Iceberg Homes: London Boroughs Curb Luxury ‘Super-Basements’

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It is increasingly common to find London properties that have more subterranean interior space than above-ground square footage, a byproduct of the wealthy desiring to build additions without tripping over surface-oriented building codes. New legislation in some boroughs of the city aims to cut down on permits issue to such underground expansions and could provide guidance for other cities dealing with similar issues around the world.

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Radiocative Chernobyl: New Aerial Drone Footage of ‘The Zone’

Satellite images and pictures from the ground tell a limited story of one of the world’s most dangerous abandoned places – this flyover footage ...

Photoluminescent Furniture: Filled Wooden Voids Glow in Dark

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Brilliant Brick Creations: 13 Amazing LEGO Gadgets & Artworks

LEGOs can form the basis of all sorts of amazing things, but would you ever have imagined they could create working prosthetics, mechanical looms, drivable ...

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One Year Ago Today from the Archives

Tonal Tricks and Treats: Sweets Neatly Arranged By Color

If you’re one of those people who has to have everything arranged in a very specific way, the art of Emily Blincoe is exactly what you’ll want to ...