Colorful tree-inspired children’s hospital provides a green and supportive environment for young patients in Brisbane

Colorful tree-inspired children’s hospital provides a green and…

The Lady Cliento Children Hospital draws its young visitors in with its eye-catching and brightly colored purple and green ribbed facade; the nearby native Bougainvillea plant palette…

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Locals safe after toxic orange gas cloud dissipates over northern Spain

Locals safe after toxic orange gas cloud dissipates over northern…

Residents of two towns in northeastern Spain who were ordered indoors earlier today due to a massive cloud of toxic gas in the air are now breathing a bit easier. According to the…

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US approves farming of genetically modified apples to reduce food waste

US approves farming of genetically modified apples to reduce food…

The next wave of GMO food is about to hit store shelves in America. The US government has approved the planting of genetically modified apples which could hit store shelves within the…

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Is Apple working on its own electric car?

Is Apple working on its own electric car?

Tesla has done it. Nissan and GM are all over it. Is Apple doing it too? The future is here and, suddenly, it’s full of all sorts of talk about electric cars. That’s right, folks.…

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Hastings-on-Hudson becomes first NY community to ban styrofoam containers and plastic bags

Hastings-on-Hudson becomes first NY community to ban styrofoam…

New York City's recent decision to ban single-use styrofoam containers (which will go into effect on July 1st) was celebrated by many as a major step towards eliminating…

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Chilean architects unveil a prototype home made out of prefab geodesic domes

Chilean architects unveil a prototype home made out of prefab geodesic…

Chilean architecture studio B + V designed this geodesic dome-like home using prefab elements and expanded on the initial design by creating additional service areas, shaded terraces…

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Foster + Partners’ National Museum of Marine Science and Technology breaks ground in Taiwan

Foster + Partners’ National Museum of Marine Science and Technology…

The largest aquarium to be built in northern Taiwan just broke ground today. Designed by Foster + Partners, the National Museum of Marine Science and Technology will be a major center…

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The Observatory is a duo of charred-timber, off-grid art studios traveling around the UK

The Observatory is a duo of charred-timber, off-grid art studios…

Each one also has its own name – the Study and the Workshop – to reflect different uses, and both have wheels built in to their bases to allow them to pivot towards the best views…

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Peru is planning a highway through the world's most biodiverse protected place

Peru is planning a highway through the world's most biodiverse…

  In Peru, they’re planning to pave paradise and lay down a freeway. Scientists highlighted Peru’s Manu National Park last year as being at the top of the list of…

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Renovated 'Ship in a Bottle' home springs up in San Francisco's Noe Valley

Renovated 'Ship in a Bottle' home springs up in San Francisco's Noe…

The theme of this year's Architecture and the City Festival was “Architecture of Consequence", and each home on the tour demonstrated how progressive design and creative problem…

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The Vertical Zoo: A wild greenery-wrapped tower that provides refuge for animalia

The Vertical Zoo: A wild greenery-wrapped tower that provides refuge…

The zoo is built from a six armed star-shaped level designed to maximize space, views and circulation. It is based on a nucleus or a tree trunk from which emerges six branches, each 20…

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Google employees in Zurich (Zooglers) have the world's coolest repurposed office

Google employees in Zurich (Zooglers) have the world's coolest…

The local brewery has been transformed into a mixed-use development complete with office, residential, and retail space as well as a spa hotel. The Google offices take up a large…

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This cute little hobbit home cost just $100 to build

This cute little hobbit home cost just $100 to build

For the past 25 years, adventurer Dan Price has lived in a series of adorable hobbit-like tiny homes on two acres of breathtaking forested land in Eastern Oregon. His most recent…

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HOW TO: Make delicious, raw chocolate pudding from avocados!

HOW TO: Make delicious, raw chocolate pudding from avocados!

Who wants something sweet?? Skip the discounted Valentine's Day chocolates, and whip up some delicious, homemade pudding in just a few minutes. What's the hitch? Use avocados instead of…

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LTL Architects Create a Living Green Wall Shaped Like Central Park for a NYC Office

LTL Architects Create a Living Green Wall Shaped Like Central Park for…

From the largest living wall in North America to high rises wrapped in vertical gardens, we have seen quite a few impressive green walls. But LTL Architects has built an 84-foot-long…

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Frankfurt named the most sustainable city on the planet

Frankfurt named the most sustainable city on the planet

When it comes to sustainability, Frankfurt is the place to be. The German city, known widely for its green initiatives, took top spot in the recently released Sustainable Cities Index…

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Diamond-Shaped Tornado Treehouse Made From Reclaimed Wood Springs Up in LA

Diamond-Shaped Tornado Treehouse Made From Reclaimed Wood Springs Up…

Since the Bel Air tree house had to be finished in less than two weeks, Romero called in the help of his friend, designer and carpenter Jeff Casper. Together, they constructed the…

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Jill Adams’ Ebola protective suit to debut at New York Fashion Week

Jill Adams’ Ebola protective suit to debut at New York Fashion Week

Humanitarian design might not be the first thought that comes to mind when you think of New York Fashion Week, but that’s the angle that wedding dress designer Jill Adams is taking in…

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Interview: Ruud Visser transforms old churches and water towers into incredible modern homes

Interview: Ruud Visser transforms old churches and water towers into…

According to Visser, he first became interested in the preservation of old buildings when studying at the University of Delft in southern Holland. Since then, he has developed a strong…

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Will Smith says son

Will Smith says son "has refused to be a slave to money"

According to Will Smith, his son refuses to be a slave to money and it is part of a larger trend in values that he sees developing. “It’s such a strange thing. Jaden, my…

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Australia's oldest man is helping penguins by knitting them sweaters

Australia's oldest man is helping penguins by knitting them sweaters

When oil spills around Australia injured hundreds of penguins, the oldest man in the country stepped up to the plate to help out. 109-year old Alfred Date has long been an active…

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Why, exactly, are chickens wearing sweaters?

