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A Washington Residence with Sustainable Features & Reclaimed Materials

Medici Architects partnered with Seattle-based sustainable developer Dwell Development on a 5-Star Built Green Home in Downtown Kirkland (Seattle). …

Framing

Audi Has Invented "Blue Crude," An Alternative Fuel Made of Water, Air and Renewable Energy

Audi introduces “Blue Crude,” an alternative fuel made of water and carbon dioxide. Produced as a<p>Audi introduces “Blue Crude,” an alternative fuel made of water and carbon dioxide. Produced as a clean, sustainable and environmentally friendly alternative to gas, the new “blue crude” fuel begins by …

SPOOKY ECO HOUSE: The Dragspelhuset Accordion House

Photo courtesy of James Silverman Photography<p>While this cabin looks spookily lizard-like, its unusual structure was created in response to Swedish …

Living Rooms

Afghanistan's Growing War With ISIS

A suicide bombing in Jalalabad, blamed on the Islamic State, shows that the country's terrorist problem is worsening.<p>In the 10 months since its stunning capture of Mosul, Iraq's second-largest city, the Islamic State has expanded its reach beyond its geographic base, establishing a foothold in …

Afghanistan

In the future, you may be able to turn invisible with this roll-on squid tape

For the past century or so, military scientists say, the United States has been locked in a perpetual search for new ways to deceive its enemies' eyes.<p>In World War II, strategists covered military equipment in netting and coated it with dull-colored paint. More recently, researchers have been …

FBI admits flaws in hair analysis over decades

The Justice Department and FBI have formally acknowledged that nearly every examiner in an elite FBI forensic unit gave flawed testimony in almost all trials in which they offered evidence against criminal defendants over more than a two-decade period before 2000.<p>Of 28 examiners with the FBI …

Republicans Attack Climate Change Science With Religion Comparison

Republicans struggle to find a convincing reason not to take action on climate change, so they tend to recycle excuses. In the 2014 election, one …

Climate

Whoops: Indiana’s anti-gay ‘religious freedom’ act opens the door for the First Church of Cannabis

In a classic case of “unintended consequences,” the recently signed Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) in Indiana may have opened the door for …

Religion

Costa Rica Used Only Renewable Energy in 2015

Costa Rica is enriching our climate by getting all its electricity from renewable energy sources this year. Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad …

Renewable Energy

Hamas guilty of war crimes in Gaza clash, Amnesty International charges

A horrific missile attack that killed 11 children in Gaza during last summer’s war between Israel and Hamas, for which Israel was broadly condemned at the time, was actually caused by a Palestinian missile misfiring and killing its own people, Amnesty International charged in a report released …

Why We Like Food That Makes Noise

The crunch of a chip, the snap of a carrot, or the fizz of a freshly opened beverage may greatly influence just how good we think those foods taste, …

Ice Cream

Buddhist Monk Displays “Unheard Of” Brain Activity While Meditating

When a person dies, many things can happen to them. I choose to believe that a deceased person has the ability to come back to Earth without taking a …

Woz says Apple would never hire him or Steve Jobs today

Steve Wozniak thinks he and co-founder Steve Jobs could never have found employment at the company they created together, had they been in their twenties in 2015.<p>“I look at the experience and education levels you need to get a job at Apple today and I think, ‘Well, Steve Jobs and I never could’ve …

For the first time, the world economy grows while carbon emissions don't

The change is likely due to an increase in sustainable energy<p>For the last 40 years, whenever the world economy grew, so did the Earth's carbon dioxide levels — until 2014, <i>The Washington Post</i> reports. The International Energy Agency (IEA) announced that in 2014, the economy grew and CO2 levels …

Turkey detains 'spy' who 'helped British teens cross into Syria to join Islamic State'

Turkey has detained a 'spy' working for a country within the US-led coalition fighting against Islamic State, Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, Turkish foreign minister, says<p><b>Turkey</b> has arrested a person for helping three British girls enter <b>Syria</b>, while making the intriguing claim that he or she was working for a …

Mexican woman campaigning to be mayor found decapitated

Guerrero mayoral candidate Aidé Nava González, whose husband was murdered and son abducted by criminal gangs, has been found decapitated - less than a fortnight after beginning her campaign<p>A <b>Mexican</b> woman running to be mayor of a town in the state of Guerrero has been found dead, less than a …

