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Earthship home interior, Taos, New Mexico, USA. Credit: David Hay Jones / Science Photo Library. Earthship buildings are a type of passive solar home, made of natural and recycled materials. They are built to minimise environmental impact and to use local resources, such as sunlight. Solar panels are used to generate electricity, and glass windows to trap warmth. The first Earthship homes were designed in the 1970s by Mike Reynolds, founder of Earthship Biotecture.

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37 crazy pictures of storms from around the world

Lightning Storm near Grand Cayman Island - 37 crazy pictures of storms from around the world via Matador Network

Actor Robert De Niro on anti-vaccine film controversy: "Let's Find Out the Truth!" - De Niro, who has an autistic child, comments on the decision to pull the anti-vaccination film “Vaxxed” from this year’s Tribeca Film Festival, even though he says, “I think the movie is something that people should see,” and he questions statistics on vaccine-preventable diseases. De Niro the Hero!!!

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75,000 cable ties used to create 'lung art'

Branching Morphogenesis - an artwork by Peter Lloyd Jones, Andrew Lucia and Jenny E Sabin. 3m tall, 4.5m wide sculpture - 75,000 interlocking cable ties.

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Prof. Steve Jones: 'Nature or Nurture?'

Prof. Steve Jones: Nature or Nurture? by The Lost Lectures. Prof. Steve Jones is a scientist, Royal Society Fellow and world-leading expert in genetics. He won the Royal Society Michael Faraday Prize for his numerous, wide ranging contributions to the public understanding of science in areas such as human evolution and variation and genetic manipulation and was head of UCL Genetics, Evolution and Environment department until 2010. #Lecture #Evolution #Genetics #Biology

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