Why, exactly, are chickens wearing sweaters?

We've knit mittens for koalas and put shoes on sled dogs, but the question remains, what about the chickens? Do our feathered flocks really need new frocks? The Internet is surprisingly…

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 6 heart-shaped natural wonders from around the world

6 heart-shaped natural wonders from around the world

  Heart Reef, Australia A coral formation off the Whitsunday Islands in Australia's Great Barrier Reef, the beloved Heart Reef grew and protruded naturally from the surface…

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Grand Canyon's first grey wolf in 70 years killed by coyote hunter

Grand Canyon's first grey wolf in 70 years killed by coyote hunter

She was the first grey wolf seen in the Grand Canyon in 70 years, having traveled 500 miles from her home to the majestic Arizona canyon, and now she’s gone. Known as “Echo,” the…

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France will pay citizens $11,000 to upgrade to electric vehicles

France will pay citizens $11,000 to upgrade to electric vehicles

Getting a green vehicle in France could bank you some greenbacks, provided you have an old gas guzzler to exchange. France is implementing a new initiative to financially compensate car…

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Aladdin City: Construction to begin on Dubai Creek's epic fantasy towers next year

Aladdin City: Construction to begin on Dubai Creek's epic fantasy…

Dubai is no stranger to outlandish architectural endeavors, and the latest project to get the go ahead will be no exception. Based on the tales of Aladdin and Sindbad, the 4,000 acre…

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This new Nissan Leaf glows in the dark!

This new Nissan Leaf glows in the dark!

Nissan has created a very unique version of the Leaf electric vehicle that glows in the dark. Nissan has applied a unique glow-in-the-dark paint that absorbs UV light during the day so…

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Eight lucky hens live in this high-end chicken coop equipped with underfloor heating in New York

Eight lucky hens live in this high-end chicken coop equipped with…

Architecture Research Office carried out extensive research into the design of the chicken coop, from the ideal square footage for different bird breeds to the best ways to bring…

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This adorable tiny cabin by Peter Jungmann is called the Ufogel

This adorable tiny cabin by Peter Jungmann is called the Ufogel

The 485 square-foot sculptural holiday home is built mostly from glass, metal and Larch wood, a highly-ecological, waterproof and rot-resistant timber typically used for building yachts…

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U.S. to face worst droughts in 1,000 years, says new study

U.S. to face worst droughts in 1,000 years, says new study

Hang on to your water bottles; the United States is set to experience the worst droughts the country has seen in 1,000 years – all thanks to climate change. Projections by climate…

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New shipwrecked parklet is an urban oasis in San Francisco

New shipwrecked parklet is an urban oasis in San Francisco

Right outside of a popular coffee shop in San Francisco’s Mission District, passersby might be surprised to see what looks like a wooden shipwreck washed ashore on the curb. Parklets,…

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These brothers build astounding, massive snow sculptures in their yard

These brothers build astounding, massive snow sculptures in their yard

Every winter, the Bartz brothers, Austin, 20, Trevor, 19, and Connor, 16, spend their spare time creating ginormous snow sculptures in their front yard. This year, a sea (snow?) turtle…

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NYC DEP announces 6 super-soaking projects that will help prevent flooding and sewage overflow

NYC DEP announces 6 super-soaking projects that will help prevent…

Yesterday, NYC's Department of Environmental Protection announced six exciting stormwater solutions that will help protect vulnerable parts of the city from future storms and…

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Lilian van Daal creates a Biomimicry-inspired, 3D-printed chair

Lilian van Daal creates a Biomimicry-inspired, 3D-printed chair

It’s no secret that the modern-day upholstered couch or chair is a nightmare of processing, materials and almost impossible to recycle. Dutch designer Lilian van Daal is looking at…

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Boston might dump snow in the harbor for an old-fashioned iced tea party

Boston might dump snow in the harbor for an old-fashioned iced tea…

The snow just won’t stop in Boston. In the last 30 days, six feet of the fluffy stuff have rained down on the Boston area. It’s OK, they’re used to it. But they are having a…

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Stereotank's giant heart-shaped sculpture drums up the love in Times Square (PHOTOS)

Stereotank's giant heart-shaped sculpture drums up the love in Times…

Each year, the Times Square Alliance holds a design competition for invited design teams to submit a proposal for a Valentine Heart sculpture, which is judged by the Architectural…

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UK invites fracking companies to drill under national parks lands

UK invites fracking companies to drill under national parks lands

Enjoy Britain’s national parks while you can, because they may soon be forever changed by shale gas exploration. UK lawmakers have amended earlier legislation to allow for fracking in…

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Yes, chicken diapers are actually a thing

Yes, chicken diapers are actually a thing

As backyard vegetable farming gains in popularity, many people are also choosing to raise chickens. These sweet birds aren't merely great for producing eggs--they eat unwanted insects…

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Whole packaged raccoons found in meat freezer of Los Angeles-area market

Whole packaged raccoons found in meat freezer of Los Angeles-area…

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health is investigating after an alarmed customer found whole, dead, frozen raccoons for sale in her local Asian market. It's difficult to…

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World's largest lake has an algal bloom so massive it can be seen from space

World's largest lake has an algal bloom so massive it can be seen from…

New images show an algal bloom in the Caspian sea that's so big it can be seen from space. The recently released images taken by South Korea’s Kompsat-2 satellite in 2012 show green…

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