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Crazy "missing link" Darwin fish can breathe air, walk on land AND…

In Australia, there is a fish that has lungs, can walk on dry land, and breathe air, for up to six days. It's not a new species, but it's on the move. This has scientists warning that…

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There's an 'uprooted' house suspended above this German square

There's an 'uprooted' house suspended above this German square

Construction sites are unconventional spaces for art exhibits, but it is the perfect spot for Leandro Erlich’s “Pulled Up by the Roots” installation, in Germany. Featuring a house…

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Palo Santo is a lush, eco-friendly hotel wrapped in 800 varieties of plants

Palo Santo is a lush, eco-friendly hotel wrapped in 800 varieties of…

< Palo Santo opened last October in the green and trendy 'Palermo Hollywood' neibourgh. Inspired by the Patric Blanc's vertical gardens at Musée du Quai Branly and Caixa Forum,…

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Brilliant SALt lamp runs 8 hours on just 1 glass of salty water

Brilliant SALt lamp runs 8 hours on just 1 glass of salty water

Rural communities in the Philippines will soon be trading in candles and battery-powered devices for lamps which run on salt water to illuminate their homes. The Sustainable Alternative…

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World's top climate scientists warn coastal cities will soon be uninhabitable

World's top climate scientists warn coastal cities will soon be…

A new study, penned by 17 of the world’s top climate change experts, suggests that rates of glacial melt have been drastically underestimated and, with this new information, sea…

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The Hubs is a backyard geodesic dome that goes up in under an hour

The Hubs is a backyard geodesic dome that goes up in under an hour

When it comes to backyard projects, there's nothing like a do-it-yourself build to get the whole family out in the fresh air for a while. The Hubs maximizes that concept with an…

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Shelters for Nepal earthquake survivors can be built from reclaimed materials in two days

Shelters for Nepal earthquake survivors can be built from reclaimed…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MfFXLHJ_D6c Charles Lai and Takehiko Suzuki collaborated with AONA architecture studio and the One Village Focus Fund to deliver the design to a…

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Bow-wow House is a dog-friendly guesthouse in South Korea

Bow-wow House is a dog-friendly guesthouse in South Korea

The clients’ site is located on a hillside above the town of Sowon-myeon Padori in Chungcheongnam Province. The architects mitigated the slope by dividing the building onto two…

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Why are people randomly falling asleep in Kazakhstan?

Why are people randomly falling asleep in Kazakhstan?

In 2013 reports of a strange affliction began emerging from the remote towns of Kalachi and Krasnogorsky in Kazakhstan; people were seemingly randomly falling asleep—sometimes while…

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15-in-1 BauBax jacket is like the Swiss Army Knife of travel gear

15-in-1 BauBax jacket is like the Swiss Army Knife of travel gear

Wish you could ditch your bag and travel lighter? The BauBax jacket could be just what you’re looking for. The travel jacket includes 15 pockets specially designed for common items,…

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Spahaus and Trihaus are "ready-to-live" homes tucked in a Canadian…

Montreal-based design studio YH2 were commissioned to design two types of wood and concrete mountain retreats that would offer panoramic vistas of the gorgeous landscape of the…

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RECIPE: bread-free sushi sandwiches

RECIPE: bread-free sushi sandwiches

Get your sushi on - no rolling mat needed. These flour-free sandwiches combine nori, rice and vegetables for a nutrition-packed meal that can be adjusted to suit whatever you have lying…

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200-sq-ft mini mobile studios let artists and entrepreneurs escape out-of-control NYC rents

200-sq-ft mini mobile studios let artists and entrepreneurs escape…

ArtBuilt Mobile Studios are small mobile workspaces that let artists, social-service providers and micro-businesses work in new ways and in new places. These small, movable…

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New 3D-printed bottle caps tell us when our milk has gone bad

New 3D-printed bottle caps tell us when our milk has gone bad

When making a bowl of cereal or a cup of tea, many of us have exactly the same reflex; we sniff the milk. Perfectly sensible, you don't want to ruin your morning with sour dairy—but…

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World's first hotel run entirely by robots opens in Japan

World's first hotel run entirely by robots opens in Japan

At the Henn-na Hotel guests check in via an automated system and greet a multi-lingual pretty humanoid robot or a vile-looking dinosaur. Other robots in the lobby welcome visitors…

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IKEA issues repair kits for 27 million dressers and chests after two children crushed

IKEA issues repair kits for 27 million dressers and chests after two…

Swedish furniture giant IKEA has issued a massive recall for 27 million dressers and chests after two children were crushed to death by MALM dressers in separate incidents. According to…

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Chinese company ‘builds’ 3D-printed villa in less than 3 hours

Chinese company ‘builds’ 3D-printed villa in less than 3 hours

The company completed approximately 90 percent of the construction in an off-site factory before shipping the modular pieces to the installation site. This efficient and timesaving…

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NASA just discovered the most Earth-like planet known to date

NASA just discovered the most Earth-like planet known to date

NASA hosted a live audio conference at noon ET today to reveal the latest discoveries from the Kepler Space Telescope. In perhaps the most exciting development in space news this…

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The Skip Garden: a moveable urban veggie patch built with 90% reclaimed materials

The Skip Garden: a moveable urban veggie patch built with 90%…

The Skip Garden-an urban garden and community space in King's Cross-opened last June in London as part of the London Architecture Festival. The garden comprises seven new structures…

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Chrysler recalls 1.4 million cars after hackers take over a Jeep Cherokee on the highway

Chrysler recalls 1.4 million cars after hackers take over a Jeep…

Wouldn’t it be interesting if you were driving down the road and the radio station changed and then started blaring music? Or the vents started blasting the heat? Or, even worse, you…

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Did the Fukushima disaster's radiation mutate these daisies?

