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Solar panels replaced tarmac on a motorway -- here are the results

Four years ago a viral campaign wooed the world with a promise of fighting climate change and jump-starting the economy by replacing tarmac on the …

Solar Panels

Forget hands — this 3D-printed clock keeps time using nothing but marbles

Thanks to wearables like the Apple Watch, there’s no doubt that our timepieces are getting smarter and more high-tech. However, if you really want an …

From a $240 bamboo eco cottage to a treehouse and a property carved into a CAVE: The top 10 most popular Airbnb listings of all time

While once upon a time a holiday meant a stay in a hotel, these days people are all about home-sharing to get a more authentic travel experience.<p>And …

Top 10

Expertly Crafted Bamboo Insects by Noriyuki Saitoh Appear Poised to Take Flight | Colossal

<p>Noriyuki Saitoh (previously) creates insect sculptures at a 1:1 scale, forming each of the creatures’ wings, legs, and antennae from thinly sliced …

Colossal

Take Better Naps By Drinking Coffee First

Last summer I spent a few weeks in Italy, where the time difference is nine hours from my home in San Francisco. That aggressive time change meant …

Coffee

If Your Hamstrings Are Tight, You Need These 6 Stretches

If you run, bike, are desk-bound all day, or have been sitting in a car or plane traveling, your hamstrings could use some extra love and length. It not only feels good to stretch this commonly tight area, but hamstring flexibility is also important for the health of your back, hips, and knees. …

Dracula was onto something! Top scientists claim transfusions of young blood will put an END to sickness in old age

It appears Dracula may have been onto something when he drank the blood of young maidens.<p>Scores of start-ups have been tinkering with transfusions of …

Medical Research

Nike just dropped a moving ad showing a 9-year-old Serena Williams being encouraged on the court by her father — and he told her to play 'like you're at the US Open'

Serena Williams takes center stage in an unmissable Nike ad released during the 2018 US Open.<p>But the ad is no ordinary sports promo. Nike used a home movie of a 9-year-old Williams with her father, Richard Williams, who can be heard encouraging her and telling her to imagine she is at the US Open — …

Serena Williams

Morphosis weaves textile research facility facade from reinforced fibre

The folded facade of the Morphosis-designed Kolon One & Only Tower in Seoul is made from a high tech fibre used to make bullet-proof vests.<p>Morphosis …

Architecture

Venus Williams' Dad Goes Off On Reporter Who Questioned Her Confidence At Age 14

Everyone needs to watch this resurfaced video of Richard Williams defending daughter Venus’ confidence at only 14 years old<p>Richard Williams, father …

Venus Williams

How Conservators Keep Masterworks of Outdoor Sculpture Safe

Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen, <i>Shuttlecocks</i>, 1994. © Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen. Courtesy of Nelson-Atkins Media Services / Louis …

Secret wine cellar and a sunken sofa – is this the coolest home in London?

Hammersmith Grove is visually spectacular, both inside and out<p>Hammersmith Grove is a fine example of Georgian architecture. Situated on a prestigious …

Vietnamese House Has a Fence Made Entirely Out of Old TV Sets

Photos of a small house on the Vietnamese island of Hon Thom have getting a lot of attention on social media for its unique fence made exclusively …

Lake house in Chile built with reclaimed wood melts into the forest

Just north of Chilean Patagonia, a beautiful, low-impact lake house blends into its incredible forest landscape, virtually invisible to the naked …

14 of the Best Children's Museums Around the World

In 1899, the world's first children's museum opened in Brooklyn, New York. By 1990, the Unites States had a total of 118 museums dedicated to kids, …

Breathtaking Bridge In Vietnam Has Just Been Opened And It Looks Like Something From Lord Of The Rings

A bridge outside Da Nang in Vietnam is wowing visitors with its elegant design – seemingly being held aloft by two giant stone hands.<p>Known as the …

Dizzying Scrolls of Hand-Colored Paper Form Bas-Relief Sculptures by Hadieh Shafie | Colossal

<p>Artist Hadieh Shafie uses carefully hand-dyed and rolled paper to form dense surfaces. In some works, each set of concentric circles is an equal …

Ronaldo's Ex-Best Friend and Teammate Fabio Ferreira: Portugal's Lost Talent

Before Cristiano Ronaldo was a household name, the world's most famous footballer was just Roni, a scrawny kid on Sporting CP who got teased relentlessly for by teammates for "driving the Ferrari."<p>He had moved from his island home, Madeira, to the mainland to try to make it with the club, one of …

Soccer

Vietnam’s Monumental Golden Bridge Is Held Up by Giant Stone Hands

An amazing new bridge that appears to be held up by giant stone hands has been erected in Vietnam. The structure, which opened in early June, sits …

Massive tree-like sculpture takes over Switzerland’s largest train station

An explosion of color has taken over the central train station in Zurich, Switzerland. In collaboration with the Fondation Beyeler, Brazilian …

This Awesome Periodic Table Tells You How to Actually Use All Those Elements

Americium could save your life.<p>Thanks to high school, we've all got a pretty good idea about what's on the periodic table.<p>But whether you're looking …

To Raise Exceptional Children, Teach Them These 7 Values

Any fact or bit of knowledge we teach a child might be obsolete when they are adults, but values endure through all changes.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>To parent our children to be exceptional, we must allow our children to experience "optimal levels of …

People are fascinated by this revolving wooden house in Japan

No strangers to weird, wonderful, ambitious and captivating attractions, Japan’s latest must-see is no exception; a formerly abandoned traditional wooden house that rotates.<p>Created by artist Atsuko Mochida with help from local carpenters, <i>The Revolving House of T.</i> is a site specific installation …

Robitaille Curtis stretches trapeze net across void at Atrium Townhome in Montreal

An atrium ringed with wooden slats and topped with netting is the focal point of this slender Montreal dwelling, which has been overhauled by …

A 65-Foot Hand-Crocheted Tree Gives Visitors to Zurich’s Train Station a Full Sensory Experience | Colossal

<p>Brazilian Conceptual artist Ernesto Neto manifests sensorial experiences in highly trafficked public spaces, encouraging passersby to slow down …

Antony Gibbon builds stilted wooden treehouse in Upstate New York forest

This elevated, cedar-clad treehouse in New York's Ulster County features a huge window that offers views of woodland and mountains, and a path to a …

A secluded treehouse with an infinity pool and a spectacular storm-proof FORTRESS: Inside Norway's most extraordinary homes

From a tree house built for grown-ups, to a concrete block containing hidden treasures, these houses are proof that breaking away from conventional …

A Sculptural Staircase Anchors This A-Frame Getaway on Fire Island

Bromley Caldari transforms an outdated beach home into a modern escape with staggering bay views.<p>Located on Fire Island, New York, the A-Frame ReThink residence enjoyed a bayside location with great potential for astounding waterfront sunsets. However, the existing layout of the home blocked scenic …

Design highlights at Venice Architecture Biennale

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The 11 toughest riddles in literature that have stumped even the smartest people

From the Bible to Shakespeare to "Harry Potter," these riddles were dreamed up by some of history's most celebrated writers — and puzzled some of its most famous characters.

Die Hard