Did you know the harvesting of marble would be this beautiful?

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By Kenny Ong in New Eco on Thursday 30 October 2014

I’ve always loved marble for its elegant nonchalance but boy, was I even more awe-struck when I chanced upon this short film directed by Italian artist and filmmaker Yuri Ancarani. I watched, utterly transfixed, at how marble is actually harvested at a marble quarry in the Apuan Alps, Northwest Italy, in such heart-stopping colossal slabs […]

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This former public bus in St. Petersburg is now a hip nightclub on wheels

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By Kenny Ong in New Trends on Thursday 30 October 2014

In its previous life, this Barbus Maxi was just an old and cranky Ikarus 280 public bus making its tired rounds around the Russian City. On its retirement, it was given a second chance, taken completely apart and relaunched as a mobile nightclub! The renovations included a dance floor, lounge, fully stocked bar and a toilet.

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This woman walked the streets of New York and recorded all the harassment she got from strange men along the way

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By Nicole Hughes in Video on Thursday 30 October 2014

Here is a glimpse of a day in the life of an average woman in NYC. You wake up, throw on jeans and a t-shirt and leave for the subway. Catcalls are a part of your day. It’s almost second nature at this point. You know walking down the street looking average will at least warrant a, ‘Hey. How you doin’?’ from the bored man in a lawn chair sitting near his favorite bodega.

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A new Berlin Wall will come up on November 7

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By Kenny Ong in New Events on Thursday 30 October 2014

It has been almost 25 years since the Berlin Wall came tumbling down. An oppressive symbol of division, its removal in 1989 reinstated free access between East and West Germany. To commemorate this historical event, a 10-mile reinterpretation of the wall will be installed by light artist Christopher Bauder and film maker Marc Bauder on November 7.

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Sponsored Video: #GameChangers look to you for new product ideas

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By Nicole Hughes in New Trends on Thursday 30 October 2014

You know the famous company RB, right? Yeah, we didn’t either. Ok, so maybe RB isn’t all that famous, but their products definitely are. From Lysol to Mucinex, Durex to Clearasil, RB covers most of your daily household and personal needs. Since it started in 1823, RB has been a global leader in health and hygiene and has no plans on slowing down.

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A squirrel put its head inside a jack-o-lantern and it is adorably creepy

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Wednesday 29 October 2014

I’m calling it: this squirrel deserves to win Best Costume! Photographer Max Ellis of Teddington, London captured these amusing images of a squirrel trying on a jack-o-lantern, producing a seemingly creepy vegetable/animal hybrid in the process.

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Incredibly this woman learned to paint with her mouth after losing the use of her hands

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By Milo Sumner in New Art on Wednesday 29 October 2014

In 1996, art student Mariam Paré was shot on a Virginia road. The bullet hit her between the shoulder blades and she was instantly paralysed. She was confined to a wheelchair, unable to walk or use her hands with any amount of dexterity.

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A day in the life of a tourist in London, shown in over a thousand Instagram photos

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By Milo Sumner in Video on Wednesday 29 October 2014

Let’s face it, wherever they go tourists always end up doing the same thing. In London for example, tourists follow the same old beaten paths to take the same old photos and this video proves it. Created by filmmaker Lorenzo Antico, London In A Day is a collection of photographs from across Instagram put into a cool stop-motion video.

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In Japan, there’s a sweets marathon where you can gobble up sweets and run

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By Low Lai Chow in Cool Travel on Wednesday 29 October 2014

Sweat is sweet! You can now sign up to go on a sweets marathon in Japan (take your pick from Fukuoka, Osaka, Tokyo, Chiba and Aichi), where you can run and indulge in sweets at the same time. Apparently, every 2-3km of the 10-km marathon route comes with feeding stations where you can tank up […]

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Why drones are the humanity of technology

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By Nicole Hughes in Tech on Wednesday 29 October 2014

Drones are often given a bad rap. From weapons of war to Amazon’s new shipping scheme, drones aren’t all that bad, however. When used for good, they can bring communities together and help build conservation efforts. An example of a beneficial global drone technology is the partnership between senseFLY and the Microsoft Surface Pro 3. [Check out our Co-Create series inspired by the new Surface Pro 3]

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Check out some of the best entries at the 2014 World Moustache and Beard Championship

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Events on Wednesday 29 October 2014

Last October 25, facial hairs of different shapes and sizes competed at the 2014 Just For Men World Beard and Moustache Championship held in Portland, Oregon. About 300 contestants joined the competition, hoping to win at least one of 18 categories.

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Windowless planes could soon become a reality

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By Inigo del Castillo in Tech on Wednesday 29 October 2014

In 10 years’ time, arguing over who gets the window seat could be a thing of the past. UK-based tech company Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) is currently developing a plane design that basically turns the entire aircraft into one big window. Instead of windows, the cabin walls would be outfitted with OLED screens (a […]

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These trees change colours constantly to become the opposite hues of clouds

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Wednesday 29 October 2014

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What happens when art and science decide to make babies together? Something really cool and entrancing! ‘Earth V Sky’ is a public art installation by artist Allan Giddy, wherein he uses the City of Sydney’s first wind turbine to power a colour sampling technology that bathes trees in a (literally) different light.

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Egg-o-matic: a mold that turns boiled eggs into smiling skulls

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Wednesday 29 October 2014

There’s nothing like dining on the sweet face of death early in the morning. The ‘Egg-o-matic Skull Egg Mold’ will shape your boring, ‘ol boiled egg into a smiling skull. You basically boil an egg, peel it, put it in the mold, let it cool, and voila! You can now reflect on your own mortality […]

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This cat-like mammal is riding buffalos and rhinos in the wild

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By Low Lai Chow in New Eco on Wednesday 29 October 2014

When conservation group Wildlife Act inspected some recent footage from their wildlife-monitoring camera traps in Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park, they found something quite surprising.

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