transformed public school library at Locke High School in Watts, California. The 3,000 square foot space

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Layoutfour’s Table and Chair Duo Pairs Functionality with Elegance

Layoutfour’s Table and Chair Duo Pairs Functionality with Elegance

Created by Layoutfour, this Dual line is presented as a new proposal in the framework of the furniture design. The project consists of two pieces: the Dual Table, and Dual Chair, created with sustainable

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Mashjar Juthour is a Living Museum of Palestinian Fauna and Flora Outside Ramallah

Mashjar Juthour is a Living Museum of Palestinian Fauna and Flora Outside Ramallah

We’ve created a space up on our hill for our families, students, parents, teachers, artisans, and any nature lover in general to engage as environmental activists on sacred heritage land in Palestine.

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Parsons & Charlesworth’ Flat-Pack Lander Table Assembles in a Snap

Parsons & Charlesworth’ Flat-Pack Lander Table Assembles in a Snap

No wrench, confusing screws, or undecipherable instructions - this Lander side table from design duo Parsons & Charlesworth is as easy to assemble as it is stylish. The clever design offers a new way

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Your Future Lunar Home is Waiting for You in a Cave Under the Moon’s Surface

Your Future Lunar Home is Waiting for You in a Cave Under the Moon’s Surface

If you have ever dreamed of living on the moon, start zipping up your spacesuit because your new moon residence is already waiting for you - sort of. According to NASA, future moon dwellers could live in

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Super Star: Bread Studio Unveils Brilliant Star-Shaped Festival Pavilion

Super Star: Bread Studio Unveils Brilliant Star-Shaped Festival Pavilion

Design consultancy Bread Studio recently completed their proposal for Super Star, a 165-foot-high lantern pavilion to be installed in Hong Kong for the Mid-Autumn Festival, the annual festival held on the

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Flush Your Kids Down the Toilet in a New Exhibition in Japan

Flush Your Kids Down the Toilet in a New Exhibition in Japan

The new “Human Waste & Earth’s Future” exhibition at Miraikan in Japan lets visitors experience what it's like when their lives are going down the toilet. The creative exhibition invites kids to

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The True Cost of a Cheeseburger Will Blow Your Mind

The True Cost of a Cheeseburger Will Blow Your Mind

Here at Inhabitat, we’ve written about the devastating true costs of fast fashion, but what about the cost of fast food? Recently, Mark Bittman wrote a piece at the New York Times calculating the true

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Australia Becomes World’s First Country to Reverse Action on Climate Change

Australia Becomes World’s First Country to Reverse Action on Climate Change

On Thursday, the newly installed Australian Senate voted to repeal Australia's carbon pricing scheme, fulfilling an election promise made by the country's Prime Minister, Tony Abbott. Unfortunately, no

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This Garden Will Tell You When Pollution in Your Area Gets Bad

This Garden Will Tell You When Pollution in Your Area Gets Bad

Have you ever wondered what the air quality is like in your own yard or your immediate neighborhood? There is an easy way to tell and it also happens to make your home look amazing while doing it. The

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Japan’s Namba Parks Has an 8-Level Roof Garden with Waterfalls

Japan’s Namba Parks Has an 8-Level Roof Garden with Waterfalls

Namba Parks was conceived when Osaka Stadium closed down, presenting a great redevelopment opportunity for a new commercial district right next to the Namba Train Station, which is just one stop away from

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Maintenance-Free Priority Bicycles Make Cycling Even Easier

Maintenance-Free Priority Bicycles Make Cycling Even Easier

It may be difficult to imagine a bicycle that doesn't need regular adjustments and tune-ups to keep riding smoothly, but the folks who created Priority Bicycles have created just that. These recreational

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Artist Karrie Hovey Grows Gardens with Garbage in San Francisco

Artist Karrie Hovey Grows Gardens with Garbage in San Francisco

Artist Karrie Hovey makes gardens out of garbage - literally. The San Francisco-based artist recently filled the Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center for the Arts in Savannah, Georgia with thousands of

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Susquehanna County Got Fracked—Now They’re Speaking Out

Susquehanna County Got Fracked—Now They’re Speaking Out

Susquehanna county residents have been bullied by the gas industry since fracking started back in 2006. Industry workers have no regard for the people they're paving over, which inevitably leads to

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Could Golden Nanoparticles Transform Trees Into Street Lights?

Could Golden Nanoparticles Transform Trees Into Street Lights?

Street lights are an important part of our urban infrastructure—they light our way home and make the roads safe at night. But what if we could create natural street lights that don't need electricity to

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Starbucks’ First Store in Colombia Serves 100% Locally-Sourced Coffee

Starbucks’ First Store in Colombia Serves 100% Locally-Sourced Coffee

Located near Bogota’s Parque de la 93 in the northern part of the city, the Starbucks is more than just a snazzy place to get a cuppa. Dedicated to locally-sourced goods, materials and most importantly

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Next Generation Membrane Pacemakers Wrap the Heart Like an Electronic Glove

Next Generation Membrane Pacemakers Wrap the Heart Like an Electronic Glove

This heart is wrapped in a special electronic membrane that keeps it beating at the perfect rate. Researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Washington University in St. Louis

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Fragile Skeletons: Dynamic Animal Sculptures Made from Salvaged Driftwood

Fragile Skeletons: Dynamic Animal Sculptures Made from Salvaged Driftwood

Artist Giovanni Longo created "Fragile Skeletons," a series of skeletal sculptures made of wood salvaged from the beach. Fascinated by the weathered character of driftwood, Longo used found branches and

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Towering Magic Mountain Lodge is a Hill-Like Hobbit Highrise Straight Out of Middle Earth

Towering Magic Mountain Lodge is a Hill-Like Hobbit Highrise Straight Out of Middle Earth

The Lodge sits on a diverse forest region in northern Patagonia and is a base camp at the Hulio Hulio preserve for ecotourists looking to spot a puma or explore the local waterfalls. The hotel is cone

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