Art, Feature Post

The Art (or Science?) of Balancing Rocks

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If life is a balancing act, then I hope it looks like Michael Grab‘s work. The artist and photographer first dabbled into rock balancing in 2008 while exploring the beautiful landscape of Boulder Creek, Colorado. Since then, he’s come a very long way. Grab finds the process spiritual and therapeutic – it has become a source of creative passion and and

Animals, Feature Post, Offbeat

Thousands of Fish To Be Freed From Abandoned Mall in Thailand [with Photos]

Image via City Lab.

The Bangkok’s New World Mall is one of the most dystopian places on Earth – initially 11 stories high, now the building can only boast 4, and it has no roof. A population of fish thrived in the post-apocalyptic setting, but now, with the building being set for demolition, the fish are finally going to be set free. An estimated 3,000

Did you know?, Feature Post

Why Chinese men are the most single in the world: the perils of gender imbalance in China

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Possibly the greatest demographic challenge China is facing has due to do with a hugely discrepant gender imbalance. On average, 118 boys are born for every 100 girls compared to the world average of 103 to 107, respectively. The effects of the imbalance are already felt by an aging population and in time, it could seriously affect Chinese society for the worse.

Feature Post, Physics

That Viral Video with the Guitar Strings? That’s Bogus. Here’s what Guitar Strings are Really Doing

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Recently, a video published on Vine by Logan Gendizzle went viral. The video claims to show what the guitar strings look like up close while the author is playing Weezer’s “Say it Ain’t So”. The result is pretty spectacular, it got tons of shares and likes… and it’s fake. The good news is that reality is even cooler.

Environment, Feature Post, Renewable Energy, Science

Molten Salt Reactors: The Future of Green Energy?

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A molten salt reactor (MSR) is a type of nuclear reactor that uses liquid fuel instead of the solid fuel rods used in conventional nuclear reactors. Using liquid fuel provides many advantages in safety and simplicity of design.

Feature Post

Portraits of the World’s Tribes – Before they Fade Away

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In 2009, photographer Jimmy Nelson set out on a journey to document the ‘world’s last indigenous cultures’. He took a series of photographs featuring 31 of the world’s most ancient tribes. The project, entitled Before They Pass Away, culminated with an elegant hardcover book (available in three versions) featuring stories of his encounters and nearly 500 photos. Here are some of

Feature Post, Health & Medicine, News

Man 3-D prints his wife’s tumor and saves her life. The practice will become common in hospitals

Pamela Shavaun Scott and a life-sized 3D printed version of her skull. Her tumour rests right about where her right index finger is. Image: Makezine

ZME Science has reported extensively on how 3-D printing is being implemented in the medical sector with some fantastic results. Yet, the real revolutionary thing about 3D printing – whether used for product prototyping, printing prostheses or spare parts on the International Space Station – is that anyone can use it. Such is the story of Michael Balzer who made

Design, Feature Post

Fascinating 3D-Printed Fibonacci Zoetrope Sculptures

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3D printing is just as cool as it is useful – as designed John Edmark. These spinning sculptures only become animated when you look at them through a stroboscopic light, or with a camera with a very short shutter speed (1/4000 sec). “If change is the only constant in nature, it is written in the language of geometry. Much of my work celebrates

Feature Post, Space

The Woman who was struck by a meteorite

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The Sylacauga meteorite fell on November 30, 1954, at 14:46 local time (18:46 UT) in Oak Grove, Alabama, near Sylacauga. However, the meteorite is often called the Hodges meteorite – because it struck Ann Hodges, who became the first person confirmed to be hit by a meteorite.