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Houseplants that clean the air of carcinogens

You know that rumor that plants can improve your air quality? Turns out it’s totally true.<p>A 1989 study by NASA tested common house plants to see if they could remove harmful chemicals from the air. Scientists put plants in sealed chambers and pumped in benzene, formaldehyde, and …

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Most Influential Buildings of 2017 Photos

It's not easy to narrow down the most influential buildings of any given year to just eleven—and 2017 was no exception. Throughout the world, some of the biggest names in architecture, along with a few rising stars, completed structures that seem destined to withstand the test of time. And though …

Jaw-Dropping Interactive Living Architecture

Philip Beesley is a multidisciplinary artist and architect who creates interactive installations of massive proportions, and his latest work titled …

New planet that is so big it may not actually be a planet

<b>Earth may seem pretty big but when you compare it to other planets, we’re dwarfs in comparison.</b><p>Take Jupiter and Saturn, they both have a diameter …

4 TED Talks on why it's sometimes good to be bored

Astronomers Are Puzzled by a Huge Object at The Centre of Our Galaxy

Planet? Dead star? It's so massive!<p>The Universe is full of oddball objects that simply don't sit neatly into categories. Take a hint, …