Alan Stern has never been happy with Pluto's demotion to dwarf planet. Principal investigator of NASA's New Horizons mission, he told Gizmodo the International Astronomical Union's new definition of a planet, which excludes Pluto, is...Show More Summary
LEGO provides inspiration for everyone from preschool-aged future engineers to BMW designers. Recently, BMW and LEGO collaborated on the LEGO Technic BMW R 1200 GS Adventure model kit based on a BMW motorcycle. Now, designers from the...Show More Summary
Richard Meier's architecture is widely recognized for its bold geometric shapes and stark white exteriors. However, a new initiative in Holland has just added a world of color to the Meier-designed City Hall of the Hague, converting it into the "world's largest Modrian painting". Show More Summary
Today, The HSUS launched a television advertising campaign to expose a hard-to-stomach and hard-to-comprehend effort in Congress to overturn a federal ban on the most inhumane and unsporting practices seen in the recent history of American wildlife management. Show More Summary
In a beautiful marriage of form and function, architect and designer, Carlo Ratti has created a light-reflecting canopy that both creates shade and directs sunlight to a photovoltaic panel where it generates electricity. Called Sun&Shade,...Show More Summary
Dutch designers Martens & Visser created a collection of mesmerizing kinetic objects that rotate and reflect light and color like massive soap bubbles floating through the air. The ‘Reflecting HOLONS' may look like fragile bubbles that could pop at any moment, but they are made from razor-thin iridescent plastic strips attached to an axis. Show More Summary
Scientist and television personality Bill Nye the Science Guy is returning to television with a new show, Bill Nye Saves the World. With bombastic claims about alternative facts and fake news threatening to distract us from issues that matter, Nye plans to inject a little reality into the mix with his new series. Show More Summary
The green-roofed H2 Cape House by architect Vincent Coste looks like an ideal place to relax and soak up the Mediterranean sun. The sprawling residence blends into the unique seaside setting of Corsica without disturbing the existing...Show More Summary
[youtube =http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E98-aHrkeaA] This powerful video, titled "5 Things You Didn’t Know About Plastic", uses a Rube Goldberg machine to follow the journey a plastic bottle takes from “factory to home” to shed light...Show More Summary
Habitat loss. Human-wildlife conflict. Illegal poaching. These are just a few of the issues facing threatened, endangered, or vulnerable species around the world -- whether it's sloth bears or tigers in India, gray wolves in the United States, rhinos in Sumatra, or elephants in Africa and India. Show More Summary
The past week has presented the world with three more examples of botched zoo management, which fit into the dizzying array of issues regarding wildlife captivity, zoo safety, and the protection of both people and animals. These stories, which we hear about so often, are inevitably troubling and frequently tragic. Show More Summary
There's no difference between this cat and the 60 billion land animals and trillion or so aquatic animals we exploit annually for food.
Wild bison are coming home to Canada's Banff National Park for the first time in roughly 140 years. Although bison were common sights in the Canadian landscape with a population that numbered in the millions in the early 1800s, these huge and herbivorous mammals nearly disappeared by the end of the 19th century as a result of hunting. Show More Summary
When she isn't lampooning White House press secretary Sean Spicer on Saturday Night Live, Melissa McCarthy is off saving the planet—or at least trying to. In a 60-second spot that aired during the Super Bowl on Sunday, the actress is...Show More Summary
Is your salad female? Is that animal flesh male? Do we care?
Doing right by animals means abolishing their property status.
Cave homes may conjure up thoughts of primitive living, but that’s not so for one lucky man who received the cave makeover of his dreams in China’s Shanxi Province. As part of a home renovation TV series called “Wow New Home,” architect Shi Yang of hyperSity Architects renovated a decrepit cave house into a stunning modern home. Show More Summary
A fishery in eastern China now doubles as a solar power station. An immense array of photovoltaic panels has been installed across 300 hectares to generate not only clean electricity, but additional money for the fishery. Lines of solar panels stretch over the waters of a fishery in Cixi City, which is in the Zhejiang Province in eastern China. Show More Summary
In an effort to fight the detrimental environmental impact of inkjet printing, researchers have invented a new type of "paper" that can be printed with light and re-written up to 80 times. Their invention employs the color-changing chemistry...Show More Summary
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lHt57JVDE48 For 10 years, the original owner worked on it until he died. It sat abandoned for almost the same amount of time until a new owner came along and started to work on it. No one really knows what...Show More Summary