Terrifying vampire squid don’t really hunt, they just eat a lot of gunk

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By Low Lai Chow in New Eco on Tuesday 21 January 2014

The vampyroteuthis infernalism or vampire squid — with its fang-like tentacles — looks like a creature straight out of hell. Who would have thought it really eats trash instead of instead of being the ferocious hunter that its facade might suggest? Thanks to Deep Sea News, now we know these tentacles really trap and scoop […]

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Giant 6000-year-old Baobab tree in South Africa harbors a pub in its trunk

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By Low Lai Chow in New Eco on Tuesday 24 December 2013

The Sunland Baobab in Limpopo, standing at 72-feet tall, is one of the oldest trees on Earth. Its extraordinary 155-feet girth hides rather spacious interiors — the trunk naturally hollows out after a thousand years. The owners of the land the tree stands on actually fitted out a cosy pub within the trunk so that […]

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Strange Things: a children’s book by Bethany Kemp

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By Cat Madeira in New Illustration on Tuesday 30 July 2013

Bethany Kemp is a design student, beauty blogger and illustrator. For her final project, she designed, illustrated and wrote a children’s book, Strange Things, which aims to reduce littering and careless waste disposal by educating the younger generation about the effects of discarded rubbish on the environment and its wildlife. The book captures a child’s sense […]

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A new house for just $99

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By Jessica Clements in Architecture on Wednesday 31 August 2011

Whoever says Gen Ys will never be able to afford their own home has obviously never heard of Jay Shafer’s Tumbleweed Tiny House Company. Starting at just US$99 for the do-it-yourself plans or US$38,997 for the ready-made, almost anyone can own a Tumbleweed.

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Sweetlife celebrates environmental awareness

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By Doug Levy in New Events on Saturday 14 May 2011

May 1 brought a festival with a difference to Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, MD, as a diverse roster of bands — including the Strokes, Girl Talk, Cold War Kids, Lupe Fiasco, and Crystal Castles — came together to celebrate music in an eco-conscious fashion.

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