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Biodegradable Coffee Cups Embedded With Seeds Grow Into Trees When Thrown Away - Off-Grid

I Can't Help Showing This Off<p>If you haven't heard of Claude Davis yet do yourself a huge favor and watch this video. He's going to be the talk of …

This Tiny Finnish Cabin Appeared as if by Magic

Relying on a sleek, minimalist design made this the easiest build ever.<p>Sometimes the red tape involved with building your dream home makes it more work than it's worth. But Robin Falck found a loophole that allowed him to build this lakeside cabin without annoying regulations or permits: He made it …

A 23-year-old Google employee lives in a truck in the company's parking lot and saves 90% of his income

The idea started to formulate while Brandon — who asked to withhold his last name and photo to maintain his privacy on campus — was interning at Google last summer and living in the cheapest corporate housing offered: two bedrooms and four people for about $65 a night (roughly $2,000 a month), he …

This House Was Designed for a Millionaire Mathematician Using Calculus

The beauty of mathematics in solid form.<p>Seemingly droll at first glance, mathematics is a profoundly beautiful discipline beneath the surface for all its inherent logic. Translating that beauty into aesthetic form is no easy task, but has been done with aplomb in the Integral House situated in …

White Translucent Box Unveiling a Matrix of Interconnected Spaces: Greja House

<b>Park+Associates Architects</b> completed the design of <b>Greja House</b>, a semi-detached residence located in Singapore. With a contemporary exterior defined …

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How Sound Shaped The Evolution Of Your Brain

Acoustic biologists who have learned to tune their ears to the sounds of life know there's a lot more to animal communication than just, "Hey, here I am!" or "I need a mate."<p>From insects to elephants to people, we animals all use sound to function and converse in social groups — especially when the …

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University of Oxford Mathematical Institute / Rafael Viñoly Architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> An innovative and architectural tour-de-force, the new 24,400 sqm building will serve as a single …

Architecture

How to Get Single-Digit Body Fat

If you want to get leaner than lean, every bite counts<p>At a fitness conference last Spring, I joined some friends for breakfast. It was a normal breakfast up until the moment Spencer Nadolsky, D.O., pulled a scale out of his gym bag to weigh a banana.<p>I knew Dr. Nadolsky was preparing for a …

San Vicente House in California Adapted to a Complex Modern Lifestyle

<b>San Vicente House</b> in California was especially planned for a family with three young girls. Separating the living spaces from the noise of a busy …

Leth & Gori's low-maintenance Brick House features clay and plywood surfaces

Copenhagen office Leth & Gori used exposed clay blocks and raw plywood to create a maintenance-free interior for this house in Nyborg, Denmark (+ …

The Terraced House by Shaun Lockyer Architects

Shaun Lockyer Architects have recently completed the Terraced House, a family home located in Brisbane, Australia.<p>From Shaun Lockyer Architects<p>Our …

Interview with Architect Steven Ehrlich About 700 Palms

Architects often design their own homes and I wonder what it’s like to be your own client. Having spent countless hours designing for other people, …

Architecture

The 13 Greatest Iced Coffee Recipes for Summer

Cool down and caffeine up with these delicious iced coffee drinks that you can make at home!<p>Cool down and caffeine up with these delicious iced coffee drinks that you can make at home! Via Redbook.com

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Protein could put antibiotic-resistant bugs in handcuffs

Through several years of laborious structural biology to figure out the specific shapes of the molecules involved, the research team has mapped out …

Sleep may help memories form by promoting new synapses| Mo Costandi

Research in mice suggests that sleep aids memory by promoting the formation of new nerve cell connections<p>If you’ve just learnt something new and want to improve your chances of remembering it, you’d do well to sleep on it. Whether you’re learning to play a musical instrument or revising for exams, …

Scientists reveal details of calcium 'safety-valve' in cells

Related images<br>(click to enlarge)<p>Sometimes a cell has to die -- when it's done with its job or inflicted with injury that could otherwise harm an …

Brain's limits lead to unconscious choices in what we see and remember

The human brain is a marvel of power and flexibility, and a pair of new studies out Monday demonstrates that when it runs up against the limits of its capacity to take in and store information, the brain often relies on its agility to fill the gap. In the process, however, information can be …

Scientists Prime The Immune System As A Powerful Cancer Weapon

Watch out, cancer cells. Humanity is learning how to use our built-in weapon – our own white blood cells – to kill you.<p>Early results showing that genetically modified white blood cells, called T-cells, can make cancer cells disappear, at least temporarily, in 50% to 90% of patients with certain …

Erasing and restoring our memories

Eric Niiler<p>Related Stories<p>Researchers implant false memories in mice, Science Online, 26 Jul 2013<br>• Scans reveal how we change memories, Science Online, …

This Redesigned Cap Turns Any Water Bottle Into A Vegetable Garden

The Petomato allows you to actually grow tomatoes inside any plastic water bottle. “When the fruit ripens, it’s kind of shocking.”<p>As a gardening-obsessed college student in Japan, Takuya Hasegawa wanted to figure out how to help more people start growing their own food–even if, like many people …

Human 'suspended animation' trials to start this month

The researchers behind it don't want to call it suspended animation, but it's the most conventional way to explain it. The world's first humans trials will start at the UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh, with 10 patients whose injuries would otherwise be fatal to operate on. A team of …