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 Architects of Angkor’s downfall
Architects of Angkor’s downfall
The architects of Cambodia’s famed Angkor – the world's most extensive medieval "hydraulic city" – unwittingly engineered its environmental collapse, says research by UNSW scientists and a team of international scholars. picked by AutumnLotus 4 years ago
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  Urban Sprawl Might Have Doomed Angkor Wat
Urban Sprawl Might Have Doomed Angkor Wat
A new map made from satellite data reveals Cambodia's Angkor Wat temple was the center of one of the largest cities of the pre-industrialized world. The research also sheds light on the extent of the city's sprawl and on its mysterious downfall, factors that could be linked in a way that bears on today's extensive and suburbanized metropolises. picked by AutumnLotus 4 years ago
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 Scientists identify world's largest leatherback turtle population
Scientists identify world's largest leatherback turtle population
An international team of scientists has identified a nesting population of leatherback sea turtles in Gabon, West Africa as the world's largest. picked by AutumnLotus 2 years ago
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 9/11 third tower mystery 'solved'
9/11 third tower mystery 'solved'
BBC: Investigators are expected to say ordinary fires on several different floors caused the collapse.

However, a group of architects, engineers and scientists say the official explanation that fires caused the collapse is impossible. picked by deEPCHIll 3 years ago
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 Are We Seeing the General Collapse of Civility?
Are We Seeing the General Collapse of Civility?
Joe Wilson, Kanye West, and Serena Williams – what do these three have in common? All got in hot water over their recent outbursts.

Are these incidents anomalies or are they part of a trend of rising rudeness and the general collapse of civility?
Comments on blogs often degenerate into name-callings. And let’s not even talk about YouTube’s comments. picked by Bingo 2 years ago
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 Australian researchers discover dozens of new temples at Angkor
Australian researchers discover dozens of new temples at Angkor
Australian researchers using NASA technology to map the medieval city of Angkor have discovered at least 74 new temples. picked by AutumnLotus 4 years ago
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 Mystery of Honey Bee Colony Collapse Solved
Mystery of Honey Bee Colony Collapse Solved
Now, as a result of a unique collaboration between military and civilian scientists, the cause — or rather causes — of colony collapse disease have been revealed. picked by suebe 1 year ago
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 Slideshow: Instant Housing and Designing for Disaster
Slideshow: Instant Housing and Designing for Disaster
A growing number of architects and designers is exploring humanitarian design for people displaced by a natural disaster or other emergency. This gallery shows some of the most promising quick-fix shelters, from inflatable concrete tents to houses made from recycled wood pallets. picked by DrNothing 4 years ago
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 Magnetic Termites Are the Architects of These Giant Monoliths
Magnetic Termites Are the Architects of These Giant Monoliths
What look like prehistoric menhirs are actually magnetic termite mounds, incredible, climate-controlled marvels of architecture. Somehow, termites can do what we clumsily try to achieve with air conditioning. picked by bornbad 2 years ago
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 Architects announce 10 best "green" buildings
Architects announce 10 best "green" buildings
The best environmentally friendly buildings in the United States include a visitor center in Texas, a water treatment plant in Connecticut and a house in California. picked by AutumnLotus 4 years ago
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 A Patchwork in The Park by Cigler Marani Architects
A Patchwork in The Park by Cigler Marani Architects
The Park is a large office complex in Prague, Czech Republic. The complex of 12 buildings was designed by Cigler Marani Architects, and includes a courtyard for office workers to enjoy some break time in a patchwork of grassy hills, chess boards, and a mixture of seating. picked by AutumnLotus 3 years ago
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 The Most Unusual Buildings (84 pics) - SPAM
The Most Unusual Buildings (84 pics) - SPAM
Architects sometimes have very vivid imagination. But some of these buildings are very interesting actually. picked by cactushair 3 years ago
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 Scientists study Einstein's 'big blunder'
Scientists study Einstein's 'big blunder'
A U.S.-led international team of scientists has reported preliminary evidence consistent with Einstein's disavowed theory of a force that opposes gravity. In 1917, Einstein proposed a cosmological constant -- a force opposing gravity -- to explain why the universe does not collapse under the force of gravity. At the time, Einstein and other scientists believed the universe was static. picked by AutumnLotus 4 years ago
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