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31 Artists Who Transform Ordinary Paper Into Astonishing Works of Art

Paper is one of the great artistic chameleons. This easily accessible material that’s used in crafting incredible, gallery-worthy works of art is the same that contains crude sketchbook doodles never meant to see the light of day. It’s this fascinating dichotomy that entices creatives to experiment …

Sculpture

Source: Trump national security team slow to engage

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Trump transition team for national security has been slow to interact with the Obama administration's National Security Council, according to a source close to the transition.<p>NSC staff have written a series of briefing materials to bring the Trump team up to speed and there is …

Iconic Paintings Reimagined with LEGO Figures

Italian artist Stefano Bolcato has the habit to work with LEGO figures. In his latest creations he chose to reimagined iconic painting by replacing …

Art

Everything Is Awful So Let’s All Escape To This Treehouse For Grown-Ups

The architecture firm Snøhetta has built a cabin in the woods of Northern Sweden. The coolest part? It’s built into the trees themselves, acting like a treehouse for grownups–and a getaway from the world.<p>The two-bedroom cabin is part of the renowned Treehotel, where guests can rent one of seven …

80-year-old twin sisters hike the Appalachian Trail

WAYNESVILLE, North Carolina -- Hiking the entire 2,190-mile Appalachian Trail, one of the longest footpaths in the world, is an exercise in the outer limits of human will and strength. And usually, left to the youth of the world.<p>But 80-year-old identical twin sisters Elrose Couric and Sue Hollinger …

Hiking

Masdar City: The ultimate urban experiment? - CNN Style

In partnership with<p>Written by Susan Lee, The Conversation<p>Susan Lee is Research Fellow at the University of Birmingham. The views expressed in this commentary are solely those of the writer. CNN is showcasing the work of The Conversation, a collaboration between journalists and academics to provide …

Archaeologists Identify More Than 150 Rock Art Paintings in Chile

For the past five years archaeologists have been tracking a series of rock art findings in north-central Chile’s Limari Valley. The experts involved …

Archaeology

Ice Flows climate change game puts the fate of Antarctic penguins in your hands

The future of the planet – and of penguins Ronne, Filchner and Sanae – is in your hands. At least that’s the central message of Ice Flows, a browser …

Charming artist’s studio in Paris lets you live the bohemian life you always wanted

On the street where Henri Matisse once lived<p>This quaint yet quirky artist’s studio in Paris promises a dramatic double height ceiling, an entirely glazed wall, and visions of the bohemian lifestyle you always wanted. Located in the 14th arrondissement on the famous Villa-d'Alésia street, where …

Henri Matisse

James Cameron calls Donald Trump a 'madman' over climate change denial

Ahead of a screening of his new film on global warming at the DNC, director calls Trump’s dismissal of environmental science ‘reckless and dangerous’<p>James Cameron has called Donald Trump a “madman” and criticised the Republican presidential candidate over his denial of climate change, according to …

Finally, the climate teardown of Trump you’ve been waiting for

PHILADELPHIA — Wednesday at the Democratic National Convention was dedicated to ripping apart the GOP nominee while extending an olive branch to …

16-year-old activist demands US gov end fossil fuel use by 2026

An online petition by 16-year-old climate activist Xiuhtezcatl Martinez has attracted over 100,000 signatures demanding that the 2016 presidential …

The ultimate beginner's guide to hiking Colorado's famous 14,000-foot mountains

And hundreds of thousands of feet in elevation.<p>With all of this lofty real estate in their backyard, it's no surprise that clawing their way up the sides of 14,000-foot mountains has become a rite of passage for Colorado residents.<p>But how does a rookie peak bagger choose which summit to reach …

Hiking

Oyster Archaeology: Ancient Trash Holds Clues To Sustainable Harvesting

Times are tough for Chesapeake oysters.<p>For one thing, they used to be bigger. "If you look at what people were saying back in the 1600s and 1700s about oysters, people had to cut them in half before they could even eat them," says Denise Breitburg, an ecologist with the Smithsonian Environmental …

Where to stay near 10 of America's best national parks

There's never been a better time visit a national park<p>It’s officially travel season, which means millions of Americans from all over will be headed to the country’s national parks to see some of the most beautiful places in the U.S. The National Park Service has seen a record number of visitors at …

Miami’s plan to deal with climate change: Make developers pay up

<i>Note: An earlier version of this story confused Miami Beach with Miami. The author has been sentenced to spend August there.</i><p>It’s hard to ignore …

Germany Puts Brake on Renewable Energy Expansion

Quick rise of renewables resulted in power glut that hit conventional generators<p>FRANKFURT—German lawmakers on Friday voted to limit the expansion of renewable power, in response to concerns that the country’s efforts to promote green energy has resulted in too much too soon.<p>A new law will require …

Renewable Energy

Grow Your Own Food Right in Your Kitchen With This DIY Aquaponics Kit

Imagine herbs, flowers and other plants thriving with your pet fish. Aqua Biofilter’s Aquarium Garden is a DIY aquaponics kit that lets you grow food …

27 of the Most Beautiful Places In America

From sea to shining sea and everything in between.<p>Narrowing down the list of America's most scenic spots is clearly an impossible task, but these stunning places are totally worth bumping to the top of your travel bucket list.

Forget recycling. Let’s turn old plastic into fuel.

Plastic is a big problem, like, bigger-than-Texas big. Giant islands of plastic trash — one in the North Pacific Ocean is estimated by some to cover …

Pollution

These Photos Will Change The Way You Look At Strangers

December 2013. I was on a photography trip to Bikaner, in the deserts of Rajasthan, India. Near the busy train station, I saw a man I wanted to …

Photography

61 amazing photos prove that the iPhone camera has transformed photography

The winners of the 9th annual iPhone Photography Awards, or iPPAwards, were just announced, and they're stunning.<p>Kenan Aktülün, founder and curator of the iPPAwards, tells Tech Insider the contest exists to celebrate the power of filling the world with simple, powerful point-and-shoot cameras. All …

Photography

Food Crusader Battling Walmart Could Emerge Victorious — With Your Help

Wake up, Walmart!<p>Walmart is the white whale to Jordan Figueiredo’s Captain Ahab ― at once the elusive target and the mammoth opponent of the 37-year-old food activist’s obsessive, years-long crusade.<p>The California-based municipal recycling expert just wants the world’s biggest retailer to start …

Agriculture

10 of the best national and regional parks in France

France’s green spaces provide the chance to see magnificent wildlife, explore mountain villages or just have a great hike or bike ride<p>The first (1963) and largest of France’s mainland national parks, the Vanoise is in the French Alps, becoming the Gran Paradiso national park once it’s over the …

These stunning photos of summer lightning strikes will take your breath away

In the northern hemisphere, most lightning occurs in the summer months. It's also the time of year when the most deaths by lightning occur.<p>Here are some of the most epic images of lightning strikes that photographers have captured over the last few years.

A compostable solution to messy organic bins

<i>Autom River Inc. is one of the five semi-finalists in The Globe and Mail's Small Business Challenge Contest. (Check out the other four here and vote for your favourite.) The 2016 contest drew more than 3,400 entries, and a panel of judges selected the semi-finalists. The winner of the $100,000</i> …

Two years of Islamic State: where are we now?

Today marks two years to the day since Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant’s so-called caliphate.<p>Taking advantage of the war in Syria and the instability and sectarian divisions in neighbouring Iraq, the extremist group swept through huge swathes of both countries …