Posts by Jessica Stewart

January 17, 2020

IKEA’s New Vienna Store Includes a Green Roof and No Car Parking

IKEA is breaking new ground with its newest store in Austria. Located at Vienna’s Westbahnhof station, this seven-story building will be unlike any IKEA you’ve ever seen. Not only does it have a green facade and roof terrace, but there will be no car parking spots. This innovative concept is aimed at the urban shopper and is a nod to Vienna’s top-notch transport system.

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January 16, 2020

This Giant “Corpse” Flower Found in Indonesia Is the World’s Largest Bloom

Deep in the forest of West Sumatra, a strange parasitic flower bloomed just as the year came to an end. Measuring in at nearly 44 inches in diameter, this giant Rafflesia tuan-mudae is the largest bloom ever recorded. Also known as a corpse flower, it is one of 28 species in the Rafflesia genus. Its nickname comes from the incredible stench the plant gives off as it blooms.

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January 15, 2020

Japanese Artist Transforms Ordinary Rocks Into Highly Realistic Animals

Japanese artist Akie Nakata, who simply goes by Akie, has a unique way of looking at the world. While many would simply pass over a rock or a stone, Akie is able to see their potential. For the past nine years, she’s taken ordinary stones and transformed them into something magical using paint. Under her watchful eye, these rocks become highly realistic animals that fit into the palm of your hand.

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January 13, 2020

Courageous Border Collie Leads 900 Sheep to Safety During Australian Bushfires

When tragedy strikes, communities pull together and this is exactly what has been happening across Australia due to the devastating bushfires. Among some of the biggest heroes, particularly when it comes to protecting and rescuing animals, have been some incredible working dogs. Now, a new story is emerging about Patsy, a 6-year-old border collie and kelpie mix who was essential in helping save her owner’s farm and livestock.

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