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This Austrian solar wonder generates more energy than it consumes. Read more.

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This Austrian solar wonder generates more energy than it consumes. Read more.

Debunking bunk that needs debunking

I just did some research. I have been told by several friends and acquaintances that carbonation, in and of itself, is bad for me. I have been told that it either “demineralizes” my teeth and bone, or that the CO2 in the carbonation somehow raises the PH of my stomach acid, thus interfering with my digestion, or both. What have I discovered? The main culprit in reducing bone health, according to a bunch of medical and nutritional studies, is COLA, not just carbonation. I found nothing scary about CO2, other than a correlation with heart burn or reflux. My conclusion? I will continue to enjoy non-caloric sparkling water on a regular basis, unless I get heartburn. Why do I post this? I post this because there is a mountain of bullshit out there, and I thought I would take care of a single shovel full. No thanks necessary. I will look for my reward in heaven. (Probably a big glass of sparkling water, Thank You Lord).

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Wrong Train by Indigo Moorhead

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Wrong Train by Indigo Moorhead

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One of my own favorites: Berlin Bikes.

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One of my own favorites: Berlin Bikes.

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Glasgow School of Art Fire | Via

Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s “iconic and unique” Arts and Crafts library was “lost” to the fire that tore through his Glasgow School of Art, the school has announced.

The discovery came as fresh details emerged of how firemen formed a human wall in an attempt to protect the building from the worst effects of the fire, which began around midday on Friday.

"We have lost the iconic and unique Mackintosh library," said Muriel Gray, the school’s chairwoman. "This is an enormous blow and we are understandably devastated."

She added that the majority of the building remained intact. “Due to one of the most astonishingly intelligent and profession pieces of strategy by the fire services, they succeeded in protecting the vast majority of the building, apparently by forming a human wall of fire-fighters up the west end of the main staircase and containing the fire,”

Terrible news. Awesome firefighters.

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Preserving Mies | Via

A Modernist classic, the famous Farnsworth House by Mies van der Rohe was originally built with a raised platform but that has not managed to save it from floods, leading its custodians to an extreme solution: jacking the building up when the neighboring river rises.

Per the Chicago Tribune, options under consideration include moving the home back away from the water’s edge or raising it permanently in place, but both of these (argue advocates of the third alternative) fail to preserve the structure in its planned context.

We make jokes about lifting buildings in place. This one is definitely worth the effort. 

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Nuclear Reactor Cutaways | Via

Wow….love the intricacy and the color.

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Flame Nebula

Gaw

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Flame Nebula

Gaw

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GAS - gas station chain by Atelier SAD, Matúškovo, Slovakia.

Very nice

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GAS - gas station chain by Atelier SAD, Matúškovo, Slovakia.

Very nice