A 15 Million Years Old Flower

flower_amber_new_speciesA 15 million years old flower perfectly preserved in amber, may give significant evidence about the evolution of life on Earth.

Researchers have discovered a new flower species that has been “perfectly preserved” in amber, much like in the dinosaur blockbuster Jurassic Park. Continue reading

Spitbank Fort

Spitbank FortLocated 1.5 km from the coast of Portsmouth in Hampshire, United Kingdom, this 134-year-old fort was originally used to protect the British coast against enemy ships and light aircraft. It featured several large cannons and could house 150 men who slept in hammocks. Since 1982, this historic landmark has been in the hands of private owners. In the late 2000s it was used as a venue for dance parties. It was auctioned off for one million pounds in 2009. After an investment of three million pounds, it has been transformed into an exclusive island. The current owners purchased the sea fortress in 2010 and after extensive renovation built a hotel, which opened its doors in the second half of 2012. Continue reading