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A new mission for Akatsuki, and status updates for Hayabusa2 and Chang'e

• When flying further away from Venus, or about 10 times the radius of Venus from the planet, the Akatsuki will continuously observe Venus as a whole …

Forgotten Apollo moon artifacts found in Neil Armstrong's closet

Astronaut Neil Armstrong became the first human to set foot on the moon when he traveled 240,000 miles on NASA's Apollo 11 mission in 1969. He passed away in 2012, but left behind a legacy full of space, adventure and scientific inspiration. He also left behind a wealth of physical materials …

20 Green Businesses in Boulder

The City of Boulder is known for making environmental protection a top priority, with its official mandate to become a zero-waste community, where at …

Philadelphia couple creates journals and home goods from abandoned materials

Margaux and Walter Kent have turned a love of old things into a treasure-making business. Margaux is a book-binder and her husband is a carpenter, …

Shape-shifting sculptures explore the fourth dimension

<b>(CNN) —</b> For most sculptors, a stable work of art is something of a priority. Not so for kinetic artist and designer Ralfonso.<p>The Swiss sculptor, whose work can be found in countries all over the world, gives his creations the power to change shape as they move in the wind. Each design is unique and …

People in the Alps Photography

Polish artist Jakub Polomski specializes in the niche of travel photography. His photo series<p>Polish artist Jakub Polomski specializes in the niche of …

Mother Nature's Misfits: Photos of Strange and Unusual Animals

We tend to love animals even from a very young age. Some of the first words we learn (and first things we recognize) are “dog,” “cat,” and other …

Ancient Japanese Queen Himiko may have burned animal bones to tell the future

Archaeologists believe that a burnt boar scapula found in the ruins of Makimuku in Japan may tie the ancient shaman Queen Himiko and leaders of the …

Manichaeism - One of the Most Popular Religions of the Ancient World

Manichaeism is a multi-faceted religion that was founded by Iranian prophet Mani. After a revelation with the angel Eltaum, Mani prepared for twelve …

This happens only in India

Bone-setters, healers, sex clinics — Ratan Vaswani is interested in them all. His project, Medicine Corner, opens at the Dharavi Biennale and …

The World’s Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Architecture

From dream kitchens to the dream of modular homes, the draftspeople building the future of how we live.<p>1. Houzz<p><b>For changing the way we remodel.</b> In 2010, after a frustrating ordeal trying to remodel their house, Palo Alto-based husband and wife Adi Tatarko and Alon Cohen launched Houzz, an online …

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Latin America grew solar power by 370% in 2014, expected to triple again in 2015

If there's a place where solar power makes sense, it's Latin America. The region has many problems, but lack of sun isn't one of them. According to a …

Latin America

3 dietary lifestyles up close: Paleo, veganism and Slow Food movement

I wasn't sure what to bring to the dinner party. My hosts were not only gluten-free, they were also on the Paleolithic diet. Based on the premise that people are healthiest when they follow a diet that early humans evolved to eat, the "Paleo" diet consists of foods similar to what might have been …

Scientists discovered air pollution that’s nearly 500 years old

<b>(Michael Thien/Shutterstock)</b><p>Humans have been spewing pollution into the atmosphere for a long, long time [UPDATED]<p>Lindsay Abrams<p>February 9, 2015 9:38pm (UTC)<p>This post has been updated to reflect the discovery of earlier instances of human-caused air pollution than the one in question.<p>Humanity may …

Top 10 Extreme Environments

The African City That Is More Sustainable Than San Francisco

There’s a new list of the world’s most sustainable cities, and not one American metropolis made the top 10.<p>European cities dominate the Sustainable …

Articles about going green 11 ways design plants on Dwell.com - Dwell

At the end of March, the Bangor Daily News reported on a clever new development in the realm of green sporting goods: a...<p>You don’t always need a seat outside to feel like you’re dining al fresco.<p>When I was in college I lived in a cinder-block walled dorm room.<p>Dwell talks to The Climate Desk on the …