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Space, Not Spikes humanizes London’s shameful anti-homeless initiative

Space, Not Spikes humanizes London’s shameful anti-homeless initiative

Urban planners in London are determined to make life even more difficult for the homeless by placing spikes on commonly used areas for sleeping and sitting. The spikes are placed in all the “right”

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Rising sea levels are suffocating already-endangered turtle eggs

Rising sea levels are suffocating already-endangered turtle eggs

As climate change drives sea levels to rise around the globe, scientists are warning that it could have a devastating effect of the survival rate of turtle eggs. In the new research, published in the

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There’s an ‘uprooted’ house suspended above this German square

There’s an ‘uprooted’ house suspended above this German square

Construction sites are unconventional spaces for art exhibits, but it is the perfect spot for Leandro Erlich’s “Pulled Up by the Roots” installation, in Germany. Featuring a house suspended from a

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Brilliant SALt lamp runs 8 hours on just 1 glass of salty water

Brilliant SALt lamp runs 8 hours on just 1 glass of salty water

Rural communities in the Philippines will soon be trading in candles and battery-powered devices for lamps which run on salt water to illuminate their homes. The Sustainable Alternative Lighting project,

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World’s top climate scientists warn coastal cities will soon be uninhabitable

World’s top climate scientists warn coastal cities will soon be uninhabitable

A new study, penned by 17 of the world’s top climate change experts, suggests that rates of glacial melt have been drastically underestimated and, with this new information, sea levels are projected to

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Shelters for Nepal earthquake survivors can be built from reclaimed materials in two days

Shelters for Nepal earthquake survivors can be built from reclaimed materials in two days

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MfFXLHJ_D6c Charles Lai and Takehiko Suzuki collaborated with AONA architecture studio and the One Village Focus Fund to deliver the design to a remote area of

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Why are people randomly falling asleep in Kazakhstan?

Why are people randomly falling asleep in Kazakhstan?

In 2013 reports of a strange affliction began emerging from the remote towns of Kalachi and Krasnogorsky in Kazakhstan; people were seemingly randomly falling asleep—sometimes while walking—only to

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New 3D-printed bottle caps tell us when our milk has gone bad

New 3D-printed bottle caps tell us when our milk has gone bad

When making a bowl of cereal or a cup of tea, many of us have exactly the same reflex; we sniff the milk. Perfectly sensible, you don't want to ruin your morning with sour dairy—but no one really wants

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IKEA issues repair kits for 27 million dressers and chests after two children crushed

IKEA issues repair kits for 27 million dressers and chests after two children crushed

Swedish furniture giant IKEA has issued a massive recall for 27 million dressers and chests after two children were crushed to death by MALM dressers in separate incidents. According to the U.S. Consumer

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NASA just discovered the most Earth-like planet known to date

NASA just discovered the most Earth-like planet known to date

NASA hosted a live audio conference at noon ET today to reveal the latest discoveries from the Kepler Space Telescope. In perhaps the most exciting development in space news this decade, the inhabitants

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The Skip Garden: a moveable urban veggie patch built with 90% reclaimed materials

The Skip Garden: a moveable urban veggie patch built with 90% reclaimed materials

The Skip Garden-an urban garden and community space in King's Cross-opened last June in London as part of the London Architecture Festival. The garden comprises seven new structures curated by educational

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Chrysler recalls 1.4 million cars after hackers take over a Jeep Cherokee on the highway

Chrysler recalls 1.4 million cars after hackers take over a Jeep Cherokee on the highway

Wouldn’t it be interesting if you were driving down the road and the radio station changed and then started blaring music? Or the vents started blasting the heat? Or, even worse, you started to turn

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Did the Fukushima disaster’s radiation mutate these daisies?

Did the Fukushima disaster’s radiation mutate these daisies?

Photos of mutated flowers, tomatoes and other items have been showing up on Twitter, Facebook and a variety of blogs since the Fukushima nuclear disaster in 2011. These daisies, in a photo posted to

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First-ever malaria vaccine could save thousands of children in Africa

First-ever malaria vaccine could save thousands of children in Africa

After 30 years in development, the first-ever malaria vaccine has received a positive recommendation from a European Medicines Agency (EMA) committee. GlaxoSmithKline announced this morning that

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Swarms of tiny gelatinous blobs on U.S. beaches could help the fight against climate change

Swarms of tiny gelatinous blobs on U.S. beaches could help the fight against climate change

The US East Coast has been getting some strange new visitors on its beaches, thought to be a weird new variety of jellyfish - but the tiny, clear blobs are closer cousins to humans than to jellyfish. The

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Toyota’s zero-emissions fuel cell bus to hit the streets of Tokyo this month

Toyota’s zero-emissions fuel cell bus to hit the streets of Tokyo this month

Toyota's manufactured a zero-emission fuel-cell bus scheduled to be field tested in Tokyo. This public transport vehicle is based on a conventional Hino bus with a standard hybrid system refitted with a

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What really wiped out the Woolly Mammoth?

