Stereotank's giant heart-shaped sculpture drums up the love in Times Square (PHOTOS)

Stereotank's giant heart-shaped sculpture drums up the love in Times…

Each year, the Times Square Alliance holds a design competition for invited design teams to submit a proposal for a Valentine Heart sculpture, which is judged by the Architectural…

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UK invites fracking companies to drill under national parks lands

UK invites fracking companies to drill under national parks lands

Enjoy Britain’s national parks while you can, because they may soon be forever changed by shale gas exploration. UK lawmakers have amended earlier legislation to allow for fracking in…

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Yes, chicken diapers are actually a thing

Yes, chicken diapers are actually a thing

As backyard vegetable farming gains in popularity, many people are also choosing to raise chickens. These sweet birds aren't merely great for producing eggs--they eat unwanted insects…

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Whole packaged raccoons found in meat freezer of Los Angeles-area market

Whole packaged raccoons found in meat freezer of Los Angeles-area…

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health is investigating after an alarmed customer found whole, dead, frozen raccoons for sale in her local Asian market. It's difficult to…

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World's largest lake has an algal bloom so massive it can be seen from space

World's largest lake has an algal bloom so massive it can be seen from…

New images show an algal bloom in the Caspian sea that's so big it can be seen from space. The recently released images taken by South Korea’s Kompsat-2 satellite in 2012 show green…

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Have an idea that could improve humankind? Submit it to [THE NEXT IDEA] to win €7,500

Have an idea that could improve humankind? Submit it to [THE NEXT…

Do you have a new, not-yet-produced idea that has the potential to positively impact the future of humankind? If so, Ars Electronica wants to hear it—and will award a €7,500 [THE…

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Tsuyoshi Kawata designs a charming curved house in Japan

Tsuyoshi Kawata designs a charming curved house in Japan

This curved house in Shiga Prefecture in Japan introduces organic shapes of flowing volumes into a neighborhood dominated by traditional pitched-roofed homes. Architect Tsuyoshi Kawata…

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Life Style Koubou's House In Itsuura is a timber treehouse-like home in Japan

Life Style Koubou's House In Itsuura is a timber treehouse-like home…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4WN8VaKGBE The elongated house is perched on two organically formed supports. The architects expect that, with time, the timber structure will…

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China's replica Manhattan is a half-built, abandoned ghost town amid economic woes

China's replica Manhattan is a half-built, abandoned ghost town amid…

China is now well established as the world capital of Duplitecture, with everything from its own rendition of the Eiffel Tower to a mock Venice. But the mock Wall Street financial…

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LEAPfactory unveils prefab snowboard school at the foot of Mont Blanc

LEAPfactory unveils prefab snowboard school at the foot of Mont Blanc

The building is located near Mont Blanc, on the south-east side of the France-Italy border. It was built using a prefabricated building kit developed by LEAPfactory specifically for…

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Mysterious abandoned 'Cloud House' discovered frozen in time

Mysterious abandoned 'Cloud House' discovered frozen in time

The house stands as a time capsule, protecting precious bits of the daily lives of its former inhabitants. Family photographs, clothing, shaving razors, and other personal effects…

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NanoFlowCell's new 1075 horsepower Quant F electric car is powered by saltwater

NanoFlowCell's new 1075 horsepower Quant F electric car is powered by…

Following last year's debut of the saltwater-powered electric car – the Quant e-Sportlimousine, NanoFlowCell has revealed a redesigned version of the concept, that is now dubbed the…

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PG&E announces plans to build 25,000 electric vehicle chargers in California

PG&E announces plans to build 25,000 electric vehicle chargers in…

California has detailed to put 1.5 million zero-emission vehicles on the road in the state by 2025, which will help meet California's goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions 80…

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The UK's Lutz pod is the most adorable self-driving car to date

The UK's Lutz pod is the most adorable self-driving car to date

In the United Kingdom, driverless cars are now deemed safe enough to be tested on roadways, paving the way for new vehicles, like the Lutz Pathfinder pod. The electric-powered pod can…

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Luxury Villa Melkeveien is wrapped in sustainably sourced Kebony wood in Norway

Luxury Villa Melkeveien is wrapped in sustainably sourced Kebony wood…

LOGG Arkitekter built the Villa Melkeveien with floor-to-ceiling windows to take advantage of the breathtaking views of the city below as well as the surrounding landscape. A natural…

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OwnFone is an effortlessly simple printed phone that you can completely customize

OwnFone is an effortlessly simple printed phone that you can…

OwnFone is using Kickstarter to take the world's simplest mobile phone across the globe. Based in London, OwnFone is the world's first custom printed mobile phone that connects you…

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Jean Nouvel's Louvre Abu Dhabi is a museum that is its own work of art

Jean Nouvel's Louvre Abu Dhabi is a museum that is its own work of art

pic People tend to flock to art museums to behold amazing sculptures, beautiful paintings, and other gorgeous works of art. In the United Arab Emirates, art fans will soon gather to…

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DIY: homemade pumpkin peanut butter dog cookies that'll make your pup drool

DIY: homemade pumpkin peanut butter dog cookies that'll make your pup…

Armed with my trusty sidekick and test subject, Cooper, I set about the make these cookies out of some of his favorite things - pumpkin and peanut butter. Pumpkin is really good for…

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New MCNY exhibit brings New York architectural icons to life through animation and sound

New MCNY exhibit brings New York architectural icons to life through…

Next month, the Museum of the City of New York will invite visitors to experience NYC in a new, immersive way with an installation entitled Soundscape New York. The exhibit, which…

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Hack the planet: U.S. scientists think we should artificially cool the Earth

Hack the planet: U.S. scientists think we should artificially cool the…

A cautious report from the National Academy of Scientists suggests that it is now time to look into purposely re-engineering Earth's climate in an effort to combat global warming. It's…

