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Furniture Of The Future May Be Grown From Mushrooms

By Sarah Benton Feitlinger on December 17, 2016
Furniture Of The Future May Be Grown From Mushrooms

New York-based Evocative has been creating environmentally friendly packaging made from mushrooms and agricultural waste since 2009. Now, the company wants to bring their innovative material into homes and offices with a new line of compostable furnishings that are grown using just three ingredients: mycelium (the vegetative part of mushrooms), hemp, and salt.

The Deadly 'Jacuzzi Of Despair' That Lies Deep Below The Gulf Of Mexico

By Sarah Benton Feitlinger on December 14, 2016
The Deadly 'Jacuzzi Of Despair' That Lies Deep Below The Gulf Of Mexico

Deep below the surface of the Gulf of Mexico lies a salt lake so deadly that researchers are calling it the ‘Jacuzzi of Despair.’ Measuring 100 ft in circumference and 12 ft deep, the brine pool gets its well-deserved reputation due to its warm temperature and high methane and salt content — a fatal combination for many unfortunate sea creatures that wander in.

Video Of The Week - Hawaii's Big Island A Winter Wonderland?

By Meera Dolasia on December 12, 2016
Video Of The Week - Hawaii's Big Island A Winter Wonderland?

Hawaii’s Big Island is known for many things — its rich culture, active volcanoes, black sand beaches, green rainforests, and of course year-round warm, humid, weather. This year, the sunny paradise can add snow to this impressive list. Since early December, almost three feet of snow has blanketed the over 13,000-feet high volcano peaks of the Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea, and more is expected.

November's Supermoon Will Be The Largest Since 1948

By Kim Bussing on November 10, 2016
November's Supermoon Will Be The Largest Since 1948

While full moons are always a delight to watch, the one scheduled to make an appearance on November 14 will be even more so. That’s because it is no ordinary full moon, but the brightest and biggest “supermoon” since 1948. The next time you will encounter this glorious a sight, will be on November 25, 2034.

Video Of The Week - Giant Snowballs Delight Locals In Siberia

By Meera Dolasia on November 7, 2016
Video Of The Week - Giant Snowballs Delight Locals In Siberia

Imagine going to the beach and finding thousands of perfectly shaped snowballs scattered around. That is exactly what the lucky residents of Nyda in Siberia’s Yamal Peninsula have encountered since late October.

Daylight Saving Time End Will Add An Extra Hour To Your Weekend

By Meera Dolasia on November 2, 2016
Daylight Saving Time End Will Add An Extra Hour To Your Weekend

With Halloween falling on a Monday this year, chances are you are feeling a little sleep-deprived. Here is some good news at least for those that live in North America. This weekend marks the end of Daylight Saving Time (DST), which means that on Sunday, November 6, you can enjoy an extra hour of sleep (or play) by simply turning back the clocks.

Coral Vita Plans To Restore The World's Coral Reefs With Land-Based "Farms"

By Sarah Benton Feitlinger on October 19, 2016
Coral Vita Plans To Restore The World's Coral Reefs With Land-Based "Farms"

Coral reefs are one of the most diverse and important ecosystems on Earth. Not only do they provide food and habitats for the fish and seafood we eat, but they also shelter many other organisms that are crucial for ocean food chains. Experts estimate they contribute about $30 billion USD to the global economy annually, through tourism, fisheries, and coastal protection. Unfortunately, warming ocean waters, acidification, and over-fishing are killing the beautiful reefs at unprecedented levels

The World's Deepest Underwater Cave is Almost The Height Of The Empire State Building

By Kim Bussing on October 13, 2016
The World's Deepest Underwater Cave is Almost The Height Of The Empire State Building

Polish explorer Krzysztof Starnawski’s fascination with the Hranická Propast, or Hranice Abyss, an underwater cave in the Czech Republic, began in 1999. The diver, who once held the record for the deepest dive (283-meters) with a closed circuit rebreather, says the cave’s limestone unusual formation led him to suspect that it was a lot deeper than his dives had taken him.

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