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Coolest Pools: 15 Enviable Modern Swimming Spots

Daydream about escaping into an aquatic paradise of your very own in the form of a modern swimming pool that puts swimmers on display with a glass floor, ...

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Ramping Up: World’s First Multi-Story Skateboard Park in UK

Designed to provide 1,000 square meters of recreational space across four floors, this multistory structure bends and curves to accommodate bowls and ramps for ...

Smell Ya Later! 12 Abandoned Fish & Seafood Canneries

The advent of refrigerated ships radically changed the fish and seafood processing industry, leaving dozens of isolated and uneconomical canneries behind.

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Rural Retrofuturism: Dystopian Visions of Swedish Countrysides

Set in an alternate-reality Sweden of the 1980s and 90s, these stunning paintings remix pastoral landscapes with futuristic robots, telling a story of a world ...

Balancing Act: Artist Paints Seaside Murals from a Surfboard

Painting a hyper-realistic mural outdoors is challenging enough on its own, and artist Sean Yoro not only pulls off incredible portraits, he does it all while ...

Life After Apocalypse: 8 Seed Banks Saving Up for the Future

By some predictions, Earth will become nearly uninhabitable within just a few generations – and between now and then, one of the most damaging events ...

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Mad for Max: 17 Cars, Clothes & Designs Inspired by the Series

There’s so much to look at in the new Mad Max movie, from that ridiculous double-necked flame-throwing guitar to all of those terrifying spiked ...

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Fresh Biocement: World’s First Self-Healing Concrete Building

One of the biggest challenges to building with concrete is the material’s propensity to crack both while it dries and in the years that follow, making ...

Cargo Spotting: Field Guide to 20MM Global Shipping Containers

Shipping containers pass by us daily on trucks, trains and ships, carrying 90% of the world’s non-bulk cargo with them, but if you have ever wondered ...

Fractal Formations: The Fascinating Future of Urban Growth

What might the patterns of urban sprawl look like if humanity were to survive another thousand years or so? Artist Tom Beddard envisions fractal formations ...