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Yet Another Fukushima Spill Sends Radioactive Water into Pacific Ocean

Yet Another Fukushima Spill Sends Radioactive Water into Pacific Ocean

The utility responsible for Japan's crippled Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant has confirmed yet another leak of carcinogenic, strontium-containing wastewater from storage tanks at the site. The Tokyo

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Japan Plans to Harvest Solar Power from Space by 2030

Japan Plans to Harvest Solar Power from Space by 2030

One of the big downsides of solar power is how dependent it is on local weather conditions. If it's rainy or overcast, you can't harvest much energy during the day. During winter, the shortened hours of

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Dindita Makes Gilded Goat Poop for Decor and Fertilizer

Dindita Makes Gilded Goat Poop for Decor and Fertilizer

They say you can’t polish a turd, but Dindita N. 1 begs to differ. The design company is now offering a line of unique decorations made with gilded, organic goat poop. Covered in 23K gold dust, the

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Japanese Fast Food Chain to Grow Crops 60 Miles From Crippled Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant

Japanese Fast Food Chain to Grow Crops 60 Miles From Crippled Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant

Fast food chain Yoshinoya Holdings has announced plans to grow rice, cabbage, and onions a mere 100 km (60 miles) away from the crippled Fukushima Daiichi power plant. The company is known for their

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Jellyfish Force Huge Nuclear Reactor to Shut Down in Sweden

Jellyfish Force Huge Nuclear Reactor to Shut Down in Sweden

One of the world's biggest nuclear reactors was shut down last Sunday by an unlikely foe: jellyfish. Sweden's Oskarshamn reactor was closed when tons of jellyfish clogged up the pipes that supply the

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BOOK REVIEW: $20 per Gallon

BOOK REVIEW: $20 per Gallon

We have to admit that when we saw the title of Christopher Steiner's book, we scoffed a bit. Twenty dollars per a gallon of gas seems like an outrageous, unfathomable price, even when you're a believer in

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Ido Kenji’s Tamatsu House is a Narrow, Daylit Home with a Twist

Ido Kenji’s Tamatsu House is a Narrow, Daylit Home with a Twist

The owners’ former wooden house (which stood at the site) was too dark and wasn’t suited for a family. The main requirement for the new house was a spacious and daylit living room which wouldn’t

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Japanese Peach Garden Home Blends Tradition With Modern Development

Japanese Peach Garden Home Blends Tradition With Modern Development

The courtyard sitting at the end of a narrow entrance from the roadside is an important pacifying element of the house. It creates a clear transition between the busy outside world and the tranquil

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Giant Hornets are Killing People and Eating Bees in China

Giant Hornets are Killing People and Eating Bees in China

If you're afraid of flying stinging insects, the Asian giant hornet might just be your worst nightmare. The bug can reach two inches long, fly at 25 miles an hour and their stings, which have been

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Koya No Sumika House Adds a Peaked Plywood Extension for Minimal Living

Koya No Sumika House Adds a Peaked Plywood Extension for Minimal Living

The original house is typical of the Japanese countryside, a simplistic one story structure with emphasis on common areas. The architects designed the ground floor extension to be nestled next to the main

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Anish Kapoor and Arata Isozaki Unveil the World’s First Inflatable Concert Hall

Anish Kapoor and Arata Isozaki Unveil the World’s First Inflatable Concert Hall

The giant structure is made from a translucent purple membrane that can fully inflate in two hours and seat 500 people. Built in the northeast of Japan using repurposed tsunami-damaged cedar trees as

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14 Adorable Baby Pandas Line up for a Photo Shoot in Chengdu, China

14 Adorable Baby Pandas Line up for a Photo Shoot in Chengdu, China

The Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in Sichuan, China recently announced that they have 14 tiny, fluffy, adorable panda cubs! Born at the center between July and September this year, the

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Bird-Mounted Camera Lets You Fly Like an Eagle!

Bird-Mounted Camera Lets You Fly Like an Eagle!

If you've ever wanted to fly like a bird, then you'll definitely want to check out this amazing video. A falconer strapped a small camera to the back of an eagle in the southeast corner of France, and

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Mobile Mae Sot Bamboo School Pops Up in Thailand to Aid Refugees

Mobile Mae Sot Bamboo School Pops Up in Thailand to Aid Refugees

Located in the town of Mae Sot, MOVING Schools 001 was created through the joint effort of architecture professionals, a social enterprise, volunteers from around the world, kids and adults. This diverse

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“Tree Dragon” Super-Treehouse Built for Child Survivors of the Japanese Tsunami

“Tree Dragon” Super-Treehouse Built for Child Survivors of the Japanese Tsunami

"Tree House Guru" Takashi Kobayashi has created something spectacular for the child survivors of the Japanese Tsunami: a magnificent treehouse that melds with its environment to create a safe, beautiful

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Hong Kong Haven for Drugs, Crime, and Prostitution Recreated as a Theme Park Outside Tokyo

