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11 Bridges With Unbelievable Waterfall Views

<i>By Nick Mafi forArchitectural Digest.</i><p><i>(photo: Imagebroker/Alamy</i><p>Waterfalls are among nature's most spectacular sights. Architectural Digest rounds up 11 bridges across the globe that bring us closer to the action. Above, a footbridge snakes toward Iguazu Falls, on the border of Brazil and</i> …

Can You Design Innovation?

Innovation districts are popping up all over the country. But will they work?<p>Picture a gleaming building wrapped around an expansive tree-filled courtyard. All the walls are glass so you can see what’s happening in the ground-level retail and open-plan offices on the upper floors. In lieu of …

5 Green Myths You Probably Believe, Totally Busted

The current debate over the environment often reaches a fever pitch, which often can cloud the reality of what’s really going on. In partnership with NRG, we scrutinized five persistent myths concerning the environment, looking for truth behind the rumors.<p>Myth 1: For a lot of environmental …

Can’t we just remove carbon dioxide from the air to fix climate change?

If we have put too much CO2 into the air, wouldn’t it make sense to find ways to remove it again? Well, yes: it would. But sadly it isn’t likely to be easy or cheap and, according to new research, it isn’t an adequate “solution” to the problems of climate change.<p>The possible “carbon removal” …

I Asked Atheists How They Find Meaning In A Purposeless Universe

If there's no afterlife or reason for the universe, how do you make your life matter? Warning: The last answer may break your heart.<p>"The way I find meaning is the way that most people find meaning, even religious ones, which is to get pleasure and significance from your job, from your loved ones, …

Would Voters Entrust The White House To An Atheist?

In a 1958 poll of Americans, only 18 percent of respondents said they would vote for a generally well-qualified presidential candidate nominated by their political party if that person happened to be an atheist. In 2015, that number has jumped to 58 percent.<p>Yet, even today, 40 percent of …

Lucy is a robotic sunlight reflector that brings light into every dark corner of your house

Rome-based Solenica wants to bring the sunshine into your life – literally. For anyone who has dreamed of more sunlight in those dank, dark areas in …

9 free things rich people do that make them more successful

Sure you have.<p>A great idea, motivation, persistence, and a little luck helps, but most successful people share certain habits.<p>Here are nine habits that have helped place them on the top:<p>Ray Dalio, the founder of Bridgewater Associates, told The Huffington Post in 2013 that "Meditation, more than …

A retired computer scientist is selling his 800-acre ranch for $10.95 million

The ranch, which includes a 9,500-square-foot house inspired by a Frank Lloyd Wright design, is located in Steamboat Springs, Colorado and is a haven for local wildlife like bald eagles and deer.<p>Mitchell spent decades working with computers and became wealthy enough to buy the ranch and his own …

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Hitchhiking Robot That Crossed Nations Fails to Last 2 Weeks in U.S.

Yoshikazu Tsuno—AFP/Getty Images<p>Nicolas Datiche—SIPA<p>Yoshikazu Tsuno—AFP/Getty Images<p>Yoshikazu Tsuno—AFP/Getty Images<p>Barcroft Media<p>Yoshikazu …

A Spanish artist's vision for sustainable architecture is straight out of the future

His latest series series, entitled "Trans-Actions," focuses on sustainable architecture. "The unusual structures provide space for retreats, workplaces, mobile observatories, hydraulic structures and stationary zeppelins," writes American Luxury.<p>The designs may be wildly different, but they have …

This is the future of food

Are you ready for lab-made hamburgers, bug-filled protein bars and 3D-printed cuisine? With the Earth's population rapidly approaching 8 billion and the race to keep up with food demand intensifying, industries have begun to drain essential resources and adversely affect the environment. Thanks to …

Will Human Beings Ever Reach 'Earth 2.0'?

