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The “forest” of Notre Dame was one of Olivier de Châlus’ popular places. That dense lattice of timbers under the building’s lead roof epitomized the medieval construction techniques that the engineer has spent years analyzing. “There was a very special wood smell, very strong, coming from the Middle Age,” de Châlus says. “And it was very, very calm — impressive, compared to the very noisy life inside the cathedral.” As one of the few visitors…

They might look a little rough around the edges but American heavy metal band Metallica have hearts of pure gold. The musicians are the latest in a whole slew of international celebrities to throw their support behind charities supporting Australian bushfire relief. The band announced they are donating $750,000 to NSW Rural Fire Service and  Country Fire Authority in Victoria through their charitable foundation All Within My Hands, via Instagram on Wednesday. Donation: Heavy metal band Metallica has pledged…

A staggering 500 million animals are believed to have died in bushfires since September, sparking fears entire species have been lost. There are real concerns entire species of plants and animals have been wiped out by bushfires following revelations almost 500 million animals have died since the crisis began. Ecologists from the University of Sydney now estimate 480 million mammals, birds and reptiles have been lost since September. That figure is likely to soar following…

The end is here, at least for the cinematic year, which has gifted us with a premium of daring dramas, documentaries, comedies, thrillers, and action-adventures. From crowd-pleasing blockbusters to under-the-radar celebrations, eclectic imports to boundary-pushing epics (we’re looking at you, The Irishman), there’s been something for everyone at the theater – and, also, on the different streaming services that now strive for cinephiles’ attention. The Oscar season may be just kicking into high effects, but at Esquire, we’re ready…

At the end of the decade, Netflix is an indisputable powerhouse in television series production. The streaming titan that changed the entire delivery model of the entertainment landscape also helped usher in the so-called new Golden Age of TV by giving a new platform to some of the largest and most inventive creative talents in the industry, taking away the rules and limitations, and throwing their inexplicably vast arsenal of money at them. And in 2019,…

Anastasia Radzinskaya is an extraordinary media star. Born in southern Russia with cerebral palsy, her doctors feared she would never be capable to speak. To document her progress through treatments, her parents posted videos of her on YouTube so friends and relatives could see the process. The videos are standard kid stuff: playdates with dad, jumping around on an inflatable castle and playing with her cat, each video followed by catchy jingles and voice-over giggles. She soon grew…

GitHub has slowly become a hub that more than 40 million developers use to share code for their projects – professional, personal or other. It wasn’t until last year when Microsoft bought GitHub for $7.5 billion! It quickly became one of the key ingredients in its strategy for attracting developers on its cloud considering the competition with Google and Amazon. As one of the largest online spots for developers, GitHub makes the perfect place to…

Apart from companies in the technology sector, the number of businesses relying on computer code is increasing drastically. It’s really no wonder it’s listed 8th of the top 25 jobs this year according to GlassDoor. A software engineer could easily find themselves working for big companies such as Apple, as much as they can in a hospital or an automotive manufacturer. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) predicts that employment, especially for computer programmers, will decline…

Dynamic switchers, various animated views, marvelous text fields and so much more! The top 5 best iOS libraries that make your app’s UI truly remarkable are: TKSwitcherCollection CocoaTextField Expanding Collection AnimatedCollectionViewLayout CollectionViewSlantedLayout Let’s start with TKSwitcherCollection! TKSwitcherCollection TKSwitcherCollection is basically a collection of animated switch controls. It’s tremendously easy to use – all you need to do is download and drop the TKSwitcherCollection into your project and you’re good…

Earthquakes are well known as one of nature’s deadliest forces and are able to cause a tremendous amount of damage in a very short period of time. From the Nepal Earthquake that caused the overs of well over 5,000 people to Port-au-Prince, we’re going to share the 10 most destructive earthquakes in history. The 10 most destructive earthquakes in history are: Nepal  Nankaido, Japan Izmir, Turkey Rudbar, Iran Sicily, Italy Yungay, Peru Lisbon, Portugal  Tabriz,…