Is there a food revolution in the works? Scientists unveiled the world’s first lab-grown beef burger in London on Monday, frying it in a little oil and butter and serving it to taste tasters. The meat was created by knitting together some 20,000 strands of protein that was cultured from cattle stem cells in the lab of Dutch scientist Mark Post, a vascular biologist at Maastricht University.
July 30 Photo Brief: Propane plant explodes, Ani-Con eyes Bradley Manning, mass funeral for Italian bus crash victims, face transplant in Poland
Propane plant explodes in Florida, Bradley Manning, mass funeral for Italian bus crash victims, face transplant in Poland, Ani-Com eyes in Hong Kong, and more in today’s daily brief.
July 16 Photo Brief: Badwater Ultramarathon, washing your hair in space, Pope Francis sand sculpture
The Badwater Ultramarathon at Death Valley National Park, NASA astronaut Karen Nyberg washes her hair in space, a Pope Francis sand sculpture in Brazil and more in today’s daily brief. | Warning: Photos included may depict violence and/or injury.
Argentine artist Leandro Erlich created a “house of mirrors,” or mirror, as part of the “Beyond Barbican” summer series of events in east London. A replica front of a late nineteenth-century Victorian terraced house, the interactive installation is built on the ground with a large mirror suspended above. The resulting effect is captured in the photos below.
June 26 Photo Brief: Torching drugs, kissing horses, praying for Mandela, seeing blue and red at Wimbledon
Torching drugs, kissing horses, praying for Mandela, seeing blue and red at Wimbledon and more in today’s daily brief.
June 24 Photo Brief: Nik Wallenda’s high wire walk over Arizona gorge, missing red panda found, 2013 supermoon
Nik Wallenda completes tightrope walk over Arizona gorge, missing red panda at the National Zoo found, the 2013 supermoon and more in today’s daily brief. | Warning: Visual coverage of death and/or injury may be depicted.
On day three of Royal Ascot, traditionally know as Ladies Day, the hat competition heats up. Ladies sport all assortment of of hats from conservative to gigantic. Even the odds makers get into the act, betting on what type and color hat the Queen will be wearing. The five-day meeting is one of the highlights of the horse racing calendar. Horse racing has been held at the famous Berkshire course since 1711 and tradition is a hallmark of the meeting. For men top hats and tails remain compulsory in parts of the course while the women seem to compete for the most dramatic and fashionable hat.
June 11 Photo Brief: A soldier faints, zebras blend, a child goes splash and the world seems angry, protests in Turkey, Britain, Kenya, Russia and Brazil
A soldier faints, zebras blend, a child goes splash and the world seems angry, protests in Turkey, Britain, Kenya, Russia and Brazil and more in today’s daily brief.
June 6 Photo Brief: Tropical storm Andrea over Florida, Sharapova reaches French finals and Belmont readies for racing
Tropical Storm Andrea bears down on Florida’s west coast, Maria Sharapova powers her way to the French Open finals, Belmont track readies for the third jewel in the Triple Crown and more in today’s daily brief.
May 30 Photo Brief: Gay marriage in France, grandparents of slain British soldier visit site of murder and creepy crawlers
Gay marriages take place in France, a spider farm in Chile, the grandparents of slain British soldier, Lee Rigby, visit the site of the murder and more in today’s daily brief.