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A team of students at the Bartlett architecture school have developed a technique for 3D printing complex curved structures, and used it to build a …
Researchers at Duke University report the first lab-grown, contracting human muscle, which could revolutionize drug discovery and personalized …
At a glance, this post by Alexandra Kehayoglou looks like a charming moment in a fairytale forest. A second look reveals the edges of a workshop or studio. "Clearly this is Photoshopped," the mind reflexively assumes. The Argentinan artist's bio reveals the truth: this is a wool rug. Kehayoglou …Textiles
Vacant lots, city squares, a former highway, and even regular city streets are going to be filled up with trees and plants—everywhere you look.
In Madrid, pretty much every unused space will soon be covered in plants.
The city is spending millions to expand existing parks, and as many roofs and walls …Urban Ecology
Some people view rapid urbanisation – the increasing sprawl of cities taking over natural landscapes around them – as progress, making the world a …Climate Change
A team from the University of Colorado Boulder have used 3D printing to create tactile versions of famous books for visually impaired children (+ …3D
The global trade in bees is driving a pandemic that threatens hives and wild bees, UK scientists say.
A deadly bee disease has spread worldwide through imports of infected honeybees, according to genetic evidence.
Stricter controls are needed to protect bees from other emerging diseases, researchers …
Trackers were placed on 300 honeybees to monitor the impact that weather had on the insects' foraging
Honeybees may be able to predict the weather to help plan their productive work day.
The results were discovered by Xu-Jiang He and a team from Jiangxi Agricultural University in Nanchang, China, …Nature
Feathers on the shoulders of this jacket by fashion designer Birce Ozkan ruffle up when the wearer faces north (+ movie).Ozkan created the Augmented …Clothing
Can Afghan archaeologists take on the Chinese and the Taliban to save a 5,000-year-old archaeological site?
A 5,000-year-old archaeological site in Afghanistan is under threat of demolition as a Chinese mining company, eager to access the world's largest untapped copper deposits, closes in.
The alarming spread of the Zika virus — caused in major part by the infamous Aedes aegypti mosquito, which can also carry dengue, yellow fever and chikungunya virus — is looking more and more like a public health catastrophe. But it’s also, say experts, something else: The latest example of how …Environment
No matter how many regulations are put in place, drones are cheap enough now that frequent misuse is becoming the norm. There’s no good way of …
Photo: Mark Hadden
The Hive was designed by Wolfgang Buttress and was inspired by scientific research into the health of bees.
The installation is made …Bees
Amy Congdon Image: Biological Atelier : AW 2082 ‘Bio Nouveau’ Collection
Sponsor Pratt Institute | BF+DA
February 9, 2016
Panel starts at …
What if you saw this before buying a Canada Goose jacket?[via Robert Banks]
Cruelty can be found in every stitch of Canada Goose jackets and other …
In February, Dolce & Gabbana will debut two commercials for their latest fragrance launch. The ads feature a beautiful young model, but also …Advertising
Beavers that were heavily pregnant or had recently given birth are among those shot by landowners in Tayside.
The news has led to demands for restrictions on shooting during the breeding season and renewed calls for Scotland's beavers to receive legal protection.
The country has two beaver …Beavers
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We are very proud sponsors of The Enormous Elephant Run at London and Manchester this year
Launching the Running For Their …Elephants
Researchers from Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL) made an interesting energy discovery recently. They found it's possible to make a …Energy
Indonesia’s Leuser Ecosystem is on the front lines of extinction. Stretching over 6.5 million acres, it is the last place on Earth that can support, …
With their near-vertical walls and deep fractures, glacier crevasses are dangerously narrow ice caves that present a huge risk to search and rescue …Drones
Brunswick the snowy owl. Credit: David Tibbetts
Meet Brunswick, the snowy owl! This handsome fellow was caught by a group of researchers at the …
We urgently need your help for wildlife
Please email your MP and urge them to save the National Wildlife Crime Unit (NWCU). We need them to demand …Crime
When we gaze up at a tree full of lush, green leaves we are actually looking at hundreds of tiny batteries. These tiny appendages save energy for the …Batteries
The fashion industry is contributing to the degradation of the world’s biodiversity and undermining nature’s ability to provide ecosystem services to …Ecology
Our nocturnal friends are facing a series of threats that we should probably do something about.
Bats are dying en masse, and nobody has really done enough to stop this disturbing trend. Now, researchers have published the results of a new worldwide review that looks closely at the reasons why. It …Wind Power
Ten million Ugandans don't have clean water. There are lots of complex technical solutions—and one simple one.
In Uganda, preventable water-borne diseases like diarrhea are the leading cause of death for children under the age of five. Ten million Ugandans—nearly a third of the entire …Uganda
Taking cues from their natural surroundings, this photography trio are examining the female form and how we interconnect with the earth, moon, and stars
It can be argued that we’re more disconnected from our surroundings than ever. Despite the undoubtable positive impact of the internet in terms of …Social Media