DIY: Make Your Own Yogurt in a Crock-Pot!

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Yogurt is one of those all-around fabulous edibles that can be used a thousand different ways. It gets added to smoothies, eaten with cereal, mixed with herbs to create spreads and dips, or just devoured by the spoonful right out of the container. Yogurt exists in many different forms all over the world, and it’s actually ridiculously easy to make at home. Keep reading to learn how you can use your Crock-Pot to make a bounty of creamy yogurt.

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The Oldest Pyramid in Egypt is Being Destroyed by its Own Restoration Team

by , 09/07/14

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The oldest pyramid in Egypt, the Pyramid of Djoser at Saqqara, is being destroyed by the very company the Egyptian government has hired to restore it. The roughly 4,600-year-old structure has been in trouble since an earthquake hit the region in 1992, but in a difficult political and economic climate for the country, those now tasked with preserving the pyramid are doing more harm than good. Egyptian activists claim the company, Shurbagy, doesn’t even have the necessary experience to be undertaking the work in the first place, and they have launched a campaign against the Minister of Antiquities, Mamdouh al-Damaty, claiming a “full-fledged crime” has been committed.

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Watch Explosive Underwater Shockwaves INSTANTLY Turn Vegetables Into Juice

by , 09/07/14
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Move over Breville – making great juice just got a whole lot more exciting. Japanese food company Kagome has found a way to transform fruits and vegetables into juice using explosive underwater shockwaves! In a stunt video (which contains plenty of questionable science), Kagome shows a tomato being liquified on the inside while the outside remains intact – all it takes to savor the juice is piercing the skin with a straw!

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MIT Develops Advanced Fog Harvesting Material That Pulls 5x More Water From Thin Air

by , 09/07/14
filed under: biomimicry, News, Water Issues

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Plants and certain animals like the fog beetle can survive in very arid regions because they’ve developed ways of absorbing minute amounts of water from the atmosphere. Learning from their example allowed us to develop fog harvesting technologies – basically giant nets that trap moisture in the foggy mist, and funnel all of the tiny droplets into a container where they add up to water we can drink. Now, scientists at MIT have created an advanced fog-harvesting material that enables these giant mist catchers to generate five times more water!

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The SkyHouse Features a 50-Foot Climbing Wall and 80-Foot Spiraling Slide in This NYC Penthouse

by , 09/07/14

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There are some people who have so much energy they can practically climb the walls. The SkyHouse, designed by David Hotson must be meant for those folks.  The amazing four story abode features a 50-foot climbing wall and an 80-foot stainless steel slide that winds its way around the columns. The vertical lines in the SkyHouse are beautifully accented by the organic, spiraling slide, and its vaulted ceilings carve out rooms and platforms for viewing the city outside.

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Gehry's WTC Performing Arts Center Design Officially Scrapped

by , 09/07/14
filed under: Inhabitat NYC

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As previously suspected by Inhabitat and recently confirmed by the NY Times, Frank Gehry’s design for the World Trade Center Performing Arts building has been officially scrapped. In what comes as no surprise for anyone following the beleaguered project, the proposed art center‘s board of directors has decided to forgo the architect’s vision and choose a design from a selection of three as-yet-unknown firms.

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Russian Designer 3D Prints Underwear to Cleverly Subvert Ban on Synthetic Lace Lingerie

by , 09/07/14
filed under: Ecouterre

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When the Eurasian Union passed a ban on the import and production of synthetic lace lingerie, women across member nations Russia, Belarus, and Kazakhstan took to the streets in outrage–but to no avail. While most stores have chucked their fancy underwear stock, one German brand called Lascana has discovered a loophole in the law that permits the production and sale of 3D printed custom clothes. Teaming up with Russian designer Viktoria Anoka, Lascana plans to launch a line of 3D-printed undergarments to debut in November.

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Win $100 Worth of Eco School Supplies in Inhabitots' Back-to-School Competition!

