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

Richard Branson calls to protect all sharks after surfer Mick…

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…

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Eero Saarinen's iconic JFK terminal to be reborn as swanky airport hotel and convention center

Eero Saarinen's iconic JFK terminal to be reborn as swanky airport…

MCR Development will revamp JFK's Eero Saarinen-designed TWA Flight Center into a lavish hotel and convention center, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced yesterday at a luncheon in…

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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.…

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…

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Ford's new headlights can automatically shine a light on pedestrians and animals

Ford's new headlights can automatically shine a light on pedestrians…

Driving at night can be a bit unnerving on unlit roads, since it can be a bit difficult to see potential hazards on the road. Ford has revealed that it is working on new advanced…

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NEXT Architects reveals undulating Shouxi Stone-inspired Fuzhou apartment complex

NEXT Architects reveals undulating Shouxi Stone-inspired Fuzhou…

Architecture firm NEXT completed an apartment complex inspired by the famous local 'seal-stone' or 'shouxi-stone' of Fuzhou, the capital of the Fujian Province. The meandering balconies…

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This house has a special staircase designed just for dogs

This house has a special staircase designed just for dogs

Located next to the regular stairwell, the pooch-friendly staircase has smaller steps and even a doggy balustrade. The short riser height and shallow incline translates to a much longer…

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Is Bernie Sanders our best defense against climate change?

Is Bernie Sanders our best defense against climate change?

Could Bernie Sanders be our best hope to save the planet from catastrophic climate change by leading a clean energy revolution in the United States? The 2016 Democratic presidential…

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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…

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…

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FeltForms are handmade felt acoustic panels that merge art and function

FeltForms are handmade felt acoustic panels that merge art and…

FELTFROMS - 3D acoustic panels FeltForms are a series of handmade acoustic 3D panels. It's the result created through the Research of felt material and the variety of forms that it…

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Studio Vara converts a boring old box building into a refreshing green office space in San Francisco

Studio Vara converts a boring old box building into a refreshing green…

With a smart design strategy, even the most boring buildings can be transformed into interesting spaces. Architecture firm Studio Vara redesigned a plain commercial box building in San…

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Give your succulents their own spacesuits with this 3D-printed planter

Give your succulents their own spacesuits with this 3D-printed planter

Let your succulents and cacti explore other worlds, or at least your windowsill, with this adorable 3D printed planter. Created by industrial designed Emmanuel Carrillo, the table top…

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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…

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See what LaGuardia Airport's massive $4 billion makeover will look like

See what LaGuardia Airport's massive $4 billion makeover will look…

The majority of the cost, according to Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which operates the airport in northern Queens, will go toward tearing down the existing Central…

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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…

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…

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139 new Citi Bike stations to be rolled out in NYC this August

139 new Citi Bike stations to be rolled out in NYC this August

Summer cruising is about to get even sweeter, with Citi Bike’s new expansion planned for August. The popular bike share will hit even more neighborhoods, bringing new bike stations to…

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Dolphins are struggling to reproduce because of chemical pollution

Dolphins are struggling to reproduce because of chemical pollution

Dolphins are having trouble reproducing according to a new study, and it’s because of industrial chemical pollution. The chemicals, polychlorinated biphenyls or PCB’s, can last in…

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A classic Baroque church is reimagined as a glowing Orangery in Denmark

A classic Baroque church is reimagined as a glowing Orangery in…

This translucent pavilion reinterprets a famous Baroque church designed by Francesco Borromini, but is built using steel structure and a plastic envelope. The structure, designed by…

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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…

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Brilliant rainbow mural unites a community in the drug capital of Mexico

Brilliant rainbow mural unites a community in the drug capital of…

So many souls, so many colors starts to express Germen Crew's approach to a multicolored mural in a small Mexican pueblo. Commissioned by the Las Palmitas municipality of the state of…

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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…

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…

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Bird-shaped treehouse with a stunning view pops up in Japan’s woods