Hong Kong Haven for Drugs, Crime, and Prostitution Recreated as a Theme Park Outside Tokyo

Designers based their work on rare video footage, which was used to recreate the various storefronts inside the arcade, along with a few photos that exist of the old Walled City. Signs that litter the

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Japanese Prime Minister Orders TEPCO to Fix Fukushima’s Radioactive Water Leaks, Wants Plant Scrapped

Japanese Prime Minister Orders TEPCO to Fix Fukushima’s Radioactive Water Leaks, Wants Plant Scrapped

On a tour of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe ordered the plant's operator to present a timeline for fixing persistent leaks of contaminated water,

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10 Warming Vegan Drinks for Autumn and Winter

10 Warming Vegan Drinks for Autumn and Winter

Image via Shutterstock You know that autumn will kick into high gear soon when people are ordering pumpkin lattes, apple cider, and cocoa instead of frozen drinks at your favorite cafes. All over the

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Fukushima Dumps Over 1,000 Tons of Contaminated Water After Typhoon

Fukushima Dumps Over 1,000 Tons of Contaminated Water After Typhoon

On Tuesday, the operator of the damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant announced that it dumped 1,130 tons of radiation-contaminated water following a typhoon. Typhoon Man-yi hit Japan on Monday with heavy

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9 Exceptionally Delicious (and Easy) Vegan Meals You can Make on a Budget

9 Exceptionally Delicious (and Easy) Vegan Meals You can Make on a Budget

Tofu Scramble in a Whole Wheat Wrap This is a great way to get an energy burst of protein first thing in the morning, and the amounts listed here will serve 2 hearty eaters. Feel free to halve the

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Japan Shuts Down its Last Running Nuclear Reactor

Japan Shuts Down its Last Running Nuclear Reactor

Image © Shutterstock The Japanese government just shut down the only nuclear reactor in the country that was still up and running after the 2011 Fukushima disaster. Kansai Electric Power Co's Ohi No.4

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Norway’s Jektvik Ferry Quay Area is an Efficiently Built Daylit Building

Norway’s Jektvik Ferry Quay Area is an Efficiently Built Daylit Building

This Jektvik Ferry Quay Area was constructed in phases off-site, and it's able to adapt to the cold winter conditions of Norway. The building's transparent panels are composed of colored and frosted

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FCV-R Concept Previews Toyota’s 2015 Fuel Cell Hybrid Vehicle

FCV-R Concept Previews Toyota’s 2015 Fuel Cell Hybrid Vehicle

Toyota is going to give the world another preview of its upcoming fuel cell hybrid vehicle at the Frankfurt Motor Show with the FCV-R concept. The FCV-R concept is a preview of Toyota's first

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Anti-Aging Secrets Discovered in Yeast Could be the Key to Eternal Youth

Anti-Aging Secrets Discovered in Yeast Could be the Key to Eternal Youth

Yeast photo from Shutterstock Who knew the secret to eternal youth could have been hiding in bread-rising yeast all this time? A team of researchers from Japan and New Zealand has found a way to double

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FDA Finds Low Levels of Arsenic in All Rice-Based Products

FDA Finds Low Levels of Arsenic in All Rice-Based Products

You may not be aware of it, but all of the rice sitting in your pantry contains traces of one of the most poisonous elements on earth - arsenic. The U.S. Food & Drug Administration tested 1,300

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E-NV200 Zero Emissions Van Will be Nissan’s Second EV When it Arrives in 2014

E-NV200 Zero Emissions Van Will be Nissan’s Second EV When it Arrives in 2014

Small delivery vans spend countless hours delivering packages all over city centers - however they also deliver harmful emissions into the atmosphere. Well, Nissan is set to offer an alternative when the

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Zaha Hadid Unveils Winning Tokyo Olympic Stadium Design – And It’s Green!

Zaha Hadid Unveils Winning Tokyo Olympic Stadium Design – And It’s Green!

First, a look at the greenest parts of the project: the studio has incorporated geothermal heat and a rainwater cooling system within the stadium concept, along with the commitment to recycle greywater.

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Modern Silicom House in Madrid Peeks Out from a Leafy Allotment

Modern Silicom House in Madrid Peeks Out from a Leafy Allotment

The Silicom House peeks out from a gentle slope in Madrid that is surrounded by the allotment's luscious greenery. The family home sits in a sunk-in design and to access it one has to go around gorgeous

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NOAA: Climate Change Makes Sandy-Style Flooding Twice as Likely

NOAA: Climate Change Makes Sandy-Style Flooding Twice as Likely

The Climatic Data Center at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association has released a new analysis of 12 extreme weather events in 2012, and the findings aren't reassuring. Researchers discovered

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Tokyo Wins Bid to Host the 2020 Summer Olympic Games

Tokyo Wins Bid to Host the 2020 Summer Olympic Games

It is decided: Tokyo will host the 2020 Summer Olympic Games. International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Jacques Rogge announced the winner at a ceremony held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on Saturday.

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