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What type of nature is best for your head?

That natural settings are better for mental health than heavily developed spaces is a tenet of modern environmentalism and urban design. There’s much to unpack in that statement, though: are nature-rich settings especially rejuvenating? Or will any old green space do?

What Food Should Go Nude?

As consumers, we should worry less about the Styrofoam and plastic wrap encasing the ground beef—and take a pass on the shrink-wrapped broccoli.

Pine Cones Inspire Energy-Saving Shades

Pine cones have inspired a new way to reduce the energy used by buildings. By mimicking the way these woody fruits open in response to humidity, Swiss engineers have made shades that can open and close without using any electricity.

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