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Articles about 9 energy efficient prefab homes on Dwell.com - Dwell

Are you looking for some efficient ways to save energy at home? First and foremost, check your energy bill.<p>John and Paige Damiano are snow worshippers.<p>Drawing from the laws of nature, an architect devises a way to beat the heat in the California desert.<p>It took a mere six months—three in the factory …

Prefab Homes

Models Covered in Elaborate Bodypaint Blend Perfectly Into NYC Landscapes

Artist Trina Merry uses the human body as the canvas for all of her many incredibly creative projects. Most recently, having relocated to New York City from California, the artist ventured out into the Big Apple to create <i>New York Camouflage Series</i> as a way to learn more about her new hometown. “I …

Art

Artists Explore the Theme of Silence for Nobrow - The Fox Is Black

“What does silence look like? How is it expressed? Can it be visual?” These are the questions Nobrow posed to over 40 international artists and …

grain editHelmo

Thomas Couderc and Clément Vauchez are the creative minds behind the French design studio Helmo. The two met during their studies in Besançon before …

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The First Man-Made Biological Leaf Turns Light and Water Into Oxygen

If humanity hopes to realize its dreams of exploring the stars, we're going to need to find ways to recreate life on Earth aboard a spaceship. Simply …

Problem Drinking In Midlife Linked To Memory Trouble Later

To ward off big memory problems in your 70s and beyond you may want to cork the bottle more often now.<p>In a study of 6,500 people published this week, adults with a midlife history of drinking problems were more than twice as likely as those without alcohol problems to suffer severe memory …

Killer Sperm Violently Prevents Worms From Interbreeding

When different species of worms mate, it doesn't end well.<p>Every so often, animals looking for love will color outside the lines, taking a mate that doesn’t exactly share their own genetic code. Such inter-species pairings can produce some pretty cool animal hybrids, like the popular liger or the …

Minority colleges get a bad rap for graduation rates - Futurity

Students who attend historically minority-serving colleges are just as likely to graduate as similar minority students at traditional institutions.

College & University

Scientists discover vast methane plumes escaping from Arctic seafloor

Scientists aboard the icebreaker Oden observe a methane mega flare.<p>An international team of scientists aboard the icebreaker Oden – currently north …

Global Warming

Women, antibiotics and the Longitude Prize

Athene Donald: Times have changed since the first Longitude Prize and women now form an important part of the scientific workforce. Can the resultant diversity help to find creative solutions to this challenge prize?<p>Across the world many leaders are speaking out about the challenges our global …

There is something rarer than being killed by lightning, CDC says

The lightning strikes that killed one person and injured at least seven others at Southern California's Venice Beach this week were freak events. But when it comes to extreme weather, there's something even more unusual than being killed by lightning -- dying in a flood.<p>New data from the<p>Centers for …

Pest In Brazil Has Evolved Resistance Against GMO Corn

This has happened with several crop-munching insect species around the world.<p>Crop-munching caterpillars in Brazil are no longer put off by genetically modified plants designed to kill them, Reuters reports. The report is just the latest in a series that have emerged over the past few years.<p>In this …

The blatant sexism of lists about 'attractive girls'

It's not uncommon to see articles that refer to attractive people as a separate social group, or even a different sort of people altogether. The basis for doing so is often illogical and doesn't stand up to scrutiny<p>Recently, an article was published listing actions and behaviours “attractive girls …

Blood test can predict risk of suicide

Researchers at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, US, found that variations in a single gene can be used to predict if someone is likely to take their own life<p>A blood test that can predict whether someone may attempt suicide has been developed by scientists in a breakthrough which could prevent …

2 New Holes Mysteriously Appear in Siberia

Two new mysterious holes have appeared in the Siberian permafrost, the Siberian <i>Times</i> reports—just two weeks after the first crater appeared in the …

Global Warming

Physicist concocts ice cream that changes color when you lick it

What happens when a physicist decides to become a chef? If they're anything like Manuel Linares, then you can expect a fusion of food and science to come out of their kitchen. For instance, one of the Spaniard's masterpieces is an ice cream that changes colors when you lick it. He calls it the …

Kids are accepting healthier school lunches: survey | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A recent study suggests that most elementary age students are okay with eating the healthier school lunches required by the USDA.<p>Students at Rose Hill Elementary School enjoy their lunch in Commerce City, Colorado May 1, 2012 with some students choosing the daily salad …