Self-parking Volvo crashes into people because owner forgot to buy feature that brakes for humans

Self-parking Volvo crashes into people because owner forgot to buy…

There are many plausible reasons to believe that self-driving cars are safer than those operated exclusively by humans—Google's recent announcement that the 11 incidents its…

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India’s scorching month-long heatwave kills 1,400 and melts the streets

India’s scorching month-long heatwave kills 1,400 and melts the…

India is a country known for its sweltering heat, but this spring has brought unprecedented (and early) high temperatures to the region, with a deadly outcome. Early Thursday morning…

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Herzog & de Meuron complete the gorgeous solar-powered Bordeaux Stadium

Herzog & de Meuron complete the gorgeous solar-powered Bordeaux…

Herzog & de Meuron just completed their stunning solar-powered Bordeaux Stadium and the real thing certainly doesn't disappoint. The firm initially unveiled its design in 2011 and…

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U.S. avian flu outbreak drives up the price of eggs as supplies are threatened

U.S. avian flu outbreak drives up the price of eggs as supplies are…

In 2014, migratory birds carrying highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5 infections brought the disease to the United States, sparking an outbreak that has affected more than 21…

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France requires all new buildings to have green roofs or solar panels

France requires all new buildings to have green roofs or solar panels

France has just passed a trailblazing new law that requires that all new buildings constructed in commercial areas must be partially covered by either solar panels or green roofs. Not…

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This pop-up "Room in a Box" snaps together in 30 minutes flat

The dreaded dorm move-out day is stressful for both students and parents. The creators behind Room in a Box know that feeling well—the designers, who graduated in 2011, were inspired…

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Poachers have killed half the elephants in Mozambique in the last five years

Poachers have killed half the elephants in Mozambique in the last five…

In the last five years, poachers in Mozambique have killed almost half of the elephants in the country for the ivory. The government in Mozambique sponsored a study that shows a…

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Nanoleaf's Gem LED light bulb shines like a glimmering jewel

Nanoleaf's Gem LED light bulb shines like a glimmering jewel

Unlike the rounded conventional lightbulbs, the Nanoleaf bulbs are crafted with striking dodecahedron shapes. The geometric Nanoleaf Gem is sheathed in frosted white glass and casts the…

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World's smallest park was started by a guerilla gardener over 65 years ago

World's smallest park was started by a guerilla gardener over 65 years…

Mill Ends Park in Portland, OR, is officially the world's smallest park. The tiny 2-foot-wide space is well-loved city landmark and rumored home to a leprechaun colony!

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HueRay's rechargeable bike grip lights protect cyclists from the side

HueRay's rechargeable bike grip lights protect cyclists from the side

Today, HueRay! is launching a Kickstarter campaign to fund the pilot run of its flagship product, revolutionary light emitting bicycle grips. HueRay! aims to deliver safety, comfort and…

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Rural writer's nook overlooks the English channel in northern France

Rural writer's nook overlooks the English channel in northern France

A family in France commissioned Ziegler Antonin to add a writer's nook and garage to an existing home in Senneville sur Fécamp, located in the Normandie region of northern France.…

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28 inspiring lighting designs from New York Design Week

28 inspiring lighting designs from New York Design Week

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Did Curiosity detect methane on Mars, or just its own exhaust?

Did Curiosity detect methane on Mars, or just its own exhaust?

There is a methane situation on Mars. Maybe. NASA’s Curiosity rover has detected methane on the planet, which excites researchers to no end, but some believe that the methane samples…

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She Sheds: Women embrace new trend of building female versions of man caves

She Sheds: Women embrace new trend of building female versions of man…

Forget all about that stinky old man cave. According to NBC TODAY, women are building their own special getaway space, the She Shed. According to Sandra Foster, who built her own sassy…

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6 delicious plants you can forage in your local urban park — VIDEO

6 delicious plants you can forage in your local urban park — VIDEO

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lfoprf37sno Living in a land of supermarkets, convenient stores, and even food home delivery, in our modern society we have successfully pulled…

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Falling Fruit map guides you to local fruit that you can forage for free

Falling Fruit map guides you to local fruit that you can forage for…

It’s harvest season! The trees are overladed with fruit and while you may be spending your hard-earned cash at the farmer’s market to get your hands on it, did you know that you can…

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Peru plans to dam Amazon River's main source and displace thousands

Peru plans to dam Amazon River's main source and displace thousands

Plans by the Peruvian government, alongside a Brazilian firm, to build some 20 hydroelectric dams across the main truck of the River Maranon would cause the displacement of thousands of…

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Udo Heimermann's eco-friendly architecture seeks socio-environmental harmony

Udo Heimermann's eco-friendly architecture seeks socio-environmental…

Clay design is a much-utilized medium in Heimermann’s buildings, touted to be a forgotten sustainable material which can provide warmth and insulation. Budget-friendly and…

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Barclays Center rolls out its new green roof

Barclays Center rolls out its new green roof

While the 135,000-square-foot space will not be publicly accessible, it is designed to reduce noise output from the arena, capture rainwater, and provide nice views from the street, as…

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SpaceX gets USAF certification, busts monopoly on military satellite launches

SpaceX gets USAF certification, busts monopoly on military satellite…

On Tuesday of this week, SpaceX entered a new and very important phase of their operations. The U.S. Air Force certified Elon Musk’s space exploration company to launch satellites for…

