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The virtual reality parachute that ensures a soft landing

Virtual reality now enables adrenalin junkies to enjoy the buzz of an extreme sport without the fear of a real accident. One developer is...

Rome celebrates its ancient past on anniversary

Hundreds of men and women, dressed in the clothes of their ancestors, gathered in Rome on Sunday to celebrate the Italian city's 2770th birthday....

Cambodia’s sleepy beaches start to lure more travellers

Cambodia's beaches are often neglected in favour of Thailand's, but there are several that match anything their more popular neighbour has to offer. The...

800 year old Jain temple in desperate need of restoration

An 800 year old Jain temple in the Tharparkar desert in southern Pakistan is in dire need of restoration. Parts are damaged almost beyond...

Crocodile grabs baby elephant’s trunk (Video)

Nature can be brutal and terrifying at times. And those who want proof must watch this video that shows the exact moment a hungry...

Café devoted to crows opens in London for a day

A cafe devoted to crows opened in London. Organiser Charlie Gilmour wants to convince the world of the appeal of the birds, whom he...

Free divers plunge the depths of 42-metre pool

If you've ever fancied scuba diving, but are put off by a fear of sharks, Italy's Y40 swimming pool might be your answer. Plunging...

Pets given Reiki as complementary therapy

Reiki, the Japanese holistic energy healing system long used as a complementary therapy for humans, has now become popular for treating pets in Los...

Thai elephants used in Buddhist New Year display

Trained elephants sprayed motorists and passers-by with water in Thailand's old capital city of Ayutthaya to welcome in the Buddhist New Year, known in...

‘Worst smelling flower’ blossoms in Belgium (Video)

Visitors were flocking to a botanic garden in the Belgian city of Meise to sniff one of the worst smelling flowers in the world....