Kepler-452b is the most Earth-like planet ever discovered, a place with just enough sunlight to possibly support the crops and house plants of life forms like ourselves.<p>But don't pack your bags just yet. While the planet might seem like a tantalizing target for NASA's next mission, it's extremely …

Learn this beginner-friendly coding language that's used by sites like Google and Dropbox

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Stack Commerce Whether web development is your calling or web developers' six-figure salaries are, coding is an undeniably great skill …

Want a Better Pitch? Watch This.

by Andy Raskin<p>Three weeks ago, the CMO of a San Francisco startup backed by A-list investors emailed me about her new sales deck.<p>“It lacks oomph,” …

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See The Homeless Housing You Might Mistake For Luxury Condos

To stop homelessness, we need to give the homeless places to live. Why not make it nice?<p>Housing for the homeless is not usually a place associated with sleek design. But the photos you see here all indicate otherwise.<p>The buildings are all run by Common Ground, a nonprofit that does the difficult …

6 surprisingly easy ways to be happier

Here are the 6 best hacks from books on happiness that we've ever found.<p>You're probably well aware of Google's smashing employee benefits package, and in a moment of incredulous jealousy you might even have scoffed at the pampering.<p>Among the boons to Googlers are: massages, a bountiful and …

New Stella Solar Electric Car Produces More Energy Than It Uses

Back in 2013, a group of students from the Eindhoven University of Technology built a solar-powered car for the World Solar Challenge race held in …

Articles about these solar powered homes are shining examples modern sustainability on Dwell.com - Dwell

Designed to harness the sun, architect Birgitte Hovmøller's vacation house features a roof full of solar panels and plenty of...<p>Overlooking the scenic Minnehaha Creek sits one of the most unique and energy-efficient homes in the greater Minneapolis area.<p>Spatial efficiency meets energy efficiency in …

US president has opportunity to put questions to naturalist but ends up admitting action on climate change must be global and quicker<p>Barack Obama was the one asking the questions in an interview with British naturalist David Attenborough that aired on Sunday in which they agreed that combating …

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11 popular programming languages that can help you land a job

There are thousands of programming languages, but some are far more popular than others. When a company goes out to find new programming talent, they're looking for people familiar with the languages and systems they already use — and they don't always want to experiment with newcomers like Google …

12 Powerful Habits of the Super Successful and Wealthy That You Need to Adopt | Inc.com

Success does not happen by luck, and wealth does not happen by accident--those who have built wealth and success have deliberate habits that make them more productive and effective. To emulate these habits, we must train ourselves and be focused; we must take our bad habits and replace them with …

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This 26-Story High-Rise Will Be The Biggest Passive Building In The World

A lot of building, a tiny bit of energy.<p>Most buildings that meet the rigorous passive house standards are single-family homes. But a new passive house apartment building in New York City will be 26 stories high–the tallest and largest in the world.<p>Passive homes are ultra-low energy buildings that …

Forget being 'on the edge' — Earth is entering a sixth mass extinction

Close to half of all living species on the Earth could disappear by the end of this century, and humans will be the cause.<p>This is the sixth mass extinction— a loss of life that could rival the die-out that caused the dinosaurs to disappear 65 millions years ago after an asteroid hit the planet.<p>This …

Hold Onto Your Bonnets! Breezes and Sunshine to Power Georgetown, TX

It may be hard to believe, but plans are underway to power a conservative Texas community with 100% wind- and solar-powered electricity.<p>Thanks to Ari Phillips's June 11th story in <i>Climate Progress</i>, I had a sense that the Mayor of Georgetown, Texas was different than most. It's big news that …

Pope Francis Talks Climate Change, Shocks Conservatives

Two major publications appeared on the scene this week – IEA 2015 World Energy Outlook Special Report and Pope Francis’ Encyclical titled <i>On The Care Of The Common Home</i>.<p>The <i>common home</i> being planet Earth.<p>The IEA document was expected, it’s title <i>Energy and Climate Change</i> says it all.<p>But the Pope’s …

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Places You Need to Visit Before They Disappear

An old saying goes, "the only thing constant is change" and indeed the world is changing all the time. From the moment the earth was formed, it's been changing ever since. Ice ages, mass migrations, climate change, the list goes on; change is constant.<p>In today's world though, scientists are raising …