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Bottlenose dolphins tend to reside in warm, temperate waters — but researchers recently glimpsed a group of around 200 of the dolphins and around 70 false killer whales off northern Vancouver Island's west coast in Canada. They said this sighting is "the only occurrence of common bottlenose dolphins recorded in Canadian Pacific waters" — and a warming trend could be to blame. Related:

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Spyon Cop in the Cairngorms National Park

Spyon Cop, Cairngorms National Park House, Contemporary Building, Scottish Highlands Architecture

Spyon Cop in the Cairngorms National Park

Contemporary Residential Property in Northern Scotland – design by Brown + Brown

20 Apr 2018

Spyon Cop

Architects: Brown + Brown

Location: Cairngorms National Park, North East Scotland

Spyon Cop

Spyon Cop in the Cairngorms National Park

Spyon Cop sits high above the River Don overlooking the ruins of Glenbuchat Castle, on the Eastern edge of the Cairngorms National Park. Accessed via a rough hill track, the house sits on a steep slope, and has been designed as a reaction to the existing topography of the site, with the mono-pitch grass roof appearing almost as part of the hillside from above.

Spyon Cop in the Cairngorms National Park

Spyon Cop in the Cairngorms National Park

Spyon Cop in the Cairngorms National Park

Our approach sees the creation of a concrete plinth, with a single-storey black timber volume placed upon it, in order to reduce the potential ridge height of the building. The proposed house creates an unashamedly contemporary, yet complimentary, addition to the landscape.

Spyon Cop in the Cairngorms National Park

Spyon Cop in the Cairngorms National Park

A coherent entrance, clad in cor-ten steel is located to the rear to allow a degree of shelter, with the majority of spaces within the house being open to the South for solar gain, as well as to take advantage of the open views over the valley below.

Spyon Cop in the Cairngorms National Park

Spyon Cop – Building Information

Visualisations: Touch 3D
Structural Engineer: Design Engineering Workshop

Spyon Cop in the Cairngorms National Park

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Clothing made from recycled water bottles highlights the ongoing crisis in Flint

A new fashion exhibit in Queens underscores the ongoing water-contamination crisis in Flint, Michigan.

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This fine-dining chef transforms food waste into creative gourmet dishes

Around one third of food produced in America is trashed. But Tim Ma, a former electrical engineer turned chef, incorporates food scraps others might throw out, like kale stalks or carrot peels, into dishes at his Washington, D.C. restaurant. Ma told NPR, "I'm in this fine-dining world, but I spend a lot of time going through my garbage."

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TEARS streamed down the faces of Big Tom’s devoted fans as they gathered at his graveside to sing together with the cream of Irish country music.