Dog eating cake
Manufactured Animals

A Piece of Cake for Your Dog

Your dog may prefer rare steak to cake but his stomach is actually suited for the latter as well. Farming introduction made dogs eat as much wheat and millet that they evolved extra copies of starch-digesting genes about 7.000 years ago. That helped them stay on our side even though life conditions changed.

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Fake Nature

Artificial Northern Lights

Swiss artist Dan Acher‘s new project “Borealis” offers a possibility to experience the extraordinary beauty of the Northern Lights anywhere in the world. High-powered lasers project blue and green beams on the night sky to mimic the natural phenomenon. Due to variations in cloud density and changing weather conditions, the outcome is always different and unpredictable.

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EcoHelmet by Isis Schiffer
Back to the Tribe

EcoHelmet: Foldable, Recyclable and Cheap

It’s entirely made of waterproof recycled cardboard in a radial honeycomb pattern. After folding, it has the size and shape of a banana, which makes it easy to carry around. Moreover it fits most head sizes and works with the same efficiency of traditional polystyrene helmet. Feeling impressed? So was the James Dyson Foundation who announced Isis Shiffer, the EcoHelmet designer, the 2016 International Winner of the James Dyson Award in November.

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Meat the Future

Dessert Goals: Bistro In Vitro Ice Cream

In the upcoming episode of Dutch youth education series Denktank (translated think tank) philosopher Stine Jensen and eight teenagers will explore the future of food. They will ask themselves where it comes from and what you can do with it. Speculating on gastronomic improvements in their school canteen, they will challenge their eating habits through a visionary four-course meal. From a shake that includes the recommended daily intake of nutrients, to a crunchy toast with grasshopper and some delightful crickets. The kids will conclude their meal with some meat-flavored ice cream, freshly scooped from our Bistro In Vitro ice cream cart. What will they think about these alternative dishes?

The episode will be broadcasted on Sunday, December 11th, at 11:20 on NPO 3, you can also watch it online.

Next Nature present
Next Nature

Next Nature Gift Guide 2016

It’s that time of year again. The season of gift giving is upon us and to help out those who are struggling to find that perfect gift for that special someone we have brought together a collection of Next Nature inspired gifts. Whether you need something for a family member addicted to tech, or an older eco hippy relative we’ve got you covered. Please enjoy our Next Nature gift guide 2016.

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Plastic Planet

Eating Plastic or Krill: a Smelly Story for Birds

On of the evidences of the Anthropocene is plastic pollution, which in particular affects oceans and marine ecosystems. However, plastics not only accumulate in the seas. You can also find it undigested in the stomach of birds. Why birds are not able to choose between eating a fresh fish or the cap of a plastic bottle? Well, if you wait long enough plastic starts to smell like bird food.

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