Drew McAuliffe

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A 'super telescope' has captured an astounding image of the massive black hole at the centre of our galaxy

An astounding image of the massive black hole at the centre of the Milky Way has been captured by a super telescope in South Africa.<p>The clearest image yet of the centre of the Milky Way galaxy has been released from South Africa's shiny new radio telescope, MeerKAT.<p>This $330 million (R4.4 billion) …

Universe

In pictures: Incredible artworks on show at the World Bodypainting Festival

Art

I Just Discovered Melting Potatoes and I’m Officially Serving Them With Everything

Now this is a Pinterest trend I can get behind.<p>We weren’t actively seeking a new way to cook potatoes. In fact, we think there’s a pretty solid …

Recipes

You Could Live In This Tiny Houseboat For $61,000

And it's concerned about the environment.<p>We've seen RVs turned swimming pools, Greyhound buses converted into homes, houses floating above water, and now, my friends, we have tiny houseboats. Houseboats are nothing new, sure, but one Quebec-based company has come up with an impressive, …

Solar Panels

The mega mural movement: how India’s rundown railway stations have been transformed

In India, 23 million people travel on the railways every day, and the stations are full of life. The poorer passengers don’t just pass through the stations – they sleep in them, cook meals on kerosene stoves, eat and wash on the platforms as they wait for unconscionably delayed trains. As a result, …

India

Stone Circle: the story behind Haroon Mirza's Texas Stonehenge

Ever since New York artist Donald Judd relocated to Marfa in 1979, this small Texas town has become an art destination.<p>It isn’t exactly a place you’d expect to find a booming creative scene, but artists and galleries moved here in the 1980s to take advantage of empty spaces and cheap rents, while …

Solar Panels

These African Female Artists Are Hitting the International Stage

In the past few years galleries, museums, auction blocks, and private collections have been awash in figurative works. After decades of abstraction …

The Breathtaking Private Homes of the Green Village [ BALI ]

“When I was 9 years old my mom asked me what I would want my house to look like and I drew a fairy mushroom”. Elora Hardy – beautiful dreamer at nine …

Treehouse Paradise

A chance to sleep among the firs and pines of the Oregon forest.<p>In the woods of southwest Oregon, wedged between the coast and the Oregon Caves …

Here are 3 reasons why you should consider Lloyd’s smart ACs

With summer just around the corner, it’s time for you to start hunting for an awesome air conditioner that can keep that bothersome heat at bay. When …

Wi-Fi

Gallery: Tremendous treehouses to coax big kids towards the canopy

The collection of treehouses gathered here hail from all over the globe, from the forests of New Zealand to the snow-covered trees of Swedish …

How to Build a Treehouse - DIY

A treehouse is a place where you can give free rein to your individual creativity. But while there may be almost as many types of treehouses as there …

Treehouses

How to Get the Most Adventure out of the Adventure Capital of the World

Bungee-jumping, jet-boating, and more await in Queenstown, New Zealand.<p>Queenstown is jaw-droppingly, breath-takingly, unbelievably beautiful. These …

New Zealand

12 of the Hottest Clubs, Bars and Beach Shacks in Goa

Heading to Goa and wondering where to party? Most of the action takes place in north Goa. Baga beach is well known for its commercial nightlife on …

A huge new Stanford and Harvard study proves that US inequality isn’t just about class

For decades, an increasingly loud chorus has claimed that economic inequality is primarily driven by class, with other possible reasons for disparities, such as race, playing a lesser role. They say that it is counterproductive to focus on inequality between races—instead, it is better to consider …

Demographics

This London bench absorbs as much pollution as 275 trees

London has got a new ally in the fight against its air pollution crisis: hedge 2.0.<p>The CityTree is a strange mix of bench and hedge, but is very …

Pollution

How to Use This Secret Tool to Find Amazing Flight Deals

Even if you've never heard of Matrix by ITA software, you've certainly seen its magic at work. It powers both Google Flights as well as KAYAK, and is …

First light which ever shone in universe picked up by astronomers in 'revolutionary' breakthrough

The first light which ever shone in the universe has been detected by astronomers scouring the skies for the earliest stars.<p>Using a simple radio antenna positioned in the quietest place on Earth - the western Australian desert - scientists picked up a signal of the long-sought ‘cosmic dawn.’<p>The …

Eco-Friendly Insulation Offers Thermal Performance, Sound Absorption and Fire Resistance at the Same Time

With the aim of promoting more efficient ways to isolate and protect building envelopes, the Chilean team Rootman has developed Thermoroot; a …

Why Fly All The Way to Iceland? Colorado Has Some of the Best Hot Springs Around

Iceland is one of the world’s great tourism success stories, having tripled its amount of visitors in under ten years. With a population of just 334,000, this tiny island nation attracts a staggering 1.8 million travelers annually, and almost half of those visitors will take a dip in the infamous …

Woolrich Pop-Up Camper

Everyone likes to be comfortable when they're exploring the outdoors. Not everyone wants to haul a tiny house behind their vehicle. The Woolrich …

What America is getting wrong about three important words in the Second Amendment

On Wednesday night, CNN hosted a town hall about gun violence with members of the community of Parkland, Florida, which only a week earlier had experienced a mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Seventeen students and teachers lost their lives.<p>The town hall was remarkable in many …

Guns

Solar-powered hydrogen reactor stores heat for overnight use

The Sun can provide an unlimited amount of energy, but there's one major downside – night. For roughly half the day facilities and devices that rely …

Tokyo to build world's tallest timber tower

<b>(CNN) —</b> A Tokyo skyscraper is set to become the world's tallest wooden building. Japanese company Sumitomo Forestry says its 1,148-feet-tall timber tower will be completed in 2041, to mark the 350th anniversary of the business that year. The W350 tower will cost an estimated 600 billion yen ($5.6 …

Skyscrapers

This gorgeous modern treehouse hides a surprising interior

Paris-based firm Atelier LAVIT just unveiled a beautiful treehouse with a surprisingly sophisticated twist. The octagon-shaped Origin Treehouse wraps …

Kodi Comes Full Circle With Early Release For The Xbox One

One of the most popular entrainment hubs and media players is Kodi. Whether you’re using a shady, modified Amazon Fire Stick, an NVIDIA SHIELD TV, or a high-end home theater PC – or virtually any device with user-installable application support in between – Kodi is probably available for the …

Software

This Decorative Art is Only Practiced in a Single City in Morocco

Morocco is known for its many crafts and artisan techniques, with numerous striking traditional items available to buy in the country’s various souks …

These delicate, mist-filled bubbles will bounce off a special material

Fashion retailer COS and Studio Swine collaborated on an interactive installation which features a tree-like sculpture that blossoms with mist-filled …

Design

Mushrooms Played a Truly Surprising Role in Forming Our Planet's Atmosphere

Who knew we wouldn't be here without fungi?<p>Without plants, Earth would never have developed a breathable atmosphere for us all to thrive in. But now …

Botany

Thrilling hikes alongside face-sized spiders in Taiwan's version of Yosemite

Before I tell you about the Zhuilu Old Trail, I should confess that the day before I got there, I failed my first Taiwanese test of fortitude.<p>Guide Steven Chang and I were hiking alongside the Shakadang River in Taroko National Park, a medley of gorges, mountains, jungles and waterfalls that is …

Hiking