The ultimate buried treasure

It has been said you only have to dig to find real wealth.  This could be through gold, oil even water. In 1978, following a tip from an informant, police in Los Angeles discovered something even more rare and valuable....

Is seasteading on the rise?

The seasteading movement aims to build communities on floating cities which are free from the laws of the land. These so-called ‘start-up countries’ are the brainchild of the Seasteading Institute which aims to create an environment where new political ideas can be tested....

Hollow Earth Theory on the rise

Following on from our report about the prominence of the Flat Earth conspiracy theory, there have been a string of off-shoot theories in which people are rejecting science and centuries of logical progression in favour of two hundred year old ideas....

History’s scariest speed-walker?

After years of dispute palaeontologists from the University of Manchester have finally answered the debate as to the true land speed of one of the most illustrious and feared predators of all time, the T. Rex....

Bulgaria continues to offer cheap alternatives

Many wish to be free from the shackles of both the rental market or the monthly mortgage. It’s hard work watching around half your monthly salary get absorbed into your home.  What if there was a way we could just live somewhere at a fraction of the cost, and enjoy the money we have, not the money we owe?

Will shared ownership help Sydney’s housing issues?

If you’ve looked for housing in Sydney in the last five years, chances are you may have found the whole process a bit of a challenge.  With prices rising by as much as 60% in that period, it’s clear many simply can’t get their foot in the door.  The list of reasons why this has occurred is not insignificant.  Record low interest rates and sizeable tax breaks for both local and overseas investors seem to be the main arbiters.

Trump. Jr and the Russia e-mails

Case closed, good night, see you later. That’s what the majority were thinking to themselves this week as Donald Trump, Jr. posted an entire e-mail thread with a Russian lawyer, agreeing to meet her to accept potentially damaging and highly sensitive information about his father’s electoral nemesis Hillary Clinton....

House building slows in Australia

The construction of new houses in Australia is beginning to slowdown, as more focus is being applied to the construction of high-rise development.  There does continue to be good interest from overseas investors as prices continue to grow in the countries major cities....

Is private air travel becoming affordable?

Facilitated by a new range of travel apps, passengers and pilots are becoming increasingly connected. With just a simple search you can find out if any light aircraft are flying in your local area with available seating. It can be an increasingly cheap mode of transport, and more people are looking at it as a plausible alternative....

India looks towards a green future

Solar energy is gaining momentum in India as Prime Minister Narendra Modi looks to make huge steps towards improving the country’s green footprint. Solar energy prices have plummeted to a record low and for the first time ever, it is available at a cheaper cost than fossil fuel generated power. With the United States leaving the Paris Climate Agreement....

The bizarre life of Mike Ashley

There has been a bizarrely entertaining court case taking place this week as Sports Direct and Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley is defending claims he agreed to pay a banker £15m while binge drinking in a London pub...

Volvo first to break cover

In a surprise move, Volvo has announced all new models will utilise an electric motor from 2019.  This would be the first traditional major manufacturer to announce the switch, with Tesla standing as the only other manufacturer outlining sustainable electric cars for the mass market....

Hinkley Point C runs into problems

To the surprise of absolutely no-one, it has been revealed that the gigantic nuclear reactor in development at Hinkley Point C is going to be delivered very late and very over budget. French energy supplier EDF, a two thirds stakeholder in the project, has reported that the reactor will need an extra £1.5bn in funding and is likely to....

Qatar has just 48 hours

It seemed all but over for Qatar, as a deadline created to force through 13 demands issued by neighbouring Arab states ended on Sunday.  Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain have imposed crippling sanctions on Qatar following accusations of funding terrorism and creating instability in the region.  There seems to....

The Preston model

In 2010 in Cleveland, Ohio, a community was on the verge of ruins. The USA and the Western world had come a hairs width away from total collapse in 2008 following reckless and unregulated speculation by bankers and investors in the financial districts of New York, London, Paris and Frankfurt...