Shampoo photo from Shutterstock You may have thought that the worst thing your shampoo could do to you is to sting your eyes, but it turns out that your shampoo could be deadly. The Center for
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Poachers in Zimbabwe have taken their hunt for elephants to a whole new level by poisoning their watering hole. Six men have been arrested in connection with the deaths of forty-one elephants in Harare
One rhino is killed every 11 hours in Africa, and of the 20,000 rhinos that lived in Kenya in 1969, just over 500 remain. To help keep tabs on the remaining individuals, Cambridge Consultants has
Seville CSP Tower via Shutterstock As South Africa works to generate 17,800 MW of renewable energy by 2030, Spanish firm Abengoa is installing two concentrating solar power plants in the Northern Cape
Three animals at an Indonesian zoo died after eating poisoned meat earlier this month. An endangered Sumatran tiger named Peter and two lions, Gebo and Sonia, were found dead on August 17, 2013 at the
Smart Highway While car technology has advanced by leaps and bounds in the past century, roads have remained basically unchanged since the late 1800s. Dutch designer Daan Roosegaard plans to change
Lepsis Terrarium Grows Edible Grasshopers As the world's population expands and resources for producing food become scarce, the World Health Organization thinks that we could all do with more insects
Charles Darwin was a man inordinately fond of beetles. He once caught a rare specimen in one hand, when another, even more remarkable, beetle showed up. He snatched that one up with his other hand.
As iconic animals such as the West African lion and mountain gorilla reach the edge of extinction, scientists in Japan are working towards saving the genetics of endangered animals for future generations.
Spirulina was a healthy green snack that the Incas used to enjoy, and now the edible algae is grown on Bangkok rooftops as a nutritious alternative to meat protein. EnerGaia representatives told AFP that
A rapidly increasing portion of South Africa's population lives in shantytowns that lack access to water, electricity and basic plumbing. Mamelodi is one of the oldest townships in Pretoria that was set
Google wants to bring Wi-Fi to the world by launching high-altitude internet-equipped balloons in an effort dubbed Project Loon. The hope is that these balloons will bring internet access to rural and
Welcome to Kenya's "Slum Island," a place where overcrowded shantytowns fend for themselves on a forgotten island where infrastructure is all but non-existent. A barren pinprick of land on the
Earthship architecture not only incorporates natural materials to build off-grid homes and other structures, but also relies on waste materials such as plastic bottles, disused rubber tires, glass and a
Architecture For a Change recently completed their second transition housing unit in Mamelodi, Pretoria. The unit's 220 mm masonry walls give it excellent thermal performance, it uses solar energy for
Mosquito photo from Shutterstock Malaria is a devastating disease that afflicts 216 million people around the world every year - and according to the World Health Organization (WHO), about half of the
Andrew van der Merwe says that he is particularly interested in pre-colonia and colonial script, and that most of his beach art is an assemblage of meaningless symbols and words. There's even a word for
The floating locality of Makoko has around 100,000 habitants, a congregation of fishermen that settled in the area 200 years ago. Dubbed "Africa's Venice," it is situated on a lagoon at the edge of Lagos
Photo via Shutterstock The Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands is working with Africa Gathering to roll out a network of 20,000 affordable weather stations through the Trans-African
WeWi Telecommunications Inc. just unveiled a new solar-powered laptop that can run for 10 hours straight on a single charge! The Sol laptop features built-in foldable solar panels, so it can be used in
The African Serengeti is host to some of the world’s most diverse and iconic wildlife, but there aren’t enough documentaries in the world to capture it all. That's where the University of
In order to make the rich earthy colors, the design team made paint mixtures from local soils and clay. These were hand-painted on jute fabric, sealed with silicate mineral paint and linseed oil, and then
Image via Shutterstock This past June, a colony of 100,000 killer bees occupying a vacant Texas home swarmed the neighbor's dog, killing it with their stings. Africanized bees were brought from Africa
The SRAM pART Project in Park City, UT is the fourth incarnation of the bike part sculpture charity auction, which was also held in Chicago, New York City, and Salt Spring Island in British Columbia.
Amur Leopard The Amur leopard, also known as the Far East leopard, the Manchurian leopard or the Korean leopard, is a rare subspecies of leopard that lives in the Russian Far East. The Amur leopard
The one bedroom home is located at the back of a rectangular plot. This layout provides the home with excellent views its surroundings and distances it from the road for increased privacy. The small
Keri Muller's artworks and installations stand out for their beautiful forms, and the fact that they've been made from books and other debris salvaged from the recycling pile. "I try to give the books
Arctic Ice Melt is a Ticking Time Bomb That Could Release 50 Gigatons of Methane, Cost the World $70 Trillion
Ice Melt photo from Shutterstock Arctic ice is melting at an alarming rate, and a new report by a group of economists and polar scientists published in Nature asserts that the thaw is an economic
The deputy general of South Africa’s environment ministry Fundisile Mketini reported yesterday that a whopping 515 rhinoceri have already been poached in the nation this year. Last year the rhinoceros
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