Project Five Street Art.

Project Five Street Art.

Alex Lehours in his Northmead garage-slash-studio. Photo: Gene Ramirez. Alex will participate in Project Five, an annual urban art event which started in 2009. “Street art invites a wider audience, it becomes more than just your work. It becomes something the public can appreciate and enjoy. – Alex Lehours” ‘‘I’ve been really excited to be … Continue reading

The Ancient Mosaics of Zeugma.

The Ancient Mosaics of Zeugma.

Three new mosaics were recently discovered in the ancient Greek city of Zeugma, which is located in the present-day province of Gaziantep in southern Turkey. The incredibly well-preserved mosaics date back to 2nd century BC. Zeugma was considered one of the most important centers of the Eastern Roman Empire and the ancient city has provided … Continue reading

This Giant Weta Loves Carrots.

This Giant Weta Loves Carrots.

The Giant Weta, photo by Mark Moffett/Corbis You know that scene in the newish King Kong where those folks get eaten alive in a pit of giant insects? It’s a damn character assassination, through and through. The huge cricket-like bugs among them are based on the giant weta, the heaviest reliably reported insect on Earth, … Continue reading

The Saddleback Trapdoor Spider.

The Saddleback Trapdoor Spider.

A newly discovered species of saddleback trapdoor spider found. Photograph: Suppki/AAP Thirteen new species of spider have been discovered on Queensland’s Cape York peninsula – adding to the thousands of known species that give Australian wildlife its fearsome reputation. The new species were found by scientists, teachers and Indigenous rangers during a 10-day journey to … Continue reading