Man builds 2,000 sq m swimming pool for dogs

Wu Fangzhou, a man of the post-1980 generation, trains a dog to swim in a 2,000 square meters pool he built exclusively for dogs, in Chengdu, Southwest China’s Sichuan province, July 23, 2017. He built the pool to commemorate his beloved dog Qiuqiu, which died of heat stroke in the summer of 2015. During weekends, the… Read more

Refreshing journey: Bus turned into ‘swimming pool’

Watch this picture closely. Is that boy swimming on a bus? Well, don’t let the eye fool you. It’s just a novelty created by the bus drivers of Line 8 in Jinhua, Zhejiang province, by covering the buses with pool decals, making the passengers feel cool amid the heat wave in the city.[Photo/VCG] A boy poses… Read more

Burn These Myths to Protect Your Skin, Part 1

It’s summer as I write this – so tanning, sunburn, and sun safety information…and misinformation…are appropriately hot topics. But there’s much more to healthy skin than simply slathering on sunscreen during the summer months. To help us bust some common skin health myths, we turned to Dr. Nicole Velez, Allegheny Health Network (AHN) director of… Read more

Russian scientists create transparent sun filter

Far out, man! Missing galaxies can be found by studying the ultraviolet universe. [Photo/NUST MISiS] Researchers at the National University of Science and Technology MISIS (NUST MISIS) have developed a universal protective filter against ultraviolet radiation by modifying zinc oxide nanoparticles. Transparency is the highlight of the new technology. There is also a Russian patent for… Read more

‘Being your own boat’: Minnesota man’s swim encompasses nearly all of the Apostle Islands

DULUTH, Minn. — Only a single word is necessary to describe how Daniel O’Kane’s recent tour of the Apostle Islands went. Swimmingly. O’Kane, a 36-year-old bartender from St. Paul, recently swam to 19 of the 22 Apostle Islands and paddled a stand-up paddleboard to three others in 18 days. He was accompanied by Duluth’s Paul Voge,… Read more

Comelec’s ‘Aquaman’ takes on English Channel

MANILA, Philippines – An election officer of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) will attempt to be the first open water swimmer from the Philippines to swim the English Channel starting today. Endurance swimmer Ingemar Macarine, also known as the Pinoy Aquaman, said he intends to promote “clean seas and clean elections” by swimming the English Channel,… Read more

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