Volvo Plans to Go Electric, to Abandon Conventional Car Engine by 2019

The Swedish automaker is slamming on the brakes on vehicles powered solely by internal combustion engines, announcing that every car it makes from 2019 onward will have an electric motor.  The move makes Chinese-owned Volvo the first traditional carmaker to fully embrace electric and hybrid production. “This announcement marks the end of the solely combustion…


This police dog was fired from his job for an adorable reason

This is Gavel, a German Shepherd who was recruited as a puppy to train as a police dog – but ended up getting the sack. Unfortunately, Gavel was found to be not up to the task. As the police put it, he “did not display the necessary aptitude for a life on the front line.”…


Couple Builds Greenhouse Around Home to Grow Food and Keep Warm

With average January temperatures hovering around 27 degrees Fahrenheit, Stockholm, Sweden isn’t very pleasant to live in when you don’t have heating. But for Marie Granmar, Charles Sacilotto and their young son, their environmentally friendly house-within-a-greenhouse is a true winter escape. The “Naturhus” is a living home located near Stockholm, Sweden. Photo credit: Fair Companies The couple recently gave Fair Companies a…