Uncovering the Architectural Mysteries of ‘the Miracle of Divriği’

The Great Mosque of Divrigi goes beyond being a mosque. Its architecture stuns as an enormous hypostyle (or pillar supported) complex. It includes a hospital under a charming tomb, decked out by significant Islamic geometric patterns.The building, known as a “darusshifa,” served as an Islamic hospital. It was built in the Sivas Province in central eastern Turkey in...

This Could be the Greenest Tiny House Yet

Tiny House Hunters, Tiny House, Big Living, Tiny House Builders, Tiny House Nation. The popularity and ubiquity of these shows on DIY networks show that tiny homes and off-the-grid living are here to stay.The tiny house craze in design combines living simply with engineering recycled materials to meet modern needs. It’s no wonder that they became so popular...

See How Humans Changed the World from a Satellite Overview

Mankind is the only species that shapes the world at its own will. And construction is the result of a passion to create.We see how we transformed the world (for better or worse), but rarely do we understand the scale of those changes. Some of the best images for understanding that scale come from satellites.Benjamin Grant has been running an...

Vespa Revealed its Stunning, First Electric Scooter

Vespa scooters might be the farthest things from a cool ride, but you can’t say the company didn’t step up its game with its latest scooter.The all-electric scooter will be sold in late 2017. Vespa’s parent company, Piaggio, announced the news days ahead of the Milan Motorcycle Show.However, the company released no other details other than the photo...

This Kid’s Genius Trick to Avoiding Punishment Will Make You Regret Writing Lines

A typical punishment for teachers to instill on students is writing the same line an absurd amount of times to make a point.From Bart Simpson scrawling on a chalkboard to Harry Potter getting sentences marked on his hand, this always seems like a student’s worst nightmare.However, one six-year-old girl made us troublemakers regret actually writing our lines.This photo...

Watch as Parasites Destroy this Dead Cricket’s Corpse

Remember that iconic scene from Ridley Scott’s Alien when the creature rips out of John Hurt’s chest?This cricket experienced something eerily similar, except unlike Hurt, the cricket was already dead.A hiker filmed the incident after stepping on the cricket, causing the parasites to ooze out of the cricket.We don’t know exactly what type of parasites these are; however,...

Pastry Chef Creates Incredibly Detailed Culinary Microworlds

Italian pastry chef Matteo Stucchi crafts imaginative desserts using his skill and a few tiny figurines.His Instagram account, called “i Dolce di Gulliver” (or “Sweet Gulliver” when roughly translated), brings to mind the namesake’s Gulliver’s Travels. Just as Gulliver encountered the tiny Lilliputians, you encounter Stucchi’s small figures telling a story with sweets.Look at this deliciously spooky optometry...

This Interactive Periodic Table Creatively Illustrates the Elements

Do you struggle with chemistry? This interactive periodic table gives you detailed information about the elements. But it’s not the usual boring details like atomic weight. It lets you know exactly where the element occurs and its uses.Countless students flounder in chemistry courses each year, wracking their brains for ways to memorize the periodic table. This interactive table should make that...

The Fastest Car in the World: The Thrust SSC

Many car enthusiasts receive a rush as they bolt down a track at high speed.However, traveling over 1,200 km/h exceeds the courage of even the most daring of drivers.The current land-speed record has been held strong for nearly 20 years. Andy Green (UK) set the record on 15 October 1997 in the Black Rock Desert, Nevada, USA, in Thrust...

Real Life Rocket League: Car Soccer

There are smash up derbies, and then there’s playing a massive game of soccer – with cars.Two soccer teams, made up of 10 car “players” and two excavator “goalies,”  pitted off against each other in perhaps the funniest version of soccer known to man. Car Soccer is an annual event hosted by the town of Red Hook in...