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Unraveling the Mysterious Impacts of Lightning on the Human Body

Scientists in South Africa also hope to improve safety education in the "lightning capital of the world."<p><b>In the self-proclaimed lightning capital of the world, Johannesburg, South African researchers are conducting experiments to understand how the human body reacts to a lightning strike. Their</b> …

Falling Back to Earth: a simple message of survival

Clad in his customary Prada, Cai Guo-Qiang cuts a handsome and charismatic figure at the opening of his new exhibition at Brisbane’s Gallery of Modern Art. The Chinese-born artist who designed the spectacular opening and closing pyrotechnics at the Beijing Olympics is perhaps best known for his …

How to Take Great Pictures of Food in Restaurants—and Not Look Like a Jerk

The New York Times may disagree, but you can take good photos of food in restaurants--without annoying everyone. Matt Duckor explains how<p><i>Welcome to Consumed, in which Matt Duckor devours the food world, documenting the people, places, and plates that keep him hungry.</i> <i>Today, a reaction to something</i> …

Beijing's Forbidden City Built on Ice Roads

Ice sledges carried monumental stones to the Forbidden City in the 15th century.<p><b>Beijing's builders relied on ice roads centuries ago to transport the massive carved stones of the famed Forbidden City from quarry to construction site, an international engineering team reports. The find confirms</b> …

This Giant Fish Has Adaptable Piranha-Proof Armour

Science & InnovationNot Exactly Rocket Science<p>A piranha’s jaws contain rows of triangular teeth, which interlock like rows of flesh-shearing scissors. They’re powered by huge muscles that take up most of the space in the fish’s head, giving it the strongest bite (for its body weight) of any …

Architizer Journal: The Official Architizer Blog

These five winning projects of the 2018 A+Awards celebrate local materials, knowledge and craftsmans hip.<p>Enter now and get your project seen by millions.<p>Find the best brands for every architectural product and material.<p>This monumental 1916 building presented the perfect canvas for Expensify's …

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British Airways relaxes mobile phone restrictions

Fliers are usually told that they must not switch on any electronic devices until the aircraft doors have opened, although many do not observe this rule. But British Airways said passengers will, from July 1, be allowed to check emails, make phone calls and texts, or switch on other gadgets, …

'Bigger and brighter supermoon' lights up night sky

<b>The night sky has been illuminated by what appears to be a much bigger and brighter Moon.</b><p>The so-called "supermoon" occurs when the Moon reaches its closest point to earth, known as a perigee full moon.<p>The effect makes the Moon seem 14% bigger and 30% brighter than when it is furthest from the …

Vegetables Respond to a Daily Clock, Even After Harvest

Vegetables plucked from grocery store shelves can be made to respond to patterns of light and darkness, according to a report in the journal <i>Current</i> …

Stonehenge Revealed: Why Stones Were a "Special Place"

Lead archaeologist at Stonehenge discusses his team's discoveries in new book.<p><b>The eerie megaliths of Stonehenge have inspired speculation for centuries.</b>

July 2013

Does Geography Influence How a Language Sounds?

A linguist finds a correlation between "ejective consonants" and high altitude.<p><b>Languages spoken at high altitudes are more likely to contain a certain kind of sound made using short bursts of air, according to a new study.</b><p>The study, published online June 12 in the journal <i>PLoS ONE</i>, is the first to …

Mysteries of the Lost (and Found) Nazi Diaries

What did Alfred Rosenberg say about his fellow Nazis? And will the man who hid the diaries be prosecuted?<p><b>The diaries of the top Nazi ideologist Alfred Rosenberg, which disappeared mysteriously after his 1946 hanging as a war criminal, are now in U.S. government custody. The pages have not all been</b> …

Haiti’s Mineral Fortune: Deliverance from Destitution?

Haiti — the poorest country in the Western hemisphere has been struck by natural misfortunes and malevolent foreign intervention for decades. As the first independent nation to emerge from resettled African slaves in 1804, Haiti held much promise at its inception. Yet the nascent Haitian state was …

Jeopardy Champ Ken Jennings Explains 10 Obscure World Flags

Jeopardy champ Ken Jennings tells us the meaning behind ten obscure world flags—including why Mozambique's flag has a rifle on it and why Nepal flies the world's only non-rectangular flag.<p>Popular Galleries

Isabel Marant for H&M: join the queue

The moment when H&M announces a new designer collaboration is the fashion industry equivalent of Glastonbury divulging its headline acts. The …

Great Barrier Reef: World Heritage in Danger?

Shrinking coral and failing government may land the reef on a "list of shame."<p><b>Australia's Great Barrier Reef is losing coral at an alarming rate—and may soon lose its prestigious status as one of the world's great natural treasures as well.</b><p>The World Heritage Committee of the United Nations …

Fallen Tree Bench by Benjamin Graindorge | Colossal

<p>Created by designer Benjamin Graindorge, FallenTree is a minimalist bench made from little more than a slab of glass and a carefully carved oak …

Architizer Journal: The Official Architizer Blog

These five winning projects of the 2018 A+Awards celebrate local materials, knowledge and craftsmans hip.<p>Enter now and get your project seen by millions.<p>Find the best brands for every architectural product and material.<p>Workshops are designed as spaces to tinker, craft, and fabricate.<p>This monumental …

DVT: who is at risk and what can be done to prevent it?

The shocking and untimely death of Jonah Lomu, a day after flying home to New Zealand from the Rugby World Cup, highlights a lesser-known but well-established fact about DVT: size matters, with tall and large people at significantly higher risk.<p>Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) occurs when blood …

Must-Visit Shops in Mumbai: You'll Want to Save Room in Your Carry-On

Our editor-at-large is off to Mumbai for a story on shopping in India. Here are some of the shops she loved—and the clothes and accessories she (nearly) bought.<p>I'm in Mumbai for an upcoming story about shopping in this beautiful, impossible city. Here are some of the places I wished I lived …

A New Idea to Protect Wild Salmon

A few years ago I visited Southeast Alaska and saw more salmon than I thought I’d ever see in my entire life. The question: will they be there for our next generation?<p>Southeast Alaska is one of the last places in the United States where wild salmon still thrive. A place where a healthy, fully …

Travel photography 101: The best places to take photos in New York City

New York is the most photographed city in the world…<p>so find a unique angle!<p>There is no shortage of cameras in New York City; Flickr has even …

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The Richest Cities in the World

According to WealthInsight’s World City Millionaire Rankings Report 2013, Tokyo is home to more millionaires than any other city in the world, …

Why we have to turn electronic devices off on planes

Mobile phones and other gadgets could interfere with sensitive electronic systems, some theories suggest. So why is it still so difficult to prove the truth behind the claims?<p>I have a guilty secret to confess. My plane was preparing for take-off from London’s Heathrow Airport in March when a flight …

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The Hanging Gardens of … Nineveh?

Blame it on a bad translation. This ancient wonder may not have been in Babylon.<p><b>The legendary Hanging Gardens of Babylon are exactly that: legendary. And they may not have been located in Babylon.</b><p>The gardens, famous as one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, were, according to Stephanie …

Picture Archive: Constantinople in Color, 1923

Before it became Istanbul, Constantinople crowned the Roman and Ottoman Empires.<p>It's Istanbul, not Constantinople, that straddles the Bosporus Strait today. But more than half a millennium ago—on May 29, 1453—it was Constantinople, then the last bastion of the Roman Empire, that fell to Ottoman …

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