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Watch The 1958 Frank Capra Film That Warns Of Global Warming

On February 12, 1958, the American public saw the first televised warning about the dangers of carbon dioxide, global warming, and sea level rise. …

Climate Change

Toyota's weird, bright green Prius uses science to stay cooler in the sun

The Prius is an intentionally odd-looking car that gets odder with every generation; I'm pretty sure even ardent defenders of Toyota's flagship hybrid could agree with me on that. So why not throw an equally odd paint color on top?<p>What you're looking at here is the new Prius in "Thermo-Tect Lime …

Electric Vehicles

The Most Annoying Facebook Posts, According to Every State

Sorry, folks. New Jersey doesn't want to see your adorable baby.<p>You remember Facebook, don't you? The place you once used to post your personal problems, political posts, food photos, and endless baby snaps? A new, wonderful survey from Rantic.com surveyed 10,000 people across the country to find …

The Language Barrier Is About to Fall

Within 10 years, earpieces will whisper nearly simultaneous translations—and help knit the world closer together<p>It used to be the case when I traveled abroad that I would take a little pocket dictionary that provided translations for commonly used phrases and words. If I wanted to construct a …

Language

This is what happens to your body when you stop eating meat

If you’ve gotten on board with ‘Veganuary’ this month and are thinking committing to the lifestyle for the rest of 2016, it’s worth knowing how …

Holistic Medicine

Veganuary: I was dreading giving up meat - now I can’t find a reason to eat it

This New Year, like every New Year, I set myself three resolutions that I planned to fail in. It's a Monday, I'm sipping beer – despite my vow to end …

Teenager flies from Sheffield to Essex via Berlin because it is cheaper than getting the train

A cost-conscious teenager found the perfect way to save on his journey home - by booking a flight via Berlin.<p>Jordon Cox, 18, realised it would cost …

Why We Hate Cheap Things

Cubism

LITTLE more than ten centimetres across, so-called CubeSats are cheap-to-launch satellites that are able to carry out many scientific and commercial …

These Students Aim to Create Affordable Housing for All

The budget they're targeting is even lower than you think.<p>When it comes to learning the ins and outs of the architecture industry, there's no better way to learn than by diving in head first. This, Auburn University knows. Which is why they created the Rural Studio — an undergraduate program that's …

Snapshots: Saint Étienne's urban doodler with a sense of humour

The street artist known as Oak Oak uses the urban elements of his home town of Saint-Étienne, an old industrial town in France, to create humorous, site-specific art. “What I like about street art is that you can find somewhere to draw anywhere and it is a surprise for the people who find it,” he …

Art

Jaw-dropping images from National Geographic's 2015 Photo Contest

The contest selected winning photos in three categories: People, Places, and Nature, as well as a grand prize winner.<p>The first place winner in each category will receive $2,500, and their photo will be published in National Geographic magazine. The grand prize winner receives $7,500 in addition to …

What Can You Do With 100 Hours?

How do you feel when you’re doing something you love? More alive? More engaged? Does time slow down or speed up? What it looks like to take time to …

A map for everyone who didn't realize just how huge the Milky Way galaxy is

KISSIMMEE, Fla. — The Milky Way "formed from the inside out," according to Melissa Ness, a researcher who helped produce the largest growth map of …

Universe

Wave City Coffee Table By Stelios Mousarris. Inspired By Inception, And Made Of Wood, Steel And 3D Printed Technology. - #60751

Wave City Coffee Table by Stelios Mousarris. Inspired by Inception, and made of wood, steel and 3D printed technology.

New Zealand's National Parks Captured In Stunning Photo Series

A photographer who went travelling in New Zealand has come back with a stunning series of images showing off the country's national parks.<p>Johan Lolos …

Science: Liking Your Alone Time May Mean Greater Success

Although success is something we all hope to achieve, it can be a real struggle. You might think the extroverts of the world have the best shot at …

Self-improvement

10 Neighborhoods To Add To Your 2016 Travel Bucket List

According to Airbnb, these locations are about to become super popular.<p>We already know the home trends to look out for in 2016, as well as the U.S. real estate markets that are poised to blossom this year, but what about the vacation cities we should be keeping on our radar?<p>According to Airbnb, …

Wrinkled Stone Sculptures by José Manuel Castro López Look Soft and Malleable

Incredible stone sculptures by Spanish artist José Manuel Castro López carved to look like they’re soft and malleable. More images below.

Four Reasons Your Child Probably Doesn’t Need ADHD Meds

<b>Four Reasons Your Child Probably Doesn’t Need ADHD Meds</b><p>There is enormous pressure on parents to ensure that their children do well in school. I know; …

Articles about 9 buzz worthy smart home innovations coming out ces 2016 on Dwell.com - Dwell

There's definitely something for everyone at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) and this year we spied practical advances in...<p>Energy-monitoring and smart technologies have set up shop in the home, transforming machines for living into veritable living...<p>With careful planning and wise material …

Home Tours

Judge Rules That Monkey Does Not Own Copyright of Famous Selfie

In 2011, photographer David Slater traveled to a monkey reserve in Indonesia. During his visit, he left his camera unattended and a photogenic primate named Naruto got hold of it. The young macaque monkey snapped a charming series of selfies that, once released, quickly went viral. Years later, …

U.S. Federal Courts

Metallic Strip Animal Sculptures Radiate the Energetic Flow of Wind

Artist Sung Hoon Kang‘s stunning animal sculptures embody the movement, speed, and chaotic energy of the wind. Though static structures, each of his pieces seem to come alive as metal strips are transformed into muscles and motion that flow in the wind. Kang's talent is apparent within his artwork, …

Sculpture

Thought-Provoking Satirical Illustrations by Pawel Kuczynski

Polish artist Pawel Kuczynski creates thought-provoking illustrations that comment on social, economic, and political issues through satire. The illustrator's portfolio ranges from criticizing military practices and the incentives behind war, to themes of mortality and reinterpreting the uses of …

Social Media

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Three-Dimensional Landscapes Made Of Maps By Ji Zhou

For the series ‘Civilized Landscape’, Chinese multimedia artist Ji Zhou creates whimsical landscapes made of maps and books. Zhou’s three-dimensional …

Massive Glaciers Are Melting In Paris And The City Can't Ignore Them

Thanks to artist Olafur Eliasson, French citizens are confronting climate change too.<p>"From my visit to the Arctic last year I have a very lively memory of the horrifying noise and sight of huge ice blocks cracking and breaking away from the pack," Laurent Fabius, French Minister of Foreign Affairs …

Global Warming

Artist Combines Paintings Found in Flea Markets to Form Extraordinary Fictional Landscapes

Artist J.Frede‘s creative journey begins at a local flea market. He explores each emporium of interesting objects in search of your average landscape painting. The artist then takes these common canvases and reconstructs them into something that's impressively unique. By placing the works …

Art

Minimalistic Cartoons Reveal Differences Between Tourists and Travelers

Do you fantasize about curling up in a luxurious hotel when taking a holiday, or do you take pride in being able to sleep wherever and whenever, often opting for that scrappy, budget hostel? Enjoy taking the road less travelled, or is a clear, well-marked path the way for you? In a quirky series of …

Travel