Scientists Discover an Ocean of Water and Potential for Life on Saturn's Moon

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Scientists have uncovered evidence of a massive underground ocean of water on Saturn’s Enceladus moon. According to NASA, the Cassini spacecraft made gravity measurements that show the internal structure of the moon – including a sea of water underneath the moon’s icy crust. The discovery sparks scientific interest once again in Enceladus as a potential home for extraterrestrial life within our solar system.

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Chinese Company Assembles 10 3D-Printed Concrete Houses in a Day for Less Than $5,000 Each

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La Luge is a Flexible Holiday Home Nestled in the Wintry Quebec Countryside

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Rustic Off-Grid Pump House is a Solar-Powered Weekend Getaway in Australia

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Why Live Chickens and Bunnies Are NOT Acceptable Easter Gifts

by , 04/05/14
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Easter is coming! For those who celebrate, this Spring holiday is a chance to shower those you love with delicious treats and baskets full of colored eggs. Unfortunately some Easter traditions, like giving baby rabbits and chickens as pets to small children, are incredibly cruel and need to stop. Keep reading to see why chocolate animals or organic cotton animals are the best and only choice you should make this Easter. Also, get some suggestions that can help you introduce your child to animals without causing undue pain to any small creature.

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Tricycle House and Garden Offer Off-Grid Living for China's Landless

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DIY VIDEO: How to Make an Edible Water "Bottle"

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7 Hilarious Clothing Spoofs That Made Us Laugh On April Fool's Day

by , 04/05/14
filed under: Ecouterre

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April Fool’s Day is one of the most hilarious days to work in fashion. In the fashion industry, it’s common place to see outlandish designs and futuristic garments, so it can be difficult to tell the gags from the gorgeous. Although you have to be careful not to confuse a joke with a new Spring Line, the prank-filled holiday yields many creative ideas for clothing that we could see someday in the future. Our sister site Ecouterre rounded up 7 of the most hilarious clothing spoofs spotted on the internet this April Fool’s Day. Follow the link below to see them all!

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Man Hacks Prius to Run on San Francisco MUNI Electric Bus Power Lines

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When we first spotted this crazy picture of a Prius driver hitching a free energy ride on San Francisco’s MUNI power lines, we couldn’t believe it! Equipped with a giant trolley pole, the Franken-Prius hacks into the same overhead electrical system that propels the city’s buses, getting free power from San Francisco’s public transportation infrastructure.

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Tiny English Village Blocks Giant Fracking Operation, Announces Plans to Build Community-Owned Solar Power Plants

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Normally, the village of Balcombe, West Sussex is just another picturesque spot in a valley where nothing really happens. But when Cuadrilla Resources–the UK’s fracking pioneer–announced plans to do some exploratory drilling just five miles from the town, the citizens sprang into action. For two months they protested in an anti-fracking camp set up on the outskirts of town. Finally, the company announced it was abandoning the drill site. Not because of the protests, of course, but because rocks at the site already contain natural fractures, making it unsuitable for profitable extraction. But the activism of this tiny down didn’t disappear with the drilling rigs. Now the citizens have formed REPOWERBalcombe, a community coalition that seeks to finance and build community-owned solar power plants, and someday, take Balcombe off the grid entirely.

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Native American Tribe Wants Permission to Hunt Bison in Yellowstone Park

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Tribal leaders of the Native American Nez Perce tribe have asked to revive the practice of hunting bison within Yellowstone National Park. Subsistence hunting in the 18th and 19th century almost drove the species to extinction, but today remnants of the once great population live within the national park that spans Wyoming, Montana and Idaho, and it is illegal to hunt them.

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Brilliant WarkaWater Towers Collect Drinking Water from Thin Air in Ethiopia

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Africa's First Underwater Hotel Lets Adventurous Guests Sleep With the Fishes

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VIDEO: 6 Smart Home Products Which Will Cut Your Energy Bill

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Feeling the pinch when it comes time to pay your monthly bills? Lucky for you there are a few simple steps you can take to cut down your energy costs. With just a few simple and inexpensive products – some of which you probably even already have in your home – you can potentially to knock hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars off your annual energy bill. On top of that, a home that is energy efficient can also dramatically transform how you and your family live by creating a comfortable space that promotes both health and well-being. Watch our video guide above and learn about these 6 smart, simple and affordable home products that will leave you with lower heating bills, a pocket full of cash saved, and a house full of happy inhabitants!

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Breakthrough Discovery Uses Sunlight to Create Materials for Solar Devices

by , 04/04/14
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Researchers at Oregon State University just made an energy breakthrough that could cut the cost of solar energy while also drastically reducing the carbon footprint of manufacturing solar materials. OSU chemical engineering professor Chih-Hung Chang published a paper in the journal RSC Advances that describes a way to make the sun a “one-stop shop” that produces both the materials for solar devices and the energy to power them.

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Ai Weiwei's New 'Evidence' Installation Features 6,000 Antique Chinese Stools

Ai Weiwei's New 'Evidence' Installation Features 6,000 Antique Chinese…

According to German curator Gereon Sievernich, the collection of individual stools represents individuality in the face of today's mass-manufactured plastic goods. As for the…

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Google's Nest Halts Sales of Protect Smoke Alarm After Discovering Flaw

Google's Nest Halts Sales of Protect Smoke Alarm After Discovering…

One of the greatest things about the Nest Protect smoke alarm is its ability to be turned off with just a wave of the hand in the event of a false alarm - but that feature could also…

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Bags of Fresh Air Offered to Residents of Smog-Choked Chinese City

Bags of Fresh Air Offered to Residents of Smog-Choked Chinese City

A travel company sent bags of fresh air to Zhengzhou, one of the 10 most polluted cities in China. The Henan-based travel agency shipped 20 bright blue bags containing air from Laojun…

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UN Climate Chief Calls for 'Urgent Transformation' of Oil and Gas Industry for a Greener Future

UN Climate Chief Calls for 'Urgent Transformation' of Oil and Gas…

On the heels of the IPCC's landmark global warming report, UN Climate Chief Christiana Figueres is calling on the oil and gas industry to urgently transform for a cleaner, low-carbon…

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New Work Station Made With Recycled Pallets Cost Less Than €30 to Build

New Work Station Made With Recycled Pallets Cost Less Than €30 to…

Two different professionals with different needs needed a new working station. But they had to share the same 18.5 square meter space and they had a very limited budget. They knew the…

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