Claudio Trespalacios

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Nature House / Junsekino Architect and Design

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The perception of this project is viewed from both inside-out and outside-in. Homeowners requested for …

Architecture

This is What a Mass Die-off of Earth's Coral Reefs Looks Like

Earlier this week, we learned that Earth’s coral reefs are in the midst of a massive dieoff, triggered by abnormally hot temperatures in ocean basins …

How ecotourists actually make things worse for wildlife

Sometimes it seems humans just can't do anything right. The well-intentioned, conservation-minded people who spend millions of dollars a year on ecotourism might be making the very critters they're trying to preserve more vulnerable to predators.<p>That's the warning from a group of ecologists working …

The creature with the key to immortality?

<b>Sea anemones are a common sight on many coastlines, and despite their brightly coloured appearance it seems they may have more common with humans than people realise. What's more, researchers are wondering whether the creatures could hold the secret to eternal life, writes Mary Colwell.</b><p>The wicked …

University of California

The Science Behind Super Rare (and Totally Amazing) Volcanic Lightning

Recently, a viral video of rare volcanic lightning footage has been making the rounds on social media. It’s easy to see why. The dramatic clip …

Activists promise largest climate civil disobedience ever at Paris summit

Thousands expected to take part in ‘red line’ blockades of Paris climate summit, after two weeks of colourful protests that have been dubbed ‘the Climate Games’<p>To read this article in French, click here<p>Thousands of climate change campaigners have promised to blockade a major UN climate summit in …

The business of bleeding horseshoe crabs

Every year, half a million horseshoe crabs are captured and bled alive by biomedical companies, according to a fascinating story in <i>The Atlantic</i>. The blood, colored baby blue because it contains copper, coagulates when it detects bacteria and can therefore be used to test for contamination. The …

How We Harvest Horseshoe Crab Blood to Save Human Lives

Do you give much thought to horseshoe crabs? No, me neither. But it turns out that without them, we could be in a very precarious position. Horseshoe …

Renewables Won’t Succeed Without Energy Storage–But Storage Is Finally Catching Up

From advanced batteries to blocks of melting ice, states are investing in new ways to store excess electricity from solar and wind farms.<p>Solar and wind power will never reach full potential unless there’s an easy way to store the energy that gets created when supply is abundant–like when the wind …

Huge 18.4-inch Samsung Galaxy View tablet specs revealed in leaked benchmarks

Back in August, a report claimed Samsung was working on a huge 18.4-inch tablet code-named ‘Tahoe’. Despite the massive size of the display, it was rumored that it would ‘only’ feature a resolution of 1080 x 1920, giving it a mediocre pixel density of under 120ppi. A rumor which is seemingly …

Mobile Technology

Paleo Schmaleo: Why the Paleo diet is wrong

Your brain is huge for the size of your body. It has to be: it handles many complex tasks each day, and requires a lot of energy. Our brains take up about 2 percent of our body mass, but consume 25 percent of our energy.<p>We don’t know exactly how our brains got so big. One theory holds that the …