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Urban Beekeeping: How to Start Your...

Many plants produce nectar to encourage insects like bees, wasps, and butterflies to visit their flowers and pollinate them.  In this symbiotic rela...

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Study: New Drug Allows Adults to Le...

You're only as young as you think you are. But what if you could re-train your brain to absorb information as easily as a child can? That's e...

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Canadian Urban Farmer Grows 50,000l...

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America’s First Commercial Ro...

A neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York, is now benefiting from a revolutionary partnership in urban agriculture — a 20,000-square-foot rooftop greenho...

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This Insane New App Will Allow You To Read Novels In Under 90 Minutes

The reading game is about to change forever. Boston-based software developer Spritz has been in “stealth mode” for three years, tinkerin...

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Urban Beekeeping: How to Start Your Own Honeybee Hive

Many plants produce nectar to encourage insects like bees, wasps, and butterflies to visit their fl...

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Study: Sleep Removes Toxic Chemicals from the Brain

Although we don’t know exactly why, there is no question that sleep is crucial for the brain and overall health. Without proper sleep, the...

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3D Tattoo Art Will Literally Make Your Skin Crawl

What's depicted here might look creepy at first. This is not an artificial leg. Instead, this picture depicts the latest in 3D tattooing. ...

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The Rodin Coil: The Greatest Discovery of All Time?

In what might be the greatest discovery of all time, Marko Rodin has figured out how to 3-dimensionally model the mathematical language of n...

Urban Beekeeping: How to Start Your Own Honeybee Hive

Many plants produce nectar to encourage insects like bees, wasps, and butterflies to visit their flowers and pollinate them.  In this symbiotic relationship, bees use the nectar they gather from flowers to make honey for food, and in the process, pollinate flowers with tiny pollen granules that dust off their hind legs.  Many of the foods and luxuries of western living that are taken for granted would not exist if it were not for the work of the honeybee.  According to the American Beekeeping Read more [...]

Study: New Drug Allows Adults to Learn As Quickly As Kids Do

You're only as young as you think you are. But what if you could re-train your brain to absorb information as easily as a child can? That's exactly what scientists testing the FDA-approved drug called valproate investigated in study of adults who had little or no musical training yet demonstrated some degree of absolute pitch, an ability to identify or produce the pitch of a musical sound without any reference point. Absolute pitch, the scientists say, can only be acquired early in life. Valproate Read more [...]

Canadian Urban Farmer Grows 50,000lbs of Food on Less than 1 Acre of Land

"What if I told you that there was a way you could live off the land, farm commercially, be a direct solution to food security, economic inequality, and environmental degradation, build community ties and social capital, and make a living out of it?", says urban farmer Curtis Stone, CEO of Green City Acres. Green City Acres grows vegetables on donated plots of land throughout Kelowna, B.C., and transports them to consumers using only bicycles and custom-built trailers.  In 2012, they grew Read more [...]

America’s First Commercial Rooftop Greenhouse Farm On Whole Foods Store Leads the Way

A neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York, is now benefiting from a revolutionary partnership in urban agriculture — a 20,000-square-foot rooftop greenhouse built on a Whole Foods supermarket. The partnering farmers are from a company called Gotham Greens, and together they are growing high-quality, pesticide-free produce year-round for their customers.  Gotham Greens says the new facility is capable of producing 150 tons of produce each year. Vegetables grown on their rooftop farm include multiple Read more [...]

Food Grown on Rooftops in Montreal, Canada Feeds Thousands of People

In 2011, a company from Montreal, Quebec, Canada grew their very first vegetables from the world's first commercial rooftop greenhouse.  Today, they feed 2,000 people with fresh vegetables harvested locally, and on the exact same day.  For most people rooftops are an ignored space, but not for CEO Mohamed Hage.  He created Lufa Farms with a simple purpose in mind:  "Grow food where people live and grow it more sustainably." To Mohamed and his team at Lufa Farms, not only does sustainable Read more [...]

The Darkside of Turf Lawn and 8 Amazing Alternatives

With a passion unmatched in other countries, American's water, spray, weed, and mow between 35 million – 50 million acres of lawn, all without suspecting any negative impact on their health or environmental health. In his book on the history of America's obsession with the perfect lawn, Ted Steinberg writes, "The rise of the perfect lawn represents one of the most profound transformations ever in the history of the American landscape." The industrial lawn, which is the single largest 'crop' Read more [...]

The Future of Food: How Urban Farming Will Feed Everyone On Earth

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization estimates that, from 2010 to 2012, nearly 870 million people of the 7.1 billion people in the world, were suffering from chronic undernourishment.  This means that one out of every eight people were not getting enough food. A recent French study has predicted the world population will rise to almost 10 billion by 2050.  So not only are people not getting enough food now, but the amount of people on earth is expected to increase by about 3 Read more [...]

There Is A Huge Underground Farm Hiding 100 Feet Beneath London’s Streets

It's hard to find enough space for urban farms to grow enough local produce to feed a big city. Unless you put the whole farm below in an abandoned tunnel. The newest branch line of the London Underground doesn't go anywhere. But it does produce a lot of nice food to eat. It's a hydroponic farm, 100 feet below the surface, launching its debut in March 2014. With sky-high rents in central London, it made sense for the startup behind the project, Zero Carbon Food, to look for an unconventional farm Read more [...]