A new study reveals that urban green spaces may be an antidote to depression

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A new study published in JAMA Open Network on July 20th by a group of researchers in Philadelphia suggests that symptoms of depression could be reduced by access to green spaces for those living near them. While previous research has cross-studied the beneficial effects of green spaces on mental well-being, experts such as Professor Rachel Morello-Frosch from the University of California, Berkley’s Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management are regarding this experimentation as “innovative.”… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building



Stephen Hawking reveals what existed before the Big Bang

In an interview with astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, iconic physicist Stephen Hawking reveals what he believes existed prior to the Big Bang. “Nothing was around,” said Hawking, who fortunately elaborated on this point. ”The Euclidean space-time is a closed surface without end, like the surface of the Earth,” said Hawking, referring to the four-dimensional conceptual model that incorporates the three dimensions of space with time. “One can regard imaginary and real time as beginning at the South… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Ice melting due to climate change reveals pre-Viking artifacts in Norway

Mountain ice is melting because of climate change in places like Norway, and an unexpected benefit is that researchers have uncovered archaeological finds. A team led by Lars Pilø of the Oppland City Council recently published their discoveries on artifacts related to reindeer hunting in Royal Society Open Science, and Pilø wrote in a blog post, “This is a new and fantastic archaeological record of past human activity in some of the most remote and forbidding landscapes.” View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

SolarAid reveals “the world’s most affordable solar light” for just $5

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Adidas reveals first shoe made almost completely by robots

The future is here and has some great-looking shoes. Adidas just revealed its Futurecraft MFG sneaker, which was made almost entirely by robots. It’s the first product to come out of the shoe giant’s new Speedfactory facility.

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