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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 only does this
Anyone who's ever seen an episode of Star Trek knows that when a crew member is ill, Dr. McCoy is able to use his medical tricorder to scan the patient and diagnose diseases or collect bodily information.
Nearly 40 years after the Vietnam War, the U.S. launched a project to clean up toxic residues of Agent Orange -- one of the many herbicides used by the U.S. military during the war was proven to contain
Bath and baby care giant Johnson & Johnson has announced plans to remove all potentially cancer-causing and other dangerous chemicals from its toiletries and cosmetic products worldwide within three
It's been well over a year since a massive earthquake and tsunami devastated the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan. During early stages of the fallout, Japanese officials insisted that
CFL bulb photo from Shutterstock A study by the State University of New York at Stony Brook revealed that manufacturing flaws in some compact fluorescent bulbs can lead to potential UV exposure.
Cyclone Photo from Shutterstock Even though large areas of the US are experiencing extreme drought conditions, aggressive summer thunderstorms have also swept across parts of the nation - and according
With a flurry of controversial discussions surrounding the 4th installment of LEED (formally known as LEED 2012), the USGBC has found themselves on a collision course with powerful construction
Preschool boy on dental prevention examination via Shutterstock Yet another health problem has been linked to the use of Bisphenol A (BPA) -- this time, it's cavity fillings. A new study from
We were recently shocked to learn that Starbucks' strawberry drinks are colored with 'carmine' - a dye made from crushed parasitic beetles. Those of us on an insect-free diet can now breathe a sigh of
Coal Plant Emitting Pollution Photo from Shutterstock As part of the Clean Air Act, the Environmental Protection Agency has implemented rules that has forced coal and gas companies to either close down
Zaha Hadid was just awarded the title of “Dame” for her services in architecture. The honor and new title (officially Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire) were given as part of
Nuclear Power Station image from Shutterstock Despite shutting down all their nuclear plants last month in the wake of the Fukushima disaster, Japan has hinted that its relationship with nuclear
Germany fed a whopping 22 gigawatts of solar power per hour into the national grid last weekend, setting a new record by meeting nearly half of the country's weekend power demand. After the Fukushima
According to a new report published in the highly-respected journal PNAS, the levels of radiation caused by the Fukushima nuclear disaster and experienced by marine organisms throughout the food chain
Doctors from New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center are using tiny, tool-laden snakebots in surgical procedures in order to help identify diseases and perform operations.
This isn't the first time we laid eyes on Art of Board - we covered them at ICFF 2011 - but it's interesting to see that the frenzy we saw last year hasn't died down a bit. We can't say that we're
Axel Yberg builds functional art from reclaimed plumbing fittings and his latest work is this extraordinary heart-shaped wine rack commissioned for cancer survivor Erin Zammett Ruddy. Called In Vino
Two years ago today, the catastrophic blowout at BP's Deepwater Horizon oil platform began to spill what would ultimately amount to 5 million gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, and now fisherman are
Hydraulic fracking is getting a pretty bad reputation for its potential to pollute water, cause cancer, and trigger earthquakes -- need we go on? But a new study from Cornell reports that the natural gas
We've known for decades that exposure to certain hormone-disrupting chemicals are dangerous to humans and other creatures, and that they can cause cancer, infertility, obesity and other diseases. But some
When hydraulic fracturing (or fracking - the technique of extracting natural gas from rocks) was thrust into the public consciousness with the release of the 2010 film Gasland, most of the conversation
Livestock production is one of the leading contributors to climate change -- some studies have shown that it produces more greenhouse gases than driving cars -- but have you considered the affect that red
Coal Accounts for Less than 40% of U.S. Electricity Production in 2011, Lowest Level in Over 30 years
The Energy Information Administration has released data to show that in 2011, coal power made up less than 40% of all U.S. electricity. As coal-fueled electric dropped to 30 year lows last year, the
Have you been avoiding Campbell's Soup ever since you heard the reports of higher than average bisphenol A (BPA) last year? You might want to reconsider your stance, since the iconic soup company has
Mountain Band-Aid is a plan for a sustainable city designed to help mitigate mining damage in southern China while providing a place for local inhabitants to repopulate the countryside. From a distance,
Many car buyers love that “new car smell” that comes with their brand new rides, but the chemicals that give off that “pleasant” scent are actually quite toxic. According to a new
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