These shoes are made from upcycled sex toys

These shoes are made from upcycled sex toys

Finding fresh ways to use old materials will be the challenge that defines our generation. We need to drastically reduce the constant production of virgin plastics and polymers, especially in fashion, which is why one sustainable clothing brand started turning sex toys into shoes. When it comes to upcycling in...

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This lamp is made from just three recycled orange peels

This lamp is made from just three recycled orange peels

One of the key challenges humanity faces is finding ways to turn ‘waste’ into items that are both functional and attractive to use. A design studio in Italy is utilising the country’s most popular fruit to create eco-friendly homeware. On the third day, God said: ‘let there be light.’ Not sure when She created oranges, but I’d imagine those came sometime shortly after. Fast forward to today, and one company is...

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PETA calls for a sex strike against meat-eating men

PETA calls for a sex strike against meat-eating men

The German branch of the non-profit organisation is facing criticism for controversially trying to convince carnivorous males to switch to being vegan with a bedroom ban. Of the many things we can do to reduce our carbon footprints, switching to a plant-based diet is pretty high up in terms of effectiveness. This is because agriculture is a major contributor to the climate crisis. A large share of methane emissions are

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Researchers create solar powered cyborg cockroaches

Researchers create solar powered cyborg cockroaches

The idea of using cockroaches to help search and rescue missions has been in development for quite some time. Now, Japanese researchers have implemented solar cells into an electronic backpack which can be mounted onto real cockroaches. Some scientific research projects are so off-the-wall it’s hard to believe they’re actually real. Such is the case with RIKEN’s newly-developed solar cell cockroach backpack. Created by researchers in Japan, it mounts onto...

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Opinion – We need to stop categorising unique traits as mental illness

Opinion – We need to stop categorising unique traits as mental illness

According to popular online content, if you’re easily distracted, chatty, and energetic, you probably have ADHD. If you’re a little socially awkward and bothered by loud noises, perhaps you’re autistic. Why have we started demonising uniqueness to glamourise neurodivergence? And how is this damaging? It seems like every other week there is a new personality disorder trending in online spaces. And if it’s one you’ve heard of before, there’s suddenly...

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