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Edith Macefield’s famed “Up” house is being saved by a nonprofit

Edith Macefield’s famed “Up” house is being saved by a nonprofit

Earlier this month, we reported the sad news that Edith Macefield’s iconic Seattle home likely faced demolition, after its new owners determined that it would be too expensive to renovate into a coffee

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UPDATED: Cecil the lion’s brother Jericho confirmed to be alive

UPDATED: Cecil the lion’s brother Jericho confirmed to be alive

While the world mourns the loss of Cecil the lion, breaking news reveals that his brother Jericho was killed today by poachers illegally hunting in Zimbabwe. After Cecil was killed by American dentist

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This Brilliant Rekindle Candlestick Turns Melted Wax Into a Fresh New Candle

This Brilliant Rekindle Candlestick Turns Melted Wax Into a Fresh New Candle

Designer Benjamin Shine has created a brilliant regenerative candle holder that transforms melted wax into a fresh new candle! The Rekindle Candlestick lets users reuse a candle over and over again by

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The SunPort lets you support solar power any time, anywhere

The SunPort lets you support solar power any time, anywhere

A little company called SunPort is launching a crowdfunding campaign that could change the clean energy game in a new way. SunPort is a smart device that looks like an ordinary outlet extender, save for

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Only four Northern White Rhinos remain on the planet

Only four Northern White Rhinos remain on the planet

Nabire was a 31-year-old Northern White Rhino who called Czech Republic's Dvur Kralove Zoo home until her death, which was announced Tuesday. Nabire suffered from uterine cysts, which made it impossible

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Exclusive video: The Barr Brothers perform at the Pickathon Music Festival

Exclusive video: The Barr Brothers perform at the Pickathon Music Festival

Somewhere between a dusty Americana and West African groove lies the soulful grit and instrumentally diverse folk-rock sound evoked from The Barr Brothers. The Montreal-based quartet features mesmerizing

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Facebook unveils solar-powered Aquila plane that will beam the internet to remote locations

Facebook unveils solar-powered Aquila plane that will beam the internet to remote locations

It has long been in the works, but Facebook’s solar-powered, internet-giving plane is finally ready to take to the skies. The social media giant recently unveiled the Aquila, a V-shaped drone with the

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California senators push for emergency drought relief measures

California senators push for emergency drought relief measures

California lawmakers are finally getting serious about the worsening drought in the coastal state. Senators Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer jointly introduced a bill this week that outlines a host of

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Beijing was just selected to host the 2022 Winter Olympic Games

Beijing was just selected to host the 2022 Winter Olympic Games

Bird's Nest stadium Water Cube artificial snow-making plan

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Australia reveals the world’s first solar powered “e-paper” traffic signs

Australia reveals the world’s first solar powered “e-paper” traffic signs

Sydney is leading the way in eco-friendly traffic signs by using solar-powered, “electronic ink” signs. Completely sustainable and able to be updated at the drop of a hat, the technology, which uses

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Scientists transform human cells into lasers

Scientists transform human cells into lasers

That youthful glow you sometimes exude may no longer be just the light. Scientists from Harvard Medical School have developed three ways to use individual cells and turn them into functioning lasers that

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American public calls for extradition of lion poacher Walter Palmer

American public calls for extradition of lion poacher Walter Palmer

The American dentist who allegedly paid $55,000 to kill a beloved lion in Zimbabwe has come under fire since his identity was disclosed to the public this week. Stories about Cecil the lion and the

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Rotterdam is building the world’s largest electric vacuum cleaner to suck up smog and turn it into jewelry

Rotterdam is building the world’s largest electric vacuum cleaner to suck up smog and turn it into jewelry

A Smog Free Tower that stands 23 feet tall is being built to scrub pollution out of the air in parks and other public outdoor spaces in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. On a mission to make cleaner cities,

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Large-scale solar is nearly the same cost as other fuels in world’s three biggest markets

Large-scale solar is nearly the same cost as other fuels in world’s three biggest markets

If you remember anything from your first economics class, it probably has something to do with supply and demand. The more abundant a product, the lower the price drops. In the case of rapidly growing

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Daniel Libeskind to build soaring pyramid skyscraper in Jerusalem

Daniel Libeskind to build soaring pyramid skyscraper in Jerusalem

Studio Daniel Libeskind and local architect Yigal Levi, unveiled  new renderings of the high-rise design in Jerusalem's downtown area, first unveiled in 2011. Dubbed the Pyramid, this multi-purpose tower

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Google starts equipping Street View cars with air pollution sensors

