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Fancy life in an eco-village? Welcome to the hi-tech off-grid communities

Residents in an eco-village project piloted in the Netherlands will produce solar and biogas power, grow their food and recycle waste into fertiliser<p>“If you look at any long lasting eco-village, it has usually been about religion, polyamory or drugs,” says James Ehrlich, president of …

Sustainability

13 Podcasts That Will Make You Smarter and More Interesting

You're gonna have time on your hands. Download these now, and thank me later.<p>//<p>//<p>It's summer, and that means road trips. My wife and daughter and I have at least 12 or 15 hours of driving in front of us this weekend, as we head from the New York City area to New England and back.<p>What keeps us sane …

Flower Power in China: Pictures

Asia

A Landscape Architect Redesigns The Medieval Medicinal Garden

While some people swear by homeopathy to treat their ailments, the fact is we’re more likely to turn to a prescriptions today–thanks, pill-pushing Big Pharma.<p>But centuries ago, doctors only had botanicals at their disposal. They cultivated so-called physic gardens that contained dozens—and …

A spider's erection, and other cool things trapped in amber

Paleontology

Remembering Peggy Guggenheim, the Sexually Liberated Socialite Who Shaped Modern Art

She was divorced, globe-trotting Jewish aristocrat who championed modern art in the face of the Nazis and broke all the rules of the fussy society she was born into.<p>Two images define art collector, socialite, and muse Peggy Guggenheim for me: the headstone of the 14 beloved dogs she had buried …

Art

The state of your office desk can reveal lot about your personality

Want a shortcut to deciphering someone's personality? Look at where they work<p>Want to know what your work colleagues are <i>really</i> like? If so, take a look at their desk space.<p>According to Lily Bernheimer, author of a forthcoming book on environmental psychology, the way your desk looks gives away an …

Personality

17 Cheap Organic Foods You Should Be Buying

Compared to conventional foods, certain organic foods are so affordable that you shouldn’t ignore them while grocery shopping.<p>You’re typically …

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Espresso

Despite the mechanics of the machine used to make espresso, many coffee lovers will tell you that making the <b>perfect espresso</b> is as much an art as it …

Coffee

23 Cheap Upgrades That Will Actually Increase The Value of Your Home

Invest in your own future bank account.

Home Improvement

Are these the 10 worst board games of all time?

From the familiar to the out-there, these are the board games our readers suggest you never, ever waste your time playing no matter how rainy it gets<p>Are we utterly wrong? Let us know your suggestions in the comments<p>As the summer came to an end, we asked you for your favourite ever board games, and …

Board Games

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson for April 12, 2015

Bill Watterson

Earth - Ten sinister parasites that control their hosts' minds

<b>Zombie ant fungus (Ophiocordyceps unilateralis</b><b>)</b><p>Ants are great navigators, following highly efficient paths as they forage for food. But in the rainforests of Thailand, Africa and Brazil, <i>Camponotus leonardi</i> ants get pulled off course by <i>Ophiocordyceps unilateralis</i>, a parasitic fungus (pictured above).<p>…

Insects

Decorating Hacks You Can Complete In An Hour

Feeling crafty but don't want to spend the whole weekend tethered to a hot glue gun? These wildly easy D.I.Y.s will make a major impact on your space.<p>Feeling crafty but don't want to spend the whole weekend tethered to a hot glue gun? These wildly easy D.I.Y.s will make a major impact on your …

The world's most famous long-distance hiking routes

1. Appalachian Trail, US – 2,180 miles<p>Two to three million people visit the trail annually but only about 2,000 of them complete its entire length, which takes between five and seven months. It goes through 14 states, along the Appalachian mountain range from Springer Mountain, Georgia, in the …

Hiking

On the Red Couch with Grammy-Nominated Artist Carolyn Malachi

Inside Flipboard / December 20, 2013<p>Singer Carolyn Malachi’s journey to Grammy-nominated stature makes a good case for fate: that things happen for a …

2013: Year in Review

Inside Flipboard / December 20, 2013<p>With 2013 about to be inscribed in the history books, we’ve curated several collections to commemorate what went …

The Art of Lorella Paleni

Dreamlike Paintings.<p>Selected paintings by Lorella Paleni. The artworks look as if someone cut them out of a dream. Lorella Paleni mixes different …

Art

Articles about 7 fantastic backyard buildings on Dwell.com - Dwell

In our latest Backstory series, Seattleite Lou Maxon recounts the thrills and trials of ditching the suburbs, buying...<p>Project Manager Brad Liljequist chronicles the building of the zHome, a ten-unit townhome in Issaquah, Washington—the first...<p>The alphabet is as easy as ABC, but for typographer …

Architecture

Daily Inspiration #1616

This post is part of our daily series of posts showing the most inspiring images selected by some of the Abduzeedo's writers and users. If you want …

Best Trips 2014

National Geographic Traveler presents the New Year's must-see places. From Argentina to Oz, the final lineup reflects what’s authentic, culturally rich, sustainably minded—and, of course, superlative in the world of travel today.

Travel Photography

Photo Series Captures the Stunning Beauty of Siamese Fighting Fish

A few years ago, Bangkok-based photographer Visarute Angkatavanich started selling his work through microstock sites, and so he went in search of …

If Comet ISON Survives The Sun, The View May Be Spectacular

Whenever the phrase "comet of the century" gets tossed around, we recommend remembering all the buzz about Kohoutek.<p>If you were around in 1973, you may recall that Kohoutek was supposed to give us an amazing show.<p>Well, it fizzled.<p>But we do want to make sure everyone knows about comet ISON, which as …