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Inside 10 of the world's most ancient and beautiful libraries

Lavau Celtic prince: Inside the 5th century BC tomb that could reveal secrets of ancient civilisation

On 5 March 2015, French archaeologists revealed to the world the presence of one of the most important discoveries in more than 50 years.<p>Following …

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Urban Farmers Earn $75,000 on 15,000 Square Feet Space

Curtis Stone; well known as a successful farmer. He believes in high density and grows crops that will go to market. He is not the first urban …

Ottomans & Storage Boxes Made From Recycled Wood

Lesurfurniture use reclaimed wood that would normally be sent to landfill sites to be burnt or buried. The wood is […]Read Ottomans & Storage Boxes …

The Ingenuity and Beauty of Creative Parchment Repair in Medieval Books | Colossal

<p>Another day, another collection of fascinating discoveries from medieval book historian Erik Kwakkel who previously introduced the internet to his …

Michigan farmers discover woolly mammoth skeleton

<b>Two farmers in rural Michigan have uncovered a woolly mammoth skeleton in a soybean field.</b><p>It is one of the most complete sets ever found in the state.<p>The animal was an adult male in its 40s, and researchers excavated its skull, tusks, vertebrae and other bones, says the Detroit Free Press.<p>The …

Paleontology

Corpse flower actually blooms at Chicago Botanic Garden

A rare "corpse flower," affectionately known by botanists as <i>Amorphophallus titanum</i>, unexpectedly bloomed at the Chicago Botanic Garden on Monday …

This Incredibly Rare Flower Blooming Is Literally Every Trypophobe's Worst Nightmare

Definitive proof that nature is not your friend.<p>A flower named "Alice the Amorphophallus" bloomed at the Chicago Botanical Garden overnight, prompting the garden to extend visiting hours so all those who wanted to could go see her in her glory. Alice, a titan arum breed whose deal is that she …

Create Small Fruit Trees with This Pruning Method - Organic Gardening

Many fruit trees — including semidwarf varieties — can easily grow to 15 feet and taller. Anyone who has tried to manage one of these large trees in …

9 Dead Skiers and 1 Missing Tongue: The Mystery at Dyatlov Pass

A view of the tent as the rescuers found it on February 26, 1959. Credit: Wikimedia Commons<p>In the winter of 1959, nine grad students (two women and seven men) set off on a holiday ski-hike expedition in the Ural Mountains. They never made it home.<p>Over the next few weeks and then months, search and …

UFOs

16 Dizzying Facts About Labyrinth

The story of a teenage girl losing her baby brother to a Goblin King resembling a rock star didn’t intrigue a lot of people when it first came out in …

Pop Culture

Chiara Vigo: The last woman who makes sea silk

<b>Silk is usually made from the cocoons spun by silkworms - but there is another, much rarer, cloth known as sea silk or byssus, which comes from a clam. Chiara Vigo is thought to be the only person left who can harvest it, spin it and make it shine like gold.</b><p>Villagers stare as I knock on the door of …

Italy

Watch This Corpse Flower Bloom Or Else Wait Another 5 Years

This is one popular attraction for something that totally reeks.<p>Stinky Phil, a corpse flower that blooms once every five years, drew more than 1,000 sniff-seeking flower fans over the weekend to its greenhouse at the Virginia Tech College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.<p>The college released …

Virginia Tech

Botanic Garden corpse flower 'Spike' gets assist to open

Children petted and caressed it and held their noses in mock disgust. Families took smiling selfies with it. Women knelt over, pressed their noses to the rubbery flesh, and sniffed its leaves.<p>The so-called corpse flower, the rare rainforest plant that has become a sensation throughout the month at …

This Is The Main Reason Humans Crave Orgasms

<i>“The pleasure of living and the pleasure of the orgasm are identical. Extreme orgasm anxiety forms the basis of the general fear of life.” ~</i><b>Wilhelm</b> …

Smells fishy: Putrid 'corpse flower' blooms

The place smells like death, but that didn't keep crowds away from the UC Botanical Garden in Berkeley, California, this weekend.<p>More than 2,300 visitors queued up on Saturday (July 25) to meet Trudy, an enormous "corpse flower" that was in bloom. Corpse flowers (<i>Amorphophallus titanum</i>, which means …

UC Berkeley

Rare 'corpse flower' blooms for the first time in 11 years

A rare "corpse flower" which emits the smell of rotting flesh is expected to attract thousands of people after it bloomed for the first time in 11 …

Gardening

8 Lessons on Happiness and Success From the Happiest Man in the World, in Quotes

If you still think that owning a big house or a luxurious car is the path to happiness, maybe it’s time you took notice of Matthieu Ricard—a …

The new neighborhood trend -- lawns made of food

One of the houses part of the “Hawley Hamlet” — an effort to transform a Lincoln, Nebraska neighborhood into a group of small farms<p>In a neighborhood …

University of Nebraska

How a Young Couple Transformed an Empty Suburban Lot Into a Fantastical Food Oasis

If you head west out of Denver along the six lanes of Alameda Avenue, after passing about 15 fast-food joints, nine auto repair shops, seven …

See an Ancient Version of The Odyssey

Of the many jaw-dropping artifacts contained inside the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, some even venture into the territory of “I can't …

Ancient Greek 'Antikythera' shipwreck still holds secrets

An ancient shipwreck doesn't give up all its secrets at once. Greek authorities have approved a five-year extension for an international team of explorers to continue probing the remains of a 2,085-year-old shipwreck known for holding what is considered the world's oldest computer.<p>The ship, which …

Archaeology

In Just A Week, This Kit Turns Old Houses Into Zero-Energy Homes (For Free)

The dream of net-zero homes isn’t just for the rich anymore.<p>In slightly more than a week, a clever kit of parts can transform an old rental house into a net-zero energy home–one that creates as much renewable energy as it uses in a year–at no extra cost to tenants or building owners.<p>Net-zero homes …

10 Fascinating Facts About Ravens

Edgar Allan Poe knew what he was doing when he used the raven instead of some other bird to croak out “nevermore” in his famous poem. The raven has …

Birds

Start Your Own Simple, Super-Productive Backyard Farm - Gardening

Yearning for a more self-sufficient lifestyle? The solution might be as close as your own backyard. Whether you have an acre outside of town or a …

Capstan Kite Winder

Make kite flying easy with a powerful line winder that’s out of the way until you need it.<p>Handheld “halo” kite winders retrieve a lot of line with each turn, but they’re hard to use with powerful kites. This DIY winder pulls in big kites fast using a capstan — a long crank on a small drum — to …

AstroGro: a modular 3D-printable garden pod for astronauts

Humans need to eat every single day, and that requirement puts an extra burden on space missions. Fresh food in space will be a necessity at some …

3D Printing

Hide Bigfoot Inside Your Bundt Cake For A Tasty Surprise

Bundt cakes are delicious, but have you ever felt like it was missing something? Something like the mysterious and terrifying BIGFOOT? Jenn Fujikawa, …

Dessert