Environment

  • Geography

No One Can Stop This American Town From Burning

An accidental fire in an underground coal mine has been burning since 1962, forcing residents…

  • Culture

10 Things in Nature That Look Like A Penis

We're trying not to be dicks about this, but there's a lot of stuff in…

  • Technology

China Floats to the Top of the Solar Energy Pool

China is literally floating its solar energy fututre atop of its coal-burning past.

  • History

The Secret Nuclear City Under Greenland’s Ice Cap

The U.S. Army has left a ticking time bomb in Greenland—but it doesn’t take the…

  • 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

10 Good News Stories to Brighten Your View of the World

The world has expanded access to fresh water, restored sight to four million blind people,…

  • Science

The Little Wax Worm Might Solve Our Great Big Plastic Problem

Mother Nature has her fair share of troublemakers, including teeny moth larvae named the wax…

  • Science

The Japanese Pufferfish Becomes Nature’s Greatest Artist During Mating Season

What’s a lonely Japanese pufferfish to do when he’s in search of a mate and…

  • Science

Nuclear Fusion May Bring the Power of the Sun to Planet Earth

In the upcoming documentary film Let There Be Light, about humankind’s groundbreaking strides towards the…

  • History

The Mysterious, Free-Roaming Zebras of Hearst Castle

It’s a perfect California day: bright sunshine, a light breeze, warm enough to drive with…

  • Geography

Life on Earth Without the Sun: What Would Happen?

Imagine yourself waking up one morning at the crack of 10 a.m., pulling back the…

  • Geography

Drones Sacrificed to Capture Lava Lake at Ambrym Volcano

Drones capture high-definition images of the spectacular yet dangerous Marum Crater of Ambrym in Vanuatu.

  • History

Big Business Is Knocking Down the Fading Spaghetti Tree

It seems like eons ago that Switzerland made headlines around the world with news of…

  • Culture

Great Lakes Winter Surfing: Warm Wetsuits and Frigid Waters

Gale-force winds and snow squalls: two things that usually mean you're breaking out the shovel…

  • Geography

How Artificial Reefs Are Saving Miami’s Ecosystems

While Miami certainly faces its challenges, there are a few things they are doing mostly…

  • Technology

10 Technologies That Could Save the World

When life gives you poop, just make drinking water. The world might seem to be…

  • Geography

The Great Flooding of the Black Sea

This story starts with a tale of global warming. In times of antiquity—specifically during the…

  • 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…

  • Geography
  • Nature

1816: The Year Without Summer

In 1815, Indonesia’s Mount Tambora blew its top and threw shade at the people of…

  • Geography
  • Nature

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Antarctica

Antarctica has mystified adventurers, wreaked havoc on sailers, been the subject of many territorial disputes…

  • Culture
  • Nature

Museo Atlántico is Europe’s First Underwater Contemporary Art Museum

British eco-sculptor Jason deCaires Taylor is back again, this time with a massive new undertaking…

  • Geography
  • Places

The Birth of Africa’s Brand New Ocean Can Be Witnessed Right Now

Politics and country borders change all the time, but the actual physical layout of the…

  • Nature

20 Good News Stories You Didn’t Hear About

We see so many “year in review” articles and social media posts towards the end…

  • Disaster
  • History

London’s Deadly Acid Smog Crisis of 1952

London has always had environmental issues, and with 2017 still in diapers it has already…

  • Disaster
  • Science

Miami: the Atlantis of Our Modern Times

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

  • Geography
  • Nature

The Christmas Island Miracle: The Migration of the Bright Red Crab

Travellers to Christmas Island, near Australia, might confront massive roadblocks and traffic congestion during their…

  • Nature

Considered Extinct for 80 Years, This Giant Insect Makes an Unlikely Comeback

On the list of serious issues, extinction is right up there. The end of an…

  • Technology

Moon Junk: The Stuff We Left Behind

On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong and Buzz (Edwin to his mother) Aldrin made history…

  • 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

Space Debris: Earth’s Orbit is Turning Into a Junk Minefield

Hypothetically, could one copy of the 2013 film Gravity bring mankind, with its dependence on all…

  • 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…

  • History

Brooklyn in the 50s: Where Dope Was a Weed That Grew Everywhere

If there is a stoner heaven, a place where space cowboys like ‘the Dude’ from…

  • Places
  • Technology

The Dark Side of Silicon Valley

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

  • Geography

15 Alien Places on Planet Earth

It’s not written in stone (be it the glow-in-the-dark variety or otherwise) that an earthly…

  • Culture

Jason deCaires Taylor is Saving Coral Reefs by Creating Living Art

Go big or stay home. We’ve all heard the saying, but for British-born sculptor Jason…

  • History

The Secret Nazi Weather Station in North America

70 years have passed since the Second World War and the Nazi invasion of North…

  • Geography
  • Nature

Manhattanhenge Is New York City’s Very Own Solstice

Manhattanhenge. Even if you don’t know what it’s the namesake of, it’s still an impressive…

  • Nature

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch

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

  • Nature

The Amazon River’s Coral Reef Madness

South America’s Amazon River, running 6 437km (approximately 4000 miles) in length (making it the…

  • Science

200 Years Old: The World Longevity Record

Have you ever found something you previously lost when looking for something else completely different?…

  • Quiz

Are You A Master Of Disasters? Test Yourself

You know those weird friends who practice hiding under tables in case an earthquake hits?…

  • Quiz

Do You Care for Our Planet? Test Your Inner Tree Hugger

It's #EarthWeek, but how much do you really know about our planet? Test your knowledge.…

  • Quiz

Test Your First World Bubble: Name This Food Before It Is Harvested

In case you happen to fall 10,000 feet into a jungle and find yourself alive…