Artist constructs creepy Darth Vader masks entirely from dead insects

Artist constructs creepy Darth Vader masks entirely from dead insects

Artist Klaus Enrique’s humanoid sculptures are both beautiful and grotesque, made from both fragrant flowers, vegetables and plants- as well as gruesome dead millipedes, moths and…

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WHO wants to ban disease names that offend animals

WHO wants to ban disease names that offend animals

What do swine flu, monkey pox, and paralytic shellfish poisoning all have in common? Sure, they’re all illnesses but the important commonality according to the World Health…

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Australia threatens to kill Johnny Depp's dogs

Australia threatens to kill Johnny Depp's dogs

Traveling with animals is far from the easiest of tasks, but traveling with animals without proper permits is downright foolish, as Johnny Depp has recently found out. Currently in…

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Join Jamie Oliver's fight for children’s food education on Food Revolution Day, May 15

Join Jamie Oliver's fight for children’s food education on Food…

Jamie Oliver is known around the globe as a guy who is passionate about food and, in particular, about food education at an early age. He’s battled for better school lunches, worked…

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Citi Bike offers up free rides today in honor of Bike Month

Citi Bike offers up free rides today in honor of Bike Month

It looks like Christmas has come early for NYC bikers! Everybody's favorite bike-sharing program, Citi Bike, is hosting its very first ‘Free Ride Day’ this Thursday, May 14th. In…

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Vampire power is sucking away your savings, to the tune of $19 billion a year

Vampire power is sucking away your savings, to the tune of $19 billion…

  Your mother probably taught you to turn off the light when you leave a room. Why waste money and energy when you’re not using it, right? Well, there are lots of other sneaky…

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Scientists conclude that permafrost melting may not be as devastating as predicted

Scientists conclude that permafrost melting may not be as devastating…

Earth’s permafrost is thawing and the climate consequences are concerning. Scientists estimate that 1,330 billion to 1,580 billion tons of organic carbon are stored within the…

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Canadian artist transforms keys and coins into surprising works of art

Canadian artist transforms keys and coins into surprising works of art

Using found materials in new and innovative ways seems to come naturally to Moerkey, as he describes being inspired by items found in his shed, such as copper pip, which he cut into…

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Berlin micro-apartment is given a modern makeover to maximize space

Berlin micro-apartment is given a modern makeover to maximize space

Spamroom created the micro-apartment by gutting the original layout and knocking down the interior walls to start with a blank canvas. Screed was also peeled back to reveal the original…

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Bjarke Ingels goes back to school, revamps his old alma mater with a new gymnasium

Bjarke Ingels goes back to school, revamps his old alma mater with a…

Super starchitect Bjarke Ingels and his colleagues at BIG completed a multi-purpose hall at Ingels' old high school in 2013, and they with an expansion to appeal to the sports and arts…

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Ball-Nogues Studio creates compostable paper pulp pavilion for Coachella

Ball-Nogues Studio creates compostable paper pulp pavilion for…

Ball-Rogues described the 20-foot-tall Coachella Pulp Pavilion as “an architectural experiment in material composites using reclaimed paper.” The designers built the temporary…

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San Diego is building a massive $1 billion desalination plant to fight severe drought

San Diego is building a massive $1 billion desalination plant to fight…

As the drought in California reaches desperate proportions, San Diego County has undertaken to build the largest desalination plant in the western hemisphere, one which will transform…

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Ramshackle alpine shed transformed into a rustic mansion in France

Ramshackle alpine shed transformed into a rustic mansion in France

+ Chevalier Architectes Photos by Alexandre Mermillod courtesy of v2com

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MVRDV wins bid to design Seoul’s High Line-inspired park

MVRDV wins bid to design Seoul’s High Line-inspired park

Seoul is no stranger to the adaptive reuse of transit corridors: ten years ago, the city famously tore down a 14-lane freeway to develop Cheonggyecheon River Park, a 11-kilometer-long…

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Schmidt Hammer Lassen complete first part of the Malmö Live cultural complex

Schmidt Hammer Lassen complete first part of the Malmö Live cultural…

Danish architecture firm Schmidt Hammer Lassen completed a part of the culture complex in Malmö, Sweden, which includes spaces from skating, public big screen and a new promenade along…

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Ozone layer heals while carbon dioxide emissions reach desperately high levels

Ozone layer heals while carbon dioxide emissions reach desperately…

When it comes to humanity’s impact on the planet, we just can’t seem to find the right balance. When one thing comes into balance, another gets thrown out of whack. In this case it…

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Californians Paint Their Lawns Green as Devastating Drought Continues

Californians Paint Their Lawns Green as Devastating Drought Continues

California's crippling drought has forced many residents to cut back on water-wasting activities, but one company is making the best of a bad situation by helping them keep their lawns…

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Could humans make their own sunscreen like many animals do?

Could humans make their own sunscreen like many animals do?

Ever wondered how your backyard chicken can cluck around all day in summer without roasting, or how fish swim in sun-drenched waters to no apparent ill-effect? A team of researchers…

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Curious solar-powered "Utteraton Machine" pops up in NYC

public utteraton machine, solar power, solar powered phone booth, long island city, long island city art, Rebecca Hackemann, utteraton, Public Utteraton Machine Rebecca…

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Google's self-driving cars were not at fault in any of their 11 accidents

Google's self-driving cars were not at fault in any of their 11…

Google says its self-driving cars have been in more accidents than recently reported, but the cars were not at fault in any. A recent report by the Associated Press said Google’s…

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INFOGRAPHIC: Can you guess the top 20 tallest skylines in the world?

INFOGRAPHIC: Can you guess the top 20 tallest skylines in the world?

