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This sea slug steals genes from algae so it can photosynthesize like a plant

This sea slug steals genes from algae so it can photosynthesize like a plant

Scientists have confirmed for the first time that one extraordinary species of sea slug 'steals' genes from the algae it eats, which enables it to photosythesize like a plant and gain energy from

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Could WA’s proposed ban on orca captures end marine parks forever?

Could WA’s proposed ban on orca captures end marine parks forever?

Killer whales in the entertainment industry have been the source of heated controversy for some time. In Washington state, lawmakers are now discussing the possibility of implementing a ban on the capture

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Arup unveils plans for ‘holistic’ new A.C. Milan soccer stadium

Arup unveils plans for ‘holistic’ new A.C. Milan soccer stadium

Arup has just unveiled plans for a new stadium for Italy's rockstars of soccer, A.C. Milan. The venue would integrate a modern stadium with expansive facilities for visitors, including a hotel, sports

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Taiwan will fine parents who fail to restrict their kids’ screen time

Taiwan will fine parents who fail to restrict their kids’ screen time

In response to a growing worldwide concern facing electronics addictions among children, the Taiwanese government has now placed serious restrictions on of smartphones, tablets and computers in kids under

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Why is the FBI paying visits to American anti-tar sands activists?

Why is the FBI paying visits to American anti-tar sands activists?

It seems that being an anti-tar sands activist in the United States is getting to be a riskier business, as those opposed to the Canadian oil development have been getting unexpected visits from the FBI.

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Super-efficient straw-bale houses hit the market in the UK—piglets need not apply

Super-efficient straw-bale houses hit the market in the UK—piglets need not apply

When one thinks of houses made from straw, typically an image of wolves, pigs and less than stellar construction methods come to mind. But in the UK of Bristol, the nation's first straw-bale houses have

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Gensler proposes electricity-generating bike paths for London Underground’s disused tunnels

Gensler proposes electricity-generating bike paths for London Underground’s disused tunnels

Architecture firm Gensler has received the London Planning Award for Best Conceptual Project for the "London Underline," a proposal to turn the city's disused Underground rail tunnels into a network of

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Study finds that common chemicals may bring on early menopause in women

Study finds that common chemicals may bring on early menopause in women

Endocrine-disprupting chemicals may not only be bad for you in the short term, but in the long term as well. A new study found that these types of chemicals, found in everything from nail polish to

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Beyoncé launches vegan meal delivery service that will make you (and your wallet) thinner

Beyoncé launches vegan meal delivery service that will make you (and your wallet) thinner

Over a year ago, Beyoncé and Jay Z spent 22 days on a strict plant-based diet, in an effort to undergo physical and spiritual cleansing. Now, Beyoncé has announced her continued partnership with the

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Iceland is building the first temple to Norse gods in 1,000 years

Iceland is building the first temple to Norse gods in 1,000 years

For the first time since the age of the Vikings, Icelanders will be able to publicly worship at the altar of Thor (or any other Norse god they choose). This month, construction begins on a temple

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Zaha Hadid unveils plans for world’s largest airport terminal in Beijing

Zaha Hadid unveils plans for world’s largest airport terminal in Beijing

Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) has unveiled preliminary details for what is being billed as the world's largest airport passenger terminal, to be located in Bejing's southern Daxing District. Designed in

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Could cricket flour bring bug eating to the mainstream?

Could cricket flour bring bug eating to the mainstream?

While it might sound like something out of the game show Survivor, two University of Oregon students have found a way to increase the world’s intake of protein without clearing another acre of forest.

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Herds of gigantic rabbits are wreaking havoc on a North Dakota neighborhood

Herds of gigantic rabbits are wreaking havoc on a North Dakota neighborhood

A North Dakota neighborhood is under attack and not by any conventional enemy. This attacker devours gardens, lawns and even trees - and comes every day in masses. The giant jackrabbit has taken over this

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How All Power Labs’ gasifier technology could revolutionize clean energy production

How All Power Labs’ gasifier technology could revolutionize clean energy production

When the city of Berkeley kept shutting off power to his unconventionally-zoned artists compound, Jim Mason took matters into his own hands; he built a gasifier to turn plant waste into a source of off

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Illinois holds on to first place in USGBC’s top 10 states for LEED green building

Illinois holds on to first place in USGBC’s top 10 states for LEED green building

Today, the U.S. Green Building Council released the top 10 states for LEED green building, with Illinois leading all of the states once again, per capita, in the country. LEED is an abbreviation for

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‘Missing’ oil from BP disaster located at the bottom of the ocean

