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A Dutch 'boy genius' said he could get the ocean to clean itself. Turns out, he's right.

<b>In 2012 — when he was just 18 — Dutch inventor and entrepreneur Boyan Slat gave his first TEDx Talk about cleaning up the ocean .</b><p>In his talk, he laid …

Pollution

Inside Jimi Hendrix’s blood-spattered record collection

You can see it on display in central London<p>If you’re ever at a loose end in central London, you could do far worse than checking out the historic …

Guitar

13 Places To Visit Before They're Gone Forever

<i>For</i> Architectural Digest<i>, by Hannah Huber.</i><p>With the growing concerns over everything from climate change to urban development looming over some of the most beloved locations on earth, it is a good idea for any travel lover to explore these stunning destinations before they go the way of the dodo …

Glow-in-the-Dark Pebbles Are the Prettiest Way to Light Your Walkway

And prevent falls in the dark, too.<p>Warmer weather means you and your family are outside a lot more. Trips to the park, walks for ice cream and long chats with your neighbors are a given. This means you'll be heading home a little later than usual, so it's important to keep your walkway safe, and …

Tesla releases details of its solar roof tiles: cheaper than regular roof with ‘infinity warranty’ and 30 yrs of solar power

Tesla released today all the information to order its new solar roof tiles products – starting with the smooth black glass tiles and the textured glass tiles, as reported earlier today.<p>Of course, the most important information that people were waiting for is price. CEO Elon Musk first hinted that …

Solar Power

6 Books to Get You Unhooked from Negative Habits

1) THE CRAVING MIND<b>From Cigarettes to Smartphones to Love—How We Get Hooked & How We Can Break Bad Habits</b><br>Judson Brewer (Yale)We’re forever reaching …

Mindfulness

What's The Largest Planet In The Universe?

In our Solar System, Jupiter is the largest planet we have, but what’s the upper limit to planetary size?<p>If you get too much mass together in a single object, its core will fuse lighter elements into heavier ones.<p>At about eighty times the mass of Jupiter, you’ll have a true star, burning hydrogen …

Universe

13 documentaries on Netflix that will change the way you see the world

Documentaries have a bad reputation, and that changes now. What some perceive as a boring genre is actually a home to some of the most inspiring, …

Out And Back: 20 Best Day Hikes In America

A pair of boots, a pack large enough for some snacks and water bottles, and some weather appropriate clothes. That is just about all you’ll really …

Hiking

322 sq. ft. transformer apartment has folding walls & underfloor closet

In the hopes of making a dent in the growing affordable housing crisis, micro-apartments are now popping up in North American metropolises like New …

San Francisco

Brilliant bamboo house uses ground water for natural cooling

This experimental bamboo home is helping to set the pace for sustainable growth in China. Milan-based Studio Cardenas designed Energy Efficient …

Design

This Couple Went to Every National Park in America and Says These Are the Best

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National Parks

25 Dreams Homes You’ll Wish Were Yours

It’s difficult to define the things that make a house feel like a home or the characteristics that a dream home should have to actually be everything …

This Flower-Shaped Solar Panel Can Power Your Entire Home

The Smartflower is designed to follow the sun throughout the day, like a sunflower.<p>Solar energy is getting even more buzz lately, with Tesla's new solar shingles hitting the market this month and Route 66 scheduled for a solar panel makeover. But a new product from an Austrian company could soon …

Tesla's sleek solar panels are easier to install on your roof

Tesla's home energy efforts might be centered around its solar roofs, but it knows that not everyone can (or wants to) rip up their roof just to bring renewable energy to their home. To that end, the company is offering a first glimpse at Panasonic-made solar panels that would go on top of your …

Sunken Gardens And Backyards Blend Privacy And Closeness To Nature

Building a sunken seating area or fire pit is a neat trick that architects sometimes use when they want to create an unobstructed view of the garden …

'70s Fallingwater-inspired home asks $3.5M

It’s located in Greenwich, Connecticut<p><i>Have a nomination for a jaw-dropping listing that would make a mighty fine House of the Day? Get thee to the</i> <i>tipline</i> <i>and send us your suggestions. We'd love to see what you've got.</i><p><b>Location:</b> Greenwich, Connecticut<p><b>Price:</b> $3,500,000<p>In Greenwich, we have what the …

24 wooden garden projects you could try building

Working with wood is such a pleasure, so why not consider creating something special for your garden?<p>We've found some super wooden projects to …

Home improvement: 6 tips for making a garden overnight

In our increasingly techno-centric and fast-paced society, we find ourselves becoming more and more impatient and less willing to invest a lot of …

Gardening

Garden DIY projects - simple and quick home improvement

Sunday is the day of rest but if you don't want to waste all of it lounging around, why not tackle a couple of super simple and quick home …

A Court Just Ruled in Favor of Teens Who Sued Part of the Fossil Fuel Industry

A Win for Students<p>A group of teenagers has one-upped the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) as the state’s Court of Appeals just …

Oil & Gas Industry

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Six things you should do immediately after a workout

In a good week, let's say you spend seven hours working out. That might sound like a lot of gym time, but it still leaves 161 hours during which you could either undermine all of that hard work, or speed-up results with some smart lifestyle tweaks.<p>How you eat and what you do in the hours following …

Exercise

Stars Born Inside Violent Black Hole Jets Spotted for the 1st Time

Infant stars have been discovered inside raging streams of material spewed into space by a monstrous black hole, according to a new study.<p>The rather …

Universe

Living in: Hồ Chí Minh City

Though many travellers might be shocked the first time they visit Vietnam’s chaotic biggest city, Hồ Chí Minh City is beloved by residents as a place of surprising calm and order.<p>Though many travellers might be shocked when they visit Vietnam’s chaotic biggest city for the first time, Hồ Chí Minh …

Vietnam

Architect rebuilds his grandparents' mountain cabin by repurposing its original materials

Architecture passed down from one generation to the next never goes out of style. Architect Jon Danielsen Aarhus is the fourth generation of his …

8 most romantic camping destinations in America

The most romantic camping destinations in the US are all about sharing the love of the outdoors with someone special!<p>As long as your love’s idea of …

Hiking

5 Steps to Making More Creative Landscape Photos

Most people photograph this waterfall from an entirely different angle. Wanting to get something a little different, I experimented with different …

Landscape Photography

How to redesign a van to live out of it

A new generation is bringing back an old trend: Turning classic Volkswagen and cargo vans into full-on campers.<p>RVs and camper vans give their owners …

Home Improvement