Ingenious Chlorella Oxygen Pavilion helps city dwellers breathe clean, unpolluted air using algae

The Chlorella Pavilion wooed judges with its emphasis on honoring the symbiotic relationship between animal and plants. Miklosi designed system of tubes to run throughout the interior and exterior of the structure, filled with algae soaking up energy from the sun and “exhaling” oxygen into the space by way of a central fountain. Visitors relaxing in the futuristic oxygen bar will feed the algae by converting oxygen into CO2 with their breath, creating a continuous cycle.

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HOW TO: Carve Pumpkins Into Halloween Jack-o-lanterns and Make Tasty Roasted Seeds

Step One:
Gather your materials. You will need: pumpkins, assorted knives, paper, marker, pencil, hammer, nail, candles, bowl, spoon, baking dish, sea salt, olive oil and cleanup supplies.

Step Two:
Trace the design. To create a fancifully carved pumpkin,

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VIDEO: How to make vegan pumpkin chocolate chip cupcakes

Pumpkin pie might be tried and true, but if you want to make a unique fall treat that will have your friends and family begging for the recipe, check out our scrumptious vegan pumpkin chocolate chip muffin cupcakes! Our resident pâtissier, the incredibly

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Dakota Access Pipeline protesters raise over $1 million on GoFundMe

Related: Armed police arrest 141 protesters over Dakota Access Pipeline

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Images via Tony Webster on Flickr and Sacred Stone Camp Facebook

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Tunnel Through Time celebrates Canada’s open-minded attitude towards immigrants

The structure aims to honor the victims of the Hungarian revolution, but also reminds of the turning point in the history of Canadian immigration policy that shaped the country’s open-minded attitude towards immigrants in general. After the 1956 revolution, Canada welcomed 37,565 Hungarian immigrants, including 200 young engineers arriving from the Faculty of Wood Sciences of the University of Sopron who made a significant contribution to the famous Canadian wood industry.

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Designer Yi-Fei Chen designed a gun that shoots frozen tears

Tear Gun is a strange-looking pistol that collects tears in a silicon pocket to be placed under the eye, freezes them in a brass bottle to be shoots them like bullets. It is Chen’s final project at the Design Academy of Eindhoven’s Social Design Master, and a way to visualize her personal struggle in a poetic way. She designed the gun after her then tutor Jan Boelen (Z33) pushed her to take a critical approach and confront his opinions, while leaving her Taiwanese…

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Brazilian scientists unleash millions of genetically modified mosquitoes to combat Zika

Mosquitoes are an annoyance to nearly everyone who encounters them, and the little buzzers are responsible for spreading diseases like malaria, yellow fever and, of more recent note, Zika virus. Scientists in Brazil are attempting to fighting back by releasing millions of genetically modified mosquitoes who, ideally, will mate with their wild counterparts and produce offspring with very short lifespans, thus causing disease-carrying family lines to die out within a few generations. Since mosquitoes…

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