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This bicycle sidecar hauls your kids in style, and can transform into a sled

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 19:21:44 -0500

(image) The Scandinavian Side Bike can turn your bike into a cargo & kid hauler, and doubles as a snowy weather transport option.

More than half of students at U.S. community colleges say they're hungry

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 15:48:00 -0500

(image) Food insecurity is a very real problem for many Americans, but who knew that it affected so many college students, too?

Photo: Just 2 smiling llamas walking down the road

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 14:53:52 -0500

(image) Our charming photo of the day comes from beautiful Ecuador.

The marvel and magic of reindeer antlers

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 14:44:37 -0500

(image) If you’ve ever wondered where reindeer get their powers from, look no further than those towering crowns of bone.

Living & working have their own transparent spaces in these Zen Houses

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 14:22:17 -0500

(image) Instead of combining the two poles of work and leisure, this simple and functional design separates them into distinct volumes.

The future of our cities is multi-modal

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 11:08:46 -0500

(image) There really are lots of alternatives to driving.

Will Earth still exist in 5 billion years?

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 10:15:06 -0500

(image) Astronomers look to another star and its orbiting planet for a sneak peek of own solar system when the sun becomes 100 times larger than it is now.

A morning routine to clear your head

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 08:00:00 -0500

(image) Called 'Morning Pages,' the practice of handwriting three pages every morning has been embraced by many successful individuals.

This distinctive electric motorbike is a ground-up reinvention of the motorcycle

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 18:02:21 -0500

(image) The Johammer J1 electric motorcycle is a head-turning e-mobility solution that can double as a home battery storage device.

Your peripheral vision is not necessarily what you think it is

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 15:46:26 -0500

(image) A new study might explain why drivers sometimes don't see cyclists and pedestrians.

Fluffy feathered tail of a 99-million-year-old dinosaur discovered in amber

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 15:45:59 -0500

(image) For the first time ever, a dinosaur tail has been found in amber … and better yet, it has fabulous feathers.

Photo: Pretty plover plops into her nest

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 15:00:00 -0500

(image) Our photo of the day comes from the beautiful beaches of Gotland, Sweden.

5 all-natural stocking stuffers for the naughty or nice

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 14:40:24 -0500

(image) From vegan lip balm to all-natural coal soap, these lovely little gifts will give Santa plenty of green cred.

Mobile coworking bus lets professionals work, hike, bike & surf (Video)

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 14:25:57 -0500

(image) This renovated bus is a mobile coworking space that brings location-independent professionals out into the great outdoors, combining work with a hike, a bike trip or a surf ride on the waves.

Wood goes wide with long span roof over office complex

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 14:21:47 -0500

(image) Sky Central has boxy and beautiful ceiling

The top 10 leading causes of death in the US

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 11:28:53 -0500

(image) With the alarming news that US life expectancy rates went down last year, here are the causes.

"Steam Canoe" winter station made from a new technology, Press Laminated Timber

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 11:15:11 -0500

(image) The OCADU project won a Wood Works! award and will probably win a lot more to come.

10 money-saving dishes everyone should know how to make

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 10:18:00 -0500

(image) The experts at The Financial Diet weigh in on which recipes are most useful and economical.

2 Dutch cities convert entire bus fleet to electric

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 06:46:25 -0500

(image) Dirty diesel may soon be a thing of the past in many cities.

UPS trials delivery by e-bike in (where else?) Portland

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 18:18:29 -0500

(image) Big Brown is now delivering some of its packages in Portland, Oregon, with a prototype electric-assist tricycle, with plans to deploy additional e-bike deliveries next year if successful.

The Long Drop is a lovely loo

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 16:10:56 -0500

(image) Architect designs a composting toilet that is "no cost, no impact"

Photo: Spider learns the zigzag stitch

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 15:00:00 -0500

(image) If all spiders were so crafty, maybe we'd end up with less nightmarish "spiderweb in the face" encounters.

When it comes to insulation, can you have too much of a good thing?

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 13:53:50 -0500

(image) Depends on the insulation.

How 'worldschooling' parents are educating their kids -- by traveling the world (Video)

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 11:13:59 -0500

(image) Breaking out of the confines of the conventional classroom and into the giant, interactive classroom that is the world, these families are engaging in self-directed, active learning on their travels.

New study says solar panels have repaid their fossil fuel debt

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 10:35:12 -0500

(image) Solar panels have produced enough clean energy over the last 40 years to cancel out the dirty energy used to create them.

Study shows that driving drowsy is as dangerous as driving drunk

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 10:27:24 -0500

(image) Just more proof that driving is really hard, and that we need to do more to protect people outside of them.

Flame retardant pollution in Great Lakes is a serious matter, commission says

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 09:00:00 -0500

(image) The International Joint Commission has developed a strategy for how U.S. and Canadian governments can address this toxic problem.

Get more mileage out of your Mason jars with these useful attachments

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 07:00:00 -0500

(image) Just when you thought Mason jars couldn't do anything more, along come these versatile stainless steel attachments.

Exploring a beautiful, 23-year-old food forest in New Zealand (Video)

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 06:27:54 -0500

(image) There are vegetable gardens. There are forest gardens. And then there are food forests. This is the latter.

Plug-and-play solar could be the next clean energy wave in the US

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 17:58:48 -0500

(image) In addition to investing in energy efficient home appliances, perhaps we should also be thinking about energy-generating appliances.