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27 bizarre restaurants to eat at in your lifetime

You could have dinner surrounded by ice, or immerse yourself in a Barbie dream world, or even dine suspended 150 feet above the ground.<p>And if being served by robots or eating on the toilet sounds like a dream come true, then look no further.<p>We've rounded up some of the wackiest restaurants around …

Hospitality

So You Want Sustainable Housing? Try Shipping Containers

Meet the startup converting used shipping containers into off-the-shelf, off-the-grid dwellings.<p>The idea of off-the-grid living has a romantic, back-to-nature feel to it—but the reality is significantly more complicated if you want anything more than the most basic amenities. Dutch startup …

Things You Didn't Know About Eggs

<i>Photo Credit: Shutterstock</i><p>The incredible edible chicken egg is a marvel of nature.<p>Chicken eggs are one of the most commonly eaten foods on the planet, and also one of the most versatile. They can be fried, poached, hard-boiled, deviled, coddled, shirred, or scrambled, and are incorporated, both …

A Canadian Start-Up Is Removing CO2 From The Air And Turning It Into Pellets

Here's how we can replace fossil fuels.<p>A pilot project to suck CO2 out of the atmosphere and turn it into pellets that can either be used as fuel or …

Startups

If You're Still Wiping Mushrooms With A Kitchen Towel, You're Doing It Wrong

You'll meet two kinds of cooks in this world. First, there are the ones who don't care one bit how you clean your mushrooms. Wash them, wipe them, dust them off with a toothbrush -- it's all the same to these equal-opportunity mushroom preppers. Then, there's the other kind of cook, the one who …

Deleting genes could boost lifespan by 60 per cent, say scientists

The secret of extending life by decades may lie in switching off certain genes, scientists believe, after showing that small genetic tweaks can make organisms live 60 per cent longer.<p>Ten years of research by the Buck Institute for Research on Ageing and the University of Washington has identified …

Genetics

Articles about 6 creative ways bring light home on Dwell.com - Dwell

Hygge (pronounced “hoo-gah”) is a Danish cultural concept which has recently taken the world by storm.<p>Want to add a pop of color to your kitchen backsplash or redesign your shower with a cool pattern? Well, we have a solution for...<p>What started out as a dated 1980s residence in Venice, California, …

Architecture

8 Spa-Like Bathrooms Designed to Instantly Soothe

Let these airy oases across the globe spur some ideas for creating your own refuge.

Interior Design

Articles about 5 homes covered greenery on Dwell.com - Dwell

Small and cozy, these gorgeously furnished mobile homes will convince you to downsize and hit the road in minutes.<p>Who doesn't love that house on the block that's drastically different than the rest? Check out our editor's favorite homes from...<p>Whether your bookcase spans an entire wall or exists …

Architecture

Sleep On The Side Of A Mountain In These Vertigo-Inducing Pods

We all know traveling can be a hassle, but usually it doesn’t involve a harness. Inconvenience is the appeal in at the Natura Vive Skylodge Adventure Suites in Cuzco, Peru, where guests must literally climb a mountain to their accommodations. Their rooms are transparent pods, which they reach after …

How to tell the difference between a dragonfly and a damselfly

Dragonflies and damselflies are closely related and may seem at first glance to be like twin siblings. But once you know what to look for, telling …

10 images from NASA's Spitzer telescope

Unique viewpoint<p>NASA calls Lyman Spitzer Jr., (1914-1997) one of the 20th century's greatest scientists. The longtime Princeton astrophysicist …

Astrophysics

VIDEO: Can you pick out the hand-drawn leaf?

Illustrator Dino Tomic can draw <i>trompe l'oeil</i> leaves that look so realistic they are hard to tell apart from the real thing.<p>Check out his other great …

Timelapse 4K video: Thai street vendor makes ice cream rolls

YouTuber Max Lee got a great 4K grab of how street vendors make ice cream by hand in hot and humid Thailand. The secret: nitrogen.<p>If you want to try …

How City Living May Be Harming Your Mental Health, And What You Can Do About It

City life can take a serious toll on your mental health. Research has shown that urban dwellers are more likely to suffer from chronic stress and mental illness, particularly depression.<p>But according to new research, the antidote to those city blues could be as simple as a walk in the park.<p>A …

Tesla And Energy Storage: The Race To Power The Future

What if there were a way to modernize the nation’s energy grid while also helping bolster renewable energy production? According to Tesla’s innovative mastermind, Elon Musk, the development of massive batteries, which store energy produced from renewable resources, could become a reality within the …

U.S. Department of Energy

"The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible" -Oscar Wilde Incredible shot of endangered Red-Crowned Cranes in China (2007) #throwbackthursday #tbt

The Ozarks have a proven history of resilience to extremes in weather. View some of the incredible species that live there: http://nature.ly/1BQbBCH

Economic Impacts of Carbon Dioxide Emissions Are Grossly Underestimated, a New Stanford Study Suggests

In a study published this week in the journal <i>Nature Climate Change, r</i>esearchers from Stanford University estimate that the economic damage of carbon dioxide emissions is roughly on the order of $220 per ton — nearly six times higher than the $37-per-ton figure recently arrived at by the U.S. …

Climate Change

SunEdison Invests in Booming Indian Solar Market

On the heels of new reports that India is preparing for a major additional push into solar, with more than 100 gigawatts of new installed capacity …

Boston-Power Aims to Rival Tesla With Gigawatt Battery Factories

Will the lithium-ion batterymaker be able to build its own Giga factories to power EVs?<p>Late last December, lithium-ion battery builder Boston-Power …

Panko-Style Crusted Tofu and Vegetables

1. To make Coating: Place puffed rice in resealable plastic bag. Seal, and roll with rolling pin until broken up. Transfer to bowl, stir in oil and …

Frosted Espresso Cheesecake Bars

1. To make Crust: Place 1 rack in center and 1 rack in bottom position of oven. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line 9-inch square baking pan with parchment …

Roasted Red Pepper Mac & Cheese – VIDEO | Isa Chandra Moskowitz

Preheat a 2 quart sauce pot over medium heat. Saute onions in oil with a pinch of salt for 5 to 7 minutes, until onions are translucent. Add garlic …

Recipes

#Wetlands and our #conservation legacy are draining away. Find out how you can help: http://nature.ly/1bWuwQJ Photo credit: Giuseppe Saitta.

In China, Gray Skies and Green Buildings

Pursuing the long-held goal of turning transparent windows into energy generators, scientists at the Chinese Academy of Science said this week they have developed a window that not only regulates infrared radiation from the sun, but can also act as a collector of solar energy.<p>The new smart window …

4 Plant Foods You Should Cook Before Eating

Raw food diets are lauded by some as the healthiest way to eat. While it is certainly good to eat raw vegetables and fruits, studies show that some …

Nutrition

BLT Mac & Cheeze | Isa Chandra Moskowitz

Serves 4 <br>Total time: 30 minutes || Active time: 30 minutes<p>I don’t know how this happened, but I guess I’m a tomato farmer. Tomatoes are all I’ve …

Recipes

Everyday Pad Thai | Isa Chandra Moskowitz

Serves 4 <br>Total time: 30 minutes || Active time: 30 minutes<p><i>Photo by Vanessa Rees</i><p>Here it is: the quintessential sweet and sour Thai noodle. Also, the …

Vegan

Tofu Amaranth Salad

A good number of you were curious about the tofu and amaranth salad pictured next to these chive pancakes a few weeks back. Apologies for taking so …