What really wiped out the Woolly Mammoth?

As we trudge into what scientists are calling the Holocene extinction, it is difficult to ignore the destructive power that humans wield over the natural world. The passenger pigeon, the thylacine

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This solar-powered gadget pulls water from the air while you ride your bike

This solar-powered gadget pulls water from the air while you ride your bike

As bikers enjoy the wonderful mid-summer weather, it is essential, for good times and good health, that they stay hydrated. In the heat of it all, even the most conscious cycler can forget to refill their

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Armadillos blamed for leprosy outbreak in Florida

Armadillos blamed for leprosy outbreak in Florida

Alarms about funny-looking creatures spreading terrifying, debilitating illnesses seem more fitting for histories of Early Modern Europe or Biblical tales, but every now an then a truly strange

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NASA wants to explore Jupiter with wind-powered robot spacecrafts

NASA wants to explore Jupiter with wind-powered robot spacecrafts

NASA scientists, desperate to explore Jupiter and other planets with no solid surface to speak of, have figured out a way to overcome the challenges of those gas giants. Wind-powered robots, called

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UK suspends ban on bee-killing pesticides

UK suspends ban on bee-killing pesticides

In a decision shrouded in secrecy that was opposed in a petition signed by over 500,000 people, the UK government has moved to suspend an EU ban on pesticides that have been shown to cause serious harm to

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Apache protesters: “John McCain is a traitor” for selling holy land to foreign mining company

Apache protesters: “John McCain is a traitor” for selling holy land to foreign mining company

In Arizona, a heated struggle over a patch of land has pitted Native Americans against Republicans in Congress as Apache seek to regain continued protection for an area considered holy to their people.

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Catholics from the Phillippines could raise 10 million signatures for Pope’s climate petition

Catholics from the Phillippines could raise 10 million signatures for Pope’s climate petition

The Philippines is the world’s third largest Catholic country and the largest in Asia, and it’s also been the site of numerous natural disasters in recent years. Church leaders there are on board with

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How hot is too hot for humans? Because June just broke another climate record.

How hot is too hot for humans? Because June just broke another climate record.

This year is on its way to being the hottest year on record, according to the newest data, and we are only halfway through 2015! So far, June was the hottest June in all the 136 years that we have been

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Stephen Hawking backs $100 million project to look for alien life

Stephen Hawking backs $100 million project to look for alien life

Astronomers will now embark on a massive project, thanks in part to Stephen Hawking and it's the most intense yet performed by humans -- to find other civilizations somewhere in the universe. By listening

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Clover Stornetta recalls milk products that may contain plastic

Clover Stornetta recalls milk products that may contain plastic

Clover Stornetta Farms in Petaluma, Calif., has announced a voluntary recall of some of their milk products due to possible contamination. The milk products may contain small pieces of food grade plastic.

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Apple grows its electric car team but still won’t admit the project is real

Apple grows its electric car team but still won’t admit the project is real

The world has new evidence to support the theories that Apple is working on a secret electric car project. Recently, the iPhone maker has brought in several auto industry experts who are just the sort of

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Can cameras embedded in rhino horns catch poachers?

Can cameras embedded in rhino horns catch poachers?

Although loved and admired around the world, the rhinoceros is an animal in peril. One of the last and largest remaining megafauna, the rhino is a relic of a time when magnificent mammals ruled the world.

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Tesla’s Model X expected to hit the streets of China by Summer 2016

Tesla’s Model X expected to hit the streets of China by Summer 2016

Word on the street from a China-based Tesla rep is that the upcoming Model X will be available for sale in China as soon as next summer. The all-electric SUV with amazing falcon wings hasn’t even rolled

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Lexus shows off the world’s first car with a human heartbeat

Lexus shows off the world’s first car with a human heartbeat

Sports car designs are notorious for having two main goals: look good and go fast. It’s a pretty simple one-size-fits-all formula that has worked well to sell cars for a long time. Lexus is turning that

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