Google brings in Heatherwick to design its London headquarters

Google brings in Heatherwick to design its London headquarters

The original one million square foot Google headquarters in Lonon, designed by London-based architects Allford Hall Monaghan Morris(AHMM), has reportedly been deemed too boring and…

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Streetmonkey’s Pulkabacken house is decked out with a rooftop sledding hill

Streetmonkey’s Pulkabacken house is decked out with a rooftop…

This two story, 200 meter home is built right into the landscape of hillside, creating a rooftop which just begged to be multipurpose. Architect Cage Copher explains, "The sledding ramp…

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Our love of Nutella is wrecking the Earth

Our love of Nutella is wrecking the Earth

Nutella: It's the stuff dreams are made of. OK, well, it's really just amazing on toast -- and almost everything else, but according to Segolene Royal, the ecology minister of France,…

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Swine flu vaccine makes a girl fall asleep 40 times a day

Swine flu vaccine makes a girl fall asleep 40 times a day

When 13-year-old Lucy Tonge started drifting off in front of television, her mother chalked it up to being a teen. And when she slumped over when laughing, her mother thought she was…

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Scandinavia’s largest library is powered by the sun

Scandinavia’s largest library is powered by the sun

Designed to meet the Danish 2015 energy classification, Dokk1 was completed for a budget of over €280 million. Schmidt Hammer Lassen won the bid for the project after placing first in…

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Why did this Florida man cover his entire house with aluminum foil?

Why did this Florida man cover his entire house with aluminum foil?

Indeed, Janowski says his art project is intended to help people think in uncommon ways about common goods. "Curious onlookers rarely identified the installation as art," Janowski said…

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This bindi delivers life-saving iodine supplements to India’s women

This bindi delivers life-saving iodine supplements to India’s women

In rural India, many women suffer from a deficiency of iodine. Iodine is a necessary part of nutrition, as it helps cells metabolize food into energy. A deficiency can cause a host of…

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Live in Harmony with Nature in These Super Sexy Tree House Cabins

Live in Harmony with Nature in These Super Sexy Tree House Cabins

Although the tree houses are custom made to order, the company builds each project with eco-friendly principles. Cutting edge computer technology is first used to detail every building…

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14 Unique and Spectacular Staircases Around the World

14 Unique and Spectacular Staircases Around the World

This post was written by Anne of AH Interiors, an interior designer with other 20 years of experience, based in Henley-on-Thames, England.  Slide Staircase by Rodney Miller Not…

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3 Ways to Improve Your Beauty Routine With Affordable DIY Baking Soda Recipes

3 Ways to Improve Your Beauty Routine With Affordable DIY Baking Soda…

Baking soda is a kitchen pantry necessity, but did you know that this common household product could do wonders for your beauty regime as well? From restoring the luster of your hair to…

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Build a Gypsy Wagon in the Woods - All It Takes Is Ingenuity, Elbow Grease And (mostly) Recycled Components!

Build a Gypsy Wagon in the Woods - All It Takes Is Ingenuity, Elbow…

The first thing you notice about this gypsy wagon is the surrounding smell of cedar forest and the sound of crashing waves from the lake, which is just a stone’s throw over the hill.…

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HOW TO: Whip up tasty and healthy jar-noodles in less than 10 minutes

HOW TO: Whip up tasty and healthy jar-noodles in less than 10 minutes

If you enjoy grab-and-go foods like mason jar parfaits or salad in a jar, you’ll love this recipe that packs a ready-to-eat noodle meal into a portable container. Like a healthier and…

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German Students Create a Cloud-Like Retreat High Up in the Treetops

German Students Create a Cloud-Like Retreat High Up in the Treetops

The structure is raised above the ground on metal legs and is enveloped in a stretchy perforated material that exposes visitors to rain. The structure is made out of a tubular steel…

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Help craft "Wildlife Rescue Nests" for sick or injured wildlife

Sick and injured wildlife is getting a helping hand thanks to Katie Deline-Ray, and if you have knitting or crochet skills, you can get in on good works.  Deline-Ray has been knitting…

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Solar retro-modern Happier Camper HC1 features a LEGO-like interior

Solar retro-modern Happier Camper HC1 features a LEGO-like interior

http://vimeo.com/126883800 Weighing in at just 1,100 pounds (500 kilograms), the ultra-lightweight HC1 travel trailer can be easily pulled by small cars. Its 100% high-quality…

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Floating Brooklyn Barge Bar arrives on the East River waterfront (PHOTOS)

Floating Brooklyn Barge Bar arrives on the East River waterfront…

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This Crazy Solar-Powered Cabin Looks Like a Giant Ice Cube

This Crazy Solar-Powered Cabin Looks Like a Giant Ice Cube

Atelier 8000's cubic retreat is made from laminated timber beams. Due to the home's angled position, the rooms have slanted ceilings and unusual angles. The building is clad in a…

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Dig in! Study links eating chocolate with heart health

Dig in! Study links eating chocolate with heart health

Could some chocolate a day keeps the doctor away? Chocolate lovers may have a lowered risk of heart disease and stroke, in addition to really good taste. A new study in Norfolk, England…

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Scientists want to name this unbelievably cute octopus

Scientists want to name this unbelievably cute octopus "Adorabilis"

