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Back To The Future? Here's a Car That Can Run on Old Socks and Logs
Offbeat  (tags: environment, bizarre, interesting, unusual )

Marty
- 14 days ago - siberiantimes.com
An enterprising Siberian man has adapted his car to run on logs, animal waste and even old socks instead of petrol. Kirill Busenius, from Omsk, took only a week to create his special generator which he has attached to the back of the vehicle
The Magnificent Places of South Africa
Offbeat  (tags: South Africa, travel destinations, country, culture, environment, humans, interesting, photos, pictures, society )

Lone
- 14 days ago - ba-bamail.com
South Africa is one of the most overlooked countries in the world, when it comes to travel destinations.
Earth: Spotting a Polar Bear's From Space
Offbeat  (tags: science, scientists, space, environment, animals, Polar Bears )

Ray
- 15 days ago - bbc.com
Scientists have begun to track bears from space in a bid to monitor their behaviour and numbers
Photo Highlights of the Day - Wednesday 10 November 2014
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, interesting, pictures, pets, photos, off-beat )

Zora
- 15 days ago - theguardian.com
The Guardian's picture editors bring you a selection of the best photographs from around the world including baby pandas and extreme weather
VIDEO: Elephants
Offbeat  (tags: animals, culture, environment, interesting, society, wildlife )

Lone
- 17 days ago - facebook.com
In this touching scene from BBC One's #LifeStory, elephants delicately stroke the bones of an ancestor. We cannot know what they are thinking, but perhaps, like humans, they have a sense of a shared history?
Colorful and Beautiful Animals
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, interesting, pictures, unusual, wildlife )

Lone
- 17 days ago - ba-bamail.com
Wow, these animals are a testament to the beauty nature creates, with their many beautiful colors that somehow always go together, these are just stunning creatures.
30 Incredible Owls That Will Catch Your Eye!
Offbeat  (tags: owls, animals, environment, photos, pictures, unusual, wildlife )

Lone
- 17 days ago - ba-bamail.com
Owls have some of the most beautiful eyes in the animal kingdom.
Air Pollution 'Causing Deadly Public Health Crisis'
Offbeat  (tags: pollution, CO2emissions, environment, public health crisis' )

Ray
- 17 days ago - bbc.co.uk
New schools, care homes and hospitals should be built far away from major roads because of the dangers of air pollution, a report by MPs says.
Turning Waste Into Building Blocks of the Future City
Offbeat  (tags: Science, Environment, Technology, Architecture, Building Tomorrow, Pollution, Sustainability )

Ray
- 17 days ago - bbc.com
Modern cities create vast quantities of waste. But rather than causing a crisis, could these overflowing landfills help create urban landscapes of the future? In the third of Building Tomorrow's expert viewpoints,
Cities: How Crowded Life Is Changing Us
Offbeat  (tags: Science, Environment, Architecture, City, Climate change, Military, Sustainability )

Ray
- 17 days ago - bbc.com
More than half the world's population are concentrated in urban areas, and this is having an effect not just culturally, but biologically too. And advances in technology are adding an entirely new dimension to people's lives.
DNA Barcoding: The Hi-Tech Fight Against Fake Food
Offbeat  (tags: Science, Environment, Technology, Food, Genetics, Sustainability )

Ray
- 17 days ago - bbc.com
From mislabeled meat to fake fur, a global industry has thrived for centuries by supplying shops and markets with fraudulent products. Is DNA barcoding the answer?
Artificial Food: Incredible or Inedible?
Offbeat  (tags: Science, Environment, Technology, Food Popular, culture, Sustainability )

Ray
- 17 days ago - bbc.com
After the first lab-grown burger, what else might we be making a meal of decades from now? Science fiction offers some clues - some bland, others grisly
Can City Farms Feed a Hungry World?
Offbeat  (tags: Health Science, Environment, Technology, Agriculture, Build Tomorrow, Building Tomorrow )

Ray
- 17 days ago - bbc.com
There will be billions more hungry people in 2050. Growing our food on vertical farms or under radical new lighting systems may be key to ensuring they have enough to eat.
Drug Addiction: The Complex Truth
Offbeat  (tags: Health, Science, Environment, Biology, Brain, Drugs, Human body )

Ray
- 18 days ago - bbc.com
We're told studies have proven that drugs like heroin and cocaine instantly hook a user. But it isn't that simple - a set of little-known experiments carried out over 30 years ago tells a very different tale.
Food: The Hidden Goop and Gunge in What We Eat
Offbeat  (tags: Health, Science, Environment, Agriculture, Food )

Ray
- 18 days ago - bbc.com
Many of our foods contain ingredients that seem like they come from dystopian science fiction, says Veronique Greenwood. Why are they there?

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