Center for Climate Solutions on NYC's Governors Island proposedYankee Pier Plaza. Image courtesy of WXY architecture + urban design/bloomimages. NYT architecture critic Michael Kimmelman on the recently announced plan by the Trust for Governors Island to develop a center for climate solutions, designed by WXY architecture + urban design, on parts of the...
Stunning Photos Show A New ‘Red Spot’ Is Developing On JupiterSpace has been having a pretty great week so far, hasn’t it? First, a giant planet was found orbiting a dead star for the first time, then signs of alien life were inexplicably detected on Venus. Oh, and let’s not forget NASA then announcing it was considering launching missions to the planet in the wake …4
Little Curly-Haired Baby Gorilla Shares Incredible Moment With PhotographerA wildlife photographer got to fulfil a lifelong dream as she shared an incredible moment with an adorable curly-haired baby gorilla in Rwanda. Kirsty Taylor had dreamed of seeing Mountain Gorillas in the wild since she was a little girl, after learning about them in an Animal Encyclopedia book and seeing them roam about in …7
Fertilizing the Ocean with Iron“Give me half a tanker of iron, and I’ll give you an ice age” may rank as the catchiest line ever uttered by a biogeochemist. The man responsible was the late John Martin, former director of the Moss Landing Marine Laboratory, who discovered that sprinkling iron dust in the right…1
This Year Was The Hottest Summer Ever In Northern HemisphereThe summer just gone was the hottest ever recorded in the northern hemisphere, US scientists have said. New data collected by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (Noaa) shows the summer months of June, July and August were 1.17°C above the 20th-century average, surpassing previous records set in 2016 and 2019. The scientific agency also …2
Christ & Gantenbein completes new multipurpose HQ for Swiss chocolatierSwiss architecture firm Christ & Gantenbein has completed the new headquarters of Lindt & Sprüngli, the Swiss chocolatier founded in 1845. The new facility is located near Lake Zurich on the outskirts of Zurch and will include a factory, warehouses, an office building, and the new gateway to the...2
Stray Dog Interrupts Performance To Help Actor Pretending To Be InjuredA stray pup proved dogs don’t need to have owners to be man’s best friend, as it interrupted a live performance to help an actor it thought was hurt. The theatrical performance took place in Turkey earlier this month, in which actor Numan Ertuğrul Uzunsoy was lowered to the ground as he played a character …2
Astronauts and citizens team up against light pollutionFor an astronaut looking out of the International Space Station windows, city lights are brighter than the stars. To tackle light pollution citizen scientists are urged to help map out the problem on their smartphones by identifying images of cities taken from space.10
Humans Are Responsible For Nearly All Mammal Extinctions, Study FindsHuman activity was responsible for 96% of mammal extinctions over the past 126,000 years, new research has found. Although earlier studies suggested climate change was responsible for such extinctions – in particular for the extinction of megafauna such as woolly rhinos and mammoths 12,000 years ago – the new study has found this doesn’t appear …3
Black Travelers Breaking Barriers: Episode 3 of Travel + Leisure’s New PodcastOn the third episode of Travel + Leisure’s new podcast, “Let’s Go Together,” Jessica Nabongo and Tayo Rockson share their experiences as Black travelers, how they see the world, and how the world sees them. “Let’s Go Together” Episode 3: Breaking Barriers: Black Travelers on How They See the World and How the World Sees Them was released June 23, 2020.
Dog Goes Mad With Power When She Realises She Can Turn Light On And OffA little pup had her mind blown when she realised her nose could control a touch lamp, and quickly became addicted to the power it gave her. Though the concept of a lamp is not one that can be easily explained to dogs, they are very smart creatures, and many of them can probably recognise …3
Scientists Create Electronic Skin That Reacts To Pain For First TimeIn a huge breakthrough, scientists have successfully created electronic skin that reacts to pain. The new creation is the first of its kind, and sends instantaneous signals to the brain in responses to painful sensations – just like real skin. The prototype was developed by researchers at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia, and has been …4
Lady Gaga Wore A Ridiculous Number Of Face Masks To The VMAs Last NightWe might be in the middle of a global pandemic, but there’s one thing you can be sure of: Lady Gaga isn’t going to let it stop her from serving from weird and quite simply wonderful looks. Face masks, but make fashion.. Right, Gaga? Gaga appeared at the VMAs last night, August 30, where she …3