Bird-shaped treehouse with a stunning view pops up in Japan’s woods

The nine-meter-tall treehouse comprises two main components: the two-piece angled painted roof that forms the bird’s body, and the unpainted wooden staircase arranged to look like 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…

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…

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SNEAK PEEK: Chrysler's electric Town & Country minivan spotted on the streets of LA

SNEAK PEEK: Chrysler's electric Town & Country minivan spotted on the…

What do we have here? Yesterday on my way to the office I pulled up next to two heavily camouflaged prototypes of Chrysler’s all-new Town & Country minivan, which is expected to…

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Portable Snoozebox hotel wins coveted design award for its redesign by Tangerine

Portable Snoozebox hotel wins coveted design award for its redesign by…

Snoozebox’s new beautiful interiors carry all the comforts of home, from the furniture to the color palette. All rooms are ensuite, have an upholstered sofa, an elegant desk and…

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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…

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Help fight California’s water crisis in Archinect’s “Dry Futures” competition

Help fight California’s water crisis in Archinect’s “Dry…

The clock is ticking for America’s most populous state: drought-choked California is in the midst of a water crisis and only has about one year of water supply left in its reservoirs.…

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INFOGRAPHIC: Are our homes becoming more sustainable overall?

INFOGRAPHIC: Are our homes becoming more sustainable overall?

Our current climate situation is a big problem without one simple answer. In order to slow or halt climate change, we are going to need to change many different aspects of modern life.…

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Problem solving architects give Venetian apartment a flood-proof upgrade

Problem solving architects give Venetian apartment a flood-proof…

The city of Venice, Italy celebrates its commitment to history by preserving, and still utilizing, its canals throughout the city. Citizens have seen a need, however, to address some…

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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…

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…

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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…

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This gigantic shimmering disc is made from 14,000 eyeglass lenses

This gigantic shimmering disc is made from 14,000 eyeglass lenses

Calgary-based artists Caitlind r.c. Brown & Wayne Garrett reused discarded and broken eyeglass lenses to create a massive installation suspended over the historic facade of Pera…

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Futuristic self-sufficient vertical city rises from the Sahara Desert

Futuristic self-sufficient vertical city rises from the Sahara Desert

French architectural design firms Nicholas Laisné Associés and OXO Architectes teamed up to design a concept for a massive vertical city in the Saharan desert. The La Tour des Sables…

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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…

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…

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Outdoor pop-up libraries bring literary love to little ones in East Harlem and the South Bronx

Outdoor pop-up libraries bring literary love to little ones in East…

Via DNA Info + Uni Project + Harvest Home Images via Uni Project

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Villa One is an affordable prefab home that accommodates a growing family

Villa One is an affordable prefab home that accommodates a growing…

The architects designed the flexible 136-square-meter home with a Y-shaped floorplan to maximize communal spaces and views out to the landscape, courtyard, and secret garden. The shape…

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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…

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Amazing wood Pequod caravan comfortably fits a family of four

Amazing wood Pequod caravan comfortably fits a family of four

Currently parked in Indiana, the Pequod is on the larger side of tiny homes. Weighing 11,500 pounds, the tiny house measures 26 feet in length and a maximum of 8.5 feet in width, with…

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Shigeru Ban will reuse earthquake rubble to build Nepal relief shelters

Shigeru Ban will reuse earthquake rubble to build Nepal relief…

Shigeru Ban and his humanitarian organization Volunteer Architects Network (VAN) announced plans to build emergency shelters for Nepal back in May, but it wasn’t until now that the…

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How one woman turned an old school bus into the coziest little home

How one woman turned an old school bus into the coziest little home

Stephanie Adams began her Tiny Home Bus Conversion by purchasing a 220 square foot school bus for $2,125 from an online auction. The 2000 diesel model, with 98,000 miles clocked, proved…

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Four-legged prehistoric snake offers clues about the reptile's evolution

Four-legged prehistoric snake offers clues about the reptile's…

A 113-year-old fossil uncovered in Brazil has provided the first evidence that snakes did, at one stage, have four legs—and it's believed that these limbs were used for burrowing as…

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