From movies to comics to literature, the octopi of this world tend to get a pretty bad rap—but the goggled-eyed flapjack octopus shows us a sweet, cartoonish side of the cephlapod…

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10,000 dogs and cats to be slaughtered for human consumption at the Yulin Dog Meat Festival

10,000 dogs and cats to be slaughtered for human consumption at the…

The annual Yulin Dog Meat Festival is due to take place this weekend, when upwards of 10,000 dogs and cats will be barbarically slaughtered for human consumption, having been…

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Burj Khalifa architects selected to design the world's tallest commercial tower

Burj Khalifa architects selected to design the world's tallest…

Adrian Smith and Gordon Gill Architecture (AS+GG) have been named by the Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC) as the firm that will design the Burj 2020, which is set to surpass New…

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Method launches impressive new line of affordable prefab homes

Method launches impressive new line of affordable prefab homes

Manufacturer of sustainable prefab buildings, Method Homes, teamed up with consultancy Elemental Design to create a new series of modular cost-effective homes that come in six different…

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Gogoro's electric Smartscooter hits the market this month for $4,140

Gogoro's electric Smartscooter hits the market this month for $4,140

The next generation of the electric scooter, by Gogoro, will soon be available to consumers for the low price of $4,140. Based in Taiwan, the Smartscooter will be available for…

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Electronic Shark Shield keeps swimmers and surfers safe in the water

Electronic Shark Shield keeps swimmers and surfers safe in the water

Surfers and ocean swimmers all over the world will likely be looking for this new electronic shark deterrent, especially in light of recent shark attacks on the East Coast. The Shark…

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This shocking story will make you give up tampons for good

This shocking story will make you give up tampons for good

On October 3, 2012, 24-year-old model Lauren Wasser was feeling a little off—she was also on her period, and using her go-to brand of tampons. Within just 48 hours, Vice details, she…

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Enter AECOM’s UrbanSOS student competition for a chance to win $15,000!

Enter AECOM’s UrbanSOS student competition for a chance to win…

AECOM have launched Urban SOS: All Systems Go, a global open ideas competition to envision more resilient food, water, and energy systems for supplying cities and regions today and in…

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V3Solar's spinning solar cells generate 20 times more electricity than flat photovoltaics

V3Solar's spinning solar cells generate 20 times more electricity than…

If there's one constant among the vast majority of solar panel designs, it's flatness; while solar panels can be equipped to tilt to follow the sun's path through the course of the day,…

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INFOGRAPHIC: Why are my plants turning yellow?

INFOGRAPHIC: Why are my plants turning yellow?

Even the greenest of thumbs are sometimes puzzled by their plants’ yellow leaves. The yellow pattern on leaves can tell you a lot about what kind of nutrients your plant is…

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Luxurious Hamptons homes that work with the environment rather than against it

Luxurious Hamptons homes that work with the environment rather than…

The Hamptons is a place synonymous with summer, beaches and luxury. And though luxury can sometimes bring on excess, more than a handful of New Yorkers have taken an eco-stance when…

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This mind-reading device can turn your thoughts into text

This mind-reading device can turn your thoughts into text

Brain-computer interfaces are nothing new—several companies have developed technology that allows one to conduct a number of pre-determined activities, such as moving a cursor, by…

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Stunning revonated alpine workshop is bathed in natural light

Stunning revonated alpine workshop is bathed in natural light

Italian architecture firm Messner Architects renovated a traditional alpine workshop and transformed it into a much more spacious workspace bathed in natural light. The building, owned…

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Can the Republican Party accidentally save the environment?

Can the Republican Party accidentally save the environment?

You can certainly cause climate change without actually believing in it, but is it possible to save the environment while still denying climate change even exists? A new video by The…

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Mello + Landini unravel ropes into stunning tree-like sculptures

Mello + Landini unravel ropes into stunning tree-like sculptures

According to Mello + Landini, the Ciclotramas symbolize the passage of time. Each installation includes a length of rope laid on the ground, either in a pile or in a meandering line,…

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Steven Holl breaks ground on London's Maggie's Centre Barts

Steven Holl breaks ground on London's Maggie's Centre Barts

The new Maggie's Centre Barts is officially underway after a ground breaking ceremony was held by Steven Holl Architects this week. The centre, only the second Maggie's in London, will…

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The whole world is running out of water

The whole world is running out of water

We’ve reported heavily on the severe drought in California and on the devastating effects of water shortages in other areas of the world. Those situations are frightening enough on…

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Pope’s official encyclical: “a bold cultural revolution” can halt climate change

Pope’s official encyclical: “a bold cultural revolution” can…

This morning, the Vatican released the official version of Pope Francis’ encyclical on climate change. The final draft skewers climate change skeptics and demands global cooperation…

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Foster + Partners unveils new winery for Château Margaux in Bordeaux

Foster + Partners unveils new winery for Château Margaux in Bordeaux

Foster + Partners just completed the first building of the Château Margaux winery in Bordeaux, which includes refurbished buildings, a large new vinery and Vinothèque and existing…

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Revolutionary Fairphone 2 is an ethically sourced smartphone you can fix yourself

Revolutionary Fairphone 2 is an ethically sourced smartphone you can…

In the last few years smartphones have have become ubiquitous, connecting people worldwide and becoming an everyday, multipurpose tool. Yet, non-ethical sourcing of materials and worker…

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