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What you should know about sustainable vegan fabrics

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 06:44:00 -0400

(image) Just because clothing is animal-free does not mean it's eco-friendly. Learn why choosing natural plant-based fabrics is important.

1,000 year old cathedral goes solar

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 06:18:54 -0400

(image) This may, possibly, be the oldest building in the world to go solar.

From wave power to clean water: SAROS is a wave-powered desalination system

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 15:52:51 -0400

(image) This system could produce 3,500 gallons of clean water per day, at half the cost of current desalination methods, using just the motion of the waves to power the Reverse Osmosis process.

Uber is promising us flying cars

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 15:14:26 -0400

(image) I have been dreaming about this since I was a kid.

Photo: The magic of a bobcat prowling in the snow

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 15:00:00 -0400

(image) Our photo of the day comes from beautiful Yellowstone National Park.

Couple's extra-wide tiny home has a climbing wall (Video)

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 14:47:50 -0400

(image) This couple swapped a ladder for a climbing wall up to their loft.

Let kids count on their fingers

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 14:42:00 -0400

(image) Interestingly, a child's 'finger perception' is an excellent predictor of success in mathematics.

4 ways to help your kids play freely outside

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 14:27:00 -0400

(image) Free play is so important, yet gets short shrift in our safety-obsessed culture. Parents need to learn how to cut a child loose, for his or her own benefit.

Should "distracted walking" be banned?

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 13:24:56 -0400

(image) Most Canadians think so, according to a recent poll. Next, we should ban getting old or deaf.

It's not the end of an Aeron, as Herman Miller updates its classic chair

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 09:56:24 -0400

(image) But should sitting be so comfortable?

Can science save the banana?

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 09:46:00 -0400

(image) The most popular fruit in the world is such a vast monoculture that it doesn't stand a chance in the face of fungal infestation.

Peacock begonia's mysterious iridescent blue hue lets it thrive in the dark

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 09:09:21 -0400

(image) New research reveals that the plant's shimmering blue leaves allow it to survive in the dim rainforest floors of southeast Asia.

Discover Waterton Lakes National Park, jewel of the Rockies

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 19:58:00 -0400

(image) This stunning park isn't as famous as Banff and Jasper, but it has every reason to be.

Photo: Hidden mushrooms poke out from a tree

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 17:58:39 -0400

(image) Our photo of the day shows the rewards of looking for the little things.

7 totally wrong things I do in the morning, and why it feels so great!

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 17:37:39 -0400

(image) Lemon water? No phone? A healthy breakfast? Good lord, no. I’m the world’s happiest failure when it comes to the morning habits of ‘successful’ people.

Chef PV is buggin' out with this new entomophagy video series

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 17:18:13 -0400

(image) Care for a cricket or a mealworm or two? Fancy a grub, cicada, or cockroach? Don Peavy, AKA Chef PV, explores what could be the next wave of sustainable foods: insects.

There’s no housing crisis in America- if you’re a car

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 14:06:21 -0400

(image) We are building more three car garages than we are one bedroom apartments.

Take a journey through a healing forest

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 13:18:00 -0400

(image) Nature has incredible healing power. Let this short video draw you through spectacular wilderness. Feel your stresses melt away.

The beauty of baking ‘volcano bread’ underground in Iceland

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 11:58:29 -0400

(image) Watch how rye bread is baked in covered holes using the magical heat of hot springs.

Self-driving truck does beer run on Otto-pilot

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 11:55:17 -0400

(image) This is is where autonomous driving technology actually makes a lot of sense, but is going to put a lot of people out of work.

The Dutch are tackling air pollution with another giant vacuum device

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 10:44:19 -0400

(image) This time it's more about practicality than art.

Los Angeles hosts first-ever wine and bug pairing

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 09:59:00 -0400

(image) Curious and courageous diners are buzzing with excitement about this unusual event, aptly named "Scary Delicious."

London's Heathrow Airport will get a third runway. Is this a good thing?

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 09:43:55 -0400

(image) Perhaps we shouldn't be building more of these when there are low-carbon alternatives to flying.

Chrysler Pacifica plug-in hybrid to cost $29,000?

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 06:17:13 -0400

(image) Granted, the rumors are the after-tax-credit cost, but $29k for an 80MPG minivan sounds too good to be true.

Solartab is back with a more powerful (and waterproof) solar tablet charger

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 19:21:51 -0400

(image) The newest version of this solar charger & battery is lighter and offers a more powerful solar panel, and includes dual USB ports and a USB-C port.

Photo: Over-under photo reveals two magical worlds

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 16:57:25 -0400

(image) A swimmer's-eye view of Australia's Bare Island.

Psychology goes to the dogs

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 16:15:08 -0400

(image) Just what is man's (or woman's) best friend thinking?

These clever concrete defense pods double as mangrove planters (Video)

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 14:52:21 -0400

(image) This design is a hybrid of existing concrete sea defenses that can hold a mangrove seedling inside.

Prefab company in Sweden is trying for gender parity in its new factory

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 13:59:05 -0400

(image) But it hasn't got there yet.

7 steps toward creating a Zero Waste office

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 13:17:00 -0400

(image) Go beyond organizing and eliminate all sources of trash in your home office.