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Aqua Mekong is a floating hotel that travels the rivers of Vietnam

Aqua Mekong is a floating hotel that travels the rivers of Vietnam

Noor Design’s gorgeous Aqua Mekong is a sustainable five star hotel masquerading as a ship that cruises in Vietnam and Cambodia. The 205 foot vessel is a pinnacle of eco-luxury, combining sustainable

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6 Hard-to-kill plants for the recovering brown thumb

6 Hard-to-kill plants for the recovering brown thumb

ZZ Plant (Zamioculcas zamiifolia) Sorry for using morbidity to illustrate our point, but the ZZ plant is so hardy, it will most likely outlive you. This cockroach of the plant world thrives in almost all

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LEO A DALY created a green-roof underground passage for the students of Minnesota State

LEO A DALY created a green-roof underground passage for the students of Minnesota State

The 140-foot long, 12-foot wide underground structure connects Minnesota State Mankato’s Memorial Library and the recently renovated Centennial Student Union (CSU), but also creates an outdoor

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Apple’s ResearchKit turns iPhones into powerful medical research tools

Apple’s ResearchKit turns iPhones into powerful medical research tools

This week, Apple released details of its new software platform ResearchKit, which was announced yesterday alongside the launch of the new Apple Watch and updated MacBook. ResearchKit was designed to

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HOW TO: Attracting pollinators: Flowers that encourage bees, butterflies, and birds to visit

HOW TO: Attracting pollinators: Flowers that encourage bees, butterflies, and birds to visit

Most people have a pretty good idea of what pollen is. Some know it as the fuzzy, fluffy stuff that flies through the air and makes them sneeze from March to November, while others may get daubed on the

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Could BPA be linked to Autism Spectrum Disorder?

Could BPA be linked to Autism Spectrum Disorder?

BPA has already been identified as a potential health risk as an endocrine disruptor, prompting Canada to ban the chemical altogether, but a new study reveals yet another potential risk when ingesting the

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The Rock Bottom is a tiny off-grid reading cabin built for just $300 in Vermont

The Rock Bottom is a tiny off-grid reading cabin built for just $300 in Vermont

The construction cost of the Rock Bottom Cabin was incredibly low thanks to Diedricksen's deft scrap scavenger abilities. In fact, most of the cabin is made up of recycled parts and creatively reused

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MVRDV redesigns the Ilôt Vandamme mixed-use block in Paris

MVRDV redesigns the Ilôt Vandamme mixed-use block in Paris

MVRDV has been granted approval to renovate a 1970s complex in Paris and transform it into a mixed-use development that "reintroduces the lost human scale." This colorful version of the Ilôt Vandamme

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An amazing 650-foot-long undulating green roof tops this Parisian lab

An amazing 650-foot-long undulating green roof tops this Parisian lab

The Espace Bienvenüe sits in the Campus Descartes, a cluster of buildings in Marne-la-Vallée, east of Paris. Topped by a green cruvy roof, it meets the needs of the programme imposed by the Ministry of

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Melting polar ice reveals life forms frozen for thousands of years

Melting polar ice reveals life forms frozen for thousands of years

  As climate change continues to eat away at Earth’s glaciers and melt polar landscapes, things inside them frozen for millennia are starting to come alive again. Thawing permafrost in

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Apple to build 100 percent renewable energy-powered data centers in Denmark and Ireland

Apple to build 100 percent renewable energy-powered data centers in Denmark and Ireland

Apple has just announced plans to construct two new data centers in Europe, and like all current Apple data centers, the facilities will be powered by 100 percent renewable energy. Constructed at a total

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Portland is now powered by water pipes and flushing toilets

Portland is now powered by water pipes and flushing toilets

Portland residents are now helping to generate their own green electricity, just by turning on their water taps or flushing their toilets. Fast Company reports that the Oregon capital is using a

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The Paper Nursery delights children with its underground entrance and light-filled rooms

The Paper Nursery delights children with its underground entrance and light-filled rooms

The Paper Nursery in Paris is a place for children that is both safe and sleek. Hidden from streetview by another building, this unique structure designed by Wild Rabbits Architects is accessible via an

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VIDEO: How to Save Money and Energy With a Programmable Thermostat

VIDEO: How to Save Money and Energy With a Programmable Thermostat

If your wallet is already feeling the pinch from your monthly energy bill as we head into the colder months, you'll be happy to know that you can keep those expenses down using a simple device called a

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MUMA’s Ultra-modern Whitworth Gallery redesign breathes new life into old architecture

MUMA’s Ultra-modern Whitworth Gallery redesign breathes new life into old architecture

Architects MUMA and Landscape Designer Sarah Price have created a fresh modern feel for Manchester University's Whitworth Gallery. Two sparkling new extensions now connect the interior with two new