Slime Molds Help Researchers Map Ancient Roadways

Reconstructing the past with primordial goo<p>How do you reconstruct a civilization's history when it has been literally trampled underfoot? Some of Rome's roads through the Balkans are largely forgotten, others still in use, and others we only know about because of documents from travelers explaining …

This Farm In A Box Can Grow As Much Lettuce As An Acre Of Land

Who needs a green thumb when you have the CropBox, which grows your plants automatically, and can be adjusted with a smartphone.<p>For any would-be farmers who aren’t quite ready to move to the country and commit to years of back-breaking labor, here’s another option: Now you can rent a farm in a …

Your Farts Could Tell Your Doctor About Your Digestive Health

Finding out which microbes dealt it<p>The quantity and diversity of bacteria that populate the human gut is truly mind-boggling; there are over 10,000 species of microbes, and for every human gene in your body, there are 360 microbial genes. Researchers are just starting to understand the importance …

A hut with a view: a guide to Colorado’s backcountry huts

Colorado offers some of the best skiing, snowshoeing and hiking opportunities in America. And out in the wilds under the big Rocky Mountain sky, you’ll find a remarkable system of remote huts that provide the opportunity to go further into the backcountry than you ever imagined.<p>Colorado’s hut …

Hiking

Why China's Pollution Could Be Behind Our Cold, Snowy Winters

As the airborne particles turn: Across the globe, dust (red-orange) is lifted from land, sea salt (blue) swirls up from oceans, soot (green and yellow) rises from fires and sulfur (white) streams from volcanoes and fossil fuel emissions.<p>It's March. It's freezing. And there's half a foot of snow on …

Pollution

The plot to destroy the Arctic: George W. Bush, Big Oil and the “Sixth Extinction”

Drilling in the Chukchi Sea is a catastrophe waiting to happen. So why does it have the Obama administration’s OK?<p>Here’s a <i>Jeopardy!-</i>style question for you: “Eight different species of whales can be seen in these two American seas.” Unless you’re an Iñupiaq, a marine biologist, or an Arctic …

This is your brain on LSD? Scientists want to find out

Would you pay money to support a scientific experiment involving illegal drugs?<p>A group of British scientists started a crowdfunding campaign to raise …

Obama on Ferguson: 'They weren't just making it up'

President Obama upholds decision not to charge Ferguson officer while denouncing police racism.<p>President Barack Obama on Friday defended the Department of Justice’s decision not to charge a Ferguson, Missouri, police officer in the shooting death of an unarmed African American teenager last year – …

Ohio terrorism suspect wanted to shoot Obama in head

A man accused of plotting an attack at the U.S. Capitol said in an interview with an Ohio television station if he hadn’t been arrested he would have gone to Washington and shot President Obama in the head.<p>Christopher Lee Cornell called into WXIX-TV in Cincinnati from a Kentucky jail and confessed …

2 Ferguson police officers quit; court clerk fired after Justice report

<b>(CNN) —</b> Racist emails -- like one that depicted President Obama as a chimpanzee -- resulted in three Ferguson, Missouri, city employees resigning or being fired, the city spokesman said Friday.<p>Police officers Capt. Rick Henke and Sgt. William Mudd resigned Thursday over the emails discovered during …

Justice

Is Algae The Next Sustainable Biofuel?

<i>This article was originally published in December 2013 on the Energy Realities blog.</i><p>Algae have all the right ingredients for turning carbon dioxide into biofuel, but the precise recipe still needs to be created.<p>A blanket of algae covering a pond or lake often spells trouble for any organisms living …

Biofuel

Street Art ‘Surgeon’ Cuts Open Cartoon Characters To Reveal Their Anatomy

Have you ever wondered what the skeleton of a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle or a mermaid might look like? Nychos has – this Vienna-based artist seems …

Streetwear

The UK Is Building 6 Electric Lagoons To Generate Electricity From The Tides

The tides are always rising and falling. It’s time to use that energy.<p>Few things are more dependable than the tides. As long as the moon is in the sky and gravity rules the earth, the ocean will always run in and run out. So, it’s perhaps not crazy to think of harnessing tidal movements for energy …

8 horrifying revelations in the Justice Department’s Ferguson report

From unconstitutional searches to racist emails, here are some of the most revolting findings<p>The Justice Department released its full report on the Ferguson Police Department on Wednesday, seven months after Officer Darren Wilson shot and killed unarmed African American teen Michael Brown -- an …