8 common weeds you probably never thought you could eat

July 28, 2015 by  
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World’s oldest panda celebrates with cake and bamboo. Happy Birthday Jia Jia!

July 28, 2015 by  
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Celebrations took place Tuesday, July 28 at Ocean Park in Hong Kong as Jia Jia took her place the Guinness Book of World Records as the oldest living panda in captivity. Jia Jia was presented with a colorful cake of ice and fruit juice, as well as a handful of fresh bamboo shoots to mark the occasion, as her caretakers at Ocean Park noted that she is remarkably active and healthy for a panda of her highly advanced years. Read the rest of World’s oldest panda celebrates with cake and bamboo. Happy Birthday Jia Jia!

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INFOGRAPHIC: Edible, Medicinal, or Just Bizarre, Here are 50 Amazing Facts About Plants

June 19, 2014 by  
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Plants are wonderful on so many different levels. They purify the air around us , and we can eat them , use them as medicine , build with them, and even just enjoy them for their healing , calming presence as well. We use plant fibers for clothing, giant grasses to build with ( bamboo anyone?), and many of our favorite dishes just wouldn’t be the same without fresh herbs added to them. Did you know that certain plants actually consume mosquito larvae for food? Or that plant species have been found that are over 20 million years old?! From microscopic moss to rat-eating carnivorous plants , there are hundreds of thousands of known plant species out there (80,000 of which are edible!) and more are being discovered all the time. Check out the infographic below to find out some incredible facts about some of the many plants you thought you knew. + Chadwicks The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: air purifying plants , Aspen , bamboo , bladderwort , carnivorous plants , carrots , edible plants , flower , flowers , grasses , herb , herbal medicine , herbs , infographic , infographics , medicinal plants , MoSS , mosses , plant , plants , poison , poison garden , poisonous plants , poisons , Trees , woad

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Solar Taxis Offer a Clean Energy Solution for Environmentally Conscious Cities

June 19, 2014 by  
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Energy efficiency is a major concern for modern cities, and continually pumping our vehicles with finite fossil fuels is clearly not the answer. To offer a more environmentally conscious solution, designer Hakan Gürsu of Designnobis has proposed Solar Taxis, eco-vehicles powered by clean energy for urban use. Topped by solar panels, the Solar Taxi is surrounded by a transparent outer shell that’s rugged enough for tough roads. The spacious design would also offer enough room to accommodate physically disabled passengers. The Solar Taxi design won the 2013 – 2014 A’ Design Award Winner in the Vehicle, Mobility and Transportation Design Category. + DESIGNNOBIS The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “clean energy” , cars , clean electricity , designnobis , eco vehicle , green car , green transportation , Hakan Gürsu , reader submitted content , solar panels , Solar Power , solar taxi

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Raw Studio’s LED Lamps Offer an Enlightened Alternative to Antler Hunting Trophies

June 19, 2014 by  
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We’ll never understand how taxidermy chic took off – after all, what’s so attractive about decking the walls with dead animals? UK-based Raw Studio offers an enlightened alternative to traditional hunting trophies with their brilliant antler-shaped LED lamp . It’s shaped like a plaque with branching antlers, and it’s lined with a strip of low-energy LED lights that provide subtle illumination. Read the rest of Raw Studio’s LED Lamps Offer an Enlightened Alternative to Antler Hunting Trophies Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: antler-shaped LED lighting fixture , energy efficient lighting , Furniture Fair New York 2014 , hunting trophies design , icff 2014 , ICFF lighting design , lamp design , LED lighting fixture , LED lights , Raw Studio design , Raw Studio ICFF

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Tonke Fieldsleeper: Tiny Home Hits the Road With Retro Flair

June 19, 2014 by  
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Archaeologists Unearth “Elixer of Long Life” Bottle from Beneath NYC

June 19, 2014 by  
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Is booze the secret to longevity ? Archaeologists excavating a site in Manhattan’s Chinatown recently came upon a green bottle that once contained the “Elixir of Long Life.” The researchers are currently trying to recreate the formula, which, according to an original recipe, is mainly made up of alcohol. READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 19 century medical guide , alcohol , aloe , Alyssa Loorya , archeology , bitters , Chrysalis Archaeology , Dr. Hostetters Stomach Bitters , Elixer of Long Life , elixir , Eternal Life , experimental archeology , gentian root , Health , how to be healthier , key to long life , long life , Medicinal Liquors , Medicine

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6 Edible Plants You Can Forage for in New York City

February 26, 2014 by  
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Garlic mustard, ramps and blackberries may sound like ingredients you’d spot on a menu at a chichi restaurant, but did you know that they can all be found growing in New York City parks ? We recently caught up with foraging expert Steve “Wildman” Brill to learn about six delicious, edible plants, and where they can be found in the city. Read on to see them all! READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: edible plants , edible plants nyc , forage for plants in nyc , foraging , foraging in nyc , foraging nyc , foraging tours nyc , local food , locavore , nyc foraging tours , what plants to forage in new york city , wildman steve brill        

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Consumer Reports Says the Tesla Model S is the Best Overall Car You Can Buy

February 26, 2014 by  
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Consumer Reports just released its latest list of the top cars currently on the market, and this year it named the Tesla Model S the Best Overall Car that you can buy. In order to qualify as a top pick a car must excel in three areas: performance, reliability and safety. Read the rest of Consumer Reports Says the Tesla Model S is the Best Overall Car You Can Buy Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 2014 consumer reports top picks , automotive , Consumer Reports , electric car , electric motor , electric sedan , green car , green transportation , tesla , tesla model-s        

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The Great Crate is an LED-Illuminated Living Sculpture of 25,000 Edible Plants in Sydney

October 29, 2012 by  
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Made of recycled crates and 25,000 edible plants, The Great Crate was fully recyclable installation that was erected at the Art & About Sydney event last month. Over the weeks that the cube was in place, the growing plants gave the project a life of its own. The cube was lit at night by solar powered LED fairy and flood lights. This week, the 25,000 plants making up a giant living green cube by Plus One in Sydney have been given away to residents, making the fully recyclable artwork live on following its time as an installation. Read the rest of The Great Crate is an LED-Illuminated Living Sculpture of 25,000 Edible Plants in Sydney Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Architecture , contemporary design green , green architecture , Installation , plants , sydney , sydney australia , sydney green architecture , temporary garden , vegetables

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