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Modern house in Connecticut appears to float on water

Stunning<p>We’ve seen houses built around trees—but what about ponds? This house in Connecticut was designed to follow the banks of a large pond on the property, effectively blending nature into the home.<p>Cutler Anderson Architects split the house into three parts to make it easier for the structure to …

Architecture

The Cocoon Smart Home will harvest rainwater, solar energy and organic veggies in the Caribbean

This self-sufficient home topped with a soaring cocoon-like structure envisions new heights of off-grid living. The Cocoon Smart Home, designed by …

Clean Energy

Polished Concrete: How It Is Made and What to Consider When Using It in Your Projects

Polished concrete is a versatile material that is easily customizable in its appearance, using stunning aggregates, quartz, and colors to create a …

Home Improvement

15 Vegetables & Herbs You Can Buy Once And Regrow Forever

We all know about the normal ways to grow plants – from seeds. But, did you know that there are many plants that you can grow from leftovers and …

Gardening

How to immediately refresh your brain to restore high-level thinking

Mental clarity can escape anyone.<p>Surely even Einstein and Shakespeare had their moments. It happens.<p>It’s your ability to recover that matters.<p>You can …

Creativity

World's easiest tomato sauce is also the most delicious

<b>Like magic, this lip-smacking sauce requires just four ingredients and hardly any work at all.</b><p>It's hard now to imagine a time when Italian food was …

Italian Food

Lasers Could Make Computers 1 Million Times Faster

A billion operations per second isn't cool. Know what's cool? A million billion operations per second.<p>That's the promise of a new computing technique …

Quantum Computing

Swedish Strawscaper harvests energy from the wind with a kinetic hair-covered shell

Every once in a while an idea comes along that is so unlike anything before that it defies reference. Take Belatchew Lab Architecture’s Strawscraper, …

Architecture

Thermal resonator generates electricity from thin air

We might not always notice it, but the air around us is constantly heating up and cooling down. Now scientists at MIT have decided to put these …

Spraying this material on desert sand will turn it into fertile land

For the past ten years, Desert Control has been testing a land treatment that promises to transform non-productive land into fertile soil. The …

Water

This mind-blowing hallway mural changes shape as you walk through it

Four Italian graffiti artists recently unveiled a mind-blowing mural that changes as you walk through it. Titled <i>Space Oddity</i>, the work of art is an …

Art

Curvaceous algae-covered towers proposed for Hangzhou

Paris-based studio XTU Architects recently unveiled designs for a futuristic high-rise in Hangzhou that blends sustainable technologies into an …

Architecture

The "most technologically-sophisticated commercial indoor farm in the world" will grow 30X more produce

As our technology is advancing, so are our farms. Indoor farming company Bowery is constructing what they describe as the “most …

Kristen Bell Used Emotional Intelligence to Confront a Paparazzi Who Took Photos of Her Kids

This is emotional influence at its finest.<p>Have you ever been thrust in a situation where you have to convince someone to do something, and you're pretty sure they're not going to want to do it?<p>That's the situation Hollywood actress Kristen Bell recently found herself in, as she told the <i>Today</i> show's …

Kristen Bell

Incredible Edible: Yorkshire town's food-growing scheme takes root worldwide

A deep mist hangs over Todmorden on a chilly spring morning. Only the birdsong and a few daffodils give the sign of spring.<p>This doesn’t seem to bother a group of 20 volunteers from the Yorkshire town who have gathered together armed with spades, trowels and litter pickers. Instructions of which …

Urban Agriculture

10 Ideas to Steal from Midcentury Modern Gardens

Midcentury modern garden design evolved alongside the breathless optimism of America’s suburbs. In those postwar decades, the prospects of having …

Mid-Century modern

Graha Lakon / Andyrahman Architect

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> In Javanese, <i>lakon</i> means the main actor, or the protagonist. The title was chosen due to its design …

Architecture

"Pixel Facade" System Combines a Love for Nature With Next-Generation Workspaces

Recently shortlisted for the 2018 Design Challenge "Design the Next-Generation Facade" by Metals in Construction Magazine, this "Pixel Facade" system …

Architecture

Japanese Lakeside House

This unusual property in Japan uses five interlocking levels to create multiple viewing platforms both inside and outside the property. Designed by …

Living Rooms

Rechargeable Proton Battery Demonstrated

Researchers have demonstrated for the first time a working rechargeable “proton battery” that could reconfigure how we power our homes, vehicles and …

Clean Energy

Gallery: Artwork by Patrick Cabral

• Summer 2018<p>Layer by layer, tiny cut by tiny cut, Filipino artist Patrick Cabral crafts intricate paper sculptures of the world’s most threatened …

Wildlife

How To Grow Unlimited Amounts Of Blueberries In Your Backyard

Blueberries are not only delicious snack but they are also very healthy fruit too. Whether you eat them raw, squeezed in your juice, added to your …

Gardening

Discover Nishizawa Architects’ Movable Walls

Nishizawa Architects created beautiful metallic walls to replace the facade of this residence in the An Giang region in Vietnam. These panels give an …

Architecture

This breathtaking Tulum art gallery was created by Peggy Guggenheim's great-grandson

Much like the Guggenheim Museums around the world, a new art gallery founded by the great-grandson of Peggy Guggenheim is a true architectural …

Art Galleries

This Couple Rebuilt Their Home To Be A Stunning Self-Sustaining Eco-Friendly Haven

A lot of effort and money goes into transitioning an older home into a more sustainable property, but that didn’t stop two Australian residents from …

Scientists Have Turned Cooking Oil Into a Material 200 Times Stronger Than Steel

Deep Fried High-Tech<p>Researchers have found a way to turn cheap, everyday cooking oil into the wonder material graphene – a technique that could …

Experimental furniture eyeing urban regeneration pops up in Madrid

Enorme Studio teamed up with MINI to create an urban installation that taps into concepts of sustainability and urban regeneration. Called Mountain …

THIS FRUIT CURES INSOMNIA AND RESTORES YOUR NERVOUS SYSTEM IN A FEW MINUTES !

ave you ever heard about mamoncillo? If not, then you should know that mamoncillo is the other name for the Spanish lime, or also known as …

INFOGRAPHIC: Which supplements are backed by science and which are snake-oil

It seems like hardly a week goes by where we don’t hear about a new miracle supplement or cure-all vitamin. But sometimes these panaceas are nothing …