20 Creative DIY Gifts You Can Make Yourself

20 Creative DIY Gifts You Can Make Yourself

Making your own DIY gifts this holiday season is a smart way to ensure that your gift will be one-of-a-kind, and it doesn’t hurt that it’ll probably save you some cash too. We've…

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Dazzling LED "New York Light" installation becomes a popular selfie…

“The Flatiron Plaza is one of the few places where it’s possible to experience the magnificence of Manhattan’s urban plan," said Jeffrey Inaba, Founder of INABA. "And it’s a…

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No hardware store? No problem. Astronauts just 3D printed a working wrench in space

No hardware store? No problem. Astronauts just 3D printed a working…

Launching anything into space requires a massive amount of time, money and resources. So what if astronauts could just "print out" anything they need? Now they can! Astronauts on the…

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Sou Fujimoto unveils plans for lotus-like House of Hungarian Music in Budapest

Sou Fujimoto unveils plans for lotus-like House of Hungarian Music in…

Sou Fujimoto's design was selected in an anonymous competition held by the Liget Budapest museum project. French architecture studio Vallet de Martinis DIID Architectes and Hungarian…

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Awesome Green Gift Wrap Idea: Silk Scarves!

Awesome Green Gift Wrap Idea: Silk Scarves!

While it makes a fun tradition, gift-wrapping packages with paper and tape is an inherently unsustainable practice - think of all the paper and ribbon that goes into the trash each…

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VIDEO: Original Copies Author Bianca Bosker on Architectural Mimicry in China

VIDEO: Original Copies Author Bianca Bosker on Architectural Mimicry…

We've been fascinated with the concept of duplitecture—the practice of cloning entire buildings—ever since we discovered that Chinese developers were knocking off European…

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Google just unveiled the first functional prototype of its self-driving car

Google just unveiled the first functional prototype of its…

Google has revealed the first functional prototype of its new self-driving car, following the debut of the "early mockup" this last May. The shape of the Google's self-driving car…

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Budapest's Charity Christmas Tree is made from 5,000 pieces of firewood that will be donated after the holidays

Budapest's Charity Christmas Tree is made from 5,000 pieces of…

Built over the course of five days, the Charity Tree was created by Hello Wood in collaboration with Design Terminal and the Hungarian Interchurch Aid. White paint was applied to the…

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Towering Qatar World Cup Memorial raises awareness about immigrant worker death toll

Towering Qatar World Cup Memorial raises awareness about immigrant…

The tower commemorates the workers who died while constructing the World Cup Stadium for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. As the construction continues, the death toll keeps adding up as…

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VIDEO: How to Make an Edible Terrarium Snow Globe

VIDEO: How to Make an Edible Terrarium Snow Globe

To learn how to make an incredible DIY edible snow globe that will impress all of your friends at your next holiday party, read on.... YOU WILL NEED: - 2 cups of coconut juice…

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New treeless, inkless paper could save entire forests of trees

New treeless, inkless paper could save entire forests of trees

In research funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, a team at the University of California developed a multi-use option for one of our most ancient mediums: a reusable "paper" that…

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Green-roofed Casa Playa will be a stunning $36 million oceanfront retreat in Florida

Green-roofed Casa Playa will be a stunning $36 million oceanfront…

The building was designed for development firm Miami Golden LLC and acts as an expansive private retreat. This elegant resort-style living space boasts 6,000 square feet of terraces and…

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NASA's robotic airships could create a cloud city on Venus

NASA's robotic airships could create a cloud city on Venus

  We haven’t even laid eyes on the surface of Venus yet, but that’s not deterring NASA from daydreaming about sending manned missions to the planet. Although much of…

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Scania is testing Sweden's first wirelessly charged hybrid city bus

Scania is testing Sweden's first wirelessly charged hybrid city bus

A wirelessly charged electric city bus is about to hit the streets of Sweden. Scania is launching a sustainable public transit project in the streets of Södertälje, Sweden in June…

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Ethical fashion lookbook offers a glimpse into true sustainable style

Ethical fashion lookbook offers a glimpse into true sustainable style

Inspired by a Twitter exchange about street style earlier this year, ethical fashion bloggers Sabina Eichmann (Consciously Sartorial) and Sonia Flotats (soGOODsoCUTE) from Spain,…

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 Sinato adds space for three and a mezzanine reading room to Fujigaoka T apartment

Sinato adds space for three and a mezzanine reading room to Fujigaoka…

How did they do it? The Tokyo-based architecture firm studied the structural configuration of the space and realized the suspended ceiling was positioned much lower than the actual…

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Austin to get 55% of its power from renewables by 2025

Austin to get 55% of its power from renewables by 2025

Texas is not widely known for its eco-friendly nature - but Austin has long stood apart from the rest of the oil-rich, frack-friendly state as a bastion of sustainability. Keeping with…

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The WiVes' Table is an elegant, orgami-like coffee table with a bent metal base

The WiVes' Table is an elegant, orgami-like coffee table with a bent…

New York City-based designer J. S. Nero created the WiVes' Table, a versatile coffee table that can be set up in a variety of different styles. The designer heat-bent an equilateral…

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Crumpled paper transforms a gallery into grotto-like Yorunoma bar in Japan

Crumpled paper transforms a gallery into grotto-like Yorunoma bar in…

Located in the Abeno-Ku ward of Osaka, the grotto-like Yorunoma bar sat in what was originally a common, blank gallery space. With the help of local residents, the clever desigers…

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Construction of New York Ferris Wheel begins in Staten Island

