may news - a hard man's work

“Ding Jinhao was here” - this 15-year-old Chinese kid scratched his name in the Temple of Luxor, an Egyptian artwork founded in 1400 BCE

Wingsuit flight by Cedric Dumont over Nazca linesa set of giant mystic markings stencilled into the Peruvian desert 1,500 years ago

Workers set up a dust screen on a demolition site in Xi’an, Shaanxi province

With the pitch drop experiment Professor Thomas Parnell illustrates the fluidity of an everyday material like pitch. In 1927 Parnell heated a sample of pitch and poured it into a glass funnel. From 1930 on the pitch has slowly dripped out of the funnel. 83 years later, the ninth drop is only just fully formed.

(image source: De Morgen)