Articles and researches

March 3, 2020

Eco-friendly spiritual living at Holy Wisdom Monastery

A basket of bread comes around, and the person next to me removes a chunk, holds it up and says, “Bread of life.” I accept it […]
March 3, 2020

Lake Erie winds transform houses into tawny ice palaces | MNN

Houses in Hamburg, New York, are covered in ice. (Photo: brittany_dur/Instagram) The residents of Hamburg, New York, know all about winter life near Lake Erie, but […]
March 3, 2020

Temple of Poop Outhouse with composting toilet fertilizes its rooftop garden

Latvian design and build workshop Zeltini has made answering the call of nature into an environmental statement with the “Temple of Poop,” a timber outhouse that […]
March 3, 2020

Minimalist, charred-timber tiny cabin is only 129 square feet

Belgian firm dmvA Architects has unveiled a sophisticated and sustainable tiny cabin clad in charred timber. Just shy of 130 square feet, Cabin Y is a […]
March 3, 2020

Canada’s first net-zero carbon, mass-timber college building to rise in Toronto

The Centennial College in Toronto will soon make history with the addition of Canada’s first net-zero carbon, mass timber college building. Designed in collaboration with construction […]
March 3, 2020

Dogs ‘see’ the world through their noses | MNN

On the whole, we humans don’t rely on smell to experience the world. Instead, we emphasize our sense of sight. If we smell something, that information […]
March 3, 2020

Viruses love it when you touch your face | MNN

If you’re serious about staying healthy in these viral times, medical experts have some strong advice for you: Stop touching your face. No scratching. No rubbing. […]
March 2, 2020

The seven stones of simpler living | MNN

When I was a kid, my parents would sometimes take us to a campground called Paradise Park. It was a little camp in the California foothills: […]