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Could NYC’s Aging World’s Fair Relic Be The Next High Line?

Designers are imagining the future New York State Pavilion as a vibrant public space for Queens residents.<p>The New York State Pavilion presides over Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in Queens, New York, like an alien spaceship that’s touched down and since been abandoned.<p>The whole structure, while …

Elon Musk is working on a roof made of solar panels

Elon Musk's fondness for ambitious, out-of-left-field ideas isn't restricted to electric cars or rockets. During SolarCity's latest earnings call, the entrepreneur revealed that his energy-focused company is developing a "solar roof" -- not a roof with solar panels on it, a roof <i>made out of</i> solar …

In pictures: the W* photography desk's 2016 digest of visual inspiration

Advertising is a Social Experiment That for the Most Part Has Gone Wrong

<i>Thomas Kolster, Author, Speaker, Critic & Expert in Sustainable Communication</i><p>As an industry we’re ignorant at best or utterly demagogic, one-sided and irresponsible at worst. The majority of do-good efforts from brands are ridiculous and nothing but a cheeky pick-up line to charm consumers into …

Trump only writes the angry tweets, the nice ones are written by a staffer with an Iphone

On August 6, artist Todd Vaziri observed that all of Trump's angry tweets come from the Twitter client for Android, while the more presidential, less …

Researchers find unsafe levels of industrial chemicals in drinking water of 6 million Americans

Drinking water supplies serving more than six million Americans contain unsafe levels of a widely used class of industrial chemicals linked to potentially serious health problems, according to a new study from Harvard University researchers.<p>The chemicals — known as polyfluoroalkyl and …

Public Health

Warming Atlantic Ocean Leads to Rise in Marine Bacteria

By Robert McSweeney<p>Rising sea surface temperatures in the North Atlantic are likely to be behind a recent surge in cases of diarrhoeal diseases from …

The internet is using Donald Trump's rhetorical style against him

The candidate is infamous for his off-the-cuff rhetorical style in public, a style that has often found its way onto social media.<p>On Monday, Trump tweeted that Hillary Clinton's email leak led to the execution of Iranian scientist, Shahram Amiri.<p>The New York businessman prefaced his tweet with the …

Donald Trump

This app lets you buy unsold food that restaurants would have wasted

Millions of tonnes of food are thrown away in the UK every year, with Britain wasting more than any other European country.<p>Now a group of entrepreneurs have built an app that they hope will cut down on waste by allowing restaurants to sell food that they otherwise would have thrown away at …

Waste of resources is biggest threat to planet, warns Scottish environment agency

Scotland’s industries and farmers must cut energy, greenhouse gas emissions and resource use as waste overtakes pollution as the major environmental threat, says head of regulator<p>Scotland’s environment agency has warned the country’s industries and farmers that their waste and inefficiency is now …

Northern Ireland

First mammal goes exctinct thanks to human-driven climate change

<b>For the first time ever, human-driven climate change has caused the extinction of a mammal.</b><p>The Bramble Cay melomys, a rodent, lived only in the Great …

'Seeds of hate' sown as Tanzania starts LGBT crackdown

Situation for the gay community deteroriates as ministers partially ban lubricants and restrict pro-gay charities<p>Tanzania’s justice minister has announced controversial new plans to suspend the registration of any charity or non-governmental organisation that supports homosexuality.<p>Claiming that he …

LGBTQI

Three lessons from the rise of Donald Trump

<b>Lesson #1: Trump is a culmination, not an aberration, for the GOP</b><p>In his screed trying to identify "exactly when the Republican Party assumed the …

FTC vows to crack down on sponsored internet posts

The FTC's settlement with Warner Bros. over poor disclosure in sponsored internet posts was just the beginning. The Commission tells <i>Bloomberg</i> that the government is planning a crackdown on paid posts that will require both stars and advertisers to be much more explicit when telling viewers that …

This Children's Hospital In Dallas Is Reimagining The Healthcare Business Model

The problem was that, although its patients were getting excellent care once they entered the facility, the health indicators in the community as a whole were getting worse, especially with regard to chronic conditions such as diabetes and asthma. Durovich was determined to fix the problem.<p>So he …

