For the earth's sake, maybe it's time we take a good, hard look at our dietary habits
August 01, 2012 | By Alastair Bland
Visionary postcard artists illustrated around 90 fanciful cards between 1899 to 1910 that imagined what the future held in store for France in the year 2000.
July 31, 2012 | By Rachel Nuwer
A continuation of last week's list of the author's favorite reads
July 27, 2012 | By Alastair Bland
Some Danes are taking to the dirt like Tolkien's hobbits. Their own Shire-like eco-village is a model of sustainability, and one of the oldest of its kind.
July 26, 2012 | By Rachel Nuwer
Britain prepares to welcome their new flying ant overlords.
July 24, 2012 | By Rose Eveleth
Animal bridges, aka ecoducts or wildlife crossings, allow wildlife to safely cross potential death-traps like highways and are are popping up all over the world.
July 23, 2012 | By Rachel Nuwer
Reading while traveling can serve as a sensory supplement to one's surrounding environment. Here's a list of some of my favorite books and where to read them
July 21, 2012 | By Alastair Bland
China's per capita CO2 emissions have almost caught up with Europe's.
July 20, 2012 | By Rachel Nuwer
Victoria has been keeping secrets for a long, long time. Hidden away in an Austrian castle archaeologists uncovered four 600-year old linen bras, a find that shouldn't have been.
July 19, 2012 | By Colin Schultz
With perhaps 600 million strays skirmishing for food on the fringe of the human world, street dogs are a common element of travel just about everywhere
July 18, 2012 | By Alastair Bland
Nazis are known for their heinous wartime crimes and tactics. Now, exploding chocolate can be added to that list, as revealed by a 60-year-old letter stamped "Secret."
July 18, 2012 | By Rachel Nuwer
Two 3,000 year old bodies discovered in a Scottish bog turned out not to be two bodies at all. The ancient skeletons are stitched together from the remains of six individuals.
July 10, 2012 | By Rachel Nuwer
All along the roadways of America—and the world—there's figs, avocados and wild berries ripe for the picking
July 10, 2012 | By Alastair Bland
Archaeologists working in northern Germany may have found one of the most important cities in Viking history—Sliasthorp, where once sat the first Scandanavian kings.
July 06, 2012 | By Colin Schultz
Its bark is fire resistant. Its fruit is edible. It scoffs at the driest droughts. It shrugs, and another decade has passed. It is the baobab tree, one of the longest-living, strangest looking plants in the world
July 05, 2012 | By Alastair Bland
“A hot virus from the rainforest lives within a 24 hour plane flight from every city on earth,” Richard Preston wrote in The Hot Zone. It turns out, however, that the places most likely to usher in the next deadly outbreak are in fact the cities of the United States and Western Europe. At least [...]
July 05, 2012 | By Rachel Nuwer
This December the French town of Lens will be welcoming a new branch museum of the Louvre
July 05, 2012 | By Susan Spano
Going abroad needn’t mean going flabby—determined globe-trotters can find pull-up bars and other outdoor gymnastics equipment in some of the most unexpected places.
July 03, 2012 | By Alastair Bland
“The river sweats / Oil and tar / The barges drift / With the turning tide,” wrote T. S. Eliot in an ode to the River Thames in The Wasteland. Indeed, oil and tar and other industrial pollutants for years plagued Britain’s rivers, from the “Great Stink” of 1858 when human waste choked London’s Thames [...]
July 03, 2012 | By Rachel Nuwer
A cork tree stripped of its bark will be harvested again in nine years—if people are still using cork by then
June 28, 2012 | By Alastair Bland