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Frida the rescue dog helps search for survivors after Mexico's deadly earthquake

A 7.1 magnitude earthquake rocked Mexico earlier this week, and in Mexico City, 15 dogs are coming to the rescue. But none are quite as beloved as Frida, a 7-year-old Labrador who achieved Twitter fame. 48 more words


Flesh-eating bacteria in Australia might be spread by mosquitoes

Cases of infections from a bacteria described as flesh-eating seem to be increasing in Australia. The bacteria Mycobacterium ulcerans gives Buruli ulcers, non-healing sores that slowly grow bigger. 35 more words


New Japanese turbines harvest wave energy and protect coastlines from erosion

Surf’s up! Researchers from the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology in Japan are working on a project with the goal of creating turbines that both harvest the renewable energy of tidal movement while simultaneously protecting coastlines from erosion. 20 more words


Plasma Rock is a new material made from 100% recycled landfill waste

Related: Artist recycles leaf waste into biodegradable Beleaf chair

+ Inges Luijs

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Scientists warn new "super malaria" in SE Asia poses alarming global threat

If you’re planning a trip to South East Asia, you may want to reconsider your itinerary. An evolved form of malaria which is resistant to anti-malaria medication is spreading at an “alarming global rate,” according to scientists. 39 more words


Go way off-grid in this beautiful bamboo hut in tucked into Bali's lush mountains

Related: Beautiful bamboo building withstands floods and storms in Vietnam

+ Hideout Bali

Via Archdaily

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World's fastest bullet train can travel between Beijing and Shanghai in 4.5 hours

Traveling between Shanghai and Beijing can take 12 and a half hours by car, or just over eight hours by train. But a new bullet train could slash those travel times. 33 more words