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North Korean UN diplomat warns 'nuclear war may break out any moment'

North Korea’s deputy UN ambassador warned Monday that the situation on the Korean peninsula "has reached the touch-and-go point and a nuclear war may break out any moment."<p>Kim In-ryong told the UN General Assembly’s disarmament committee that North Korea is the only country in the world that has …

What's behind President Trump's angry tweets that President Obama tapped his phones

Early Saturday morning, President Donald Trump tweeted that he “just found out” that former President Barack Obama “had my ‘wires tapped’ in Trump Tower” just before the election. Trump then claimed his “phones” specifically were tapped by Obama “in October” and added, “This is Nixon/Watergate. Bad …

Donald Trump

Tesla to start penalizing those who don’t move their cars after they’re fully charged

If you and your Tesla are trying to squat in front of a Supercharger for too long, the electric car company is going to make sure you pay for it.<p>In a …

Tesla

Indian government declares Delhi air pollution an emergency

The Indian government has declared severe levels of toxic air pollution in Delhi an “emergency situation” as administrators announce a plan to temporarily shut construction sites and a coal-fired power station to bring the situation under control.<p>Schools in the capital will be closed for three days …

Pollution

Six real-world inventions that are way cooler than sci-fi

Our world doesn't look much like the ones envisioned in sci-fi flicks like <i>Star Trek</i> or <i>Back to the Future</i>, let alone the latest installment of <i>Star Wars</i>. Kids aren't buzzing around on flying skateboards, and we aren't dueling with light sabers.<p>But who needs movies when real-world innovations are way …

Inventions

The Avant-Garde of Adaptive Reuse: How Design For Deconstruction is Reinventing Recycling

<i>As an idea that was developed fairly early on in the movement for sustainability, and picked up significant traction a few years into the new</i> …

Architecture

INTERVIEW: We Chat With 16-Year-Old Tiny House Builder Austin Hay

What did you accomplish by the age of 16? That's how old high school junior Austin Hay is, and he's already built an entire house! Well to be more …

Sonoma County

This Tiny Home Is Full of Small-Space Surprises

The clever owner calls the gingerbread-style home her "lucky penny."<p>Like a pudgy new baby, tiny houses are always undeniably cute. But Lina Menard, who lives in a tiny house community in Portland, made her 100-square-foot home downright adorable through design choices that suit the petite …

On the Fence About Buying a Tiny Home? Vacation in One Instead

Are you crushing on a tiny house but not ready to commit to a long-term relationship (i.e., actually <i>buy</i> one)?<p>Don't fret: Instead you can have a one-night stand (or a weekend, a week, or, heck, a month!) to try out one of those adorable, all-the-rage diminutive homes and see if they're a lasting …

Puget Sound

These super-customizable Monarch Tiny Homes cost just $22,000

Many city dwellers pay big bucks for tiny studio apartments, but they're stuck in one place. Monarch’s Half/Half tiny home, on the other hand, is …

Are 'Treescrapers' the Future of Dense Urban Living?

A vertical garden tower just won a significant award for architecture. Is it time to start taking these designs seriously?<p>Passive House designers are the Fremen of the architectural world. They look at buildings the same way that <i>Dune</i>’s noble desert tribe thinks about water. For the Fremen, the …

7 Documentaries on Netflix to awaken the activist in you

Thanks to social media, the whole world can instantly become aware of your stance on a particular issue in less than 140 characters. We can join and …

Climate change and cities: a prime source of problems, yet key to a solution

Ahead of the COP21 UN climate summit, Nicholas Stern and Dimitri Zenghelis argue that the choices cities make today on transport and industry will determine whether the world can benefit from resource-efficient growth<p>Cities are home to half the world’s population and produce around 75% of the …

Smart Cities

The Most Beautiful Lakes in the U.S.

Glaciers, geysers, crystal clear water: What more could you ask for? These 15 American lakes are gorgeous—and worth a visit—any time of year.<p>Mono Lake, California<p>Mark Twain once wrote of California's largest natural lake: "Mono Lake lies in a lifeless, treeless, hideous desert...This solemn, …

National Parks