Jonathan Spencer

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Solar-powered 'treehouse' has 360-degree views, Wi-Fi and beer

The ultimate off-the-grid pad is here and don't worry, it has Wi-Fi, beer and plenty of options for mood lighting.<p>Jono Williams, a plastics engineer …

Humans are endangering the most abundant animal on the planet

Barely longer than your thumb, weighing under an ounce and nearly translucent, delicate crustaceans known as krill are vital to ocean ecosystems around the world. In the waters that encircle Antarctica, krill are an essential food source for penguins, baleen and blue whales (which can eat as much …

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These anti-homeless spikes are brutal. We need to get rid of them | Leah Borromeo

‘Defensive architecture’ is a cynical attempt to sweep away poverty and inequality. Better Than Spikes want to make our urban spaces more inclusive<p>The city – yours, ours, everybody’s – is filled with space, yet most people don’t stop to think just how much of that space is designed to control them. …

What would you pay to be happy?

The source of our happiness is closer than ever to being located, measured and commodified. Alex Renton meets the ‘psychoeconomists’ and asks, have they created a monster?<p>The happiest man in the world is a 67-year-old Buddhist monk called Matthieu Ricard. He starts his day sitting in a meadow in …

Meditation

Years after the famine, here’s how North Koreans really get by

<b>By James Pearson and Daniel Tudor</b>North Korean leader Kim Jong Un smiles as he gives field guidance during a visit to the November 2 Factory of the Korean People's Army (KPA) in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang, August 24, 2014. …

Can the world economy survive without fossil fuels? | Larry Elliott

The past three centuries of progress have been powered by coal, oil and gas. Burning much of what’s left will lead to environmental and economic catastrophe. Here’s how to save the earth without giving up on growth<p>The final chapters of The Bone Clocks, David Mitchell’s 2014 novel, describe a future …

Fossil Fuels

Russian Railways Wants To Build An Insanely Long Train That Runs From Europe To North America

As reported in a recent <i>Siberian Times</i> article, Vladamir Yakunin, president of Russian Railways, wants to build a massive highway and rail line …

North America

Britain's 50 greatest days out (perfect for the bank holiday)

The Midlands<p><b>1. Alton Towers, Staffordshire</b><p>Among the stomach-churning highlights are Nemesis, Air and Oblivion (a vertical drop of more than 180ft). This year saw the launch of the first “virtual reality” rollercoaster, “Galactica”, where riders use headsets to experience a space adventure.<p><b>Price:</b> on …

Polar bears face starvation as unlikely to adapt to a land-based diet, says report

New research casts doubt on the theory that polar bears could survive habitat loss as sea ice declines by foraging for food on land<p>Polar bears face starvation as their frozen habitat shrinks because they will not adapt to land-based foods, according to new research.<p>As the sea ice around the Arctic …

Global Warming

Moon Astronomy GIF

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Astronomy

Chrome OS Beta Comes With Google Now And New Launcher

Details of the latest Chrome OS beta have been revealed by Francois Beaufort, the latest version of the software will come with a new launcher.<p>The …

Paul Meulman

All I Need (feat. Denai Moore)

World Water Day in Pictures

Photos of beautiful treehouse apartments in Italy

Architect Luciano Pia designed 25 Verde, a 63 unit apartment complex in Turin, Italy.<p><i>[via]</i>

Apartments

Archaeologist Says House In Nazareth Could Have Been Jesus' Childhood Home

A British archaeologist says a first-century dwelling found beneath a convent in Nazareth, Israel, could have been Jesus' childhood home.<p>Dr. Ken Dark of the University of Reading and the Nazareth Archaeological Project argues that although the evidence can't prove Jesus grew up in the house, it …

Archaeology

Personal drone registration will become necessary, U.K. Lords say

A U.K House of Lords committee has recommended that, in the long term, people operating drones for leisure may need to register them so their owners …

European Union

Denmark wants to rebrand part of Sweden as 'Greater Copenhagen'

Not since 1675 has there been such tension on the border. When Denmark’s King Christian V launched a bloody conquest of Skåne, Sweden’s southernmost province and fertile breadbasket, he could hardly have foreseen that Copenhagen might one day find a more civilised way of spreading its …

Canoeing and kayaking around the world: readers’ travel tips

From wild lakes in Canada to peaceful island hopping around Thailand, readers suggest their top places to explore by canoe or kayak<p>The Soca river has something for everyone – fast rapids, gentle bimbles, a slalom course – making it perfect for paddlers of all abilities. Blue snowmelt runs between …

Mark Oliver Illustrations

Selected poster illustrations by Mark Oliver.<p>Mark Oliver is a full time, professional artist and award winning illustrator based in Worthing, United …

Homer Simpson almost discovered the Higgs boson before any scientist

Some may refer to <i>The Simpsons</i> as "genius" but nobody expected this.<p>A new book titled <i>The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets</i> claims that …

Leaf Off / The Cave

The Curse of the Window Seat

There is much power in the window seat, and with great power comes great responsibility.<p>I've written about how much I love the aisle seat in the past, but to be fair, it wasn't until I became a permanent migrant to the aisle that I realized that the person in the window seat is really truly the …

How Russell Crowe's Noah united two religions – against it

<b>Name:</b> Noah.<p><b>Age:</b> Minus two weeks.<p><b>Appearance:</b> That depends. There are about seven different versions.<p><b>I'm confused. I thought there was only one Noah in the Bible? And didn't he live for 950 years?</b> Sure, in a biblical kind of way.<p><b>But?</b> But we're not talking about Noah the person, we're talking about …

Nokia has unveiled a new high-end smartphone – the Lumia Icon. It's only available in the US at the moment – hopefully we'll get some good news at Mobile World Congress. http://www.t3.com/news/nokia-unveils-the-lumia-icon

Canon's burly PowerShot G1 X Mark II is a pleasure to use

This week, we met Canon's G1 X Mark II. Judging by its nomenclature, we expected a straightforward update to 2012's PowerShot flagship. Instead, this year's model is only like its predecessor when it comes to size -- the camera's specifications and design have been refined significantly. There's no …