Stuart Jarvis

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Strawberry grower's decision not to sell to supermarkets helped him stay afloat - ABC Rural - ABC News

Strawberry grower Peter Tacey decided to stop supplying the supermarkets almost three decades ago, due to low prices and uncertainty within the …

Hopscotch House / Hiramoto Design Studio

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> This family who had lived individually decided to live together under one roof. In this project I tried …

Koji

Golden Horn Chain

A section of the long chain that blocked enemy ships from entering Constantinople.<p>In the Middle Ages, the city of Constantinople, the prized capital …

South Bank

Popular Perfume Scent Unexpectedly Reverses Baldness in New Study

"This is actually a rather amazing finding."<p>Synthetic sandalwood, better known for its role as sock-drawer potpourri, had unexpected effects on hair …

Research

Inside the world's first 'underground' hotel built in an abandoned quarry

InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland (also known as the Deep Pit Hotel), will finally open its doors in October. The eye-popping, luxury hotel is standing out as a must-see destination in itself. Built mostly below ground in a deep pit of an abandoned quarry in southwestern Shanghai, it’s being …

Travel

La Cabañita / Paz Arquitectura

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> La Cabañita seeks to integrate into the natural environment of a wooded area on the outskirts of …

Guatemala City

Bizarre Physics Phenomenon Suggests Objects Can Be Two Temperatures at Once

The famous thought experiment known as Schrödinger's cat implies that a cat in a box can be both dead and alive at the same time — a bizarre …

Physics

For The First Time, Physicists Have Used Antimatter in One of The Most Famous Physics Experiments

The results were... weird.<p>For the first time, scientists have performed an iconic physics experiment with a positron - the antimatter counterpart of …

Physics

Super memory is a curse and blessing for just 60 people worldwide, including Rebecca Sharrock - Science News - ABC News

Watch as Rebecca Sharrock recites passages from the Harry...<p>Imagine having the ability to recall precise details from nearly every day of your …

Harry Potter

Astronomers Have Found the Universe's Missing Matter

Astronomers have finally found the last of the missing universe. It’s been hiding since the mid-1990s, when researchers decided to inventory all the …

Galaxies

Drawing is the best way to learn, even if you’re no Leonardo da Vinci

“I just can’t draw.” It’s a refrain most adults say when confronted with a blank piece of paper. Something happens in our teenage years that makes most of us shy away from drawing, fretting that our draftsmanship skills aren’t up to par, and leaving it to the “artists” among us.<p>Spartan Holiday<p>But …

Leonardo Da Vinci

Mysterious Light Flashes Are Coming from Deep Space, and AI Just Found More of Them

Last year's mysterious outburst of deep-space light flashes was even more frenzied than previously thought, a new study reports.<p>On Aug. 26, 2017, …

Artificial Intelligence

Groundbreaking 'spinning' wind turbine wins UK Dyson award

A ‘spinning’ turbine which can capture wind travelling in any direction and could transform how consumers generate electricity has won its two student designers a prestigious James Dyson award.<p>Nicolas Orellana, 36, and Yaseen Noorani, 24, both MSc students at Lancaster University, have created the …

Turbines

The Fujifilm X-Pro2 | A Shining Example Of Why Fujifilm Is Gaining Popularity

For years camera manufacturers would release their cameras and barring any major flaws, those cameras would remain with their stock firmware for the …

Cameras

The Secret Weapon for Better Night Photography Is This Filter

<i>Photography at night can bring mystery, viewer curiosity, and (when done right) rich color to your work.</i><p>It’s common knowledge that at night you …

Digital Photography

Scientists ‘can’t rule out’ alien life on Jupiter after shocking discovery

In a stunning scientific discovery, researchers have found water clouds inside Jupiter’s Great Red Spot, raising the prospect that life may exist on …

Astronomy

Photographer Continues to Reveal the Truth Behind the “Perfect” Shot

Brazilian photographer Gilmar Silva put his career on a whole new level when he pulled back the curtain and let the public in on how professional photographers get the shots they're after. His series <i>LUGARxFOTO</i> is an ongoing look at how Silva makes magic right on site, using assistants and simple …

Photography

Myths of baseload and intermittent energy: It’s not what you think

Does Australia have proper control of its power system? Not according to new analysis of recent high stress events that might turn traditional views …

Fossil Fuels

Mysterious new brain cell found in people

In a mysterious addition to the brain’s family of cells, researchers have discovered a new kind of neuron—a dense, bushy bundle (above) that is …

Gene Expression

Scientists Reveal the Number of Times You're Actually Conscious Each Minute

Spoiler: It's not very often (and that's a good thing).<p>Two papers released Wednesday in <i>Neuron</i> delve deep into the way we perceive the world, …

Times Square

10 Portrait Tips to Take Your Photography to the Next Level

You have all the makings of a beautiful photograph: the perfect client, an overcast day for soft natural lighting and a gorgeous landscape as the …

Restoring brain plasticity may hold key to reversing age-related cognitive decline

Normal aging is commonly associated with a variety of mild sensory and cognitive declines. Separate to any acute dementia-related disease, this …

How To Not Take Trash Photos: 12 Tips From Professional Photographers

Image: Getty<p>August 19 is World Photography Day, and that got me thinking about how we perceive photos in 2018. With increasingly impressive cameras …

This alga may be seeding the world’s skies with clouds

An algae-killing virus may be helping seed the skies with clouds. That’s the implication of a new study, which finds that—after it dies—one of the …

DublDom Prefab Homes Can Be Built in One Day

With five designs ranging from a modern cabin to a five-bedroom dwelling, Russian prefab company DublDom now accepts pre-orders in the U.S.<p>Moscow architect Ivan Ovchinnikov of BIO Architects founded DublDom, a modular house design-and-build company, to create affordable, prefabricated houses that …

Prefab Homes

How a Battery Breakthrough May Lead to Electric Cars That Charge in Seconds

Why "flow batteries" might be the answer.<p>An impediment to electric car adoption is the fact that they can take a long time to charge. That means for …

The first graphene jacket is here, and it’s magical

And it only costs $695.<p>At 595 euros ($695) a pop, Vollebak’s new graphene jacket isn’t for everyone. But if even half of what its creators promise is true, it could be worth every cent. According to the company, it shares many of the magical properties of graphene–absorbing heat and then warming …

Graphene

Physicists Say There Could Be a Strange Source of 'Negative Gravity' All Around Us

It moves upwards against gravity.<p>The macro world as we know it is governed by Newton's laws of motion and gravity - what goes up, must come down.<p>But …

Augmented reality software shows where pipes and other underground structures are

Geographic information systems used to be 2-D maps, but new AR technologies are letting users see where pipes and other underground infrastructure is …

Amazing Warehouse Homes And Their Unique Stories

In spite of what some of us may think, living in a warehouse can be very nice and rewarding. Try to distance yourself for a moment from the …