The secret behind the Leaning Tower of Pisa’s resilience is revealed

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Engineers from Roma Tre University has solved the mystery of how the seemingly unstable Leaning Tower of Pisa has managed to stand strong over six hundred years in a seismically active region. View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building



Tourists in Utah are tossing priceless dinosaur footprints into a lake

People, this is why we can’t have nice things. Tourists in Utah have been removing dinosaur footprints embedded in sandstone and tossing them into the lake at Red Fleet State Park in Vernal. The foot-long prehistoric dino tracks primarily come from the reptile known as the Velociraptor in Jurrasic Park (actually, a Deinonychus) and park officials are frantic to get visitors to stop destroying the priceless artifacts.

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