You’ll Notice Something Kinda Off In the Middle Of These Woods. Then Step Closer And… Whoa!

June 3, 2017

If you were walking through a forest in Sweden and saw this mysterious cube floating above you, what would you think? (I would personally freak out and run for cover.) Suspended by seemingly nothing and almost undetectable, this mirror cube looks otherworldly. In fact, it looks like some kind of alien device rather than what it actually is. The mirror cube is actually a part of a unique hotel in…

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The words that trees tell each other

June 2, 2017

A few weeks ago we heard a talk which told us that trees engineer their own clouds by releasing vapours into the atmosphere. This week Suzanne Simard, a professor of forest ecology at the University Read more: http://www.thehindu.com/features/friday-review/the-words-that-trees-tell-each-other/article8973305.ece?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=RSS_Syndication

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V.K. Singh for Riyadh to help laid-off Indians

June 2, 2017

Alarmed at the growing crisis over laid-off Indian workers in Saudi Arabia, Union Minster of State for External Affairs V.K. Singh is travelling to Riyadh to seek a solution to their problems and mak Read more: http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/vk-singh-for-riyadh-to-help-laidoff-indians/article8929421.ece?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=RSS_Syndication

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19 of the Most Expensive Things Ever. I Hope You Didn’t Want This Stuff.

June 2, 2017

Think of the most expensive thing you can. Gold? Diamonds? Heroin? Congratulations, you’re right! But those are only three of the most expensive items on the planet. There are more valuable substances in existence used for medicine, food, decoration, and recreation. These substances cost major bank and have spurred laws, crimes and tons of history. Let’s check them out.  19. White Truffles: $5/gram or $2,000/pound Wikimedia Commons White truffles are…

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FYI: These 9 Common Survival Myths Will Probably Kill You, Not Save You.

June 1, 2017

Thanks to the ever-present smartphone, most people probably think they are more knowledgeable than they actually are. Information is constantly at your fingertips, available during almost any conversation you have throughout the day. Dinners are full of Googling, not discussion.  Although having information readily available can be a truly marvelous thing, it has fooled us into thinking we can handle anything. If your car broke down and you were lost in the wilderness without…

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A Whimsical Photographer Finds Magic in the Tiniest Places. So Beautiful.

June 1, 2017

Vyacheslav Mishchenko, who goes by Slava, really likes mushrooms. After photography, which is his main passion and one inherited from his father, he counts mushrooms as some of his favorite things, and describes himself as an “avid mushroom hunter.” Naturally, he decided to combine hs two favorite things in the world and the results are incredible. Using macro photography, Mishchenko captures their miniature, magical world, documenting their often overlooked existence as…

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Take Power Napping to New Heights With These 15 Comfy Accessories.

June 1, 2017

Let’s face it: naps are some of the greatest things on earth, and are totally underrated. If you’re like most people, you put up a resistance to nap time in your earlier years. It wasn’t until later when the thought of curling up for a little while during the day began to grow on you. Seriously, why can’t we bring back some official nap time? We’d all be much more…

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The Stories That Surround These Haunted Cemeteries Are Creepily Intriguing.

May 31, 2017

If you believe in ghosts and want nothing more than to have a paranormal experience, your best bet is probably visiting a cemetery (preferably at night). But you can’t just go to any cemetery and expect to see a phantom. You got to find one with a history of spooks.  If you’re looking for ghosts, these cemeteries are full of different bumps in the night for you to investigate. They…

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They Found Her Left Hand In The 9/11 Aftermath. What Was On It Is Unforgettable.

May 30, 2017

Sonia Mercedes Morales Puopolo, an inspirational American from Puerto Rico, lost her life on 9/11/2001 but left behind something so miraculous, she changed the lives of others. Sonia boarded American Airlines Flight 11 on 9/11 and found herself sitting two seats away from terrorist Mohammed Atta, who would fly the aircraft straight into the north tower of the World Trade Center. Her daughter Sonia “Tita” Puopolo could barely cope with…

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