Human EnvironmentPublic and private places and buildings, including cities, monuments, parks and reservations
A continuation of last week's list of the author's favorite reads
July 27, 2012 | By Alastair Bland
This super tiny car, designed only for cities, could help fill the holes in public transportation at city edges.
July 27, 2012 | By Rose Eveleth
The recent fatal shark attack off Western Australia has ignited a debate there over whether the fish should continue to be protected
July 24, 2012 | By Alastair Bland
July 24th marks double jackpot for the intrepid explorers of years past as well for as fans of the latest photographic trend, "ruin porn."
July 24, 2012 | By Rachel Nuwer
The basilisk was just a legendary monster–until the day in 1587 that word swept through Warsaw that one was hiding in a cellar in the Polish capital, killing anybody who approached it
July 23, 2012 | By Mike Dash
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
How filmmakers created a gorgeous, dystopian future
July 19, 2012 | By Matt Novak
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
Among the treasures that will be on display when the park's new museum opens later this year are 30 pieces donated by the legendary architect
July 18, 2012 | By Susan Spano
An advertisement issued by some brilliant London entrepreneurs may well be the first coffee ad ever.
July 18, 2012 | By Rachel Nuwer
A guide to the movies being preserved now that will be available in future months
July 17, 2012 | By Daniel Eagan
Americans are “most confident that their individual actions can help the environment,” while simultaneously, “trailing the rest of the world in sustainable behavior.”
July 13, 2012 | By Colin Schultz
E. coli, the most common cause of urinary tract infections, has been growing resistant to antibiotics, and chickens may be to blame.
July 12, 2012 | By Colin Schultz
In the 1860’s the Lower East Side was deluged in a wave of immigrants from Germany; known as Klein Deutschland, it had the 5th largest German-speaking population among cities in the world at the time
July 11, 2012 | By Susan Spano
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
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
It’s summer time, and the temptation to skip the office and head to the pool is intoxicating. If only each and every day could be spent lazing under an umbrella rather than toiling away in pursuit of the next paycheck. But according to NatCen Social Research, a British independent social resaerch center, it’s precisely the [...]
July 03, 2012 | By Rachel Nuwer
In Vietnam's capital city you can still find many wonderful examples of French colonial architecture, including St. Joseph's Cathedral, the Opera House and the luxurious Hotel Metropole
July 03, 2012 | By Susan Spano
“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