‘Missing’ oil from BP disaster located at the bottom of the ocean

When the Deepwater Horizon oil rig burst in 2010, about 200 million gallons of crude oil was released into the fragile ecosystem of the Gulf of Mexico. While much of that oil washed up on shore or was

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How one Bay Area couple plans to save the bees by planting one billion wildflowers

How one Bay Area couple plans to save the bees by planting one billion wildflowers

Bee populations have been in decline for over a decade now as the alarming phenomenon known as Colony Collapse Disorder sees worker bees vanish from their hives. But Bay Area parents Chris Burley and Ei

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SOMA Architects’ luxury Shaza Hotel breaks ground in Doha

SOMA Architects’ luxury Shaza Hotel breaks ground in Doha

SOMA Architects just announced that their project for a new Shaza Hotel in Doha, Qatar, broke ground and is expected to open early next year. The signing of this iconic hotel was announced at the Arabian

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Coop Himmelb(l)au unveils Flying Garden Tower for Frankfurt’s airport district

Coop Himmelb(l)au unveils Flying Garden Tower for Frankfurt’s airport district

  Sustainable design will soon be transforming one of Europe's most active transportation hubs. The Flying Garden Tower, designed by Austria's Coop Himmelb(l)au studio, will be built in

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Winter Loses its Cool: Climate Central shows us how winter nights will warm by 2100

Winter Loses its Cool: Climate Central shows us how winter nights will warm by 2100

In spite of last year's polar vortex, and the recent exceptionally heavy snow fall in the North East, winters are—on average—getting warmer. A new report from Climate Central looks at the number of

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Climate change means more volcanic eruptions in Iceland

Climate change means more volcanic eruptions in Iceland

Iceland is rising. No, it’s not a thrilling new ride at a theme park. Iceland is actually being lifted by climate change. This means Iceland is getting more land freed up by melting ice, but it could

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New report shows Scandinavian countries are best-prepared for the effects of climate change

New report shows Scandinavian countries are best-prepared for the effects of climate change

Worried about rising water levels, increased frequency and strength of storms as well as other potential natural disasters? Well, according to the latest Global Adaptation Index (GAIN) report,

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China’s Hanergy to launch five new solar-powered cars this fall

China’s Hanergy to launch five new solar-powered cars this fall

One of the great ongoing discussions as electric cars gain in popularity revolves around the matter of how to ensure that the power source is as green as the vehicle. One Chinese solar company, Hanergy,

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Keystone XL to emit 1.37 billion tons of greenhouse gases, EPA finds

Keystone XL to emit 1.37 billion tons of greenhouse gases, EPA finds

If President Obama was looking for any additional reasons to veto the senate's recent vote in favor of Keystone XL, the EPA just handed him 1.37 billion. That's the number of metric tons of additional

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UK lawmakers approve 3-parent in vitro babies

UK lawmakers approve 3-parent in vitro babies

In a landmark decision, UK lawmakers voted this week in favor of a law allowing a progressive in vitro fertilization (IVF) technique using DNA from three people. This technique would be used to eliminate

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Scientists discover microorganism that hasn’t evolved for over 2 billion years

Scientists discover microorganism that hasn’t evolved for over 2 billion years

Scientists have discovered a type of deep-sea microorganism that seems to be the exception to the rule of evolution. An international team of researchers say the organism does not appear to have evolved

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BYD Motors unveils world’s first long-range electric coach bus

BYD Motors unveils world’s first long-range electric coach bus

Hybrid-electric city buses and coaches are now common-place in many urban environments, however, the transition to battery electric has remains a reluctant one. BYD Motors, however hopes to change that

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NASA’s new satellite will help monitor droughts here on Earth

NASA’s new satellite will help monitor droughts here on Earth

NASA launched an unmanned rocket last weekend to put a satellite into orbit that is expected to improve drought monitoring and flood forecasting. The satellite will be capturing data about moisture in the

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Cloud bursting service guarantees sunny wedding photos – for a mere £100,000

Cloud bursting service guarantees sunny wedding photos – for a mere £100,000

You want your big day to be perfect, that's why weddings often turn into an event that swallows up most of your savings, now with a new service from UK based firm Oliver's Travels, if you really want to

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FDA finds majority of herbal supplements at GNC, Walmart, Walgreens, and Target don’t contain what they claim – instead cheap fillers like wheat and soy powder

FDA finds majority of herbal supplements at GNC, Walmart, Walgreens, and Target don’t contain what they claim – instead cheap fillers like wheat and soy powder

The New York State Attorney Generals Office is demanding that four major retailers remove herbal supplements from their shelves after the pills were found to be packed with a strange array of

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