Australian skateboarder Oliver Percovich has opened up a school in Afghanistan where 40% of students are female
Enter Australian skater Oliver Percovich, who first visited Afghanistan in 2007 with three skateboards in tow. It didn’t take long before he was surrounded by children eager to learn how to skate and his mission became clear. Since then, Olly has permanently relocated to Kabul and dedicated his life with his team to creating Skateistan, a non-profit NGO and full-functioning school where children can not only come to learn in a brand new skatepark facility, but in classrooms where they can choose to explore anything from creative arts to environmental health topics.
Scientists may have found a missing continent off the coast of Brazil.
Santos and his team speculated that the granite—a relatively low-density rock found in continental crust—belonged to a continent that was submerged when Africa and South America drifted apart and formed the Atlantic Ocean about 100 million years ago.
Here’s a fun read from a guy who used a 3D printer to mount a WWII-era military reconnaissance lens to his DSLR. This thing was originally used to take photos from bomber planes. Incredible.
Dear God. It all makes so much sense now.
It will be no longer acceptable to walk into a room where you can’t punch a hole in the wall — The games industry can get really weird sometimes.
Returning from the hunt…
Dozens of images made it through to the final round of the Nature Photographer of the Year 2013 competition, organised by the Society of German Nature Photographers (GDT). Here’s our gallery of some of the best.
Photograph: Michael Lohmann/Magische Momente/GDT Nature Photographer of the Year 2013
What’s a word that means both ‘adorable’ and ‘absolutely terrifying’? That’s the only way I can describe this stampede of penguins.
Would you like to buy an $80,000 parking spot in San Francisco? -
Well, now you can. The real estate market in this city is a strange and wondrous thing.
Just unveiled at a cycling show in the UK, here’s a bike that can supposedly do 100mph. As someone who commutes to work by bike, I am oddly fascinated by this thing. I just don’t know how to feel about the fact that the crankset is the size of an extra large pizza.