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Leap second: There's an extra 1/60th of a minute today, go nuts!

What will you do with your extra second? We've got some ideas.

Source: Culture feed | 30 Jun 2015 | 8:26 pm MSD

Physicist's hyperrealistic origami art bridges nature, math and science (Video)

Believe it or not, these folded works of wonder are created from a single sheet of paper -- no cuts, no glue.

Source: Culture feed | 30 Jun 2015 | 3:00 pm MSD

“Washed Up” gathers ocean pollution to create environmental art

Alejandro Durán collects garbage from the shores of Mexico’s largest nature reserve to make art with a message from the ocean.

Source: Culture feed | 26 Jun 2015 | 9:49 pm MSD

Study shows that experiences, not things, will make you happier

Many people know that experiences will make them happier, and yet they continue to spend money on material objects because of their perceived greater value.

Source: Culture feed | 26 Jun 2015 | 4:00 pm MSD

How to start a time bank

By encouraging neighbors to share skills and cooperate, time banks can build strong communities and a vibrant informal economy.

Source: Culture feed | 25 Jun 2015 | 2:27 pm MSD

Enough with the snack-happy parenting!

Snacks have become a national obsession, pervading every social event that involves children. It's time to say, "Enough is enough."

Source: Culture feed | 19 Jun 2015 | 4:00 pm MSD

Artist's cosmic forest images evoke a mysterious consciousness

For this artist, the forests are portrayed as mystical places, shrouded in mists, and full of enigmatic, glowing lifeforms.

Source: Culture feed | 11 Jun 2015 | 2:18 pm MSD

Eco startup aims to offer 1000 vetted low-carbon solutions

ClimateStore wants to make choosing low-carbon products simple and easy by curating and vetting each product for its carbon impact.

Source: Culture feed | 10 Jun 2015 | 11:48 pm MSD

Enthralling sand machines merge the wonders of science, tech & art (Video)

Created as an educational tool by a former doctor, this mind-blowing invention uses motors, magnets and computer programming to draw a ceaseless array of sand patterns.

Source: Culture feed | 10 Jun 2015 | 10:44 pm MSD

Photographer’s tribute to his dog is heartbreakingly beautiful

The story combines the beauty of nature, wanderlust, and the deep love that can exist between human and dog.

Source: Culture feed | 10 Jun 2015 | 6:25 pm MSD

Oh No Mommy! Will the Greenies Take Fireworks Away From Us?

Obligatory Post About Green Fireworks for the 4th of July Fireworks are fun - who doesn't like explosions? - and a good excuse to get together with family and friends, but they're also not very clean. In Beijing, China, the smoke from fireworks during the new year celebrations tripled pollution levels overnight, and the toxic metals used to get the bright colorful sparks fall back to Earth, contaminating soil and water. Is there something we can do without losing the fireworks?

Source: LivingECHO | 3 Jul 2009 | 12:11 am MSD

Do Roses Stink?

For Valentine’s Day, birthdays, anniversaries or other special occasions, giving flowers often seems like a gift from Mother Nature herself.

But when flowers are doused in pesticides and transported long (i.e., energy-intensive) distances, their eco-appeal quickly evaporates.  The health impact conventionally-grown flowers has makes them even less desirable.

Source: LivingECHO | 14 Feb 2008 | 10:19 am MSK

The Natural Collection Supports Peace One Day Today

We're sure that millions of people all around the world have made a commitment to today's International Day of Peace.

Source: LivingECHO | 12 Oct 2007 | 2:07 am MSD

Taking Back the Streets: TreeHugger Tips For Car Free Day

Here are some ideas for World Car Free Day to take back our streets:...

Source: LivingECHO | 12 Oct 2007 | 1:57 am MSD

Seven Easy Pieces for Fall: Women

A new wind is starting to blow and you can almost smell change crackle in the air,...

Source: LivingECHO | 12 Oct 2007 | 1:56 am MSD


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