Did the Fukushima disaster's radiation mutate these daisies?

Photos of mutated flowers, tomatoes and other items have been showing up on Twitter, Facebook and a variety of blogs since the Fukushima nuclear disaster in 2011. These daisies, in a…

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Yusuke Seki stacks 25,000 discarded ceramics to form a mind-boggling floor

Yusuke Seki stacks 25,000 discarded ceramics to form a mind-boggling…

Hasami ceramics are characterized by their simple and minimalist geometry and their modular and stackable design. Seki’s installation pays homage to Hasami’s heritage by giving the…

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Juniper Ridge's Topanga Canyon wilderness perfume captures the California coast in full bloom

Juniper Ridge's Topanga Canyon wilderness perfume captures the…

As summer hits its stride Juniper Ridge's experimental Field Lab is in full effect - and they recently released their latest limited-edition wildcrafted fragrance. Topanga Canyon is a…

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A classic old home in China is transformed with a mirror-clad exhibition space

A classic old home in China is transformed with a mirror-clad…

Yoon Space Design renovated and extended an existing house in Cheongdo, China, and created a gallery space dedicated to the work of South Korean potter Jung Gil-Young. The principal…

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First-ever malaria vaccine could save thousands of children in Africa

First-ever malaria vaccine could save thousands of children in Africa

After 30 years in development, the first-ever malaria vaccine has received a positive recommendation from a European Medicines Agency (EMA) committee. GlaxoSmithKline announced this…

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Swarms of tiny gelatinous blobs on U.S. beaches could help the fight against climate change

Swarms of tiny gelatinous blobs on U.S. beaches could help the fight…

The US East Coast has been getting some strange new visitors on its beaches, thought to be a weird new variety of jellyfish - but the tiny, clear blobs are closer cousins to humans than…

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Toyota's zero-emissions fuel cell bus to hit the streets of Tokyo this month

Toyota's zero-emissions fuel cell bus to hit the streets of Tokyo this…

Toyota's manufactured a zero-emission fuel-cell bus scheduled to be field tested in Tokyo. This public transport vehicle is based on a conventional Hino bus with a standard hybrid…

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How to make a foraged salad with plants you can find in your backyard

How to make a foraged salad with plants you can find in your backyard

Field Garlic Yellow Wood Sorel Cattails Poor man's pepper

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Design Berlin’s next gourmet street food structure for a shot at $5,000

Design Berlin’s next gourmet street food structure for a shot at…

[AC-CA] wants your ideas for an innovative food structure in the heart of Berlin. The temporary structure can be a food truck or food cabin and must consider the surrounding urban…

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WTC Tranportation Hub skylight to open up every year on September 11 as tribute to victims

WTC Tranportation Hub skylight to open up every year on September 11…

Related: Santiago Calatrava’s Oculus World Trade Center transportation hub slated to open in June Each Sept. 11, the skylight will be opened to the elements for 102 minutes,…

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What really wiped out the Woolly Mammoth?

What really wiped out the Woolly Mammoth?

As we trudge into what scientists are calling the Holocene extinction, it is difficult to ignore the destructive power that humans wield over the natural world. The passenger pigeon,…

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Lush living plants engulf the green-roofed Pure Spa in Vietnam

Lush living plants engulf the green-roofed Pure Spa in Vietnam

No spa or yoga retreat is complete without a verdant backdrop of vegetation. MIA Design Studio takes that principle to the next level by draping a nearly overwhelming amount of lush…

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This solar-powered gadget pulls water from the air while you ride your bike

This solar-powered gadget pulls water from the air while you ride your…

As bikers enjoy the wonderful mid-summer weather, it is essential, for good times and good health, that they stay hydrated. In the heat of it all, even the most conscious cycler can…

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Aerial sculpture made with half a million knots hovers over Boston

Aerial sculpture made with half a million knots hovers over Boston

Formerly a painter, Echelman began experimenting with nets sculptures in 1997 during a trip to India. She learnt the art of net weaving from local fisherman of the Mahaballipuram…

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Armadillos blamed for leprosy outbreak in Florida

Armadillos blamed for leprosy outbreak in Florida

Alarms about funny-looking creatures spreading terrifying, debilitating illnesses seem more fitting for histories of Early Modern Europe or Biblical tales, but every now an then a truly…

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Giant geometric steel maze pops up on the site of a coal mine in Belgium

Giant geometric steel maze pops up on the site of a coal mine in…

Artists Pieterjan Gijs and Arnout van Verenbergh of Gijs Van Vaerenbergh designed a huge maze made of five-meter-high steel corridors at the C-MINE Art Centre in Genk, Belgium. Around a…

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NASA wants to explore Jupiter with wind-powered robot spacecrafts

NASA wants to explore Jupiter with wind-powered robot spacecrafts

NASA scientists, desperate to explore Jupiter and other planets with no solid surface to speak of, have figured out a way to overcome the challenges of those gas giants. Wind-powered…

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Architecture students build Paper Brick pavilion out of 15,775 recycled paper cups

Architecture students build Paper Brick pavilion out of 15,775…

Paper Brick: A Recyle and Reuse Project “Paper brick” is a waste paper cup pavilion that aims to orientate and raise public attention, regarding awareness on waste recycling and…

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