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You will soon be able to live off-grid in a Bjarke Ingels-designed house that can pop up anywhere

When it comes to alternative ways of living, every year, more and more options are being designed, created and invented, with all the joys and individuality of modern 21st century life. With that in mind, world-famous architecture firm Bjarke Ingels Group has teamed up with Klein to create a simple …

Architecture

A storage shed is transformed into a bespoke light-filled home in London

London-based architecture firm De Rosee Sa has given an old storage shed a new lease on life by converting it into a bright, bespoke family home. …

Architecture

Someone, somewhere, is making a banned chemical that destroys the ozone layer, scientists suspect

Emissions of a banned, ozone-depleting chemical are on the rise, a group of scientists reported Wednesday, suggesting someone may be secretly manufacturing the pollutant in violation of an international accord.<p>Emissions of CFC-11 have climbed 25 percent since 2012, despite the chemical being part …

Climate Change

Greenland’s Ice Provides a Year-By-Year Account of the Roman Empire’s Economy

We know a lot about the Roman Empire. Not only did famous Romans like Julius Caesar write about their own accomplishments and plaster their names and …

Ancient History

The most expensive city in the world may build 100-square foot 'tube homes' to alleviate its escalating housing crisis

Hong Kong has one of the worst housing crises in the world, with property prices so high that a single parking spot sold for $664,000 last year and all but the wealthiest are stuck renting tiny apartments with an ever-proliferating range of colorful names: micro-flats, nano apartments, coffin …

Hong Kong

You’re Not Just Imagining It. Your Job Is Absolute BS

If you voted for Bernie Sanders, have sea-punk green hair, and wear a pin declaring “Capitalism Is the Crisis,” you may already be familiar with …

Universal Basic Income

The 7 Viking Ring Forts – Trelleborg

A trelleborg or ring fort was a circular fortification built across Denmark and Sweden during the Viking age.Similar structures have been found …

Archaeology

The last of the samurai – in pictures

A collection of rare photographs of samurai presented by Daniella Dangoor is being exhibited at The London Photograph Fair. Most photographs purporting to be of samurai are actually not and were taken after 1877, when the samurai system was abolished. These images are of genuine samurai, taken …

Photography

This tiny cabin on the Greece-Turkey border generates 100% of its own energy

Istanbul-based studio SO? Architecture & Ideas has completed a tiny off-grid cabin perfect for reconnecting with the outdoors. Located in a village …

Architecture

Trump Kills NASA Carbon Monitoring Program as CO2 Levels Soar Past 'Troubling' 410 ppm Threshold

By Jessica Corbett<p>As the Trump administration charges forward with its war on science by canceling a "crucial" carbon monitoring system at NASA, …

Climate Change

PLANT SOME OF THESE AROUND YOUR HOME AND GARDEN AND YOU’LL NEVER SEE ANOTHER FLY AGAIN

Spring and summer are the times when most people spend much of their free time outdoors having fun, whether it’s a picnic or a nice hike in nature. …

Plants

Oaxaca’s Pre-Hispanic Monte Albán Ruins to Be Restored

Founded in the 6th century B.C., Monte Albán was once a thriving Mesoamerican metropolis inhabited by the Olmecs, the Zapotec and the Mixtec …

Natural Disasters

Rammed Earth Construction: 15 Exemplary Projects

This week, we're highlighting a selection of the best images of projects built using rammed earth. These 15 works show the attractive aesthetic …

Architecture

The 8 Best Small Outdoor Brands from Across the Globe

We’re all victims of tunnel vision. When Patagonia, The North Face, Arc’teryx or any of the other big guys release a new jacket, backpack or …

North Pole

Video: Constant Motion - An Ultrarunner's Return From the Brink

In August of 2016, ultraunner Adam Campbell fell more than 100 feet (30 meters) while in a remote area of British Columbia, Canada. He ended up …

British Columbia

13 sci-fi movies now on Netflix that you need to see

From classics to indies and picks from around the world<p>Astronomers believe that there are more than 40 billion planets inhabiting the space of the Milky Way. There are nearly as many movies filed under Netflix’s “sci-fi & fantasy” tag.<p>Reaching them all in a single lifetime would require light-speed …

Science Fiction

Archaeologists Investigate 150 Stone Age Settlements In Norway To Learn More About Daily Life In 9500 BC

Stone Age life appeared to be excellent for those who lived around the area of the Oslo Fjord.<p>After archaeologists thoroughly examined 150 Stone Age …

Archaeology

Teen Unearths Milk Cans Holding WWII Heirlooms from Aristocratic Prussian Family

A teenager unexpectedly discovered a cache of World War II artifacts — including an officer's uniform from the Wehrmacht, the unified armed forces of …

World History

A Bronze Age Burial Site Dating To 2000 BCE Has Been Discovered In Cornwall

The Cornish barrow was discovered by accident while taking geophysical surveys of the area.<p>A Bronze Age burial mound dating to 2000 BCE was recently …

Archaeology

Archaeologist Experiments With Possible Bronze Age Saw

BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA—<i>Science News</i> reports that archaeologist Nicholas Blackwell of Indiana University built a pendulum saw to test stone-cutting …

Archaeology

Stone Age hepatitis B virus decoded

An international team of scientists led by researchers at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History and the University of Kiel has …

Anthropology

The Ultimate (Evidence-Based) Guide to Recovery

The post-exercise recovery trend has produced mountains of new research. But can you trust the results?<p>So you want to recover more quickly after your workout, using the latest backed-by-science approach? Great news! According to a new meta-analysis of post-exercise recovery techniques, there are …

Muscle

If You Sit All Day, You Need This Yoga Flow in Your Life

We know movement should be a part of everyday life, but for the 108 million full-time workers in America who sit at a desk all day, that's far from …

Yoga

42+ Times ‘Stupid Cat Drawings’ Made Everyone Laugh With How Accurate They Were

Cats come in all shapes and forms. Even liquid. Documenting them all, an Instagram account called <i>DailyPurrr</i> is creating "stupid cat drawings on [a] …

Drawing

Thirdhand smoke is widespread and may be dangerous, mounting evidence shows

First came doctors’ warnings about cigarettes. Then came discoveries about the danger of secondhand smoke. Now, a growing number of scientists are raising the alarm about thirdhand smoke — residual chemicals left on indoor surfaces by tobacco smoke.<p>Mounting research has shown such potentially …

Public Health

Vikings versus Iron Age: Who made the best swords?

One day in the seventh century, a well to do man was buried according to custom.<p>The family carried his dead body up to the gravesite, they dug a hole …

Archaeology

How a Special Diet Kept the Knights Templar Fighting Fit

Silent meals, a buddy system, and wine “in moderation.”<p>Graybeards were thin on the ground in the 13th century. For even wealthy landholding males, …

Nutrition

The Most Effective Tick Repellents for Humans (and Dogs), According to Science

The desire to keep ticks at bay feels especially urgent this year. There’s the news that the number of insect-borne diseases in the United States has …

Disease

Video: Ultrarunner Rory Bosio is Running on Empty on the GR20 Trail

Corsica's GR20 trail is well known for being demanding and difficult, yet beautiful and rewarding at the same time. Most hikers spend two weeks …

Corsica

How to Hike Farther

1. Identify your goal. Whether you’re hiking for a month or a weekend, take time to define what it means to “hike your own hike” and what tradeoffs …

Hiking