London has the Gherkin, New York has the Empire State and Dubai has the Burj Khalifa. Now the Sahara is the place to watch for the next skyline icon. French architecture firm OXO plans to build Sand City Tower, a futuristic city complete with offices, museums and even a meteorological observatory overlooking the African desert.
New analysis of the Ice Age’s saber-toothed cat shows it was probably an even more terrifying creature than originally thought. X-ray imagining has shown that the beast’s upper canine teeth actually grew twice as fast as those seen on modern African lions — oh, and they also grew to be about seven inches long, each.
Soccer pas de deux: United States midfielder Megan Rapinoe and Germany defender Leonie Maier play the ball during the second half of the semifinals of the FIFA 2015 Women’s World Cup at Olympic Stadium, Montreal, June 30 2015. Michael Chow-USA TODAY Sports