Innovation

Michael Jackson: Dangerous Album Review

On the night of November 14, 1991, 500 million people scattered across 27 nations simultaneously watched Michael Jackson grab his crotch 17 times. He simulated masturbation, shattered car windows with crowbars, and unleashed the primal screams expected from a man who owned publishing rights to the …

How Curious George Escaped From Nazis

A new documentary aims to bring the untold story of Curious George's creators—and their daring escape from Nazi-occupied France—to life.<p>As German …

Books

Peter Lindbergh: ‘I don’t retouch anything’

Flying into Rotterdam as the early mist hangs over the seemingly endless docks, it strikes me that this is an appropriate location in which to meet the photographer Peter Lindbergh. This is the man who has made raw images his signature – whether a stark electricity pylon shot in the industrial city …

The Arts

So long, Marianne: Leonard Cohen writes to muse just before her death

Cohen’s letter to Marianne Ihlen said ‘our bodies are falling apart and I think I will follow you very soon’<p>Leonard Cohen penned a poignant final letter to his dying muse Marianne Ihlen, a longtime friend of hers revealed on Canadian radio.<p>Ihlen, whom Cohen wrote about in So Long, Marianne and Bird …

Literature

Recommended Reading: President Obama, Commander in Nerdiness

<b>Obama to leave<br>the White House<br>a nerdier place<br>than he found it</b><br>Gardiner Harris,<br>The New York Times<p>President Obama has accomplished a lot of things during his eight years in office. One of the causes he's championed is science and STEM education. <i>The New York Times</i> takes a look at how the …

ISIS captures up to 3,000 people fleeing violence in Iraq, UN says

<b>(CNN) —</b> ISIS militants have captured up to 3,000 people displaced from their homes trying to flee conflict zones in northern Iraq, the United Nations said Friday, reportedly killing 12 of them.<p>The UN refugee agency said it had received reports that ISIS rounded up the thousands of internally …

Human Rights

How to Properly Optimize Your Press Releases for Search Engines and Get Editorial Links in the Future? - Press Release

Imagine yourself as a journalist or a blogger looking for a reference article to make his write-up appear authoritative and credible. Where do you …

Public Relations

All the myths about the history of the original Olympic Games, debunked

The Rio Olympics will be the 31st summer games of the modern era, but they have a long way to go before they can compete with nearly 12 centuries of ancient Olympics. Athletes came from across Greece to compete in everything from running to discus to boxing to horse racing, in honor of the Greek …

Ancient History

Donald Trump Campaign Hires the Firm Behind 'Brexit'

Trump’s campaign enlists the “psychographic data” firm that talked millions of Brits into separating from the European Union<p>Donald Trump and his team …

Donald Trump

I see U: DIY Surveillance for the Masses ...and the Makers

Why Should The NSA Have All The Fun?<p>If you were wandering around the music, art and technology festival Trailer Park I/O this past week you may find …

New virus found during investigation into largemouth bass fish kill

A new virus has been identified in association with a die-off of largemouth bass in Pine Lake in Wisconsin's Forest County.

Fish

Apple given all-clear to sell energy from solar farm

<b>Electronics giant Apple has been granted permission to sell energy generated at its $850m (£645m) solar farm in California.</b><p>Last year, the tech firm acquired a 2,900-acre power facility in Monterey County, giving it 130 megawatts of solar energy capacity.<p>Now it has the go-ahead to sell that energy …

Science Finally Proves Meridians Exist

For centuries the ancient wisdom keepers and healers in several traditions had a keen understanding of the energetic body. The healing traditions …

Spirituality

Design a memorial to honor Vietnam War veterans to win $4,000 | Design Competitions

Know of a cool competition? Submit it to inhabitat ><p>DESIGN COMPETITIONS<p>1 result<p>filter by... deadline: discipline:<p>Vietnamese immigrant and Louisville, …

Cornell scientists convert carbon dioxide, create electricity - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

ITHACA, N.Y. – While the human race will always leave its carbon footprint on the Earth, it must continue to find ways to lessen the impact of its …