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Javier de Riba graffitis gorgeous geometric patterns onto the floors of abandoned buildings

Javier de Riba graffitis gorgeous geometric patterns onto the floors…

Much like tile setting, de Riba’s artworks require patience and a meticulous attention to detail. Working like a screen printer, the artist moves left to right, top to bottom,…

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Japan's Hanazono Kindergarten was designed to keep kids safe during typhoons

Japan's Hanazono Kindergarten was designed to keep kids safe during…

On the island of Miyako-jima, a Japanese island 250 miles off of the coast of Taiwan, typhoons are a very real threat. The Hanazono Kindergarten was designed with weather in mind,…

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FAT and Grayson Perry complete bizarre

FAT and Grayson Perry complete bizarre "House for Essex" dedicated to…

The eclectic House for Essex, commissioned for philosopher and critic Alain de Botton's Living Architecture program, is a fairytale-inspired holiday home. Architecture studio FAT and…

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IKEA is launching a new line of ultra low-cost furniture made entirely of paper!

IKEA is launching a new line of ultra low-cost furniture made entirely…

Swedish manufacturer of flatpack furniture, IKEA, keeps pushing the envelope when it comes to affordable design. The company is currently developing a new line of furniture made out of…

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85,000 endangered antelopes died this month and nobody knows why

85,000 endangered antelopes died this month and nobody knows why

Saiga antelopes are among the strangest-looking creatures on Earth, and they are dangerously close to extinction. They are native to the northern part of the Asian continent, where they…

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INFOGRAPHIC: Our ocean plastic problem is quickly spiraling out of control

INFOGRAPHIC: Our ocean plastic problem is quickly spiraling out of…

Try to imagine your life without plastic: it's in your smartphone, your car, your clothing, your toiletries. All that plastic ends up somewhere, and more and more, that place is the…

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ZOKU Amsterdam is an innovative loft-like space that spells the end of the hotel room as we know it

ZOKU Amsterdam is an innovative loft-like space that spells the end of…

ZOKU's loft-like innovative concept of making global living easier comes just at the right time, as more people are going nomad and working remotely. Designed for traveling…

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ISIS claims it will not destroy ancient architecture in Palmyra

ISIS claims it will not destroy ancient architecture in Palmyra

As violence escalates in the ISIS-occupied city of Palmyra in Syria, the Islamic State group claims they will not bulldoze the ancient city’s architectural wonders. Stated in audio…

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A complete guide to growing your own bridal blooms

A complete guide to growing your own bridal blooms

So you’ve put yourself in charge of your own wedding bouquets and arrangements? You grow, girl! Some may tell you it’s an ambitious project that you should fear, but believe me:…

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California is giving away free solar panels to its poorest residents

California is giving away free solar panels to its poorest residents

Roy Rivera is a disabled man who lives on a fixed income in Sacramento, and the first California resident to receive a free 2.5 kW rooftop solar system. But he won't be the last. Thanks…

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New bionic lens could give you perfect vision for the rest of your life

New bionic lens could give you perfect vision for the rest of your…

Wearing corrective eye glasses could soon be a thing of the past. The Ocumetics Bionic Lens, invented by Dr. Garth Webb of Ocumetics Technology Corp, claims to be a painless implant…

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How to Save Food and Money with a Fridge Triage Box

How to Save Food and Money with a Fridge Triage Box

MATERIALS: - a large box (a clean shoebox works great, especially if it's colorful and eye-catching) - plastic wrap - a piece of paper STEP 1: Line the bottom of the box with…

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Samsung's new Iron Man phone will make you feel like an Avenger

Samsung's new Iron Man phone will make you feel like an Avenger

While it didn’t come out of Tony Stark’s workshop, the new Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, looks like it may have. Samsung released its Iron Man phone on Tuesday to coincide with the…

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Bjarke Ingels will be youngest architect to speak at the Annual Architecture Lecture in London

Bjarke Ingels will be youngest architect to speak at the Annual…

Young starchitect Bjarke Ingels is this year’s guest speaker for the Annual Architecture Lecture at London’s Royal Academy of Arts. At just 40 years old, the Danish architect is the…

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Obama's new "Waters of the United States" rule limits water pollution…

A new EPA water ruling will protect streams and wetlands that are currently vulnerable to pollution and destruction. The rule, expected to be released this week, is a clarification of…

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HOW TO: Transform a waste bin into a beautiful designer lamp

HOW TO: Transform a waste bin into a beautiful designer lamp

Those were the days when every little office wanted to go paperless, so a lot of wire mesh trash bins were removed to motivate people to use less and less paper for work. I grabbed one…

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Tidal Vision upcycles Alaskan fishing industry waste into wallets

Tidal Vision upcycles Alaskan fishing industry waste into wallets

Getting out of the shower and pulling on a bunch of crab shells really doesn’t sound like fun. But what if you could do that -- and have it look like any other athletic-style shirt?…

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Gymnastic rings hang in the center of Naturehumaine’s innovative home renovation in Montreal

Gymnastic rings hang in the center of Naturehumaine’s innovative…

Rather than confine themselves to the original layout, Naturehumaine removed the floor separating the two levels to create three double-height spaces: two on opposite ends of the…

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Write a letter for the “Dear Architecture” Competition and you could win $1,500

Write a letter for the “Dear Architecture” Competition and you…

What do you think architecture’s place is in society? Blank Space Project wants to know. The online platform recently launched “Dear Architecture,” a competition that invites…

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