Darkside

  • Culture

Sweden’s Spooky Cemetery of Cars

The Båstnäs car cemetery in Sweden is a beautifully eerie forest where nature is sinking…

  • Culture

The Underground Orphans of Bucharest’s Sewers

Bucharest’s sewers are home to unfathomable secrets that come in the form of its drug…

  • Culture

The Forgotten Fighters of the AIDS Epidemic

AIDS took no prisoners. It continues to be an unforgiving and heartless condition; stealing the…

  • History

New Orleans is Tearing Down the Reminders of its Dark Confederate Past

In defense of removing four statues to Confederate leaders, New Orleans mayor Mitch Landrieu shines…

  • Culture

Beijing’s Rat Tribe of Subterranean Humans

Turning would-be survival bunkers into homes by choice and economics, Beijing residents are moving into…

  • History

Mystery Salvagers Are Making World War II Warships Disappear

Not every act of piracy happens on the high seas. Recently, the greatest thefts are…

  • History

British Home Children: Noble Intentions Gone Bad

Everyone dreams of a brighter future for children. Anne MacPherson, a Scottish Evangelical Quaker who…

  • History

When the Forerunner to Fake News Led to War Between Spain and America

Fake news isn’t new. The battle for the most outrageous headlines of the late 1880s…

  • Science

Our World With No Bees: Robots to the Rescue?

Bees are in danger. Large numbers of them are dying, and scientists are still trying…

  • Culture

The 8 Tallest Abandoned Skyscrapers in the World

The skyscraper has long been the symbol of power and prestige. For generations humans have…

  • History

The Mystery and Heartache Residing in the Plain of Jars

What might be the one of the most ancient burial grounds in the world is…

  • History

The Sad Tale Behind Central Park’s Destruction of Seneca Village

This is the story of the African-American Community that died so Central Park could live.

  • History

The Manhattan Project’s Gift to America: A Potential Underground Chernobyl

In the early days of nuclear research, safety procedures and waste disposal were not up…

  • Disaster
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The 1921 Burning of Oklahoma’s Black Wall Street

The old photos of crosses burning on the lawns of African American families throughout the…

  • Technology

Narco Subs Are the Wave of the Future in Cocaine Smuggling

Hand-built semi-submersibles are here, packed to the gills with enough cocaine to fuel any rager…

  • Technology

Why Our Future Resources Might Be Coming From Outer Space

We’ve been hearing about “peak oil” for years, but would you believe we might someday…

  • Disaster
  • History

How The Bre-X Company Made Billions Off Nothing

200 million oz of gold, hailed by Lehman Bros. as the “discovery of the century”…

  • Places
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The Disaster of Flight 901 and its Frozen Crash Site in Antarctica

A sightseeing tour from New Zealand to Antarctica deviated from its flight plan and crashed…

  • Disaster
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The Deadly Molasses Flood that Wiped Out a Boston Neighbourhood

The phrase “slower than molasses in January” is a bit deceptive, it seems. One town…

  • Disaster
  • Science

Miami: the Atlantis of Our Modern Times

Atlantis — a magical city of legend. Reputed to be an island in the Atlantic…

  • Places
  • Technology

Underutilized, Underground, Unforgotten: The Rochester Subway System

Just more than 60 years ago, on June 30, 1956, the last subway train rumbled…

  • Places
  • Technology

The Subway to Nowhere

Timing is critical to the success of any project, and sometimes the timing for a…

  • Nature
  • Science

Do We Live In a Computer Program?

Considering recent events in the U.S. and all the celebrities who have passed away in…

  • Places

Nauru: From Rags to Riches to the Brink of Extinction

Nauru is the tiny island nation that’s seen it all. Measuring just 21 square kilometers…

  • Culture

The World’s Tallest Graveyard: Everest’s Toll

Climbing Mount Everest, the tallest peak in the world, is not for the weak of…

  • Culture
  • Science

5 Strange Things Uncovered in the Melting Permafrost

As ancient Arctic glaciers melt and retreat from their centuries old positions, the permafrost found…

  • Technology

Skyglow: Not a Bond Villain, But it is Stealing the Stars

Remember being a kid and spending countless hours on summer nights looking up at the…

  • Places
  • Technology

The Dark Side of Silicon Valley

When you think of Silicon Valley, you probably think of computers, coders, and the birth…

  • Geography

Ticking Time Bomb: The Most Dangerous City in the World

The million or so residents of Goma, a city located in the eastern part of…

  • Nature

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch

In the Pacific Ocean, a combination of four different currents combine to form the North…

  • Culture
  • Places

Tower of David is the World’s Tallest Slum

For eight years it stood, 45 stories of skewed symbolism casting long shadows over Venezuela’s…

  • Culture
  • Places

Las Vegas Keeps the Neon Lights On and the Homeless Underground

Welcome to the 300 or so miles of flood tunnels inhabited by approximately 1,000 homeless…

  • History

17th Century Europeans Took ‘Eat Your Heart Out’ Literally

If you brought your high school aged son or daughter in to see your family…

  • Culture

Residential Schools and Genocide in Canada

Some mistakes can be apologized for with a Hallmark card. Then there are the colossal…