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Scientists want you to know plankton is not just whale food

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Scientists on Thursday unveiled the most comprehensive analysis ever undertaken of the world’s ocean plankton, the tiny organisms that serve as food for marine creatures such as the blue whale, but also provide half the oxygen we breathe.<p>Scientists aboard the Tara Oceans …

Evidence of liquid water found on Mars

<b>Nasa's Curiosity rover has found that water can exist as a liquid near the Martian surface.</b><p>Mars should be too cold to support liquid water at the surface, but salts in the soil lower its freezing point - allowing briny films to form.<p>The results lend credence to a theory that dark streaks seen on …

Geoscience

Are you ‘over-connected’?

Wander the city in 2015 and all you’ll see is people staring at screens or talking on handsets. Is it changing who we are? Tom Chatfield weighs up the arguments.<p>A group of people wait by a monument, unaware of each other’s existence. A woman strides open-mouthed down a busy street, holding one hand …

University installs prototype 'pee power' toilet

Urinal at University of the West of England can generate electricity to power indoor lighting, which Oxfam says show potential for use in refugee camps<p>A prototype toilet has been launched on a UK university campus to prove that urine can generate electricity, and show its potential for helping to …

Fuel Cell

Architizer

The Week in Review: Benefits of Coffee

Coffee drinkers received some good news this week from new research pointing to the benefits of the popular beverage. A new study from scientists in Korea found drinking between one and five cups of coffee every day is good for arteries.<p>Calcium deposits in arteries, which cause blockage, were at …

Every Map Of Louisiana Is A Lie — What It Really Looks Like Should Scare You

It's becoming harder and harder to communicate the most urgent crisis facing Louisiana.<p>According to the U.S.G.S., the state lost just under 1,900 square miles of land between 1932 and 2000. This is the rough equivalent of the <i>entire state</i> of Delaware dropping into the Gulf of Mexico, and the …

New Orleans

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World's First Floating Apartment Complex to Begin Construction in 2014!

For centuries, the Dutch have manipulated the landscape to move water away from their dwellings. Instead of battling the elements, Netherlands-based …

Apartments

Prefabulous Cloverdale Home in Sonoma Valley Built in Just 4 Months

A new, stunning, modular home was recently assembled in the hills of Sonoma, CA. Designed by Chris Pardo Design: Elemental Architecture, the prefab …

The World's Largest Underground Chamber Can Fit Four Great Pyramids Inside

Now that modern technology has mapped practically every inch of the planet’s surface, explorers are searching for new places to discover. While Mars …

World population unlikely to stabilize in this century

Experts used “scenarios” to suggest global human population will stabilize around 9 billion by about 2050. A new statistical analysis tells a …

Japan Conducts First Public Test of New 311 MPH 'L-Zero' Maglev Train

Japan invented high-speed rail (HSR) in 1964 with the Shinkansen bullet train – and now The Land of the Rising Sun is leading the way towards the …

High-speed Rail

It's Time to Abandon the Delusion of a Carbon Tax

At the United Nations last week, President Obama urged the nations of the world to follow our lead and begin to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The president has moved aggressively to use the powers of the Clean Air Act to begin the decade-long process of regulating greenhouse gases as air …

Plans Revealed for Denmark’s Delta District in Vinge

Located close to Copenhagen, Vinge is Denmark’s newest sustainable city. The first neighborhood for the city, designed by Danish landscape architects …

Build Your Own Flat-Pack Micro Nomad Home for Less than $30,000

Fancy building your own home? This cozy micro dwelling from Nomad could make that a much easier reality, and it will only set you back $30,000. The …

Why Wildlife Trafficking Is a Human Problem of Global Concern

World leaders are gathered again in New York for the annual session of the United Nations General Assembly to discuss some of the greatest crises challenging the global community today. They have already taken up the issues of climate change, the terror threat posed by the Islamic State, and the …

VIDEO: Japan's Mount Ontake Erupts, Killing One and Injuring Dozens More

A volcano erupted in Japan today, killing at least one person, injuring dozens of others and stranding over 40 people on the mountain. Hikers on …

How to Help the World's Cities Prepare for the Next Disaster

A conversation with 100 Resilient Cities president Michael Berkowitz.<p>They’ve been talking about climate change at the United Nations again this week —talking and talking and talking. It’s the latest chapter of a conversation that has been going on for more than 20 years. And still the CO2 emissions …

Personality & Polish: In Love with Kitchen Libraries

(Image credit: Steve Williams)<p>There's something so romantic about a library, especially now that we're cemented in the digital age where almost …

Living Rooms

8 DIY Decor Projects To Make Your Life a Little Easier

A title with a bold claim and a lot to ask from these simple DIY projects, but it's true. In their own small way, each of these eight DIY projects …

Outdoor Spaces

5 Tiny House Design Tips (That You Can Use No Matter Where You Live)

<i>This is a guest post from Mariah Coz from COMET Camper.</i>I’m Mariah Coz, and I live in a 100 square foot vintage trailer that I renovated and …

House Design

Architizer

A walk around my new "active office" with standing desk

I have been working at a standing desk most of the time since 2009. When we renovated our house to downsize, I had the opportunity to design exactly …