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These Are The 10 Best Sustainable Buildings Of 2016

By Adele Peters4 minute Read<p>Every year, the American Institute of Architects Committee on the Environment scours the country for the best new green …

Architecture

On the Road to Finding Other Earths

Scientists are getting closer to finding worlds that resemble our own "blue marble" of a planet. NASA's Kepler mission alone has confirmed more than …

Space Travel

Top 20 Underwater Photos on 500px So Far This Year

At the end of every year we do a “Best of *inset year here*” series, in which we count down the top 10 most popular photos in every single category. …

These Zaha Hadid Buildings Will Open Posthumously This Year

Long live Zaha.<p>Though Zaha Hadid unexpectedly passed away on March 31, the prolific architect is still introducing new work to the world. Her firm, which will still operate under the name Zaha Hadid Architects, has 36 projects on the boards in 21 different countries. (Moreover, Hadid herself …

Architecture

A NASA probe is orbiting a dwarf planet for the first time ever

Dawn's journey began in 2007, when the fridge-sized probe was launched from Cape Canaveral on a Delta II rocket. The spacecraft is equipped with cameras, infrared spectrometers, and both gamma ray and neutron detectors — all of which have been used to study Vesta in 2011 and 2012, and will now be …

Lost City Discovered in the Honduran Rain Forest

In search for the legendary “City of the Monkey God,” explorers find the untouched ruins of a vanished culture.<p>An expedition to Honduras has emerged from the jungle with dramatic news of the discovery of a mysterious culture’s lost city, never before explored. The team was led to the remote, …

This Tiny House Looks Weird From The Outside! But What is Inside? Amazing!

Advertisements<p>Triangle space<p>A lot of space<p>The lofted area of the “steeple” provides a great children’s playroom, but it can also be used as an office …

Mind-Bending Optical Illusions Created With Photo Manipulation

Erik Johansson is a Swedish photographer and retoucher based in Berlin who is well known on the Internet for his amazing surreal photo manipulations …

Jon Stewart Is Ready for ‘Next Iteration’ of ‘The Daily Show’

Jon Stewart shocked his loyal <i>Daily Show</i> viewers when he announced a little over a week ago that he would be leaving the show with an emotional, …

Graveyard of Giant Lemurs Discovered Underwater in Madagascar

Bones found deep inside a cave offer an unprecedented look at the ancient primates, some as big as gorillas.<p>Deep below the surface of a water-filled cave in Madagascar, divers and paleontologists have uncovered a boneyard full of extinct giant lemurs.<p>Hundreds of bones dot the silty bottom of Aven …

When Monkeys Surfed to South America

Long ago, about 36 million years before today, a raft of monkeys found themselves adrift in the Atlantic. They’d been blown out to sea by an intense storm that had ripped up the African coast, and now a mat of floating vegetation was the closest thing to land for miles in all directions. But luck …

Meet the 100 people hoping to live and die on Mars

We're one step closer to finding out who could be the first humans to live on another planet. Mars One, the private organization planning to find and train a group of four astronauts to send on a one-way trip to Mars, has reached the third round of its selection process and has narrowed its …

The Remarkable Ruins Of Maui's Abandoned Highway

Once upon a time, over 500 years ago, the island of Maui was circumnavigated by a vital trade route -- the King's Highway.<p>The road was originally built by native Hawaiians under the reign of King Pi'ilani, but was revitalized in the 1800s by prisoners, inspiring the moniker "the road that sin …

Maui

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Peripeteia: Exploring Space Colonization through Architecture

Long after earth’s first journey to the moon, the idea of space colonization has continued to fascinate us. It is a subject repeated in countless …

Sony & Marvel Studios Team Up To Make New Spider-Man Movie

Spider-Man is coming home. As announced via press release late Monday, Sony and Disney-owned Marvel Studios will produce the next iteration of Spider-Man on the big screen. The beloved character -- who has lived at Sony since Sam Raimi's "Spider-Man" in 2002 -- will appear in an upcoming Marvel …

Here's how school lunch in the US stacks up against what's served in the rest of the world

While new standards are in place, schools have had a difficult time putting the guidelines to use.<p>These problems drove Sweetgreen, the rapidly growing chain of salad restaurants that's making a quite a buzz, to start its Sweetgreen in Schools initiative. "School cafeterias are one of the biggest …

Healthy Eating

Philly radio station releases video of Christie falling off a chair

Philadelphia has yet to let New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie off the hook for his Cowboy fandom.<p>A previously unreleased video of the Republican governor falling down in the studio of the city’s SportsRadio 94WIP was shown on a Jumbotron Thursday as the station hosted “Wing Bowl 23,” its annual …

U.S. economy slows to 2.6 percent growth in fourth quarter

WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy slowed in the final three months of 2014 as a big burst in consumer spending was offset by weakness in other areas.<p>The Commerce Department said Thursday the overall economy grew at a 2.6 percent rate in the October-December period, down from sizzling gains of 4.6 …

Google is making fake human skin to test its cancer-detecting nanoparticles

Last October, Google announced that it was working on magnetic nanoparticles that would seek out cancer cells in the bloodstream and report back to a smart wristband. Now, if this didn't sound bizarre enough, it turns out the search giant is also using synthetic skin to develop the technology.<p>the …

The 15 Most Surreal Destinations to Visit in 2015

Be prepared for dropped jaws, kids.<p>1. Sea of Stars on Vaadhoo Island in the Maldives<p>photo: Doug Perinne<p>2. Antelope Canyon in Arizona, United States<p>photo: Laura Grier<p>3. Cave of Crystals, Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico<p>photo: Adventure Medicine<p>4. Salar De Uyuni, Bolivia<p>photo: PlanetDen.com<p>5. Tunnel of Love …

7 Counterintuitive Ways To Lose Weight

It doesn't matter if you're a half-marathon runner or a couch potato looking for a lifestyle change -- most of us have told ourselves something similar from time to time as we catch a glimpse of our reflection in the bathroom mirror: I could stand to lose a few pounds.<p>We are notorious for giving …

Weight Loss

Workplaces of the Future to Abandon the Open Plan and Feed Employees with Sky Gardens

The winners of Metropolis Magazine's Workplace of the Future 2.0 Design Competition have been announced. This year's competition challenged …

600-Pound Cluster Bomb Transformed into a Stunning Drinks Cabinet

The British company Fallen Furniture crafted a beautiful cabinet that will make a lasting visual impact in any room. Their mirror-polished <i>Cluster Bomb Luxury Drinks Cabinet</i> features a reclaimed 1970s missile fuselage as its structure with built-in shelving that's perfect for your beloved libations. …

Furniture

How to curb hunger pangs with your mind

There may be a simple way to lose weight using only the power of thought. You just have to know how, says David Robson.<p>Eric Robinson has a surprising tool for weight loss. It’s something we all have, but perhaps don’t use it as much as we’d like: our memory.<p>Dieters often feel that they are waging …

Nutrition

HoloLens: The hands on experience

Let’s get this out of the way: Microsoft HoloLens is not exactly a holographic system, but don’t hold that against it. The reality of Microsoft’s …