Articles by Dattatreya Mandal


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 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.…




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 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…