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October 22, 2015

Dumpster-dwelling professor upsizes (just a bit) to portable urban micro-homes At 208 square feet, Kasita smart apartments are roughly the size of 6 garbage receptacles.

I wish I could upsize to any kind of home but hey at least they get lucky.Read this very cool article about a new but simple concept

An exterior rendering of Kasita,  Dr. Jeff Wilson's modular urban micro-home concept.

It’s a distinctly Austin-flavored question for the ages: Where does one go next aftergiving away most of one’s worldly possessions and (voluntarily) moving into a 33-square-foot trash receptacle for an entire year?

read the rest of thist story here mnn

“Sung to the tune of O Christmas Tree

This bride did an amazing thing when her $35,000 wedding reception got called off

Wedding reception

Quinn Duane got an unpleasant surprise just one week before what was supposed to be the most wonderful day of her life. Her fiancé got cold feet and called off theirwedding. Everything was already booked and paid for, and Duane’s parents decided it would be a shame to waste it. So they invited the city’s homeless to share in the $35,000 meal.

read the whole article at mnn

“Magic Rabbit”: Rare, Endangered Ili Pika Rabbit Spotted For First Time In 20 Years May Soon Be Lost Forever

magicrabbit

You have likely never heard of the Ili Pika rabbit, that’s because it is one of the most rare species in the world. Careful not to fall too hard for the endangered Ili Pika rabbit, they may be the most adorable bunnies you’ve ever seen but their species is fleeting.

One Ili Pika was recently spotted and photographed on July 9, 2014 in its native country of China. According to estimates there are less than 1,000 of these rabbits left, and this particular rabbit was the first of its kind seen and documented in over 20 years.

read the whole article @ Earthporm

The paradoxical placebo effect and how it works

placebo

The placebo effect is a pretty notorious enigma in the health field. But more so for reasons of just complete ambiguity. From being studied for over 60 years, there is very little known about this technique beyond the truth of administering an inactive drug and allowing you body to virtually heal itself.

read the whole articleInteresting Engineering:

Too much even for Siberia: Worst blizzard in 10yrs turns Omsk into huge snowball (PHOTOS)

@ tatiana_radchenko

The snow has gotten off to an incredible start in Siberia, where a record snowfall has paralyzed many areas of the city of Omsk, with thousands of drivers hopelessly stuck in hellish snowstorm traffic for hours.

You might say it’s nothing special for Siberia, but those who know – namely weather forecasters – believe it could be the most significant snowfall in 10 years.

read the whole article and see the photos at:RT

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