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All major forest biomes on Earth are dying, and fast

All major forest biomes on Earth are dying, and fast

We just have to cut right to the chase on this one. Every single major forest biome is dying, according to reports in the latest issue of Science, which is devoted to the special topic of worldwide forest

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Egyptian Teenager Creates Next-Generation Quantum Space Propulsion System

Egyptian Teenager Creates Next-Generation Quantum Space Propulsion System

An Egyptain teenager has patented a next-generation propulsion system that could send spacecraft to other solar systems—without using a single drop of fuel. While it is not quite warp-drive technology,

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Airbus just patented a hypersonic jet that would fly from NYC to London in 1 hour

Airbus just patented a hypersonic jet that would fly from NYC to London in 1 hour

A new hypersonic jet design from Airbus, which was just approved by the US Patents and Trademark Office, looks to create something of a successor to the now-retired Concorde. But, rather than flying at a

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The UK’s largest earth sculpture is a gigantic horse leaping across the land

The UK’s largest earth sculpture is a gigantic horse leaping across the land

South Wales is home to the UK’s largest earth sculpture in the form: a giant, leaping horse constructed right into a grassy field in Parc Penalta. Photographer Steve Brockett captured these stunning

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Cyclist Utopia Unveiled in Norman Foster’s Elevated SkyCycle Highways

Cyclist Utopia Unveiled in Norman Foster’s Elevated SkyCycle Highways

Architect and cycling enthusiast Sir Norman Foster just unveiled plans for the SkyCycle, a "cycle utopia" that soars up and above the congested streets of London. The three-story high bicycle highway is

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Climate change threat is as serious as nuclear war, UK minister warns

Climate change threat is as serious as nuclear war, UK minister warns

A new UK Foreign Office report warns that threats posed by climate change, especially to the world’s food supply, should be taken as seriously as nuclear war. In a devastatingly honest report on the

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Insane Russian Attack Bike is Powered by a Chainsaw

Insane Russian Attack Bike is Powered by a Chainsaw

Other than the fact that it was constructed in Russia, we aren't entirely sure who's responsible for this mean-looking chainsaw bike. While it may look like it's designed for the sole purpose of cutting

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The world is perilously close to global food shock

The world is perilously close to global food shock

A new report envisions a nightmare scenario in which just three climate change-driven disasters could lead to global food shock, resulting in food riots as the price of basic crops skyrockets and stock

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Richard Branson and Coca-Cola invest $500 million to compete against SpaceX satellite internet

Richard Branson and Coca-Cola invest $500 million to compete against SpaceX satellite internet

Richard Branson is pushing his space exploration further toward the goal of launching civilian space journeys. Branson says he’ll be the first person aboard the spaceship, after test pilots deem the

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Virgin Mobile is offering employees a year of maternity AND paternity leave

Virgin Mobile is offering employees a year of maternity AND paternity leave

Virgin Group founder Richard Branson is no stranger to blazing new paths, but this time he isn't focused on travel or mobile technology, but parental leave. Under the company's new policy, both moms and

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NASA is going to test a flying saucer over Hawaii

NASA is going to test a flying saucer over Hawaii

There's long been a healthy connection between science fiction and groundbreaking technology, but it's still likely that those who catch a glimpse of NASA's new flying saucer-shaped craft over Hawaii on

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SpaceX close to launching internet-beaming satellites

SpaceX close to launching internet-beaming satellites

Things are about to get really interesting in space. On the heels of the news that SpaceX was awarded certification to bid for Pentagon satellite contracts, Elon Musk’s rocket company has asked the

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China pledges to stop domestic ivory trade and protect elephants

China pledges to stop domestic ivory trade and protect elephants

For the first time ever, China has committed to phasing out the legal manufacture and sale of ivory. Conservation groups have applauded the measure as the single greatest effort in the fight to “save

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How sustainable is wood?

How sustainable is wood?

