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A bad construction job by the Pentagon in Afghanistan is costing the US $7 million

In the saga of misspent money, $6.7 million squandered by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to construct and renovate buildings for the Afghan Air Force University is peanuts compared to some of the multimillion failures and boondoggles that have been exposed since the Special Inspector General for …

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

A German City Has Banned Single-Serve Coffee Pods and Plastic Water Bottles | VICE News

Coffee capsules have been taking hard hits in recent times, from a "Kill the K-Cup" video that went viral on Youtube last year to remarks by John Sylvan, one of the founders of Keurig's K-Cup, expressing remorse at ever having invented the now ubiquitous coffee pod.<p>Yet the latest news on the coffee …

Sustainability

This New Zealand Beach House Has Us Jonesing for a Vacation

Check out those views.<p><i>This article originally appeared on The Field, an online magazine devoted to good design and the great outdoors. If you like what you see, visit thefieldmag.com for more.</i><p>As anyone who's seen the <i>Lord of the Rings</i> trilogy and salivated over the beauty of its setting knows, New …

Architecture

UK's creative industries generate almost £10 million per hour

<b>Business news:</b> creative industries in the UK are now worth £84.1 billion per year to the country's economy, according to new government figures.<p>The …