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Renovated Beijing factory gets new life with an elegantly-integrated Zen garden

After several renovations since the construction of this Beijing factory in 1970, an extensive overhaul turned it into a series of office spaces with a beautiful Zen garden in the back. 45 more words

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World's largest dinosaur footprint found in Australia's "Jurassic Park"

The stegosaurus once roamed what is now Australia, according to a thrilling new announcement. A team led by University of Queensland researchers recorded the only confirmed evidence for the dinosaur in the country, as well as 21 different kinds of dinosaur tracks in Dampier Peninsula. 10 more words

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Russian ice skating rink doubles as a solar-powered outdoor cinema and geothermal spa

This solar-powered ice skating rink on a natural lake in the Kamchatka peninsula, Russia, doubles as an outdoor cinema and natural geothermal spa. Photovoltaic panels and geothermal turbines provide enough energy to keep the lake at frozen temperatures and power the cinema and LED lighting while feeding excess energy back into the grid. 22 more words

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Colorado appeals court sides with teenagers fighting oil and gas industry

Teenagers fighting environmental destruction at the hands of the oil and gas industry just received a victory. The Colorado Court of Appeals sided with Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, who filed suit, and reversed a lower court ruling so the state must prioritize environmental protection over the interests of the fossil fuel industry.

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Circular home boasts 360-degree views so owners can watch their dogs

The biggest motivation behind this circular home’s 360-degree views isn’t the beautiful landscape—it’s the homeowners’ dogs. Dutch architecture firm 123DV designed the 360 Villa, a contemporary dwelling in the Netherlands that shows how architecture can be inclusive of humans and animals. 38 more words

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This incredible forest park lets you trampoline in the treetops

An intricate web of spaces allows visitors of this park near Istanbul to choose their own path through the area while alleviating anxiety and fear of navigating an unfamiliar environment. 46 more words

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Trump administration could open door to geoengineering

Trump’s main stance on climate change is usually denial, but if he does take action on the issue, it could be with one of the most controversial approaches: geoengineering.

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