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Massive new line drawings revealed in Peru

Using drone cameras, scientists have documented spectacular line drawings newly discovered in southern Peru. They are likely much older than the …

Extraordinary living chandelier with algae-filled leaves purifies the air

Lighting design has come a long way. Julian Melchiorri, a London-based designer and engineer, created this extraordinary living chandelier that not …

Design

This Stunning Dragon Bench Was Birthed From A Chainsaw And Single Log

Believe it or not, this stunning dragon bench was carved using nothing more than a chainsaw and one single log. No wonder the internet can't stop …

Chainsaws

Kenya-Born Artist Hand-Carves Intricate Scenes Of Local Nature On Wood

Kenya-born and New Zealand-based artist Gordon Pembridge has developed a lifelong bond with nature. This connection with Mother Earth is often the …

A hungry arctic fox, mating sea angels and playful brown bears are among the creatures captured by photographers for this year’s competition. The exhibition opens on 20 October at the Natural History Museum

Wildlife

Floyd Mayweather v Conor McGregor,Floyd Mayweather,Conor McGregor,Sport,Boxing,MMA,US sports<p>Floyd Mayweather ended his career with a 50-0 record after beating Conor McGregor with a 10th round TKO. The Irishman started the fight the stronger, hitting Mayweather with a flurry of punches but as the …

Boxing

#vanlife

These prefab dome homes can be installed just about anywhere

Modern and airy!<p>Modular, prefab, and futuristic-looking, these cute tiny homes could entice just about anyone to say “Dome, sweet dome.” The Slovenian-designed abodes from Smartdome can be plopped on just about any plot of land. The base features adjustable steel legs, which can accommodate uneven …

Prefab Homes

A Korean Illustrator’s Existentially Damaged Illustrations

Seductive men and women pose in moods of aching distress in Dani Soon’s technically-deft illustrations.<p>With life-like representation of animals, sensual humans, and patterns with a historic bent, Korean illustrator Dani Soon transcends typical hyperrealistic drawings. The dichotomous nature of her …

Vintage Photos Reveal the Gritty NYC Subway in the 70s and 80s

The New York subway has fascinated street photographers for generations, never more so than in the 1970s and 1980s. Gritty and tinged with danger, a subway ride was always an exercise in caution. In fact, in 1979, 250 serious crimes a week were reported on the NYC subway.<p>It's within this context …

See rare photos of Frida Kahlo as a teen

We’ll never know everything about Mexican painter and monobrow pioneer Frida Kahlo. Despite having died 63 years ago, Kahlo continues to inspire from beyond the grave. Earlier this week, performance artist Rachel Mars performed Kahlo’s sex letters for a live audience at Camden People’s …

The futuristic champagne-gold Train Suite Shiki-shima, operated by East Japan Railway, has five-star lounge, dining and observatory cars and features a menu devised by a Michelin-starred chef. The 10-car train accommodates just 34 passengers in 17 suites, and the most expensive room, the …

Japan

What is the Purpose of Life?

What if, you lived the rest of your life in Hanoi, Vietnam?<p>1. UTOPIA<p>Your rent is $380 a month. Your living expenses are $200 a month. You only need …

Bang & Olufsen's new wireless speaker system seamlessly clips together on your wall

In a move that will no doubt elate interior designers and confound curmudgeonly audiophiles, Bang & Olufsen has introduced a completely new wireless …

A talented pufferfish creates an underwater “crop circle”

The elaborate courtship rituals of animals from around the world are featured heavily in every BBC nature documentary series. (See, for instance, …

Fish

Hear Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” Shifted from Minor to Major Key, and Radiohead’s “Creep” Moved from Major to Minor

A few years ago, we shared a version of R.EM.’s 1991 alternative hit “Losing My Religion” as reworked from a minor to a major key through digital …

Chuck Berry: A Life in Pictures

Hall of Fame

Antique farm equipment reborn as delicate works of art

These stunning nature-inspired sculptures are so beautiful you might not notice at first glance what they’re carved from—old farm equipment. …

Art

These incredible sea creatures are made from dangerously sharp colored pencils

It’s always fascinating to see common objects, like pencils, used in unexpected and amazing ways—Jennifer Maestre’s art is one such example. The …

14-year-old girl's sick skydiving spins will actually blow you away

Most of us are unable to do a split or even a cartwheel on the ground — so imagine doing them in mid-air.<p>For 14-year-old Kyra Poh, though, it's not …

Kyra Poh winning gold at indoor skydiving

Skydiving

Let Photographer Woody Gooch Shift The Way You See The Ocean

Australian photographer and surfer, Woody Gooch, is sure to catch your attention. First, with his humorous, but very real, name, and second with his elegant, minimalist surf photography. Gooch finds a way to capture fleeting moments in the water while honoring the curling, curving beauty of the …

‘The first time we played it live, we hired 12 cannons and put three feet of snow in the stalls. The clean-up cost me £12,000’<p>The story of Driving Home for Christmas is like a classic festive story. It was 1978, coming up to Christmas. It was all over for me: I was just about out of my record …

Drum Beat

When You Die, This Mushroom Suit Will Eat Your Body

The greenest way to go.<p>The unsustainability of modern life doesn’t stop when you die. Before your body goes in a casket, it will be pumped full of formaldehyde and other toxic solvents; cremation contributes to climate change. Even if you choose a so-called green burial, chemicals in your body–like …

The Book Radical Mycology Showcases the Amazing Power of Mushrooms

A decade ago, Peter McCoy and Maya Elson founded Radical Mycology, a decentralized, collaborative network of fungi enthusiasts. The idea was to …

Psychedelic Mushroom Compound Found to Grow and Repair Brain Cells

You may know them as “shrooms”, “Magic mushrooms”, psilocybic mushrooms, or you may not know them at all. They are a natural plant that, like …

The Brain

Zaha Hadid's final furniture collection for David Gill is based on mid-century design

Zaha Hadid's final furniture collection for London's David Gill Gallery is made of walnut and leather, a reference to vintage furniture from the 50s …

Wood Meets Water in 6 Gleaming Handcrafted Timber Tubs

If you don’t think wood and water go together very well, wait till you see this range of gleaming vessels taking luxury bathing to a whole new level. …

Sunda 2+ Person All-In-One Tent and Hammock

With its versatile design, the Sunda all-in-one hammock tent allows you to set it up on the ground or hang it between trees, but its ample space can …