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National Geographic Travel

Can Auto-Dystopian Los Angeles Sell the Myth of Becoming a Green, Sustainable City?

Earlier this month, Gov. Jerry Brown’s announcement of California’s first-ever mandatory restrictions on water use drew attention to the state’s …

The Wind Eyes: Designing for Natural Ventilation in Multi-Family Buildings

Every year, more than one third of U.S. energy consumption goes to light, heat, and cool buildings. Energy costs are a burden to the individual as …

National Geographic Travel

16 Of The Most Photogenic Hikes On The West Coast

Best coast?

Melbourne’s Pixel leads the way on eco-developments

Melbourne has secured accolades, being highlighted as one of “the world’s greenest buildings” in an infographic of 12 leading developments.<p>The …

Brazil Is Building A Giant Floating Solar Farm

'Sun and surf' takes on a whole new meaning<p>Generally when you think of solar power, the sun beating down on a dry, dusty desert might come to mind. But in Brazil, a new project will see solar panels installed on a much wetter surface: the surface of a reservoir.<p>As the renewable energy industry …

National Geographic Travel

Signs You Might Lack Iron, and 9 Iron-Rich Foods To Add To Your Diet

Have you been feeling tired lately even though you have been getting a good night’s sleep every night? If so you could be suffering from an iron …

Wellness

How Indiana’s ‘Religious Freedom’ Law Could Fail

New state laws open­ing the door to dis­crim­in­a­tion against same-sex couples are here to stay—but that doesn’t mean they’ll work.<p>Even if (and …

LGBTQ

How do you dismantle a nuclear submarine?

When nuclear-powered submarines reach the end of their lives, dismantling them is a complicated and laborious process. Paul Marks investigates.<p>Nuclear submarines have long been a favourite in popular fiction. From movies such as The Hunt for Red October to long-running TV series like Voyage to the …

Military

The hidden tricks of powerful persuasion

Are we always in control of our minds? As David Robson discovers, it’s surprisingly easy to plant ideas in peoples’ heads without them realising.<p>Are we all just puppets on a string? Most people would like to assume that they are free agents – their fate lies in their own hands. But they’d be wrong. …

Psychology

21 Ways to Burn Fat Faster and Lose Weight

From the editors of Redbookmag.com, medically proven moves that'll burn fat—and help you drop some pounds.<p><b>1) Stock up on green tea</b> Green tea isn't known only for its cancer-fighting benefits: It may help boost your metabolism, too. People who took green-tea extract three times a day saw their …

25 Ideas Shaping The Future Of Design

What the landscape of design will look like in 2020, according to the most innovative designers of 2015.<p>Design is always changing, and with tech and design increasingly aligning, we’re arguably headed to the most radical period of change in design history. How radical will the design landscape of …

Solar energy is the next option of sustainable energy for our Planet

Solar energy could be a renewable supply of energy that is gaining vast quality within the whole of the globe. What’s superb is that the quality to …

Solar Power

4 Stories Of Extreme Healing Through Food

Think clean eating is just one more passing food fad? You won't after this. Meet four people who healed themselves by seriously cleaning up their diets. Prepare to be astonished. (Discover how to heal 95+ health conditions naturally with <i>Eat for Extraordinary Health & Healing</i>.)<p><b>"People started</b> …

Città della Scienza Masterplan Predicts Future of Self-Sustaining Cities

Developed for an international planning and architectural competition, this proposed masterplan for the Città della Scienza by Vincent Callebaut …

Architecture

Blind Artist Relies on Touch and Texture to Create Stunningly Vivid Paintings

While art has always been a major part of John Bramblitt's life, it wasn't until he completely lost his sight that he tried to paint for the first time. From the age of 11, Bramblitt's vision was gradually stolen from him by epilepsy. By the time he was 30, seizures had rendered him completely …

Blindness

Shaping Up: 'Everything we do is a choice'

Noëlle Di Julio never really struggled with her weight. She was perfectly happy with her average-size body and never felt pressured to change.<p>“I was …

The best and oddest science-inspired music

Science inspires music more often than you might think. Philip Ball compiled a playlist of the good, the bad and the far-out.<p>In February 1930, a young astronomer called Clyde Tombaugh confirmed what some researchers had suspected for some time: the solar system was home to a ninth planet, orbiting …

Solar System

Celebrating #worldwaterday: how to save a precious resource

World Water Day, is a day to celebrate one of the planet’s most precious resources, fresh water. This World Water Day we honor the projects, people, …

Argentina

7 Cities That Are Starting To Go Car-Free

Urban planners are finally recognizing that streets should be designed for people, not careening hunks of deadly metal.<p>After over a hundred years of living with cars, some cities are slowly starting to realize that the automobile doesn’t make a lot of sense in the urban context. It isn’t just the …

Urban Design

Pictures of the Week 3.19.15

Do you genes determine your entire life?

Some scientists claim that new discoveries have proved free will is an illusion. Nonsense, says Julian Baggini<p>Whenever you read stories about identical twins separated at birth, they tend to follow the template set by the most remarkable of them all: the “two Jims”. James Springer and James Lewis …

Rem Koolhaas: “There’s Been Very Little Rethinking Of What Cities Can Be”

The Pritzker Prize-winning architect dishes on cities, what architecture and film have in common, and the idiocy of design competitions.<p><b>Gary Hustwit: Why is the design of so many cities so bad?</b> <b><br>Rem Koolhaas:</b> Very few cities these days are really designed, and that may be partly the problem, the …