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Archaeologists come across a ‘jovial’ skeleton mosaic in Turkey

People did have sense of humor (with a dash of hedonism) in the 3rd century BC, or around 2,300 years ago. At least that is what is evident from an incredible ancient mosaic recently discovered in Hatay, a Turkish province that just borders Syria from the north. Th artwork in question features a seemingly 'cheerful'…


Designers At Bel & Bel Upcycle Vintage Vespas Into Trendy Chairs-1

Designers at Bel & Bel upcycle vintage Vespas into trendy office chairs

Bored of the furniture currently crowding your office? With the new Scooter Chair, you can now transform your work space into a trendy office of the future. Designed by the team at Spanish studio Bel & Bel, as part of a limited edition series, this brilliantly unconventional swivel chair uses the original parts of the Vespa motorbike.…




Central Park Envisions As Expansive Bedrock-Covered Landscape-1

New York Horizon envisions Central Park as a bedrock-covered structure surrounded by 1000-foot glass walls

While the rest of the world is moving towards “skyscraperization”, designers Jianshi Wu and Yitan Sun are promoting a radically different idea: digging New York’s Central Park to uncover the mountain-like bedrocks lying underneath. Winner of this year’s eVolo Skyscraper Competition, their proposal, called New York Horizon, envisions the 1.3-square-mile urban park as a multi-functional…


Undersea Methane Explosions Linked With Bermuda Triangle Mystery-2

Undersea methane explosions blamed for Bermuda Triangle disappearances

Several decades have passed since the disappearances of ships and planes at the Bermuda Triangle were first reported by Edward Van Winkle Jones. Since then, people have come up with some bizarre explanations, including alien activity, supernatural forces and even the lost city of Atlantis. Also known as the Devil’s Triangle, the area roughly lies…





This Stunning Glass-Bottomed Slide Hangs About 1000 Feet Above LA-3

Skyslide: A stunning glass-bottomed slide that hangs 1,000 feet above Los Angeles

While China is working on the world’s longest and highest glass-encased walkway, Los Angeles has something more terrifying to offer. Say hello to Skyslide, a one-of-a-kind glass-bottomed slide that will get your adrenaline pumping just by looking at it. Perched at a height of over 1,000 feet from the ground, the new attraction is currently…


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Archaeologists come across a ‘jovial’ skeleton mosaic in Turkey

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People did have sense of humor (with a dash of hedonism) in the 3rd century BC, or around 2,300 years ago. At least that is what is evident from an incredible ancient mosaic recently discovered in Hatay, a Turkish province that just borders Syria from the north. Th artwork in question features a seemingly ‘cheerful’ looking skeleton casually holding a drink, while a Greek inscription by his head reads – “Be cheerful, enjoy life.”

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Designers at Bel & Bel upcycle vintage Vespas into trendy office chairs

Designers At Bel & Bel Upcycle Vintage Vespas Into Trendy Chairs-1

Bored of the furniture currently crowding your office? With the new Scooter Chair, you can now transform your work space into a trendy office of the future. Designed by the team at Spanish studio Bel & Bel, as part of a limited edition series, this brilliantly unconventional swivel chair uses the original parts of the Vespa motorbike. (more…)

Amazing graphic lists 45 of the most popular TV/movie characters according to their intelligence!

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If you are ardent TV show fans like us, you must have spent countless hours trying compare your favorite characters, either in terms of their dashing good looks, charisma or even intelligence. So, in case you are wondering who between Don Draper of Mad Men and Breaking Bad‘s Jesse Pinkman is smarter, DirectTV Packages is here with the answer! (more…)

Land of the Strays: A tiny haven in Costa Rica that is home to 900 adoptable dogs

This Tiny Haven In Costa Rica Is Home To 900 Adoptable Dogs-1

If you are an ardent dog-lover, no place holds great charm than Territorio de Zaguates or the “Land of the Strays”. Located in Costa Rica, this incredible refuge, run by a privately-funded organization, is home to as many as 900 adorable dogs that are allowed to roam the length and breadth of the lush, sprawling landscape. (more…)

New York Horizon envisions Central Park as a bedrock-covered structure surrounded by 1000-foot glass walls

Central Park Envisions As Expansive Bedrock-Covered Landscape-1

While the rest of the world is moving towards “skyscraperization”, designers Jianshi Wu and Yitan Sun are promoting a radically different idea: digging New York’s Central Park to uncover the mountain-like bedrocks lying underneath. Winner of this year’s eVolo Skyscraper Competition, their proposal, called New York Horizon, envisions the 1.3-square-mile urban park as a multi-functional mega structure that lies 100 feet below the street level. (more…)

Undersea methane explosions blamed for Bermuda Triangle disappearances

Undersea Methane Explosions Linked With Bermuda Triangle Mystery-2

Several decades have passed since the disappearances of ships and planes at the Bermuda Triangle were first reported by Edward Van Winkle Jones. Since then, people have come up with some bizarre explanations, including alien activity, supernatural forces and even the lost city of Atlantis. Also known as the Devil’s Triangle, the area roughly lies between Bermuda, Miami and Puerto Rico. (more…)

Scientists make breakthrough in their attempt to store solar energy through rust

Scientists Develop Technology For Storing Solar Energy With Rust-1

Solar energy is the one of the best alternatives to fossil fuels. We receive plenty of it every day, we have the technology to harness it, we have used it to heat water, drive cars, even fly airplanes and it produces no green house gases. Except that, for about 12 hours every day, it is not available to us and there is simply nothing we can do about it. (more…)

South Korean scientists are gearing up to bring extinct prehistoric cave lion back to life

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As part of a collaborative study between Russia and South Korea, a team of scientists is gearing up to clone a prehistoric cave lion that has long since become extinct. The research comes after last year’s momentous discovery of a pair of well-preserved cubs, dating from the Pleistocene era, in the remote Siberian region of Yakutia. Using the complex technique of de-extinction, the researchers are planning to bring the ancient animals back to life. (more…)

NASA collaborates with Lockheed Martin to develop quieter supersonic passenger aircraft

NASA-Lockheed Martin Duo To Develop Quieter Supersonic Jet-2

NASA has recently announced plans to design an innovative passenger jet that travels a lot faster than the speed of sound. What sets it apart, however, is that it can operate without the incredibly noisy sonic boom associated with supersonic travel. According to the developers, only a soft thump, which they are referring to as “supersonic heartbeat”, will indicate that the aircraft has broken the so-called sound barrier. (more…)

Skyslide: A stunning glass-bottomed slide that hangs 1,000 feet above Los Angeles

This Stunning Glass-Bottomed Slide Hangs About 1000 Feet Above LA-3

While China is working on the world’s longest and highest glass-encased walkway, Los Angeles has something more terrifying to offer. Say hello to Skyslide, a one-of-a-kind glass-bottomed slide that will get your adrenaline pumping just by looking at it. Perched at a height of over 1,000 feet from the ground, the new attraction is currently being installed at the 70th floor of the 1,018-foot-high US Bank Tower. (more…)