Why younger generations in America are driving much less

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Young people are also making more use of transit, bikes, and foot power to get around.

“Unfortunately for car companies, today’s teens and twenty-somethings don’t seem all that interested in buying a set of wheels. They’re not even particularly keen on driving, ” Jordan Weissmann noted at TheAtlantic.com a couple weeks back.

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Dolphins should be Treated As “Non-Human Persons”, Claim Scientists

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Dolphin training in the military

Researchers argue that it is morally unacceptable to keep such intelligent animals in captivity or to kill them for food.  Dolphins should be treated as “non-human persons” and merit special rights above other animals because they are so bright, scientists claim.

 

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‘Shrink to Survive’ Proposals to Tackle Economic Decline

‘Shrink to Survive’ - Entire Neighborhoods In U.S. To Be Bulldozed

‘Shrink to Survive’ – Entire Neighborhoods In U.S. To Be Bulldozed

Dozens of US cities may have entire neighbourhoods bulldozed as part of drastic “shrink to survive” proposals being considered by the Obama administration to tackle economic decline.  

The government looking at expanding a pioneering scheme in Flint, one of the poorest US cities, which involves razing entire districts and returning the land to nature.

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Design Student Creates Unique Eco-Sculptures

Design Student Creates Unique Eco-Sculptures 

The Eco-Lamp

Satish Behera is a design student in India who has been exploring the ancient craft of paper maché as an ecological design material.  His style is so unique, his designs so impressionable that they are hard to forget.  His has created a style that is very professional and objects that are very desirable. (Pics)

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Art Exhibit Features Huge Robotic Spider

Art Exhibit Features Huge Robotic Spider 

 50-foot mechanical spider, engineered and manufactured by LaMachine.

If you are afraid of spiders, you would best not be visiting Liverpool’s Lime Street. Why? Well, Liverpool is currently hosting the Capital of Culture Celebration, exhibiting some of the city’s unique cultural heritage. One of the main attractions at this show is a massive 50-foot mechanical spider, engineered and manufactured by the French company La Machine. The 37-tonne 8-legged machine has drawn lots of attention and attraction, from the very first day it was launched. It was mounted to the side of the Concourse House building in just one night, and heralded the launch of the five-day festival. Many visitors have expressed mixed reactions, some being quite happy that such modern artwork was being displayed; while others were negative about it, mostly because of their personal fear of spiders. However, all spectators experienced a mutual feeling of deep interest for the mechanical monster.

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