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Ecologists warn against potential health risks of poorly planned green infrastructures

The development of green infrastructures and spaces in urban settings has been rising rapidly in recent years as society recognizes their many …

Ex-Secret Service Agent Admits Stealing $820K in Bitcoin in Silk Road Case

A former Secret Service agent pleaded guilty on Monday to diverting to his personal account over $800,000 worth of bitcoins during an investigation into online drug marketplace Silk Road. Shaun Bridges, 33, appeared in federal court in San Francisco and admitted to money laundering and obstruction …

Silk Road

Petraeus: Use Al Qaeda Fighters to Beat ISIS

To take down the so-called Islamic State in Syria, the influential former head of the CIA wants to co-opt jihadists from America’s arch foe.<p>Members …

Middle East

The founder of Google's top secret project lab has a new plan to double the world's GDP

His efforts turned into Google X, the secretive "moonshot factory" that has produced some of Google's most technically ambitious projects like self-driving cars, smart contact lenses, Google Glass and internet bearing balloons.<p>But after guiding Google X through its early years, Thrun relinquished …

Here's What Life Is Like on the Oldest Street in America

History loves company at a home where every day is the Fourth of July.<p>History loves company at a home where every day is the Fourth of July.

Garden: Beautiful Landscape Lighting Design, simple landscape design, Standing Lamp

Beautiful Landscape Lighting Design<p>Home » Garden » Beautiful Landscape Lighting Design<p>Posted by <b>Carina Aquilla, Garden.</b> <i>August 19th, 2015</i><p>Lighting is …

Landscape Design: Big Ideas for Your Landscape

1 of 24<p>Contemporary Landscape Plan<p>Get a sleek, modern look with this plan. The design includes interesting pavers, a water feature, and more to give …

Landscaping

Going Green: Building and Retrofitting for Efficient Homes

The buzzword in home construction today is “sustainability” – building homes that integrate with the landscape, are energy efficient and use renewable materials. And an eco-friendly home doesn’t mean sacrificing luxury or design. Whether you’re buying new construction or renovating an older home …

Green Living

What The City Of The Future Looked Like In 1925

We’re still missing some of the best ideas.<p>Even today, predictions of the future feature flying cars, <i>Blade Runner</i>-style advertising hoardings, and other conspicuous technology. But in the August 1925 issue of <i>Popular Science</i> magazine, then-president of the Architectural League of New York, Harvey W. …

Urban Design

How an artificial 'Reef' in London was designed with nature's help

For architect Michael Pawlyn, biology isn't just inspiration -- it informs every stage of his design process. Drawing from nature, he tells The …

These non-air conditioned ways of keeping cool could make a huge difference with climate change

The modern phenomenon of air conditioning is something people in much of the developed world have become accustomed to. Now in China, India, Brazil and other developing countries people who have never had A/C are beginning to jump on the cool-air bandwagon.<p>The 19th and 20th century emergence of …

Brooklyn Outfitters Launches Outdoor Gear Line with Locally-Made Packs

1/11<p>PeopleTowels Winners Lead<p>And now for the moment you've all been waiting for! Last month we announced the talented finalists who made it through …

Final Cut

19 of the world's coolest playgrounds designed by top architects

In countries around the world, architects are becoming increasingly innovative to create environments where children can explore their imaginations.<p>Today, playgrounds can float entirely on the ocean, or take the shape of an enormous, colorful crocodile.<p>Keep scrolling to see some of the best …

Architecture

The Death and Life of Simulated Cities

This article explores the relationship between simulation in urban design – as a professional, systematic attempt to model and plan the city – and …

Volume turns up another 20 levels thanks to community designers

<i>Volume</i>, the stealth game that launched Tuesday for PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Mac on Tuesday, just got "20 percent larger," according to its creator, thanks to 20 community created levels added to a staff-curated list.<p>"These maps will do a great job of introducing new players to the online …

Metal Gear

Habitat 67: Montreal's Prefab Pixel City

1/7<p>Habitat 67 From the Port<p>Canadian architect Moshe Safdie designed and built this extraordinary experimental housing complex made up of modular …

Architecture

Flight delayed after Hawaiian Airlines plane struck by lightning

A Hawaiian Airlines flight was delayed Friday night after a plane got struck by lightning.<p>Hawaiian Airlines says flight HA 380 was hit while flying …

Aviation

Thanksgiving Recipes: 5 Reasons to Be Grateful for Squash

In a withering landscape, the stout curves and painterly colors of winter squashes are a sight for sore eyes. My stockpile of international …

Inside A Paris Apartment Untouched For 70 Years

Frozen in time, this French apartment gives a rare look into a past era.<p>Imagine you stumbled upon a time capsule that gave you a never-before-seen look into another era—for French officials this came true when they discovered an abandoned apartment that had been left untouched for 70 years. The …

57 Kitchen Light Fixtures That Make an Impact

Go beyond track lights and fluorescent fixtures with stylish options that make a statement.<p>If you want to update your cooking space without shelling out serious money, invest in one of these fixtures that will serve as the focal point in your room, enhance your existing design and brighten your …

Sweet Potato Casserole

This is a recipe for a delicious sweet potato casserole that is perfect to serve alongside any of your holiday meals! Sweet potatoes are very …

Food

Time To Go Flat: Top 50 Flat WordPress Themes That Keep Visitors With You

In the past, when you heard the word “flat”, it didn’t really mean a lot to you. It was just a word for describing things. It could have a negative …

What On-Page SEO Factors Every Web Developers Should Practice?

The most recent introduction and update of Google’s Panda 4.0 and the new answer box, reflects that the internet world will soon turn into a critical …

Engines

Cool Website Designs: 78 Great Website Design Examples

Advertisement<p>Cool websites, you say? We have them. It isn’t easy to build one of these cool website designs, but it is worth every bit of effort.<p>The …

Customer Service