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School has started once again and Inhabitat wants to help you green up your back-to-school regimen. Enter to be one of two winners to win the ultimate school package that you can mix and match to create just what your child needs to get back into the swing of things in a green way. Choose from reusable water bottles, tree-free pencil sets, BPA-free lunch boxes, upcycled backpacks and more!

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Swiss Clothing Company Freitag Makes 100 Percent Compostable Clothing

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Tired of fast fashion filling up the landfills? Freitag – the company known for repurposing truck tarps into bags – is making apparel that can be tossed into the compost when you are done with it. Made using Freitag’s F-abric, which is locally sourced and sustainable, each piece of clothing will biodegrade in three months, enriching your garden rather than filling the trash bin.

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6 Suspended Tree Tents For a Lighter-Than-Air Camping Experience

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5 Egregious Eco Crimes Committed by the Koch Brothers

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Grandparents Build an Amazing Victorian-Style Treehouse for their Lucky Grandkids

by , 09/06/14

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Back in the day, our grandparents didn’t give us much more than a handful of toffees and a few shiny nickels. But these lucky grandsons received something much more spectacular from theirs—an unbelievable treehouse complete with decks, a pitched roof, a tube slide, a suspension bridge, and much more! Steve and Jeri Wakefield hired architect James Curvan to design a multi-level treehouse for their little ones using found objects and antiques. What resulted was an enchanting treehouse that brings together formal architecture and child-like imagination.

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Designer Transforms Old Bike into Pedal-Powered Elevator

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After completing his gorgeous 30 foot high treehouse, Ethan Schussler scoffed at the idea of having to climb up and down a giant ladder all day. Rather than abandoned his tree top escape, the designer put an old bicycle to the test. Customizing it to move along a giant chain, Schussler transformed the bike into a personal elevator, which slowly rises to the treehouse’s entrance by pedaling.

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Egg-Shaped HemLoft Treehouse is Nestled in the Forests of Whistler

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New Book 'Tree Houses: Fairy Tale Castles in the Air' Features 50 Breathtaking Tree Houses from Around the World

by , 09/06/14
filed under: Treehouses

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Nothing captures our collective imagination quite like a majestic treehouse. Tashen’s new book Tree Houses: Fairy Tale Castles in the Air features stunning images of 50 of the world’s most amazing tree house designs. Structures range from traditional A-frame homes in miniature, to bulbous, futuristic dwellings that cling to behemoth branches. There is a true wealth of images to be savored in the glossy photos captured of each arboreal abode in Taschen’s 352 page book.

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HippopoThames: Giant Hippo Spotted on London's River Thames!

HippopoThames: Giant Hippo Spotted on London's River Thames!

A giant hippo was recently spotted floating on London’s River Thames! No, it's not a freakish migration caused by global warming; rather it's a work of art by Dutch artist Florentijn…

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Police Officer Only Gets 4 Years Probation After Killing Beloved Boulder Neighborhood Elk and Attempting to Cover it Up

Police Officer Only Gets 4 Years Probation After Killing Beloved…

A former police officer was convicted of three felonies after killing a beloved bull elk in Border, Colorado. Sam Carter was on duty in the Boulder area on New Year’s Day 2013 when he…

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Vikings Built This Amazing Green-Roofed Village 1000 Years Ago!

Vikings Built This Amazing Green-Roofed Village 1000 Years Ago!

L'Anse aux Meadows is the only known site of a Norse village in Canada, and in North America outside of Greenland. When it was a bustling town, the settlement had three timber and sod…

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Part Skyscraper, Part Thrill Ride: SkyRise Miami Approved

Part Skyscraper, Part Thrill Ride: SkyRise Miami Approved

Berkowitz invested $30 million of his own money into the project, and he plans to finance more than half of its development through foreign investment via the EB-5 visa immigration…

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BP Faces up to $18 Billion in Fines for Gross Negligence Over Deepwater Horizon

BP Faces up to $18 Billion in Fines for Gross Negligence Over…

BP was yesterday found guilty of being "grossly negligent" and "reckless" in the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil rig blowout. The blowout killed 11 workers and caused the massive Gulf of…

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