Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Saturday, August 16, 2014

The 25 Most Beautiful Public Libraries in the World

1. Vennesla Library and Culture House, designed by Helen & Hard, Vennesla, Norway

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Singapore's amazing 'Supertrees'

Singapore redefined the idea of environmentally sustainable open spaces in 2012 with the debut of its Supertree grove. Designed by Grant Associates, a British landscape architecture firm, the park features 18 spectacular man-made trees. Eleven trees include environmentally sustainable features like electricity-generating solar photovoltaic panels.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

The Top 10 Most Expensive Food in the World

10. Mattake or Matsutake Mushrooms – $1,000

The mattake, or matsutake, mushroom is the most expensive mushroom in the world today. This is a highly coveted mycorrhizal mushroom that can be found in Asia, North America and Europe, particularly in Japan, China, Korea, the United States, Canada, Finland and Sweden. The most popular is the one associated with the Japanese Red Pine. It is usually hidden under fallen leaves on the forest floor. While simple to harvest, it is extremely hard to find. The annual harvest in Japan is less than a thousand tons only.

Friday, July 11, 2014

The Top 10 Oldest Living Things on Earth

1 Cyanobacteria

Age: 3.5 billion years old

The oldest known cyanobacteria fossils were found on Archaean rocks of western Australia. Cyanobacteria, or blue-green algae, is a type of bacteria that uses photosynthesis to create energy. It is believed that this played a role in oxidizing the earth's atmosphere, making the planet more suitable for life as we know it.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Dubai To Build The World's Largest Mall in the World

 Dubai is building a massive temperature-controlled “city” that will house an 8 million square foot shopping complex called the “Mall of The World,” the United Arab Emirates’ ruler, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, announced Saturday, according to Khaleej Times.
The entire project will be 48 million square feet, including approximately 100 hotels, a theme park, numerous theaters, and medical tourism facilties that will be connected to create the world’s first temperature-controlled city, according to Reuters.

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