Jen Leckey

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Ruby Beach

Two views of Ruby Beach, in Washington’s Olympic National Park<p>Ruby Beach, on Washington’s Pacific coast, gets its name from the ruby-like crystals …

Major cold hits the eastern U.S.

Extreme cold is hitting Canada and the eastern half of the United States this week. Many areas have not seen such cold temperatures in nearly two …

Weather

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Video: Rush Of Gas From A Champagne Bottle

This is a cork popping out of a champagne bottle, as imaged by a high-speed infrared camera. The infrared light lets you see the plumes of carbon dioxide that shoot out of the bottle’s mouth behind the cork. Carbon dioxide is invisible to the naked eye; the fog you might have noticed around the …

Carbon Dioxide

98 Percent of Pacific Ocean Floor Covered in Dead Creatures: Climate Change Likely, Study Says

A series of articles published in the last month–which have been heavily shared on Facebook–imply that the aftermath of Fukushima Daiichi disaster …

Seafloor

Indonesian Volcano Erupts Over 70 Times in One Day

Experts monitoring the active volcano Mount Sinabung, located on the Indonesian island of Sumatra, said that it erupted 77 times in the space of 24 …

The Year in Plagues: The End of Antibiotics, Fist Bump for Health, and More

In case you haven't had enough end-of-year lists, here are links to my personal favorite stories from 2013. Think I missed something big? Add it in the comments.<p>Also, I got the two-set <i>Encyclopedia of Pestilence, Pandemics, and Plagues</i> for Christmas from my thoughtful husband (see photo), which I …

Antibiotics

Is Industrial Hemp the Ultimate Energy Crop?

Bioenergy is currently the fastest growing source of renewable energy. Cultivating energy crops on arable land can decrease dependency on depleting …

Breeding For High Milk Production Created Less-Fertile Cows

A new study seeks to explain why domestic cows around the world are less fertile now than they were a generation ago.<p>After generations of careful breeding, dairy cows around the world produce more milk than ever. At the same time, they've actually become less fertile, a phenomenon farmers and …

Geologists identify trigger for apocalyptic 'super eruptions'

They rank among the most catastrophic natural disasters on Earth, second only in destructive power to an asteroid impact that could ensure humanity meets the same fate as the dinosaurs.<p>Super eruptions make those from normal volcanoes look like sputters of dust. They blast enough material into the …

DTI Logo

I’m so excited to be back from the holiday break with new posts for 2014! A new year, a new week and a great escape. An escape from having to going …

3 Cheap & Chic Finds Under $30: Candlestick Holders

Light-up your dinner table with a contemporary candlestick holder.<p>1. This tripod candle holder in a bright blue hue is both fun and practical. $21. jcp.com.<p>2. This sculptural candelabra was designed by UK art/design duo Daniel Black and Martin Blum. $30. momastore.org.<p>3. Add some color to your …

A COLORFUL FAMILY HOME IN THE NETHERLANDS | THE STYLE FILES

First there were two houses but these were converted to one spacious family home. The renovation was extensive as the layout and construction needed …

Family House with a Secret Room

This house on Lake Wenatchee in Washington was designed to be "cozy for two and comfortable for a crowd," as architect John DeForest puts it—thanks in part to a hidden media room.<p>The owners of the house, empty-nesters who have three kids in college, "asked for a small and rustic modern cabin that …

Small Spaces

Articles about playful family home belgium on Dwell.com - Dwell

Smitten from the start with a 1970s concrete villa in rural Belgium, a resident and her designer embark on a sensitive renovation...<p>An architect and his wife roll up their sleeves and create an affordable family residence in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.<p>With the Home Back Home #03 prototype, ENORME …

Articles about striking slatted wood and glass home san francisco on Dwell.com - Dwell

Teaming up with architect Craig Steely, an industrial designer and a mechanical engineer find just the right design for a...<p>The recent history of Janna Stark's San Francisco flat, located in an 1890's Victorian house, is literally burned into the wall.<p>Architect Dan Rockhill tackled a tight budget …

San Francisco

Articles about bedroom addition seattle on Dwell.com - Dwell

A pair of environmentally attuned architects combined adjoining properties in a Los Angeles canyon to house their modernist...<p>When the Zimmerman family settled in Seattle, Washington, in the late 1990s they bought a 1,100-square-foot Craftsman built in...<p>Ten Steps To Heaven: $1,599,999.<p>Seattle is …

Architecture

Articles about 5 more fantastic family homes on Dwell.com - Dwell

An architect and his wife roll up their sleeves and create an affordable family residence in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.<p>Refresh your home for the summer season with these simple modern upgrades.<p>In this series, Sebastian Mariscal designs a home in Venice, California, that brings the outside in. We …

Santa Cruz

Articles about modern storage solutions 5 smart built ins and closets on Dwell.com - Dwell

For a Toronto couple with a love of minimalist Japanese architecture, a sleek, storage-packed kitchen was the first priority in...<p>Grid-scale storage may be revolutionizing the market for clean energy.<p>Whether you're looking to add storage to a small space or seeking a distinctive wall hanging, the …

Outdoors

Articles about tiny architecture 5 modern outbuildings on Dwell.com - Dwell

It’s been awhile since we last visited the City of Light, so here’s a jaunt to five modern abodes we adore.<p>Laure Tixier's series of felt pieces for the show Plaid Houses explores the idea of architecture as fiction, born under the...<p>Architecture critic Alexandra Lange invites Dwell along as she …

Prefab Homes

Articles about 10 smart small spaces on Dwell.com - Dwell

Small but mighty, these compact dwellings prove that limited square footage doesn't preclude great design.<p>Dwell's June 2009 issue just landed on our desks and it looks great! We're excited for it to hit your mailboxes and newsstands in...<p>It’s All About Custom From an NYC Perspective (or...<p>This time …

Small Spaces

8 Ways Designers Use Ikea

From kitchen cabinets to carpeting, even the pros like to integrate Ikea into their room designs.<p><b>1. Ikea's Brimnes bed is tucked away with a creative footboard in a 400-square-foot Brooklyn apartment.</b>Tour the 400-square-foot Brooklyn apartment by Fitzhugh Karol and Lyndsay Caleo of The Brooklyn …

Happy Entry Halls

Cheerful first impressions.<p>These entryways exude cheerfulness right when you walk in the door. Check out these happy foyer decorating tips.

Discovered After 70 Years: A Stunning, Untouched WWII Era Paris Apartment

It's every antique hunter's dream: an accidental Paris time-capsule, unoccupied since 1942. This Right Bank apartment was owned by actress and …

Time Capsules

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3 Recipes For A Delicious, Meat-Free New Year's Celebration

With the help of this classy feast-throwing vegetarian named Lukas, you're gonna feel great from the very start of 2014.<p>Let's say that you're sick of eating. This sounds impossible, but after a month of turkey, gravy, and rich casseroles followed by a month of hams and cookies, it happens. So what …

FYI: Did Dinosaurs Get The Flu?

Investigating diseases of prehistory<p>It’s very hard to figure out when the influenza virus first started making animals sick. Studies of the history of major human epidemics suggest the flu has been around for at least a thousand years. “The certainty diminishes as we go further back into the past,” …

Hydrogen Car: Pros, Cons, Costs

Epoch Times is taking a look at each of the major options for green driving. Hydrogen cars are not currently sold commercially, but some will be …

Energy

Space Exploration Can Drive the Next Agricultural Revolution

Habitation of outer space needs solving air, water, energy and food supplies within a tight space. And this isn’t a problem of an apocalyptic, remote …

Space Exploration