Hyper-absorbent diapers made from jellyfish biodegrade in under 30 days

Hyper-absorbent diapers made from jellyfish biodegrade in under 30 days

TweetEmail TweetEmail Until you have babies, the true awfulness of diapers doesn’t really set in. But ask the modern parent, who will …

Should ancient bones be up for sale? Shoppers in Dubai say yes!

Should ancient bones be up for sale? Shoppers in Dubai say yes!

TweetEmail TweetEmail Decorative taxidermy reaches new heights in the United Arab Emirates!  Dubai developer Emaar has shelled out big …

No plastics safe? Industry hides frightening evidence on BPA-free baby bottles

No plastics safe? Industry hides frightening evidence on BPA-free baby bottles

TweetEmail TweetEmail A new investigation by Mother Jones magazine revealed that chemicals used to replace controversial plastic additive …

How Masdar joined forces in Solar CSP to energize the Middle East

How Masdar joined forces in Solar CSP to energize the Middle East

TweetEmail TweetEmail Green Prophet offers an exclusive interview with Yago Mancebo, Investment Manager, Masdar, on how to put together …

Mysterious mass fish die-off in Tunisia sparks world-ending debate (video)

Mysterious mass fish die-off in Tunisia sparks world-ending debate (video)

TweetEmail TweetEmail Earlier this month several Tunisians in Hammamet, Sphax and Mahdia woke up to their beaches infested with dead fish …

Dancing in combat boots, Jerusalem style

Dancing in combat boots, Jerusalem style

TweetEmail TweetEmail A trio of break-dancing Israel Defense Forces (IDF) soldiers strutted their stuff in a video uploaded to Facebook on …

Environmental Justice Atlas maps out ecological conflicts

Environmental Justice Atlas maps out ecological conflicts

TweetEmail TweetEmail For the first time in history we have a real time, comprehensive global map of ecological conflicts thanks to …

StoreDot’s Flash Battery charges cell phones in 30 seconds flat

StoreDot’s Flash Battery charges cell phones in 30 seconds flat

TweetEmail TweetEmail StoreDot is the latest Israeli startup to wow the world with a groundbreaking new charger that takes a cell phone …

Bamboo WarkaWater tower harvests potable water from air

Bamboo WarkaWater tower harvests potable water from air

TweetEmail TweetEmail On a recent trip to Ethiopia, Italian designer Arturo Vittori discovered how collecting water is both dangerous and …

Arab Gulf super highrise lifestyle is killing kids

Arab Gulf super highrise lifestyle is killing kids

TweetEmail TweetEmail A fall from a stepladder can kill you, so what’s your chance of surviving a topple from a high-rise …

HA Schult arrives in Israel with an army of 500 ‘Trash People’

HA Schult arrives in Israel with an army of 500 ‘Trash People’

TweetEmail TweetEmail German artist HA Schult has spent the last 18 years traveling around the world with his own army of ‘trash …

World’s largest trash mural makes life in Syria a little less awful

World’s largest trash mural makes life in Syria a little less awful

TweetEmail TweetEmail Anyone who hasn’t been to Syria in the last few years can’t possibly grasp the full extent of the horrors …

How to spot real honey from the fake

How to spot real honey from the fake

TweetEmail TweetEmail Those jars and honey bears full of golden liquid are mostly not honey at all. It’s just syrup that tastes …

Volta’s battery voted NanoIsrael’s nano product of the year

Volta’s battery voted NanoIsrael’s nano product of the year

TweetEmail TweetEmail A panel of judges at the NanoIsrael 2014 conference voted Volta’s carbon nanotube (CNT) battery as Nano product …

Floating Majlis meeting rooms made of recycled fishing nets in Dubai

Floating Majlis meeting rooms made of recycled fishing nets in Dubai

TweetEmail TweetEmail Majlis are the boardrooms of the Arab world. A traditional ‘place of sitting’ often adorned with cushions …

Smile out loud watching 20 Saudi Muslim men “kiss” for the first time (Video!)

Smile out loud watching 20 Saudi Muslim men “kiss” for the first time (Video!)

TweetEmail TweetEmail Check out this parody of the “first kiss” video – a YouTube hit in Saudi Arabia, now viraling …

Beard transplants are a “growing” Middle East trend

Beard transplants are a “growing” Middle East trend

TweetEmail TweetEmail Are beards hipster? A coveted symbol of male virility? Might explain the “growing” trend of beard …

Virgin’s Branson builds Moon Hotel – for space flight tourists?

Virgin’s Branson builds Moon Hotel – for space flight tourists?

TweetEmail TweetEmail Virgin Group founder, Sir Richard Branson yesterday unveiled new architectural designs from his subsidiary Virgin …

Safely swap your streetlight for a glowing tree?

Safely swap your streetlight for a glowing tree?

TweetEmail TweetEmail Could the built environment take cues from Mother Nature? When Dutch designer Daan Roosegaarde puzzled this, a light …

Birders flock to Israel for one day bird-watching race

Birders flock to Israel for one day bird-watching race

TweetEmail TweetEmail A new one-day contest has attracted birding experts from around the world to southern Israel where they compete to …

The edible Ooho water bottle could save us from plastic

The edible Ooho water bottle could save us from plastic

TweetEmail TweetEmail Plastic. No word assaults our sensibilities more. Plastic in the bellies of baby birds; plastic strangling marine …

Eccoppia’s waterless robots completely clean solar panel dust in Israel

Eccoppia’s waterless robots completely clean solar panel dust in Israel

TweetEmail TweetEmail Solar parks in the desert face two major challenges: a lot of dust on the photovoltaic panels and not enough water to …

Arab action on shark finning, and body parts trade is too little, too late

Arab action on shark finning, and body parts trade is too little, too late

TweetEmail TweetEmail Shark finning, in which captured sharks have their fins and tails removed for use in sharks fin soup, has been a …

Daylight saving time linked to heart attacks

Daylight saving time linked to heart attacks

TweetEmail TweetEmail Losing a single hour of sleep when we switching over to daylight saving time raises the risk of heart attack the …

Climate change “worst” is yet to come, UN report warns today

Climate change “worst” is yet to come, UN report warns today

TweetEmail TweetEmail The United Nations has issued a five years in the making report on climate change, and our future. It does not look …

Hit the switch and join millions for Earth Hour 2014

Hit the switch and join millions for Earth Hour 2014

TweetEmail TweetEmail It’s Earth Hour this weekend, which means you have the chance to join millions of people around the globe in a …

Is this the world’s longest billboard?

Is this the world’s longest billboard?

TweetEmail TweetEmail It looks like yet another world record may be broken soon with the world’s longest billboard along the side of …

Powerful scrap sculptures depict life in Beirut’s Shatila refugee camp

Powerful scrap sculptures depict life in Beirut’s Shatila refugee camp

TweetEmail TweetEmail The nearly 10,000 Palestinian refugees packed into southern Beirut’s Shatila camp live in makeshift homes of …

Foraged wild greens and fatayer turnovers recipe

Foraged wild greens and fatayer turnovers recipe

TweetEmail TweetEmail In the Galilee’s Arab, Jewish, and Druze communities, life has a rural rhythm, slower than in big towns. You  …

Nature solar shelters are hybrid acacia “trees” sprouting electricity and shade

Nature solar shelters are hybrid acacia “trees” sprouting electricity and shade

TweetEmail TweetEmail No African tree is more recognizable than the Acacia with its prickly canopy that provides shade for wild animals …