Masego: Favorite Tings

The multi-talented Masego has released a surprising single commissioned by Amazon. “Favorite Tings” is a sped-up, soulful rendition of The Sound of Music‘s “My Favorite Things.” The holiday-adjacent tune gets a saxophone solo, a bit of a drumbeat and Masego’s masterful voice. For the 25-year-old, the vintage stylings feel natural—something he further invokes in the music video. Dressed in red velvet, and surrounded by green velvet curtains, he …

Fungi’s Many Life-Changing Uses

While there are 144,000 discovered species of fungi on the planet, there could be many more—millions more, in fact. But finding fungi and sorting out whether or not they contain any useful chemical compounds comes down to chance. The serendipity, scientists argue, is what led to great discoveries like penicillin—so hope for similar-level finds persists. Recent tests may have uncovered compounds that can help create …

Dubai’s Floating Supermarket

For yacht-owners who find docking to shop for groceries a time-waster, Majid Al Futtaim (one of Dubai’s largest shopping malls) has a solution. Now, as a franchise of the French Carrefour, there’s a floating supermarket anchored at sea. Those aboard can have their groceries and snacks (of which there are 300 options), delivered right to their vessel. Beachgoers can also call the number, which is …