The human race has caused irreversible devastation this planet, but perhaps one of the most immediately visible is deforestation. Deforestation threatens countless animals and plants every year, both

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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 years

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 dramatic 48 percent

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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 have been popular

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Carl Sagan’s solar-powered LightSail spaceship to finally launch test flight

Carl Sagan’s solar-powered LightSail spaceship to finally launch test flight

Almost forty years ago, legendary astronomer Carl Sagan unveiled his plans for a spacecraft with large 'sails' that can harness solar radiation so as to push itself through the universe in much the same

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An unmanned Russian supply spacecraft is spinning out of control in orbit

An unmanned Russian supply spacecraft is spinning out of control in orbit

A Russian spacecraft currently in orbit 200km (124.27 miles) above Earth, the Progress M-27M cargo vessel, is spinning out of control as it orbits the Earth. Fortunately, the craft, which was launched

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INTERVIEW: Inhabitat Talks to Housing Reclaimed Author Jessica Kellner About Debt Free Homes

INTERVIEW: Inhabitat Talks to Housing Reclaimed Author Jessica Kellner About Debt Free Homes

INHABITAT: What inspired you to write Housing Reclaimed? Jessica Kellner: I was inspired to write Housing Reclaimed after hearing stories on the news day after day about all the people losing their homes

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Re-discovering Perennial Vegetables

Re-discovering Perennial Vegetables

As the days lengthen and the sun grows stronger, many of us are champing at the bit to get our gardens started. Seed catalogues are being pored over, dog-eared, and circled, and some folks may have even

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China announces one-year ban on ivory imports

China announces one-year ban on ivory imports

In response to growing criticism of Chinese demand for ivory, China's State Forestry Administration has announced that they have implemented a one-year ban on the import of ivory carvings. The continued

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NASA’s new satellite will help monitor droughts here on Earth

NASA’s new satellite will help monitor droughts here on Earth

NASA launched an unmanned rocket last weekend to put a satellite into orbit that is expected to improve drought monitoring and flood forecasting. The satellite will be capturing data about moisture in the

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UK aiming for 10 million solar-powered homes by 2020

UK aiming for 10 million solar-powered homes by 2020

The United Kingdom nearly doubled their solar power last year, with 650,000 installations on both private homes and state-owned properties. This brings the UK’s solar power capacity to five gigawatts

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Watch Tesla’s new Model S ‘Insane Mode’ go from 0 – 60mph in 3.2 seconds

Watch Tesla’s new Model S ‘Insane Mode’ go from 0 – 60mph in 3.2 seconds

When the Tesla Model S was launched it looked rather like the mature big brother sedan to the fast and funky Roadster, but all that has come to an end with the inclusion of the "Insane Mode" button on the

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Could mining helium-3 from the Moon solve Earth’s energy problems?

Could mining helium-3 from the Moon solve Earth’s energy problems?

First Russia was interested in mining energy from the moon. Now China is actively taking steps toward developing the ability to mine helium-3 from the lunar surface. And while NASA and start-ups like

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The Russians want to build an outpost on the moon

The Russians want to build an outpost on the moon

The owners of a private Russian company claim they have the capability to build an outpost on the moon. According Next Big Future, a company called Lin Industrial has its sights set on a first-stage lunar

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China’s ivory trade may soon make African elephants extinct

China’s ivory trade may soon make African elephants extinct

China's demand for ivory is growing and so are the number of elephants being poached to meet that demand. According to Iain Douglas-Hamilton, founder of Save the Elephants, 100,000 elephants have been

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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 Last Days short

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 subject. However,

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NASA planning to launch Orion test flight this week as first step towards Mars missions

NASA planning to launch Orion test flight this week as first step towards Mars missions

NASA plans to launch the first Orion spacecraft this Thursday, in an uncrewed test flight that is the next step on its journey towards a fully fledged mission to Mars. The Orion Multi-Purpose Crew

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Le FabShop’s DIY 3D-Printable Accessories Transform Fruit and Vegetables into Fun Toys

Le FabShop’s DIY 3D-Printable Accessories Transform Fruit and Vegetables into Fun Toys

French company Le FabShop has come up with a great way to make fruit and vegetables fun for kids. They have just released 14 3D-printable components that transform potatoes, carrots, eggplants and

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