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…

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Yusuke Seki stacks 25,000 discarded ceramics to form a mind-boggling floor

Yusuke Seki stacks 25,000 discarded ceramics to form a mind-boggling…

Hasami ceramics are characterized by their simple and minimalist geometry and their modular and stackable design. Seki’s installation pays homage to Hasami’s heritage by giving the…

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Juniper Ridge's Topanga Canyon wilderness perfume captures the California coast in full bloom

Juniper Ridge's Topanga Canyon wilderness perfume captures the…

As summer hits its stride Juniper Ridge's experimental Field Lab is in full effect - and they recently released their latest limited-edition wildcrafted fragrance. Topanga Canyon is a…

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A classic old home in China is transformed with a mirror-clad exhibition space

A classic old home in China is transformed with a mirror-clad…

Yoon Space Design renovated and extended an existing house in Cheongdo, China, and created a gallery space dedicated to the work of South Korean potter Jung Gil-Young. The principal…

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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…

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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…

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…

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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…

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…

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How to make a foraged salad with plants you can find in your backyard

How to make a foraged salad with plants you can find in your backyard

Field Garlic Yellow Wood Sorel Cattails Poor man's pepper

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Design Berlin’s next gourmet street food structure for a shot at $5,000

Design Berlin’s next gourmet street food structure for a shot at…

[AC-CA] wants your ideas for an innovative food structure in the heart of Berlin. The temporary structure can be a food truck or food cabin and must consider the surrounding urban…

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WTC Tranportation Hub skylight to open up every year on September 11 as tribute to victims

WTC Tranportation Hub skylight to open up every year on September 11…

Related: Santiago Calatrava’s Oculus World Trade Center transportation hub slated to open in June Each Sept. 11, the skylight will be opened to the elements for 102 minutes,…

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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,…

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Lush living plants engulf the green-roofed Pure Spa in Vietnam

Lush living plants engulf the green-roofed Pure Spa in Vietnam

No spa or yoga retreat is complete without a verdant backdrop of vegetation. MIA Design Studio takes that principle to the next level by draping a nearly overwhelming amount of lush…

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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…

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…

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Aerial sculpture made with half a million knots hovers over Boston

Aerial sculpture made with half a million knots hovers over Boston

Formerly a painter, Echelman began experimenting with nets sculptures in 1997 during a trip to India. She learnt the art of net weaving from local fisherman of the Mahaballipuram…

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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…

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Giant geometric steel maze pops up on the site of a coal mine in Belgium

Giant geometric steel maze pops up on the site of a coal mine in…

Artists Pieterjan Gijs and Arnout van Verenbergh of Gijs Van Vaerenbergh designed a huge maze made of five-meter-high steel corridors at the C-MINE Art Centre in Genk, Belgium. Around a…

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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…

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Architecture students build Paper Brick pavilion out of 15,775 recycled paper cups

Architecture students build Paper Brick pavilion out of 15,775…

Paper Brick: A Recyle and Reuse Project “Paper brick” is a waste paper cup pavilion that aims to orientate and raise public attention, regarding awareness on waste recycling and…

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LEED-certified Meadow Farm is a small organic farmstead in northern California

LEED-certified Meadow Farm is a small organic farmstead in northern…

  Celebrating California's natural hues and textures, different parts of the house echo the site's local landscapes. Its rolling zinc roofs echo waves and wind patterns…

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INFOGRAPHIC: Which states care most about the environment?

INFOGRAPHIC: Which states care most about the environment?

As the Earth heats up, thankfully so does interest in sustainable living and renewable energy. Think about the last time you searched for something like “how to compost” or …

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New eco-friendly hotel with massive herb garden wall set to open at Central Park next month

New eco-friendly hotel with massive herb garden wall set to open at…

This month, the long-awaited new eco-friendly 1 Hotels Central Park is slated to open. After numerous delays, the flagship hotel for the brand, an offshoot of Starwood, plans to open…

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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…

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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…

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…

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Snøhetta unveils plans for a new Cable Car system in Bolzano, Italy

Snøhetta unveils plans for a new Cable Car system in Bolzano, Italy

The new cable car transit system begins with the base station located next to the River Eisack and nearby the historic center of Bolzano at the Piazza Walther. The elevated station is…

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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…

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…

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Giant mysterious 'chicken church' roosts atop a hill in the Indonesian jungle

Giant mysterious 'chicken church' roosts atop a hill in the Indonesian…

Deep in the Indonesian jungle, a giant chicken roosts atop a hill. But this huge bird doesn’t peck at the ground or lay eggs. The enormous chicken-shaped building was hatched by a…

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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…

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…

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Harvard student startup lets you test-drive tiny house living for just $99 a night

Harvard student startup lets you test-drive tiny house living for just…

Created to help grow the Tiny House movement, Getaway is the first project launched by the Millennial Housing Lab, a Harvard Innovation Lab project founded by Harvard MBA student Jon…

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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…

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The bed in this amazing apartment drops down from the ceiling

The bed in this amazing apartment drops down from the ceiling

Simon Woodroffe, entrepreneur and designer of YO!Sushi and YOTEL has now created YO!Home-a compact living space concept that fits all the rooms of a two-bedroom house in a one-bedroom…

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Win up to $10,000 in Vectorworks’ Student Design Scholarship

Win up to $10,000 in Vectorworks’ Student Design Scholarship

It’s tough a life for a design student nowadays, with climbing tuition fees and expensive lab fees to consider. To help out the next generation of creatives, Nemetschek Vectorworks…

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World's first pocket spectrometer lets you measure the molecular makeup of nearly anything

World's first pocket spectrometer lets you measure the molecular…

SCiO is a brand new consumer device that measures the molecular fingerprint of anything that reflects light, except it fits in your pocket. Equipped with some of the capabilities of…

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Have your wedding or event at this opulent ballroom where all proceeds go towards helping the homeless

Have your wedding or event at this opulent ballroom where all proceeds…

The Prince George Ballroom is the premier event destination in Manhattan’s Flatiron district, where history meets elegance. Built in 1904 as one of NYC’s premier hotels, the Prince…

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How thousands of rough wooden logs protect this pavilion from solar radiation

How thousands of rough wooden logs protect this pavilion from solar…

The big surprise of this year World Expo is the striking entry of Uruguay. Participating for the first time in a Universal Exposition with its own national pavilion designed by Javier…

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Top 7 highlights of the Italian Pavilion at Venice Art Biennale 2015

Top 7 highlights of the Italian Pavilion at Venice Art Biennale 2015

Going to visit the 56th Art Biennale in Venice? Don’t forget to drop at the Italian Pavilion curated by Vincenzo Trione. Promise! You’ll find really intriguing works of contemporary…

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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…

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Yves Béhar's sleek Hive 2 thermostat looks like a polished mirror

Yves Béhar's sleek Hive 2 thermostat looks like a polished mirror

Your thermostat could get a sleek new facelift, thanks to super designer Yves Béhar’s Fuseproject. The new Hive 2 thermostat, designed for British Gas, adds a sort of minimalist…

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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…

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…

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Shape-shifting PortHotel transforms from a 2D symbol into a 3D habitable space

Shape-shifting PortHotel transforms from a 2D symbol into a 3D…

Building workshop TOMA! have designed a shape-shifting wooden sculpture for this year's Lively Architecture Festival in La Grande Motte, France. The PrortHotel utilizes the parallax…

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