Marimo are one in all nature’s most alien spectacles. They are impossible-looking spheres fabricated from algae, smoothed and toppled by currents in lakes, piling up on the ground like inexperienced puff balls. Marimo’s spherical type is what makes them so distinctive. In any other case, sipping on faint daylight beneath the water’s floor, they burp oxygen into our environment similar ...

In January 2020, scientists created a brand new breed known as the Xenobots—the world’s first-ever dwelling robots, engineered from the stem cells of the Xenopus laevis species, or in different phrases, the African clawed frog. The Xenobots functioned as tiny (lower than a millimeter-wide) machines that might stroll or swim by propelling themselves with hair-like cilia, survive for weeks with ...

As world leaders deliberate on the most effective subsequent steps to sluggish local weather change at COP26, probably the most quick methods we can take local weather motion right here in the US is to cease driving and begin strolling. To make this possible, more folks have to stay in locations the place strolling is a viable possibility. The idea ...

When Hurricane Ida dumped file quantities of rain on New York Metropolis in late August, shutting down the subway and drowning some residents trapped in basement residences, streets flooded within the Queens neighborhood of Rockaway Seaside. Two weeks earlier, the identical streets flooded in Tropical Storm Henri. However in entrance of 1 constructing, the pavement stayed dry. “The entire neighborhood ...

American youth are on the transfer, ditching over-priced and climate-exposed coastal cities for extra inexpensive and resilient inland boomtowns. The warfare for expertise is now as a lot between cities as it’s between firms. And what youth need from a metropolis is strictly what they need from a firm: a good “person expertise.” They demand that native governance leapfrog from ...

Work, training, leisure, or just higher connectivity all draw folks to cities. By the finish of this century around 85% of the world inhabitants are predicted to dwell in cities. There are speculations that the COVID-19 pandemic will decelerate this urbanization pattern, however I believe it’s unlikely to cease it. Cities stay the main location for job alternatives, training and ...

When midwife Anjali Sardeshmukh landed a job in San Francisco in 2017, she moved throughout the nation from Miami—and discovered prices of living staggeringly increased. The notably giant drains on her checking account had been housing and childcare; she slept on a sofa for the first two months in the Bay Space as she tried to seek out affordable lease. ...

What wouldn’t it be wish to fashion your home utilizing the rolodex of a famend architect? Nicely, now you will discover out. Jason McLennan, architect and founding father of the Living Building Challenge, has launched an e-commerce web site that options furnishings and home decor from prime inside designers, architects, and sustainable manufacturers. It’s the first main try to assemble ...

I’ve spent a lot of time in entrance of the TV this 12 months. If re-binging seasons of The Nice British Bake Off was an artwork kind, I’d be a grasp. One of many greats. That stated, my family has made small tweaks to our leisure heart which have vastly improved our weekends of going nowhere. Higher lighting, exterior audio ...

If you happen to’re like us, the lengthy winter spent virtually solely at house is making you rethink your house—wouldn’t or not it’s nicer with slightly extra colour? Texture? A bit of additional oomph? One straightforward approach to jazz up virtually any room of your home is with a brightly coloured or boldly patterned throw blanket (and for rather a ...