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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,…

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,…

We’ve come to that time of year where tech companies announce their latest gadgets, with Google hosting their own hardware event on October 15th. Google’s set to launch their Pixel 4 and 4XL smartphone, the famous successor to the Pixel 3 – announced in October of the year we left behind. One might have thought that after what happened with the Pixel 3 last year that Google would do its best to stop its latest smartphone…

It’s never really too late to be successful in Hollywood. While a majority of celebrities made it at an early age, there are countless others who didn’t make it until after 50. Here’s a list of some of the late bloomers who didn’t become household names until 50, including an actress who got well known at 60. Christoph Waltz Waltz begins the “movie stars who made it after 50” list. Christoph Waltz began his acting…

Brazil’s space agency claimed that this week tens of thousands of fires had charred the rainforest. That is really bad for the planet’s fight against the climate change. The Amazon is on fire! Brazil’s space agency said that this week approximately 73,000 fires had broken out across the Amazon forest since the start of the year. This directly is imperiling one of the planet’s last resorts of biodiversity and is raising serious concerns about climate…

The majority of people associate the degree you get with the potential to make a great salary. That is probably one of the main reasons why students are going into engineering, computer science, medicine or business. How much money you will make in the future is very important, but it should not be the top priority.  Instead, you should look for a field that fulfills you intellectually. And that is specifically where the field of philosophy comes into play.…