Articles and researches

January 15, 2020

Snøhetta to revitalize Midtown Manhattan with vibrant garden

Midtown Manhattan will soon become much greener thanks to New York City Planning Commission’s unanimous approval of Snøhetta’s design for a new privately-owned public space (POPS) […]
January 15, 2020

How to prep a week’s worth of soups in no time | MNN

Meticulous meal planning and strategic Sunday prepping for the week ahead have, so far, been merely aspirational, though noble, pursuits to me. I yearn to be […]
January 14, 2020

Do nonsmokers deserve extra vacation days? | MNN

Nonsmokers typically harbor some resentment against smokers. It depends on your workplace dynamics, of course, but it usually revolves around the number of times smokers duck […]
January 14, 2020

Scientists turn frog cells into living machines | MNN

Scientists have taken a bold leap into the future with robots built from frog parts. New research published this week in PNAS from Tufts University and […]
January 14, 2020

Gingko biloba trees guard a secret fountain of youth | MNN

As humans age, our bodies start to slow down and get creaky. But the same doesn’t happen with the ginkgo biloba tree. It’s hardly a fair […]
January 14, 2020

What does ‘no-kill’ mean at animal shelters? | MNN

In an ideal world, there would be no need for animal shelters. But stray and unwanted pets need a place to go and hopefully they wind […]
January 14, 2020

A nearly century-old Copenhagen school gets an eco-friendly makeover

Danish architectural practice JJW Architects has used recycled bricks and Cradle-to-Cradle certified mortar to renovate Copenhagen’s Grøndalsvængets School. Originally built in 1929, the building had long […]
January 14, 2020

Scientists just found the oldest material on Earth — and it smells funny | MNN

This is part of the Murchison meteorite, a famous rock discovered on Sept. 28, 1969. (Photo: James St. John [CC by 2.0]/Flickr) Fifty years ago a […]