5 key things to know about the U.S. Senate

In November, Republicans and Democrats will convene in a special session to try to overhaul the nation’s electoral map, but the map will still be shaped by redistricting.The Democrats, who have made sweeping redistricting reform a priority, are in a race to redraw congressional districts, while the Republicans have proposed a series of conservative map-drawing …

Chinese landscape painting wins a competition to make a ‘fantasy’ movie

The art of Chinese landscape art has long been a source of inspiration to Japanese and American artists.In recent years, Chinese landscapes have received a significant boost in popularity with the popularity of the country’s recent “Golden Era” of film.With a booming film industry, there’s a huge demand for art from China.But now, one of …

How to make a ‘solar’ landscape

You may not realize it, but we’re living in a golden age of greenhouses.They’re an eco-friendly alternative to conventional power plants, and a major source of electricity for many Americans.But they’ve also been blamed for causing serious air pollution in parts of the country.In a new article for Mashable, eco-minded architects and landscape architects discuss …