Isaac Smith

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The Barn

Resembling the classic farmstead outbuilding on the outside, The Barn uses a mix of rustic finishes and modern updates for a one-of-a-kind …

vincent callebaut proposes eco-neighborhood for brussels

<b>architect vincent callebaut has proposed plans to transform a once-industrial area of brussels into a mixed-use eco-neighborhood.</b> the masterplan …

Skylights stream light into tiny cantilevering home in German forest

We could all use more light in our lives, and good design provides. Dusseldorf-based architects Falkenberg Innenarchitektur have transformed a …

Living Rooms

Who Is Ahmed Hussen? Justin Trudeau Appoints Former Somali Refugee To Take Over Canada's Immigration And Citizenship Ministry

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Tuesday appointed a former Somali refugee to lead the country’s immigration, refugees, and citizenship …

Bees Are Now Officially On The U.S. Endangered Species List

So, this is bad news<p>In what is obviously terrible news for anyone familiar with cinematic classic <i>Bee Movie</i> (and, you know, in possession of a minimum degree of knowledge with regard to overall environmental health), it's been announced that a species of bumble bee will be placed on the endangered …

Pablo Escobar’s Son Is . . . An Architect?!

And he’s pretty good, too. Architect’s Newspaper spoke to Sebastián Marroquín about his life and work.<p>Colombian drug kingpin Pablo Escobar once supplied 80% of the cocaine in the United States and was worth an estimated $30 billion at his peak. He was a hero to some of his countrymen, one of the …

Activists warn against growing power of food and agriculture corporations

The growing dominance of international conglomerates in the food and farm industries has been documented by German researchers and journalists. Their …

A Drug Meant for Alzheimer’s Treatment Regrows Human Teeth

The drug blocks an enzyme and allows a cavity to heal.<p>Goodbye, cavities. So long, fillings and dental drills. You may soon be replaced by a tooth-growing drug.<p>Researchers at King's College released a study today stating they've discovered a medicine that can prompt teeth to regrow over cavities or …

Greenpeace says binge-watching all those TV shows is bad for the environment

Binge-watching could be wrecking your carbon footprint.<p>Streaming-video services like Netflix, YouTube, and Amazon Prime Video store their high-quality content on servers around the world and then deliver that data to customers’ devices. These services don’t just eat up customer data plans, they …

Binge-Watching

Cognitive science suggests Trump makes us more accepting of the morally outrageous

In October 2015, a college student named Lauren Batchelder stood up at a campaign forum in Manchester, New Hampshire, and challenged Donald Trump's record on women's issues. “Maybe I’m wrong,” she said, “maybe you can prove me wrong, but I don’t think you’re a friend to women.”<p>So far, this might …

THC Is Not What You Think It Is—Stop Talking About THC

THC Is Not What You Think It Is—Stop Talking About THC by Lester BlackI used to be a cook at a Bavarian lodge in the Rocky Mountains. The work was …

Cannabis

Want To Be Mentally Tough? These Scientific Tips Will Help

Picture Michael Jordan, Game 5 of the 1997 NBA finals. Yes, The legendary “flu game”.<p>The Chicago Bulls were tied with the Utah Jazz 2-2 in a 7 game …

Michael Jordan

ACLU challenges Kentucky's new ultrasound abortion law

Fighting back against the Republican majority in Kentucky's Legislature, abortion rights supporters filed a federal lawsuit Monday aimed at blocking a new state law that requires women to get an ultrasound and have the fetal images described to them before having an abortion.<p>The American Civil …

Kentucky

100 Percent of Dutch Electric Trains Now Run on Wind Energy

The Netherlands met its renewable energy goals a year ahead of time.<p>The Netherlands now runs all of its electric trains* on wind energy, meeting a goal to transition to 100 percent renewable energy a year ahead of schedule.<p>The new construction of several wind farms helped meet the country's goal to …

This flappy bird-drone keeps airports safe

Remember that plane that landed in the Hudson which resulted in a Tom Hanks movie? That whole saga started with a flock of Canada Geese getting shredded through the plane’s jet engines, destroying them. By “them,” I mean both the birds <i>and</i> the engines, but for the purpose of this story, the latter …

Birds

China cementing global dominance of renewable energy and technology

It now owns five of the world’s six largest solar-module manufacturing firms and the largest wind-turbine manufacturer<p>China is cementing its global dominance of renewable energy and supporting technologies, aggressively investing in them both at home and around the globe, leaving countries …

Renewable Energy