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Introducing the Jungle Yacht

Tuesday July 25, 2017

In the 1930s, an Indiana Jones type looking to travel in decadent luxury had one option: the "deluxe apartment on wheels" known as the "Jungle Yacht". 

These aerial photos of Greek fish farms look like something you might see under a microscope.

While most photographers are busy building sets for their next shoot, Todd McLellan is hard at work dismantling his favourite objects into thousands of little pieces.

Jane Austen's Home Brew Recipe

Saturday July 22, 2017

Turns out Jane Austen wasn’t just a great writer; she was a great home brewer, too. Here’s her recipe for 'spruce' beer.

Prison's not often associated with puppies and play, but a global program pairing inmates with shelter dogs is changing that. 

Bryan Cush spends his time tinkering away in an old munitions factory. His creations don't go bang, but they do make an impact.

Scientists have finally worked out why 2000-year-old Roman concrete is stronger than the modern stuff – and grows stronger every year.

British designer Jordan Bolton takes props from his favourite TV shows and turns them into eye-catching posters. 

When that run-down laundromat finally shutters its doors, Drew Leshko’s painstakingly detailed models will remain.

The concept art makes it look like something from the far-flung future, but floating “micro-nations” are apparently just a few years away. Here’s where the first one is being built.