Google starts equipping Street View cars with air pollution sensors

Google Street View cars have been patrolling for years now, providing limitless information about the world we live in and creeping us out when we search for our own homes. Recently, Google partnered with

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The first humans were smaller and “scrappy,” new study shows

The first humans were smaller and “scrappy,” new study shows

The first humans were smaller, but “scrappy” according to a new comprehensible dataset. These humans emerged from South Africa and were from a smaller-bodied species called Homo habilis -- aka, “The

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Richard Branson calls to protect all sharks after surfer Mick Fanning’s amazing escape

Richard Branson calls to protect all sharks after surfer Mick Fanning’s amazing escape

Sir Richard Branson is using Mick Fanning's recent brush with death via shark to call for greater protection for all sharks. He urged in a recent blog post that "the coverage of this highly unusual event

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Roger Partners and ASD unveil plans for a new public pier in St. Petersburg, Florida

Roger Partners and ASD unveil plans for a new public pier in St. Petersburg, Florida

New York studio Rogers Partners, landscape architect Ken Smith and local firm ASD were selected to design the new hybrid pier and park that will replace the existing inverted-pyramid structure in St

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Urine-deflecting walls in San Francisco will make you think twice about Number One

Urine-deflecting walls in San Francisco will make you think twice about Number One

Ah, urination. One of life’s simple pleasures, enhanced when performed in an outdoor setting. Though public peeing is best is done in natural spaces with some privacy, city folk sometimes just gotta go

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Researchers discover massive new carbon sink that stores GHG emissions

Researchers discover massive new carbon sink that stores GHG emissions

Scientists are always looking for ways to combat carbon emissions, and it’s common knowledge that plants consume carbon dioxide and turn it into oxygen, effectively cleaning our atmosphere. That’s one

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Activists who freed thousands of fur industry animals charged as “terrorists”

Activists who freed thousands of fur industry animals charged as “terrorists”

This week, two individuals were charged with “conspiracy to violate the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act” after allegedly freeing thousands of animals from the fur industry and causing property damage,

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Cecil the lion’s killer identified as American dentist Walter Palmer

Cecil the lion’s killer identified as American dentist Walter Palmer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H4a2htZ2wIQ Cecil the lion was one of Hwangwe National Parks favorite attractions, and now his killer may face poaching charges. A dentist from Minnesota, Walter Palmer

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The fastest accelerating electric vehicle in the world hits 100 km/h in 1.779 seconds

The fastest accelerating electric vehicle in the world hits 100 km/h in 1.779 seconds

A team of students from the University of Stuttgart are anxiously awaiting to hear from the Guinness Book of World Records, who will bring them news as to whether or not they have officially built the

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New Bubble Greenhouses could produce fresh water and food in drought-stricken regions

New Bubble Greenhouses could produce fresh water and food in drought-stricken regions

A bubble greenhouse sounds just like the kind of thing one would put in a preschool to grow bubbles or use as a bouncy house or some such thing. Instead, researchers are looking to create a bubble

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Bangladesh’s abundant tiger population has collapsed to just 100

Bangladesh’s abundant tiger population has collapsed to just 100

In Bangladesh, a new census shows that tiger populations in the Sundarbans mangrove forest are more endangered than ever. The study, which used hidden cameras to track and record tigers, provides a more

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This expanding ‘origami’ bridge gives victims of natural disasters instant access to supplies

This expanding ‘origami’ bridge gives victims of natural disasters instant access to supplies

Natural disasters are Mother Nature’s way of showing us just how powerful she is and how fragile and unpredictable our lives can be. Survivors of such events find themselves without some of the most

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FDA bans import of some Mexican cilantro after feces found at farms

FDA bans import of some Mexican cilantro after feces found at farms

The FDA has announced a ban on imports of cilantro grown in specific areas of Mexico, as well as heightened inspections for all Mexican-grown cilantro after a series of inspections found unsanitary

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World’s oldest panda celebrates with cake and bamboo. Happy Birthday Jia Jia!

World’s oldest panda celebrates with cake and bamboo. Happy Birthday Jia Jia!

Celebrations took place Tuesday July 28 at the Ocean Park Center in Hong Kong as their oldest Giant Panda, Jiu Jiu turned 37 and her place in the Guinness Book of World Records as not only the oldest

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Hillary Clinton wants to increase U.S. solar power 700% by 2027

Hillary Clinton wants to increase U.S. solar power 700% by 2027

As the race to the White House heats up, Hillary Clinton is in the spotlight more than ever. Like her opponents, Clinton has begun issuing proposals for responding to climate change and the first phase

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