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Food Science: How Starch Thickens

With just a few teaspoons of any starch, we can thicken soups, sauces, and puddings to exactly the consistency we want. They go from loose and watery …

Food

Two popular watches from Dezeen Watch Store get a colour refresh

Popular timepieces by Stock and Projects have been given a colourful overhaul, and are now available to buy from Dezeen Watch Store.<p>The Diagram 17 …

Watches

In The Search For The Perfect Desk – Get Inspired

As easy as it may be to buy the first desk you come across, that’s rarely a good idea. There are more types of desks than you’re aware of and each …

Furniture

Solar-powered cylindrical treehouse in Mexico is made with sustainable bamboo

On a lush stretch of beach in Mexico, north of Acapulco, lies a sustainable resort called Playa Viva. They recently opened a bi-level treehouse …

Coleslaw Recipes

Coleslaw--crunchy, creamy, fresh, versatile, humble, and so easy to make--it's a near-perfect dish. Add some of our favorite slaw recipes to your …

Cooking

Carbon levels in soil affected by climatic conditions

Researchers from The University of Western Australia and the Department of Agriculture and Food Western Australia have discovered that hot and dry …

Climate Change

Food Poisoning Expert Reveals 6 Things He Refuses To Eat

Having spent over 20 years working on food-poisoning lawsuits, Bill Marler simply doesn't eat certain foods anymore.<p>The attorney, who's litigating …

Say What? Science Says the 'Sugar High' Is a Myth

Do your kids seem hyper after eating sweets? Don't blame the sugar. The real culprit may be, um, you.<p>Attend any toddler birthday party where cake and ice cream are served and you won't need convincing that the euphoric "sugar high" is a real thing. With kids running crazy and sometimes literally …

Eat your food packaging, don't bin it - scientists | Reuters

ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Scientists are developing an edible form of packaging which they hope will preserve food more effectively and more sustainably than plastic film, helping to cut both food and plastic waste.<p>The packaging film is made of a milk protein called casein, scientists …

Sustainability
Agriculture

dubai design week 2016: bottlelight purifies water

<b>dubai design week 2016 will present the ‘bottlelight’ – a UV water purifier and torch, developed by christoph kuppert and helena wendt at the</b> …

25 Top Web Design Summer Freebies

Don’t miss the<b> top web design Summer freebies</b> of the year! You should definitely download these and store them in your freebies collection for later …

Web Design

Get A Classic Swedish Backpack Design, Now Made With Recycled Water Bottles

Turns out it’s easier than expected to turn trash into fashion gold.<p>The classic Swedish “Kånken” backpack hasn’t changed very much since it was first designed for schoolchildren in 1978, with one new exception: Now it comes in a version made from recycled plastic water bottles.<p>“Our goal was to …

The best and worst Olympic logo designs through the ages, according to the man who created I ❤ NY

<i>This article was originally published by AIGA Eye on Design.</i><p>There’s been much controversy recently around Olympic logo design, but let’s not forget the rich and varying narrative the Games’ graphic design has weaved over the decades. In the midst of Rio 2016, who better to cast their eyes and …

Summer Olympics

Eco-friendly food packaging material doubles shelf-life of food products

Natural chitosan-based film enhanced with anti-bacterial and antiviral properties of grapefruit seed extract improves food safety and quality.

Landscape Design Idea - Steps With Integrated Greenery

When KAA Design were creating this garden at a home they designed in California, they included this stepped section of the garden that has integrated …

Landscaping

Marvel at Nasa's gorgeous travel posters advertising the best sights in the Universe

Nasa recently unveiled a gorgeous set of travel posters advertising the most exciting sights in the Universe as it revealed a $19 billion budget …

Posters

Plastic now pollutes every corner of Earth

From supermarket bags to CDs, man-made waste has contaminated the entire globe, and become a marker of a new geological epoch<p>Humans have made enough plastic since the second world war to coat the Earth entirely in clingfilm, an international study has revealed. This ability to plaster the planet in …

Pollution

Scientists turn old plastic bottles into fuel

<b>(CNN) —</b> Millions of tons of plastic garbage pollute our world. What if we could turn them into fuel instead?<p>That's the ambitious plan of a team of scientists from the University of California, Irvine (UCI), and the Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry (SIOC) in China.<p>The technique involves …

Pollution

18 Interior Design Tips That Will Make You Happier at Home

Here are 18 interior design tips that will make your house what it was always meant to be: your happy home.<p>We spend a good amount of time and money …

Meet the Moringa Tree, an Overqualified, Underachieving Superfood

Federal Highway 200 snakes some fourteen hundred miles down the Pacific coast of Mexico, past volcanoes, craggy mountains, pitchfork cacti, and cattle ranches with skulls on their barbed-wire fences. Somewhere between Tepic and Tapachula, the road reaches Nueva Agua Caliente, a town named for its …

National Science Foundation

Stop worrying about GMOs; it's that organic granola bar that could make you sick

Karma can be so cruel. Just think how many times anti-GMO activists have protested against the imaginary risks of food that has been genetically modified. Now a favorite snack of those same protesters, the sacred granola bar, has been found to pose an actual health risk.<p>Anti-genetic engineering …

Butter not bad for health…but what you spread it on might be

Butter is not that bad for health but may have earned a bad reputation because it so often spread on unhealthy foods, such as white bread, new research suggests.<p>A review of nine studies involving more than 600,000 people found that butter was only weakly associated with total mortality, and not …

This Bike Helmet Signals, Navigates & Livestreams Your Commute

Is your sweaty head ready for web 2.0?<p>Brooklyness is hoping to make biking smarter with the Classon Helmet, and judging by their wildly successful …

Commuting

7 Recipes for Real (and Really Good) Homemade Frozen Yogurt

Frozen yogurt chains, with their cheery decorating schemes and adorably peppy names, are all over the place now, but it's hard to find one that's really serving <i>yogurt</i>. What's sold under the name is often sugared up beyond all recognition, dispensed at the pull of a lever, and buried under so many …

Ice Cream

23 Skinny Summer Snacks For Your Afternoon Slump

Fresh ideas for the hottest days.<p>We're all about eating between meals, which every nutritionist and study assures us is a good thing. The key, come 4 p.m., is choosing something that's both healthy and satisfying. These fresh ideas will do just that.

A Beef & Cheese Empanada Recipe: Baked or Fried

When Sarah and I were kids, my dad would occasionally whip out one of the rarer of gems in his arsenal of recipes for delicious fried foods: the …

Is Nostalgia Hindering Design Innovation in the Sneaker Industry?

In the sneaker game, and the wider, more generalized sphere of streetwear, nostalgia acts as both currency and market. Without nostalgia, there would …

Shoes

A 24-Hour Clock Designed to Change the Way You See Your Day

Scott Thrift, an award-winning media artist and horologist, just launched his second clock design following his successful Kickstarter campaign back …

Watches

Designer Uses Mesmerizing Water Technique to Create Marbled Multicolor Floors

Textile designer Penille Snedker Hansen of Snedker Studio turns wood floors into technicolor tiles using a newly imagined combination of classic techniques. The process for her <i>Marbelous Wood</i> series draws from a Japanese practice called suminagashi, as well as a Western marbling method, with a bit …

Design