Skylines across the world are growing ever taller as cities compete for the tallest building crown. Fly Dubai takes a closer look by rounding up the top 20 tallest skylines in the world…

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VIDEO: How to find and cook delicious Chanterelle mushrooms in a forest near you

VIDEO: How to find and cook delicious Chanterelle mushrooms in a…

In 1836, Swedish mycologist Elias Fries called the chanterelle "one of the most important and best edible mushrooms." They are also incredibly nutritious - in addition to containing…

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New bill could cut $135 billion in subsidies to fossil fuel companies

New bill could cut $135 billion in subsidies to fossil fuel companies

Recently presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders, together with Minnesota congressman Keith Ellison proposed a bill entitled the "End Polluter Welfare Act," in which they seek to bring an…

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Smart Garden Hub from GreenIQ saves time and water resources

Smart Garden Hub from GreenIQ saves time and water resources

Returning to the roots doesn’t necessarily require ditching your devices. Advanced networking technology and artificial intelligence may soon be as indispensable as a rake and a hoe…

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VIDEO: A super-easy way to make healthy, one-ingredient fruit roll-ups

VIDEO: A super-easy way to make healthy, one-ingredient fruit roll-ups

Do you remember eating Fruit Roll-Ups and Fruit by the Foot as a kid? They were some of the most coveted lunch snacks, but they were also packed with sugar and other artificial…

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Scientists are turning fungi into clean-burning jet fuel

Scientists are turning fungi into clean-burning jet fuel

The development of biofuels for use in airplanes has been something of a slow process, with both Air Canada and Boeing utilizing a biofuel made from used cooking oil—combined with…

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PWD Architecture to break ground on nature-infused mixed use development in Dali, China

PWD Architecture to break ground on nature-infused mixed use…

PWD Architecture sought to create a complex that would celebrate the site’s natural beauty. Thus, the architects designed largely in section to optimize natural daylight and…

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Hawaii aims to be the first state to run entirely on renewable energy

Hawaii aims to be the first state to run entirely on renewable energy

Hawaii has more reasons that most to have a disdain for oil dependence—as a series of islands, climate change poses a very present threat—and, as a series of islands that's…

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Magnitude 7.3 earthquake hits a traumatized Nepal

Magnitude 7.3 earthquake hits a traumatized Nepal

Just two weeks after a magnitude 7.8 earthquake devastated Nepal and claimed over 8,000 lives, a powerful 7.3 earthquake has struck the rural town of Namche, which lies around 50 miles…

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Obama administration approves Shell to resume Arctic oil drilling

Obama administration approves Shell to resume Arctic oil drilling

Just months after protecting 12.3 million acres of Alaskan wilderness from drilling, the Obama administration has given Shell the green light to drill for oil in Arctic waters off…

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Over 12 million trees are dying in California as drought rages on

Over 12 million trees are dying in California as drought rages on

As California grapples with is fourth year of record-breaking drought conditions, millions of trees are becoming silent victims to the severe water shortage – and millions more are…

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Low-cost, rolling Friggatto House transforms into two separate buildings

Low-cost, rolling Friggatto House transforms into two separate…

Students of a recently founded program at KTH Schoool of Architecture in Stockholm designed and built their own rolling, low-cost, non-permit studio space and named it FRIGGATTO, after…

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This tiny shape-shifting sideways-driving car could mark the end of parallel parking

This tiny shape-shifting sideways-driving car could mark the end of…

It’s small, cute, and sleek. Just another smart car, though? Hardly. The EO Smart Connecting Car 2, or “EOscc2” for short, does things like no other smart car we’ve seen, except…

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Sculptural House in Lubliniec 2 hides an all-white interior within a sleek black envelope

Sculptural House in Lubliniec 2 hides an all-white interior within a…

House in Lubliniec 2, designed by Dyrda Fikus Architekci, looks like a large black sculpture placed in a residential neighborhood in Poland. Its dark exterior walls and absence of large…

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A rolling garden on wheels recently popped up in the middle of Milan

A rolling garden on wheels recently popped up in the middle of Milan

A4A Rivolta Savioni studio’s urban garden solution popped up at Expo Gate Milano last month. Easily movable, the public garden, called Why not in the garden? was wheeled out into the…

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7 Gorgeous modern homes hidden inside stone ruins

7 Gorgeous modern homes hidden inside stone ruins

House of Ruins by NRJA Latvian architects NRJA completed the House of Ruins, an award-winning contemporary home built inside the ruins of a 19th century Latvian stone barn. In…

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EDI is a sleek, modern table made out of local, renewable wood using renewable energy

EDI is a sleek, modern table made out of local, renewable wood using…

EDI is a new table made using 100% renewable materials and 100% renewable energy by Finnish brand Nikari. Nikari sources its timber from local woods that are tended with the principles…

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Argentina's airy RM House floats elegantly above the grassy Pampas landscape

Argentina's airy RM House floats elegantly above the grassy Pampas…

The stunning RM House in Mar de Ajó is 230 miles drive from Argentina's capital, Buenos Aires. It was designed as a summer and weekend retreat from all the hustle and bustle of daily…

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Absolutely enchanting AirBNB home in Brazil was built from demolished houses in the area

Absolutely enchanting AirBNB home in Brazil was built from demolished…

The Floripa cabin is located on the north of the island, overlooking rough but crystal clear waters and a fine white sand beach. Jaime settled in the island 30 years ago, where he…

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Engineers build artificial muscles from onion skin and gold

Engineers build artificial muscles from onion skin and gold

Onions are already known for making people cry, but the humble allium’s contribution to a recent technological breakthrough may be reason for tears of joy. In the journal Applied…

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