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Miscellaneous: ideas with natural stone

„Minne“ is the name for vases by designer Katja Dahl made of Emerald Larvikite stone from Norwegian Lundhs company. They were shown at the 1000 Vases Exhibiton during Dubai Art Week 2019

New photos from Hubble Space Telescope show that Jupiter’s Great Red Spot continues to shrink

Stormy world: facinating is the color palette in the clouds swirling in the gas planet’s turbulent atmosphere

Biocolonizer species are putting the conservation of the granite at Machu Picchu at risk

Researchers from the University of the Basque Country identify the role played by lichens, algae, mosses, and cyanobacteria

The 45th edition of WorldSkills will take place from August 22nd to 27th 2019 in the Russian city of Kazan

Some 1400 young craftspeople including stonemasons will submit to challenges revolving around their work and will compete against one another

Miscellaneous: ideas with natural stone

An ancient Athenean neighborhood from the 4th century BC until the 12th century AD was opened as part of the Acropolis Museum in Athens

Application open for the 2020 European Heritage Awards until October 31, 2019

Out of 30 winners, 4 Grand Prizes worth 10,000 € each are given to outstanding projects of conservation and restoration

Tiberius Claudius, married to Messalina and Agrippina, was not so bad a Roman emperor as Seneca wrote

The exhibition at the Ara Pacis Museum in Rome reveals his care for the people, his economic and legislative reforms and great public works

Simulating meteorite impacts in the lab

Scientists monitor the response of feldspar minerals to rapid compression

Only a short flash: scientists film an impact of a meteorite on the moon during the eclipse in January 2019

The space rock with a mass of 45 kg and 30 to 60 cm in diameter hit the moon at 61,000 kilometers an hour