All-female high school team invents solar-powered tent for homeless

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Twelve young women from San Fernando High School in California have created a solar-powered tent to serve the growing homeless population in the San Fernando Valley. Over several years, Daniela Orozco and her classmates noticed the stunning increase in people living on the streets of San Fernando, a city of over 24,000 located 20 miles northwest from Downtown Los Angeles. They wanted to act. ”Because we come from low-income families ourselves, we can’t give them money,” Orozco, a senior, told Mashable…. View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building



Breast cancer spread connected to amino acid in asparagus

Scientists have linked the spread of the disease breast cancer to a compound that’s in asparagus and several other foods, The Guardian reported. Studies with mice reveals asparagine drives the advance of the cancer, and when they reduced asparagine in creatures with breast cancer, the amount of “secondary tumors in other tissues” dropped. View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building