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7 creative Valentine's Day activities to do instead of buying more crap

7 creative Valentine's Day activities to do instead of buying more…

valentine's day, valentine's day gifts, last minute valentine's day gifts, things to do valentine's day, valentine's day date ideas, date ideas, non consumerist valentine's day ideas,…

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bamb-u launches kickstarter for sustainably sourced, handmade bamboo watches

bamb-u launches kickstarter for sustainably sourced, handmade bamboo…

Australian company bamb-u just launched a Kickstarter for a collection of beautifully handcrafted watches made from sustainably farmed bamboo. Their bamboo natural watch collection…

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Petzl unveils new LEED Platinum North America Headquarters in Salt Lake City

Petzl unveils new LEED Platinum North America Headquarters in Salt…

As a company founded on the spirit of outdoor exploration, Petzl asserts that environmentalism is a central pillar of the brand’s philosophy. As a result, the new Petzl America…

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Pinpin Studio brings winter wonderland to life with this playground made entirely of ice and snow in Sweden

Pinpin Studio brings winter wonderland to life with this playground…

In January 2015, Christian Strömqvist and Karl-Johan Ekeroth of PinPin Studio created a snow playground for the winter festival in Kiruna, Sweden. Together with ICEHOTEL, LKAB,…

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VIDEO: Wolf Pups Get the Hiccups Too

VIDEO: Wolf Pups Get the Hiccups Too

We have a lot more in common with our furry wolf friends than most people realize, and an annoying little case of the hiccups is no exception. The star of this little video is Nikai; an…

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14 Green Gift Ideas For Valentine's Day

14 Green Gift Ideas For Valentine's Day

IDEA 1: Eco-Friendly Valentine's Day Cards Nothing says I love you like the actual words, written down on paper. Getting love notes on Valentine's Day is an age-old tradition, so this…

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Bookniture's paper furniture folds into books you can store on your shelf

Bookniture's paper furniture folds into books you can store on your…

The vast majority of folding furniture isn't exactly known for being elegant, or even that easy to store when it's not in use. But Bookniture's innovative pieces provide a novel…

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Super Skinny Horinouchi House Reaches the Pinnacle of Space Management in Japan

Super Skinny Horinouchi House Reaches the Pinnacle of Space Management…

Triangular-shaped structures are not uncommon in Japan since space on the island is very limited. Although they look tiny and restricted on the outside, these homes are often incredibly…

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Congress passes Keystone XL bill despite Obama's veto promise

Congress passes Keystone XL bill despite Obama's veto promise

The Keystone XL pipeline just got one step closer to reality as Congress passed a bill approving the controversial project this afternoon. The bill passed with a vote of 270-152, and it…

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O-office Architects transform a factory dormitory into a modern youth hotel in Shenzhen

O-office Architects transform a factory dormitory into a modern youth…

The renovation process incluuded two major interventions-firstly, a new central corridor had to be formed in order to create new hotel infrastructure and living units, and secondly, its…

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Apple invests $850 million in massive California Flats Solar Project

Apple invests $850 million in massive California Flats Solar Project

Apple is the latest player in a movement by American corporations to make big investments in renewable energy. The tech company just announced a deal to put $848 million into the…

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 Modern Japanese home creatively finds extra room in a repurposed train car

Modern Japanese home creatively finds extra room in a repurposed…

When architect Takanobu Kishimoto was commissioned to build his client’s house, he originally planned to remove the old train car that occupied the site. After he learned that the old…

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New quantum theory says universe has 'no end and no beginning'

New quantum theory says universe has 'no end and no beginning'

Philosophy undergrads aren’t the only ones who get to sit around questioning the origins of our existence. Quantum theorists have a similar job, and they’ve developed a new…

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OMA to design the High Line's latest project

OMA to design the High Line's latest project

OMA is the latest in a list of internationally acclaimed architects to contribute to New York City's High Line. The architecture firm has been tapped by developer Related Companies to…

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ROOT countertop garden helps you grow organic, sustainable food in your own kitchen

ROOT countertop garden helps you grow organic, sustainable food in…

Local. Organic. Sustainable. We all know how we should be eating – but it’s not always easy or practical. What if there were a way that you could bring the farm to your…

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Water catastrophes: lessons from the 2014 chemical spill in West Virginia

Water catastrophes: lessons from the 2014 chemical spill in West…

In January 2014, an estimated 10,000 gallons of 4-methylcyclohexanemethanol (or MCHM for short) spilled from a ruptured Freedom Industries storage tank into the Elk River near…

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This is what NYC would look like if sea levels rose 100 feet

This is what NYC would look like if sea levels rose 100 feet

Climate change is scary, people, and here's a map that may give you a little chill down your spine. Jeffrey Linn, a Seattle resident with a background in geography and urban planning,…

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100 million roses grown for Valentine's Day produce 9,000 metric tons of CO2

100 million roses grown for Valentine's Day produce 9,000 metric tons…

Roses may be red, but they're definitely not green according to research from Scientific American. As millions of partners exchange bunches of red roses in the run up to Valentine's…

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A sandy urban beach could be coming to the East River shoreline

A sandy urban beach could be coming to the East River shoreline

Civitas partnered with State Assemblyman Robert Rodriguez to work on the report, focusing on potential designs to regenerate the currently derelict stretch of waterfront. With input…

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Utopia Arkitekter unveils gorgeous green-walled plan for transforming a Stockholm neighborhood

Utopia Arkitekter unveils gorgeous green-walled plan for transforming…

Stockholm-based Utopia Arkitekter proposed a redevelopment plan for the Södermalm district of Stockholm and designed three dynamic apartment buildings and a new metro station which…

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