Construction of New York Ferris Wheel begins in Staten Island

Although the official groundbreaking ceremony for the much-anticipated NY Ferris Wheel is scheduled for February of next year, work has already begun on the parking area around the…

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VIDEO: Director Kathryn Bigelow takes on the illegal ivory trade in Last Days short

VIDEO: Director Kathryn Bigelow takes on the illegal ivory trade in…

WARNING: video contains scenes that may disturb some viewers (but, then again, that's the point!) Hollywood director Kathryn Bigelow has never been one to shy away from a difficult…

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20 Verdant Gift Ideas for the Green Thumb

20 Verdant Gift Ideas for the Green Thumb

Gardening is a wonderful pastime that can soothe the soul and nourish the body all in one go. From vegetables to culinary herbs, flowers, or even cacti, plants make every living space a…

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Enter the Mobile Architecture for Strategic Healing Competition and help alleviate the Ebola crisis

Enter the Mobile Architecture for Strategic Healing Competition and…

Ebola continues to wreck havoc in West Africa and is still spreading at an exponential rate. According to the WHO, the virus has infected nearly 4,000 people in Africa and over 2,000…

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Could these “wearable biospheres” help us survive on alien planets?

Could these “wearable biospheres” help us survive on alien…

Nothing says "fashion forward" like a living garment designed to help support human life in outer space, right? MIT researchers and German designers teamed up to create these…

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Orangutan killed over palm oil had 40 shotgun pellets in her body

Orangutan killed over palm oil had 40 shotgun pellets in her body

A female orangutan was shot and killed in Nyaru Menteng, Indonesia last week in the species' latest struggle with the palm oil industry. Riddled with over 40 shotgun pellets, the…

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Dogs are being skinned alive in China to make leather gloves

Dogs are being skinned alive in China to make leather gloves

Most people have heard of China’s appalling dog meat trade, but did you know that dog and cat skin is also used to create leather goods like gloves, belts and pet toys? According to a…

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HOW TO: Satisfy your sweet tooth with this organic, no-cook fudge recipe

HOW TO: Satisfy your sweet tooth with this organic, no-cook fudge…

Want to indulge in rich and creamy fudge without the dreaded sugar crash? Then you'll love this delicious recipe for organic fudge that swaps refined sugars for honey and fruit.…

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Eco-friendly gift wrap alternatives for the holidays

Eco-friendly gift wrap alternatives for the holidays

Chances are that a lot of us will be wrapping some last-minute gifts this weekend, whether we're celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah, Yule, or Festivus. Rather than going for regular…

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Study finds that holiday goods from retailers like Target and Walmart contain toxins

Study finds that holiday goods from retailers like Target and Walmart…

As the holidays kick into high gear, it's worth noting that many of the holiday goods that you might pick up at major retailers like Target and Walmart might actually be bad for your…

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Desolenator uses sunlight to purify water for less than the cost of a big screen TV

Desolenator uses sunlight to purify water for less than the cost of a…

Imagine a device the size of large, flat-screen TV that uses sunlight to produce fresh drinking water. Then imagine what you could do with that device. Would you reduce your own…

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Congress is forbidding dietary experts from talking about food-related environmental concerns

Congress is forbidding dietary experts from talking about food-related…

While it might not seem immediately obvious, the foods we choose have environmental impacts that can be far-reaching. Now congress is attempting to silence the voices of top nutrition…

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Africa's tallest skyscraper will basically be the Eye of Sauron

Africa's tallest skyscraper will basically be the Eye of Sauron

Although its location is yet to be confirmed, the Al Noor Tower is slated to be built in Casablanca—Morocco's largest city—and will also become the tallest skyscraper in Africa,…

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Solar-powered Heijmans ONE is a portable and affordable rental home for millennials

Solar-powered Heijmans ONE is a portable and affordable rental home…

Heijmans ONE's target demographic comprise the well-educated and single millennials between the ages of 25 and 35, who make too much to qualify for the Netherlands' social housing, but…

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California needs 11 trillion gallons of water to recover from worst drought ever

California needs 11 trillion gallons of water to recover from worst…

New research from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Labs in Pasadena shows that California’s drought is so bad it will take 11 trillion gallons to recover. That number is hard to fathom, but…

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The “Light of Life” chapel in Korea is a luminous haven for retired missionaries

The “Light of Life” chapel in Korea is a luminous haven for…

  Built on the south-facing side of Bori Mountain in Gapyong, South Korea, this chapel is the central point in a village that's being built to house retired missionaries.…

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VIDEO: Double amputee is fitted with two limbs that he controls with his mind

VIDEO: Double amputee is fitted with two limbs that he controls with…

The future of prosthetics is here after researchers at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory completed a groundbreaking experiment that gave a double amputee the ability to…

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Climate change could kill Scandinavia's iconic Christmas trees

Climate change could kill Scandinavia's iconic Christmas trees

  It looks as though climate change could kill the traditional Christmas tree in Scandinavian countries, as reduced snowfall is affecting the health of spruce trees there.…

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Australia is destroying indigenous land with fracking

Australia is destroying indigenous land with fracking

The Mithaka people of Channel Country, Queensland, Australia have a serious problem: Australia wants to frack their traditional homeland, targeting hundreds of wells beneath their…

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A crumbling Warsaw building gets a luscious new green face

A crumbling Warsaw building gets a luscious new green face

The leafy vertical garden contrasts with the smooth pale concrete panels in an attractive juxtaposition of textures. The three-dimensional green wall will give depth and variation to…

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