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Mullein & Sparrow makes luxurious vegan skin care products

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 14:50:00 -0400

(image) Made in Brooklyn, these high-end facial and body treatments come in attractive sustainable packaging and are made using traditional Ayurvedic philosophy.

Kids will eat tons of vegetables if you pay them

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 13:38:00 -0400

(image) Scientists conducted an experiment to see how financial incentives can motivate children to establish healthier eating habits over the long-term.

Elusive Planet Nine causes sun’s curious tilt, scientists say

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 12:46:44 -0400

(image) The presence of the huge and distant (and as-of-yet unseen) planet explains many enduring mysteries; now a study suggests it’s responsible for the unusual tilt of the sun.

Meet Mike Lanza, the anti-helicopter parent of Silicon Valley

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 09:58:00 -0400

(image) Lanza is a supporter of the 'playborhood,' an ideal neighborhood in which children are allowed to play freely and unfettered by parental paranoia.

Storing solar electricity as hot water: The Sunamp Heat Battery

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 06:38:33 -0400

(image) As solar gets more popular, energy storage becomes more important. Sunamp has a novel approach to making it work.

10 creatures with exceptionally deceptive disguises

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 18:17:36 -0400

(image) Few costumiers can compete with Mother Nature.

Sunflare's thin-film solar 'wallpaper' is light, flexible, and can be taped onto any surface

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 15:39:20 -0400

(image) These flexible CIGS solar cells don't require a mounting rack, weigh 65% less than conventional solar panels, and are said to generate 10% more energy.

Quirky micro-apartment design inserts a catwalk & secret vacuum weapon

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 14:46:14 -0400

(image) No ladders in this small space.

Little house in Norway is part of a bigger idea

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 14:25:30 -0400

(image) It's in the Village 2.0, "a unique, compact, sustainable and modern living and working" experiment.

Why the battle over avocado toast misses the point

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 14:25:00 -0400

(image) Millennials are mad that grumpy baby boomers are so judgmental of their fancy brunch habit, but it raises a good question: Whatever happened to saving?

Glorious GIFs explain inscrutable Japanese joinery

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 12:23:09 -0400

(image) Coming soon to a CNC machine near you.

Please don't call my beloved canoe a 'symbol of cultural appropriation'

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 12:13:00 -0400

(image) As a Canadian who's been paddling longer than I've been walking, I take issue with the suggestion that we should view the canoe as a product of theft and genocide.

Nobody is taking away your air conditioner; there are lots of alternatives to HFCs

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 11:00:46 -0400

(image) Only in America are they hard to find. How does that happen?

Drones begin blood deliveries in Rwanda

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 10:28:25 -0400

(image) The life-saving potential of this initiative is enormous.

Norwegian forest is transformed into a magical fairyland at night

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 09:35:00 -0400

(image) Using custom-made light installations, artists illuminated a special part of the forest near Oslo for a single night, much to the delight of local hikers.

Multifunctional baby carrier is also cradle & rocker rolled in one

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 07:00:00 -0400

(image) This versatile accessory keeps your infant close to your body, or it can become a cradle or rocker to be placed on a flat surface.

Tower garden system promises a low-maintenance indoor garden for 50 plants

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 18:21:46 -0400

(image) With its claim of having the same growing space as an 8' by 10' outdoor garden, but on a small footprint, the Taiga Tower is a vertical kitchen garden with big promises.

Photo: Golden tanager is a glowing jewel in the leaves

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 16:48:11 -0400

(image) Our photo of the day strikes gold.

Toxic products cost the US $340 billion a year

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 16:22:38 -0400

(image) Chemicals found in plastic bottles, flame retardants, food cans, detergents, cosmetics and pesticides cost the US twice as much as in the EU where the toxins are regulated.

Just what we needed Dept: A smart recycling bin

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 14:51:35 -0400

(image) Because it is so hard to tell plastic from cardboard.

Artist embroiders colorful cross-stitched street art in Spain

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 14:21:51 -0400

(image) This form of embroidery makes a big splash as a new kind of street art decorating walls and other public spaces.

7 green and gorgeous makeup brands

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 14:02:00 -0400

(image) Glamor can be green and clean, as proven by these companies that make high-quality safe cosmetics.

"World's most sustainable residential tower" proposed for London suburban New Town

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 11:14:52 -0400

(image) It has a shopping list of every green feature you can imagine and some you can't.

Austin requires smart thermostats in all new homes

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 10:30:36 -0400

(image) The city hopes the connected thermostats will cut residential energy use.

8 ideas for fun date nights at home

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 09:58:00 -0400

(image) You don't have to go out and spend a pile of money to have a good time. Staying in can be just as fun, and far cheaper.

Newlywed couple converts grain silo into unusual first home (Video)

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 07:00:00 -0400

(image) Designed and built by this architect and stylist couple, this small, round house hides a lovely minimalist interior.

All new houses must have electric vehicle charger, say new EU regulations

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 06:34:33 -0400

(image) By 2019, all new and renovated houses in the European Union may have to have electric vehicle charging stations already installed.

Bicycle 'herd' slows down life in German cities (video)

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 05:45:00 -0400

(image) A herd of mechanical animals, built from bicycle parts, serve in a demonstration intended to win back the streets for slower denizens of the city

Prototype uses solar energy to produce hydrogen and clean water from polluted water

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 18:39:25 -0400

(image) Solar and nanoparticles and hydrogen, oh my!

10 creatures with exceptionally deceptive disguises

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 17:14:55 -0400

(image) Few costumiers can compete with Mother Nature.