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  • Gary Pickering Builds “Tiny House” Survival Pods for the Homeless (w/ video)

    Gary Pickering is making the world a better place by donating a number of self-built, portable ‘micro-houses’ to Utah’s homeless people in an effort to help them survive the area’s harsh winter weather conditions. How’d he come up with that? They say that necessity is the mother of invention. For Gary Pickering, years of being […] More

  • Why Did You Think They Were Called “Heirloom Seeds”?

    Most of us in the Western world get the majority of our food from the local grocery store. Generally, they are huge buildings that are stocked with an amazing variety of food from across the planet. These massive food stores, however, depend on a supply chain that is much more fragile than it might appear […] More

  • Jefferson Airplane Was Right! Follow the White Rabbit!

    A few days ago, Jo asked you to imagine how you’d get adequate protein and calories in a survival situation. He came up with bugs, because he’s ridiculous. I came up with something better, because I am Walt: rabbits. Rabbits are cute, cuddly, meaty, and reproduce like- well, rabbits! Because of this, rabbits could definitely […] More

  • Cyborg Insects May be Post-apocalyptic First-responders

    Imagine a terrible disaster that leaves the air toxic and the soil contaminated with radiation. A disaster like that, one like Fukushima or Chernobyl or London towards the end of 28 Days Later, that humans might need to – but might not be able to – safely explore. In almost any scenario you come up […] More

  • Soylent Beef, Schmeat, and Whatever is in a McRib …

    Later this month, the people of London will get a chance to taste-test grilled schmeat. “Schmeat”, if you don’t know, is beef that came, not from a field, but from a lab! More precisely, it’s meat that came from a petri dish, and it may be soon more cost effective – and more environmentally friendly […] More

  • Renzo Piano Builds a Haute Shiver Shack For Off-the-Grid Singles

    Italian architect Renzo Piano has come up with a small, simple-living home design that could is less of a shiver shack and more of a one-person, off the grid castle – and, if you’re in the market for a β€œtiny house” and you have an eye for going off grid, you’ll want to pay attention, because it doesn’t get much better than this … More