Images from book by Dan Barasch show how abandoned buildings have been given new leases of life

From ruin to redemption: Incredible before-and-after images show how abandoned buildings have been given stunning new leases of life The images are included in a brand new book called Ruin and Redemption in Architecture by Dan Barasch It charts ruined spaces from around the world and the extraordinary designs that have transformed them They include a former … Read more

Massachusetts confirms first measles case as national outbreak keeps spreading

Massachusetts health officials have confirmed the state’s first measles case this year as the outbreak continues to spread across the US.  The patient, who has not been identified, was diagnosed with the infectious disease on Sunday and may have exposed others in the greater Boston area, according to a release from the Massachusetts Department of Public … Read more

The parents who live in an off-grid shack with a composting toilet and home-school their children

This family lives in an off-grid shack with a composting toilet – and the parents home school five of their children so they can ‘stay connected to them’. Mother-of-seven Jasmine Kosach, 31, from Tasmania, Australia, grew up with an appreciation for all things nature, due to her mother and grandmother being gardeners. Jasmine and her … Read more

FDA to impose stricter limits on fluoride in bottled water – but some say it’s STILL too high

FDA to impose stricter limits on fluoride in bottled water – but some health officials say it’s STILL too high putting us at risk of bone disease and neurological problems The FDA has proposed lowering the allowable level of fluoride in bottled water to 0.7 milligrams per liter It’s slightly lower than the currently allowed 0.8 … Read more

Game of Thrones fans will soon be able to tour the Northern Irish HBO studio where show was filmed 

Game of Thrones HBO studio tour to open in Northern Ireland, allowing fans of the show to see where many of its iconic scenes were filmed The 110,000-square-foot interactive experience will open at Linen Mill Studios in Banbridge, Northern Ireland  Fans will be able to visit from next Spring and discover real life sets that … Read more

Is this Emirates’ new premium economy seat?

Is this Emirates’ first ever premium economy seat? Firm behind newly unveiled design says the customer is a ‘Middle Eastern-based airline’ The Eclipse seat has been showcased at the Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg The seat is described as being a seat suitable for ‘long-haul premium economy’  Emirates is to launch a premium economy cabin on … Read more

Airbnb will transform the Louvre’s Pyramid into a bedroom and let guests drink with the Mona Lisa

Night in a museum of masterpieces: Airbnb transforms the Louvre’s glass Pyramid into a bedroom and lets guests drink cocktails in front of the Mona Lisa and dine with Venus de Milo Airbnb is running a competition to give two lucky guests the chance to spend a night at the Louvre in Paris  The experience … Read more

Singapore Airlines, Jet2.com, Qatar, EVA and Emirates all pick up TripAdvisor best airline awards

For a second year in a row Singapore Airlines has been named as the best airline in the world in the TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards, with Jet2.com named the best in the UK and Europe and Southwest Airlines hailed as North America’s best carrier. Award winners were determined using an algorithm that took into account … Read more

Pilots working for Jet2 say impact their rosters are having on their well-being is ‘unsustainable’ 

Pilots working for airline hailed as the best in Europe by TripAdvisor say that the impact their rosters are having on their well-being is ‘unsustainable’ Pilots’ union Balpa is calling on Jet2 to recognise an ‘improved work life balance’  It says Jet2 pilots are becoming worried about fatigue and other health issues  Union says members … Read more

Unlimited Tomorrow shows off incredible 3D-printed prosthetic arm for kids

A new lower-cost method for creating high-tech prosthetics aims to make the devices much more accessible to amputees around the world – especially children. New York-based prosthetics company Unlimited Tomorrow unveiled its amazing 3D-printed prosthetic arm at CES this week. The arm is equipped with muscle sensors and an artificially intelligent control system, which work … Read more