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Lace-like sculptural walls naturally filter light in this Brazilian home

Lace-like sculptural walls naturally filter light in this Brazilian home

Architect Marcio Kogan’s gorgeous Cobogo House in Sao Paulo was given a top floor made up of sculptural accent walls, designed by Austrian sculptor, Erwin Hauer. The cast stone walls naturally filter

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WoodWorks announces its 2015 Wood Design Award Winners

WoodWorks announces its 2015 Wood Design Award Winners

WoodWorks, an initiative of the Wood Products Council, just announced the winners of its 2015 Wood Design Awards at the Bay Area Wood Solutions Fair in Oakland, and the designs are stunning! The buildings

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Help support this 1-for-1 aquaponic farm campaign to help the hungry

Help support this 1-for-1 aquaponic farm campaign to help the hungry

Imagine living in a community that doesn’t fear of having to choose between paying for your groceries or paying your electric bill. Imagine there were open-source aquaponic farms widely available

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Harvard snubs divestment activists by investing more ‘blood money’ in fossil fuels

Harvard snubs divestment activists by investing more ‘blood money’ in fossil fuels

“Blood money,” they’re calling it, and it’s a lot of blood—a total of $79.5 million that Harvard ploughed into oil and gas companies during the third quarter of 2015. That’s up by about a

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Bibliophonies is a public bench that dispenses music, text and light

Bibliophonies is a public bench that dispenses music, text and light

Near the newly-constructed L'Autre Lieu library in Bretagne, France sits a clever little bench that isn't your typical resting spot. Called the Bibliophonie, the bench dispenses sound, text and light to

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176-pound piece of concrete falls off Zaha Hadid-designed building in Vienna

176-pound piece of concrete falls off Zaha Hadid-designed building in Vienna

A 176-pound piece of concrete fell off the facade of the Zaha Hadid-designed Library and Learning Center in Vienna last Friday. The building, which opened last year, features a facade made from

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Steven Holl Architects wins precedent-setting competition to design Mumbai City Museum North Wing

Steven Holl Architects wins precedent-setting competition to design Mumbai City Museum North Wing

The competition to design one of India’s oldest museums, also known as the Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum, attracted proposals by several famous offices, including OMA, Studio Mumbai Architecture and Zaha

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HOK’s new ARCTIC Center paves the way for California’s high speed rail

HOK’s new ARCTIC Center paves the way for California’s high speed rail

HOK Architects drew inspiration from classic transit halls including Grand Central Terminal in New York along with the elegance of local airship hangars. At the same time, they developed an innovative

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7 tips for celebrating a greener and more budget-friendly holiday

7 tips for celebrating a greener and more budget-friendly holiday

"It's the MOST wonderful time of the year," sings Andy Williams in my head, usually when I'm looking for a parking space at the grocery store, way in the back. But the singing is not always sarcastic in

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Research shows California drought is the worst in 1,200 years

Research shows California drought is the worst in 1,200 years

This past week may have brought a much-needed dose of rain to southern California, but the region still continues to suffer under devastating drought conditions. These conditions are so bad, according to

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OMI Architects insert two multi-functional pods into a 19th-century church in Bolton, UK

OMI Architects insert two multi-functional pods into a 19th-century church in Bolton, UK

The renovation was meant to allow visitors to get closer to the building's interior design. Elevated walkways and stairways are integrated within the original space and amplify the architectural qualities

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Norwegian artist fills an entire Oslo gallery with a huge grassy landscape

Norwegian artist fills an entire Oslo gallery with a huge grassy landscape

Per Kristian Nygård's works explore the possibilities of space. His latest grassy installation merges an organized architectural environment with the organic nature of landscapes. The large piece

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14 Faux Christmas Trees to Green Your Holidays

14 Faux Christmas Trees to Green Your Holidays

possibiliTree The holiday decor possibilities are endless with an eco-friendly possibiliTree! Designed by architect Richard Babcock as a natural wood, waste-free alternative to real Christmas trees, the

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Luxury Survival Condo Lets the Wealthy Escape From a Nuclear Apocalypse in Style

Luxury Survival Condo Lets the Wealthy Escape From a Nuclear Apocalypse in Style

The developer Larry Hall bought the former nuclear missile site in 2008 and finished renovations for the first Luxury Survival Condo bunker in 2012. The complex houses seven 1,820-square-foot floors of

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VIDEO: Meet Shadow—A Wolf Pup at the San Diego Zoo

VIDEO: Meet Shadow—A Wolf Pup at the San Diego Zoo

Shadow, a wolf pup living at the San Diego Zoo, gets some play time with his caregivers in this "awww"-inspiring video. He's exploring all kinds of new scents, tastes, and textures, from tree branches

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