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Green-roofed house for a pilot looks like a temporarily grounded aircraft

This beautiful home for a young pilot and his family looks like an aircraft that has landed in a town near an airport in South Korea. The Flying House, designed by IROJE KHM Architects, draws inspiration from traditional Korean architecture and creates a delicate balance between the sky and the land.

The architects combined the elements of yard, garden and rumaru, a traditional courtyard with a canopy, and created a space which connects the ground to the roof surface. The resulting sloped…

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50% of Earth’s species face extinction by 2100

Earth’s species are in trouble, and now biologists, economists, and ecologists have gathered at the Vatican for the Biological Extinction conference to discuss what actions humanity can take to preserve Earth’s biosphere. These researchers say one in five species are currently threatened with extinction, but that statistic could skyrocket to 50 percent of all species on Earth by 2100 if we do nothing.

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50% of Earth’s species face extinction by 2100

Earth’s species are in trouble, and now biologists, economists, and ecologists have gathered at the Vatican for the Biological Extinction conference to discuss what actions humanity can take to preserve Earth’s biosphere. These researchers say one in five species are currently threatened with extinction, but that statistic could skyrocket to 50 percent of all species on Earth by 2100 if we do nothing.

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Oregon Ducks hit a home run with ber-green Jane Sanders Stadium

The Oregon Ducks hit a home run recently with the addition of the Jane Sanders Stadium, a sleek new home for the university’s softball team that’s designed to achieve LEED Gold certification. As a beautiful example of sustainable stadium design, the sports venue features materials with high recycled content, prefabricated construction, and an energy reduction of 35 percent over the Oregon Energy Code. SRG Partnership designed the sustainably minded stadium that perfectly captures the Oregon Ducks…

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Watch the wrong movie announces as Best Picture Oscar winner, then the right one

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Last night, La La Land was mistakenly announced as the winner of the Academy Award for Best Picture, forcing an excruciating on-stage reversal as millions watched cast and crew, Oscars in hand, realize they had in fact lost out to Moonlight.

Embedded above is the full clip of the cock-up. It’s weird to see the sudden frisson of oh shit activity around the stage immediately after the mistake is made, but translating all too slowly into action. Watch how the news filters quietly from participant to oblivious participant in the background as the speeches proceed.

Pictured here, though, is the startled delight of Moonlight director Barry Jenkins realizing that his movie had, in fact, won the prize.

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These WordPress themes will save your site from lame

You’ve already made the smart choice (as Boing Boing did before you) by enlisting WordPress for your website. What you may lack, however, is the HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and, well every other coding proficiency to make your site pretty. That’s alright. Don’t hire the kid next door, he smells funny. Instead, use your resourcefulness and check out Theme Junkie, a library of responsive, SEO-optimized WordPress themes that are easily deployed without writing any code yourself.

Whether you’re running an online store, want to showcase your professional portfolio, or just need an attractive backdrop for your blog, Theme Junkie has something that will work for you. Their gallery lets you demo any theme before installing on your site, and each theme offers an array of customization options to meet your requirements. 

Lifetime access to Theme Junkie’s 50 current themes, and every one added in the future is just $24.99 for a limited time, 74% off the usual price.

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India could have its own Hyperloop system within 38 months

Past and present modes of transportation simply do not compare to the impressive abilities of hyperloop technology. This efficient and low-cost vision of the future could be making its way to India in the next few years, according to Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT) co-founder Bibop Gresta. He argues that the nation’s congested population density and lacking infrastructure could be resolved by installing a system of high speed tubes to transport people and cargo.

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Make your keyboard look like a subway map

SA Metro is a set of keys for mechanical keyboards that form colored subway lines in the classic style of the London Underground map. It comes in three editions covering staggered, gridded and ergonomic keyboard layouts and, to be absolutely clear, lacks standard legends. If it gets enough votes at Massdrop, it will become a real thing, manufactured by Signature Plastics.

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Londoners enjoy bagel on train

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In honor of America’s appreciation for British intellectual and cultural sophistication, I hereby present this video of Londoners enjoying a bagel on a train. Posted by Dougie Stew, it has the dimensions of an epic drama, with a call to action, a threshold guardian, a journey to the cave, and a hero returning clad in the golden fleece. It has everything.

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Will the new Nokia 3310 be the Nokia 3310-killer?

As warned last week, Nokia has relaunched its classic 3310 model candybar phone. The good news: it’s a pretty little burner that honors and updates the original’s design. The bad news: that’s the only connection, and it’s otherwise a modern dumbphone with no clear picture yet on how well-designed the interface and hardware is. It’s not even made by Nokia, but under license. [via Daneel]

The new device is very cute and looks like a sleeker, updated version of the original. HMD Global retained the keypad buttons and the general shape of the old device. On the back, we see a camera. The new phone also has a color display.

As for details about the phone’s specifications and what HMD has done to update a very rudimentary device for the modern world, we didn’t get much. The company spent less than five minutes on the new device, and only rattled off some battery life details: The new 3310 is going to have 22 hours of talk-time (LOL), and one month of standby battery life. But hey, it has Snake and the classic Nokia ringtone. Take my money!

One worriome portent: you can apparently go diagonally in the new version of Snake.

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