Here’s what it takes to keep an Emirates airplane in the skies

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By Sorrel Kesby in Cool Travel on Tuesday 14 April 2015

We all know that airplanes are large and expensive to run (why else would we pay a fortune to fly?) but few of us realise the sheer scale of what it takes to keep one of these flying monsters in the air. Keith Carter, Vice President of the Emirates Overhaul Workshop in Dubai, recently gave us unprecedented access to where the vast Emirates fleet gets serviced, repaired and polished.

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These calligraphic logos of heroes and villains look even better than the originals

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Tuesday 14 April 2015

What would the logos of famous superheroes and villains look like if you updated them with modern calligraphy? Mexico-based graphic designer David Milan explores this question with his series of pop culture calligraphic logos.

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The loneliest whale in the world will hit you right in the feels

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Eco on Tuesday 14 April 2015

The loneliest whale in the world has no family, no friends and no lover. And it’s sad as to why. You see, most whales communicate between 12 and 25hz. This whale? She sings at 52hz. Singing at that frequency means no other whales can hear her.

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Sydney family rescues abandoned magpie, now she always comes back to hang around with them

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Eco on Tuesday 14 April 2015

On one windy day, a three-week-old magpie fell out of her nest and was left to die by the side of the road. Fortunately, she’d soon find a new home, albeit much different from hers – the home of her rescuers, the Bloom family from Newport, Sydney.

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Apple roses: a delicious dessert that looks like a bouquet of roses

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Food and Packaging on Tuesday 14 April 2015

How do you like them apples? ‘Cooking with Manuela’ makes us drool with a dessert recipe that’s both romantic and delectable: Apples baked to look like a bouquet of roses. Making rose-shaped apples is fairly easy. You’ll just have to spread apricot preserve on strips of puff pastry, then place the thin strips of apple.

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Artist turns ordinary luggage into scary, life-like monster treasure chests

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Tuesday 14 April 2015

Thieves beware, these luggage bite back. Pennsylvania-based Mellie Z of Fine Line Workshop makes ordinary suitcases come to life by turning them into life-like monsters.

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Instead of walkways and signs, a new airport terminal in Japan has a running track

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in Cool Travel on Tuesday 14 April 2015

Now you won’t just feel like a track and field athlete as you’re running through the airport, trying to catch your flight – you’ll also look like it as well. At the newly-opened Terminal 3 of the Narita Airport in Japan, a running track has been built to help travelers find their way around and make walking a much more pleasant experience.

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Walk across an entire nation in one morning in the beautiful Cook Islands

Ben Urquhart Contributor

By Ben Urquhart in Cool Travel on Tuesday 14 April 2015

The island of Rarotonga is the capital and main island of the Cook Islands, found halfway between Sydney and Los Angeles, with only twelve thousand people calling it home.

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Critically acclaimed director David Lynch is the star of an art exhibition in Queensland

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Events on Tuesday 14 April 2015

You know David Lynch for his weirdly wonderful cinematic masterpieces (Mulholland Drive and Eraserhead come to mind), but what you might not know is that Lynch is a prolific artist, too, having spent more than 50 years producing paintings, photography and works on paper. We’re all in for a treat because David Lynch’s artwork will be on view to the public at Gallery of Modern Art, QAGOMA.

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Here’s how to make your very own Cookie Monster rug and cookie pillows

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Tuesday 14 April 2015

No Muppets were harmed in the making of this adorable fur rug. Instructables community manager Mike Warren has come up with a DIY project that’s perfect for Sesame Street fans: a Cookie Monster rug with matching cookie pillows.

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Guy shaves half his beard, then glues in random objects to make it whole again

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Tuesday 14 April 2015

If you can’t grow yourself a manly beard, why not just glue one on? That’s what Sao Paolo-based photographer Adrian Alarcon did after he lost half of his. In his series ‘Fifty Fifty Selfie Barber Shop’, Alarcon grew his facial hair out for four months, then shaved half of it, because you know, a full beard is too mainstream nowadays.

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Med student makes studying anatomy easier to digest with candy diagrams

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Tuesday 14 April 2015

You’ll want to sink your teeth into studying human anatomy with these delectable diagrams made by Glasgow University student Mike McCormick. Using various candies, he’s able to recreate parts of the human body in the sweetest way possible. For instance, the belly is illustrated by lining it with licorice sticks and gumballs, then labeled neatly to make the study material easier to digest.

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Chimpanzee knocks drone out of mid-air with a stick, then takes a video selfie afterwards

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in Video on Tuesday 14 April 2015

Drones today, humans tomorrow. As further proof that apes are secretly planning to conquer our planet, a video uploaded by the Royal Burgers’ Zoo in the Netherlands shows a chimpanzee taking down a drone with a stick after the latter gets too close to the chimp enclosure.

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Whiskey Wedge: a mold that makes slow-melting ice for a glass of undiluted whiskey

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Tuesday 14 April 2015

The Whiskey Wedge is an innovative ice cube mold that makes your whiskey cold, but also keeps its spirit strong. Just like how a real man wants it. By molding ice to have a surface area that has minimal contact with the drink, the wedge minimizes melting, extending your whiskey’s spirit longer before becoming diluted.

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Big, fluffy Angora show bunnies will win your heart over

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Monday 13 April 2015

Does it get any cuter, cuddlier or cooler than these Angora show bunnies? Nope. Photographer Andres Serrano took these adorable photos during the National Angora Show in Palmyra, New York. Yup, they actually have rabbit shows, just like the canine ones.

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