In Australia, adorkable beekeeping Labrador, ‘Bazz’, helps out beekeeper Josh Kennett in detecting ‘American foulbrood’, a serious disease that spreads among bee colonies. Usually, the Paenibacillus larvae caused by the infection can only be detected under the lens of a microscope. But it turns out that Bazz’s powerful nose is a better alternative. Kennett built […]
They say dogs are man’s best friend, but as it turns out they can also be the best friends of endangered species. Crowdfunding project, ‘Dogs for Conservation’, has raised just enough money to fund their plan of using our ever so reliable furry buddies to help scientists and conservationists track down endangered plants and animals. […]
It’s official: alligators and crocodiles are getting soft. Last week, we saw photos of a snake devouring a crocodile in the swamps of Queensland, Australia. Now, photos show a river otter in Florida engaging a young alligator in an epic battle for lunch, with the mammal eventually emerging as the victor. It looks like the […]
It looks like humans are not the only species on Earth that love to get buzzed every now and then. In a new research published in the ‘Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences’, there seems to be a few little critters in the forest of Malaysia who hunker for alcohol. The study says that […]
Turns out baboons are kinda like the mafia of the animal world. The following video shows a baboon kidnapping a puppy from its mother, dragging it by its tail and giving it their own version of hospitality. Animal lovers beware, the first minute of the video is pretty heart-breaking to watch, especially when you hear […]
If you’re looking for a cozy and eco-friendly getaway, we’ve got you covered. These quaint little pods nestled in a small valley in Laax Falera, Switzerland are the perfect place to relax. Each pod is big enough for two, and they come complete with basic amenities. It’s a comfy retreat for you and your Plus […]
Designed by Michael Strain, Ramerio Diaz and Brandon Hartley, the Levitation bicycle is an eco-friendly powerhouse that charges gadgets via a USB port using energy generated from zealous pedaling. It can even serve as a WiFi hotspot as well. The unusual angular design really gets us.
We’re supporters of initiatives that aim to cut down on waste, but it’s ideas like this that really capture our hearts. Sydney-based duo Supercyclers – Liane Rossler and Sarah Kings – design products that reuse and recycle, a reflected in their latest project, Yours to Care For, which transforms plastic drinking stores into tiny, unique […]
Alastair Sloan recently started the Living Furniture Project. Their mission is: ‘Designer furniture, Reclaimed materials, A future for the homeless’. The idea is to get people off the streets of London by teaching them a trade, and helping them rebuild their life. They are supported by a team of volunteers, which include designers and professional […]
Did you ever use an empty bottle to make a shaker or a toy as a kid? What about a boat? 600 littered plastic bottles were used by Tom Davies, a New Zealand native living in Fiji, to create this boat. In Tom’s tests, the boat can hold up to three big Fijian men. The […]
Air Fuel Synthesis generate energy from non-fossil fuel based carbon dioxide. And they believe the solution to creating clean energy can be pulled out of thin air. Literally. They propose making hydrocarbon fuel by taking carbon dioxide and water from the air and forcing them to react together. The resulting fuel production and fuel combustion will […]
This Attenborough-esque clip charts the life of a plastic bag from California as it migrates towards its eventual resting place as part of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Now we should probably keep our fingers crossed that this sees the light of day.
After the Christchurch quake, the site of a mall destroyed in the natural disaster on Cashel Street has now seen a revival of shopping activity with shipping containers that now form temporary retail spaces. Shipping containers are just so darn cool.
I’m a big fan of what Karton are doing creatively in regards to environmentally friendly design: 100% recyclable and flexible ingenuity. I particularly appreciate the decorative feature options for the home or office, including various animal trophies. Available exclusively online, Karton keeps things easy and fun and adds something unique to the space you live […]
A recycling bin that sprouts philosophy… sure, why not?. We’ve seen at least one Renew bin on the streets of Singapore, while London already has a 100-strong army to tackle the problem of free papers littering its streets. Equipped with wifi, the bomb-proof bins even have their own programming (watch the Singapore channel here) produced […]