Alexander Rojek

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This bizarre $15,000 electric car could transform your commute

A new all-electric car just hit the market, but it looks a little different than other electric cars you can buy.<p>Made by the Canadian company Electra Meccanica, the 2017 Solo car boasts three wheels instead of four and is built for just one passenger, hence its name, Solo.<p>The car is not aimed at …

STEM Or Liberal Arts? A Trick Question For College Students

As this year’s incoming college freshmen get ready to hit the books, they face a really big question with long-term implications: What to study?<p>Should they go the route of languages, arts, and social sciences—those right-brain disciplines that enrich our lives and play to our interests but may not …

The incredible diet of a 135kg NFL heavyweight

In order to perform his role at centre on the San Diego Chargers’ offensive line Hardwick needed to weigh in the vicinity of 135kgs.<p>We expect the …

Nutrition

The Psychology Of Why So Many People Are Anti-GMO

Scientists say that GMOs are just fine. But the public thinks otherwise. Are our fears rational?<p>Think of a science denier, and you might picture someone arguing that climate change isn’t real or vaccines cause autism. But the biggest chasm between scientists and the public is actually over GMOs: …

The Solar Village is the first community in the world to produce 4x more energy than it uses

• Home<br>• ><br>• Energy<br>• ><br>• The Solar Village is the first community in the world to produce 4x more energy than it uses<p>posted 3 years ago<br>Categories: Energy<p>When …

Farming Kindergarten / Vo Trong Nghia Architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Vietnam historically an agricultural country is facing changes as it moves to a manufacturing based …

Vegetable Gardens

Straw homes could be cheap and green way to fix the housing crisis

Gonna level with you here, I have mixed feelings about this one. On the one hand, I’m a huge fan of schadenfreude, so learning that it the government …

First eco-friendly straw bale homes go on sale

Townhouses constructed from straw bales have gone on sale in Bristol this week, following ground-breaking research by the University of Bath. The …

Sustainability

The Lean Muscle Diet

Ignore the trendy, complex diet plans designed to shrink your wallet and not your gut. To build the body you've always wanted, live like you already have it<p>When men set out to lose weight, they usually start at the wrong place. They pick a popular diet; <i>any</i> diet, it doesn't matter which one. Most …

The millennial job paradox: America’s next great generation loves the city — but can’t work there

More and more young people are living in America’s downtowns. But quality jobs aren’t following them.<p>Three seismic shifts, in housing, transportation and employment, deserve blame for the fall of the American city.<p>Suburbs and highways, it seems, are always at the center of the conversation. The …

The Top 14 Walkable, Livable City Stories Of 2014

Mindblowing skyscrapers of the future on one hand. Cities slowly dying from lack of water on the other.<p>Want more of Co.Exist’s best stories of 2014? Read all of our end-of-the-year round-ups, in all of these categories:<br>• Most-Read Stories<br>• Photos<br>• Infographics<br>• Lists<br>• Videos<br>• Maps<br>• Buildings<br>• …