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World's Longest And Highest Glass-Bottom Bridge Promises Planet's Highest Bungee Jump!

By Meera Dolasia on May 28, 2015
World's Longest And Highest Glass-Bottom Bridge Promises Planet's Highest Bungee Jump!

Earlier this month, the officials of China's Hunan Province revealed what they believe will be a new "Wonder of the World" - the planet's longest and highest glass-bottom bridge. When complete, the 430m (1,214 ft) long and 6m wide structure will connect the two summits across the Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon. While the length is certainly impressive, it is the 400 m (1,312 ft) height that will have most visitors gripped by fear as they try to traverse across.

Madrid's Museo Del Prado Encourages Visitors To Touch And Feel Masterpieces

By Shariqua Ahmed on May 27, 2015
Madrid's Museo Del Prado Encourages Visitors To Touch And Feel Masterpieces

One of the first signs visitors encounter at most museums is "Please do not touch the exhibits." However at the new "Hoy toca el Prado" (Come touch the Prado) exhibition at Madrid's Museo Nacional Del Prado, the officials don't just encourage the habit, they insist upon it. That's because this unique art display has been specially created to enable visually impaired patrons to experience the joy of the works of some of the world's most famous artists just like able-bodied people can.

Video Of The Week - 'Jetmen' Rossy And Reffet Soar Over Dubai Skies In First Ever Twin Human Formation

By Meera Dolasia on May 18, 2015
Video Of The Week - 'Jetmen' Rossy And Reffet Soar Over Dubai Skies In First Ever Twin Human Formation

Over the last 15 years, Yves Rossy has used his amazing jetpack wings to soar over the Grand Canyon, fly alongside an F-17 bomber and even circle Japan's Mt. Fuji. However, his latest flight in Dubai surpasses them all. That's because this time the adventurer joined forces with his protégé, 31-year-old skydiver and base jumper Vince Reffet, to do what no human has accomplished before - fly in formation!

Scientists Ponder Over The Mystery Of The Missing Egyptian Animal Mummies

By Kimberly Solis on May 18, 2015
Scientists Ponder Over The Mystery Of The Missing Egyptian Animal Mummies

When researchers from the University of Manchester and Manchester Museum decided to take a peek inside some ancient Egyptian animal mummies using CT scans they expected to discover perfectly preserved remains. To their surprise, only one-third of the 800 specimens they examined actually contained complete skeletons. The rest housed partial animal remains, or even worse, just some mud, sticks, and eggshells.

German Car Manufacturer Audi Creates Fuel From Air And Water

By Allegra Staples on May 16, 2015
German Car Manufacturer Audi Creates Fuel From Air And Water

Creating a "green" or carbon neutral fuel to replace gasoline has been the holy grail for scientists for many years. However, while there has been some progress with inventions like electric batteries and biofuel, most options are either too expensive or not commercially viable to compete effectively with the fossil fuel. Now automobile manufacturer Audi is stepping up to the challenge with diesel  made from carbon dioxide and water.

Chinese Billionaire Treats 6,400 Employees To A Vacation In France!

By Meera Dolasia on May 13, 2015
Chinese Billionaire Treats 6,400 Employees To A Vacation In France!

If there were a prize for the best boss in the world, it would be awarded to Li Jinyuan, the Chairman of China's Tiens Group Company. For how else can you acknowledge a leader who celebrates the company's 20th anniversary by treating 6,400 employees to an all-expenses paid trip to France?

Love A Good Bargain? You May Change Your Mind After Reading This

By Meera Dolasia on May 13, 2015
Love A Good Bargain? You May Change Your Mind After Reading This

How often have you walked out from your favorite store with a great sense of accomplishment for snagging an incredible pair of jeans or a gorgeous dress for next to "nothing?" However, would you feel as smug if you knew that the person who made it works in an unsafe environment and gets paid next to "nothing?" This was what the folks at advocacy group Fashion Revolution recently decided to put to test in Berlin, Germany.

Giant Sinkholes Along The Shores Of Dead Sea Cause Concern

By Sarah Benton Feitlinger on May 11, 2015
Giant Sinkholes Along The Shores Of Dead Sea Cause Concern

Though there are numerous saltwater lakes around the world, none can compare to the Dead Sea. Located between Israel and Jordan in the Middle East, the water of this landlocked lake boasts salt levels almost ten times that of oceans. The unusual salinity can be attributed to the fact that there is no outlet for the minerals to leave, causing them to accumulate. The same is not true of the water level, which remains constant due an almost even inflow from the Jordan River and loss through evaporation.

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