Japan’s Earthquake-Resistant Dome Houses Are Made of Styrofoam

Japan’s Earthquake-Resistant Dome Houses Are Made of Styrofoam

When they hear the word “Styrofoam”, most people think about disposable food containers or packaging material, but for one Japanese modular home manufacturer, it is the building material of the future. Its increasingly popular Styrofoam dome houses are hi...

Loud “Booms” Occurring All Around the World Leave Experts Scratching Their Heads

Loud “Booms” Occurring All Around the World Leave Experts Scratching Their Heads

Mysterious boom sounds have baffled people all over the planet throughout the past year. There have been 64 recorded incidents within the last 12 months, with the majority heard on the east coast of the USA, but also reported everywhere from the Middle Ea...

Artist Creates Stunning Body-Paintings That Glow under Black Light

Artist Creates Stunning Body-Paintings That Glow under Black Light

Artist John Poppleton combines his love of painting and his knowledge of photography to create stunning landscapes that glow under black light. But the cynosure of his work isn’t the painting itself, it’s the unusual canvas he paints on – the human body!...

Smart Umbrella Lets You Know It’s Going to Rain Half an Hour in Advance

Smart Umbrella Lets You Know It’s Going to Rain Half an Hour in Advance

Giving Mary Poppins’s magic umbrella some serious competition is the all new high-tech ‘Oombrella’ – not only can it predict the weather, it’s also impossible to lose. The smart umbrella syncs with a smartphone app, sending users updates about weather con...

MAC MALWARE IS ON THE RISE, BUT HERE’S WHY THAT’S NOT AS SCARY AS IT SOUNDS

MAC MALWARE IS ON THE RISE, BUT HERE’S WHY THAT’S NOT AS SCARY AS IT SOUNDS

Antivirus developer McAfee released its latest threat report on Friday, and there’s some big news for Mac users: Mac malware is more prevalent than ever before. It’s still not a huge problem, however and it’s also important to take McAfee’s numbers with a...

WHEN WATERS RISE, THESE FLOOD-PROOF HOUSES RISE RIGHT WITH THEM

WHEN WATERS RISE, THESE FLOOD-PROOF HOUSES RISE RIGHT WITH THEM

It’s really no secret at this point: The oceans are rising. A recent scientific study published in Nature nearly doubled previous predictions for sea-level rise by 2500, and some experts now believe the oceans will rise by nearly six feet by the end of th...

Creux du Van: A Natural Rocky Arena in Switzerland

Creux du Van: A Natural Rocky Arena in Switzerland

Located on the border of the Swiss cantons of Neuchâtel and Vaud is "Creux du Van", a scenic, horseshoe-shaped limestone cliff of enormous proportions. The vertical rock face is 160 meters high and surrounds a valley that is 4 km long and 1.4 km...

FACEAPP AGAIN FACES BACKLASH, THIS TIME AFTER LAUNCHING ETHNICITY FILTERS

FACEAPP AGAIN FACES BACKLASH, THIS TIME AFTER LAUNCHING ETHNICITY FILTERS

Artificially-intelligent selfie editor FaceApp is once again taking heat from critics after an app update allowed users to apply a filter to change their race. After the backlash, FaceApp removed the ethnicity filters from the app on Wednesday, August 9,...