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A new sustainable housing project in the northwest of Scotland will feature industrial hemp as a main building material, reports Green Building Press. The eco-friendly material is the main component of a pre-fabricated wall system called Hempbuild – a mixture of the...
If you are a frugal gardener, you’ll love this idea. How about growing your garden this year from food scraps? Some of the easiest and most inexpensive plants to grow are from things that might otherwise end up in the trash can, so instead, why not use them to make...
We are talking about the herb, plantain; that is quite often mistaken as a weed. You would have seen in your yard and ignored it. You might have even gone to the extent of eliminating it from your garden.However, there is an astonishing truth behind this little weed....
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Most of us have seen the Top 10 lists of why we should be drinking lemon water. But do we really know the added vitality and cleansing effects on the body lemon water provides?
Does the early bird really get the worm?
Walnuts benefit your heart, brain, bones and more. Here's why you need to eat more of them. Researchers from the University of California Davis say the U.S. government is all wet when it comes to demonizing high fat foods. In fact, a new study shows eating high fat...
Trees create immense negative pressures of 10's of atmospheres by evaporating water from nanoscale pores, sucking water up 100m in a state where it should be boiling but can't because the perfect xylem tubes contain no air bubbles, just so that most of it can...
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Reuters / Mariano Caravaca Deep under the ice sheet covering Antarctica, volcanic fire still rages, a new study shows. The movement of magma, which may signal an upcoming eruption, was spotted by tell-tale signs of ‘tremor swarms’ in the west of the frigid continent....
In the center of a swirling whirlpool of hot gas is likely a beast that has never been seen directly: a black hole. Studies of the bright light emitted by the swirling gas frequently indicate not only that a black holeis present, but also likely attributes.
Touring the Milky Way now is as easy as clicking a button with NASA’s new zoomable, 360-degree mosaic presented Thursday at the TEDActive 2014 Conference in Vancouver, Canada.
Today is the equinox. The Sun crosses the celestial equator heading north at 16:57 UT, marking the northern hemisphere’s first day of spring. To celebrate, consider this remarkable image following the Sun’s yearly trek through planet Earth’s sky, the first analemmas exposed every day through the technique of solargraphy.
One of the biggest engineering projects, is underway to protect the area of the damaged nuclear reactor inChernobyl, almost 30 years after the worst ever nuclear accident.
Imagine if your spacecraft was punctured and it could do the repair itself, without the need of you going outside on a dangerous spacewalk. Well, a Canadian team has a prototype idea that could lead to self-healing structures in space.
Get an idea of what it feels like to see the International Space Station from the outside, as an astronaut on a spacewalk. Put your 3D glasses on to appreciate the size of humankind’s orbital laboratory and watch a Soyuz spacecraft undock and a docking with ESA’s supply spacecraft Automated Transfer Vehicle.