Squeamish people, rejoice. A startup company has come up with an invention that can take your blood sample without having to use those scary needles. And we can be using it as early as next year. HemoLink is a small ping pong-sized device that can extract your blood using a painless vacuum.
You might have a really cute dog, one with his own Instagram account, but he won’t get followers unless you make him stand out of the crowd. And over in Taiwan, pet owners are taking their dogs to the salon to make sure they really do stand out.
Two words: Ancient Aliens! In a galaxy far, far away, – or at The British Library, rather – two historians found an illustration of a creature inside a 14th century manuscript, and it oddly looks like a famous Jedi master. While researching for his book, Medieval Mosters, historian Damien Kempf and colleague Maria L. Gilbert found Yoda inside the pages of the centuries-old manuscript.
Wildlife photographer Hendy Mp has captured the beginning of a beautiful friendship on camera, and you won’t believe who or what is involved.
I guess you could say that these last meals really look… heavenly. In his project ‘Last Suppers’, director Gus Filgate of Little Fish Films gives us a visual history lesson on what the last meals of famous people looked like.
They say that ‘One man’s trash is another man’s treasure’, but in this case, one man’s broken circuit board is another woman’s bug sculpture. In her series ‘Computer Component Bugs’, UK-based artist Julie Alice Chappell breathes new life into old and unwanted computer parts by recycling them into beautiful high-tech insects.
Pugs are cute, we already know this. But take a pug to the beach and bury it in sand and it becomes infinitely cuter.
When you’re a teenager and you’re dying to get a tattoo and your parents say no way, these kids know they’ve got a very good comeback: ‘Well you’ve got one, so I can have one, too!’
Vincent van Gogh’s art is already spectacular for its beautiful blending of colours in grand landscapes. So what could make it look even greater? Using tilt-shift photography to really bring van Gogh’s scenes to life.
Bonus points if that frog can talk and drink tea. In the jungles of Costa Rica, scientists have discovered a species of glass frog that looks like Kermit the Frog. The new species, called ‘Hyalinobatrachium dianae’, was able to evade the watchful eyes of science for many years due to its remote location and misleading insect-like sound, ‘a single, tonal long metallic whistle-like note’.
Instead of using a fancy-pants camera to capture celebrities at Sundance, photographer Victoria Will used a very old technique of photography known as tintype.
Back in 2007, Australian skateboarder Oliver Percovich started a revolution in Afghanistan. Roaming the streets with his skateboard, he immediately attracted the attention of children, most of whom spent their time begging on the streets. That’s when he got the idea for his award-winning NGO: ‘Skateistan’.
When Utah-based art director and photographer Alan Lawrence found out his son Wil had Down Syndrome, he knew he had to do something. Noticing how Wil would lift his legs and flap his arms whenever he would crawl around, Alan likened it to flying. It would eventually be the inspiration for the series ‘Wil Can Fly’.
Japanese carrier All Nippon Airways has announced that one of their new Boeing 787 Dreamliners will be painted to look like everyone’s favourite droid: R2-D2 (sorry, C3PO). With plans of expanding to new markets and destinations, the airline hopes to leave a good first impression by showing its high standard of service through a character known for being incredibly serviceable.
Sad but true: the world’s only surviving male northern white rhino is under 24-hour armed guard. It’s to save the rhino from poachers who can collect up to AU$90,000 per kilo in ivory as demand grows around the world.