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Why Trump's inauguration promise to harness the "energies, industries, and technologies of tomorrow" probably isn't good news for clean energy

Today Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States. His inauguration speech will no doubt incite mixed reactions, as he declared his intentions to make America strong and promised a "new national pride" to "stir...Show More Summary

Sentient Beings As Stress Balls In Aberystwyth

Changing our perception of animals as things - or vessels for the fulfilment of human desires - requires a shift in moral thought.

How to keep hope alive under Donald Trump? Biomimicry

What a year! Such exultant highs and crushing lows. Here we stand, on the brink of a sixth wave of extinction, staring down the barrel of a 10 billion-human population explosion, as the summers get hotter and the winters weirder. Someone...Show More Summary

Weird but wonderful Wind House brings whimsy to Koreas Jeju Island

A peculiar home has popped up on Korea’s idyllic Jeju island, and it’s unlike any we’ve seen before. Moon Hoon, a Seoul-based architect who’s never afraid to think outside of the box, recently completed the Wind House, a low-lying structure topped with a large-scale golden sculptural object that bears similarities to a duck head or hairdryer. Show More Summary

Climate Change This Week: Nuclear and Congenital Climate Change Threats, China Leads On Clean Energy, and More!

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. And the chances of Donald Trump's family and fortune surviving climate change are small, dwindling daily and irreversibly. Saving BUB, Beautiful Unique Biodiversity, as in this Indonesian Owl Moth, is another reason to preserve carbon storing forests. Show More Summary

The world's "most compact folding bike" fits in your carry-on luggage

Imagine a bike that folds down so small you can take it on an airplane in your carry-on luggage. It exists - and it's called the Kwiggle. The sleek, city-ready vehicle designed by German engineer Karsten Bettin can be folded up and stowed...Show More Summary

World's first floating city one step closer to reality in French Polynesia

San Francisco's Seasteading Institute has signed a memorandum of understanding with the French Polynesian government that brings the world's first floating city closer to reality. The Seasteading Institute first established in 2008 has...Show More Summary

$70 DIY acoustic tractor beam moves objects with sound

Tractor beams may soon be no longer fictional tools under the command of starship captains, as a team of researchers at the UK’s University of Bristol has managed to create a simple tractor beam out of easily obtainable parts. CheckShow More Summary

Stanford scientist develop a blood-separating centrifuge out of paper

If you were a kid before the age of smartphones, you probably played with a whirligig at least once. The design for this simple toy, which will spin twine threaded through a button at rapid speeds with only a gentle pull, inspired Stanford University researchers to create a cheap and effective medical tool for countries in need. Show More Summary

Chinese circus ties up endangered tiger so that visitors can take selfies

A horrifying video posted on Chinese video platform iQiyi shows circus trainers brutally binding a tiger to a metal table - all for the sake of selfie photographs. The animal is believed to be an endangered Siberian tiger, and it was...Show More Summary

There’s no such thing as ‘ethical’ dairy ice cream

One ice cream brand thinks new milking technology can fool consumers into thinking they care more about animals.

Climate Change This Week: Solar Surges, Climate Change Got Real, and More!

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. And the chances of Donald Trump's family and fortune surviving climate change are small, dwindling daily and irreversibly. And no, this isn't photoshopped. Saving BUB,Show More Summary

MIT researchers unveil ultralight material 10 times stronger than steel

Researchers at MIT have found a way to make one of the world’s strongest materials even stronger. Graphene, a two-dimensional form of carbon that gets its strength from a unique honeycomb structure, was made even more durable by compressing and fusing it into a 3D sponge-like configuration. Show More Summary

Orlando SeaWorld Frights: The Ballad of Leilani Münter

What would you say the natural progression of events would be after reaching the headlines with your new vegan-powered race car? How does a high-octane, traditional “animal advocate” – turbo charged with moral confusion – up the ante and leave...

The Dirtiest Corner In Europe?

This article first appeared on If, post-Brexit, the UK risks being known once again as the "dirty man of Europe" then Northern Ireland would be its soiled undergarments. Ours is a jurisdiction replete with the biggest illegal...Show More Summary

World's largest survival community comprises 575 off-grid doomsday bunkers

Will the end of the world arrive with the next economic collapse, nuclear war, or presidential inauguration? Thinking it best to be prepared, Vivos has taken readiness to new extremes with their 575-bunker Vivos xPoint community in South Dakota. Show More Summary

The Second Avenue Subway: Another Small Piece Of The Sustainable City

The story of mass transit on the east side of Manhattan is a sad saga of government promises and failures. The old elevated lines on Second and Third Avenues were knocked down, but never replaced by the promised subway line. As the city...Show More Summary

Dissolvable bioplastic bags from Bali are safe enough to drink

Plastic plagues the planet, clogging waterways and the stomachs of unwitting animals, but a new brand of bioplastic bags from Indonesia may offer a solution. Made from cassava root, these bags dissolve in hot water, breaking down into carbon dioxide and water without any toxic residue. Show More Summary

Bizarre Chinese Temple Discovered Atop a 21-Story Luxury Apartment Building in Shenzhen

A Chinese microblogger recently noticed a curious architectural object built upon the roof of a housing complex in Shenzhen. A mysterious temple has been sitting atop the 21-story luxury apartment building in Nanfang district of Shenzhen for at least three years, but apparently nobody knows who it belongs to still. Show More Summary

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