The Ancient World’s So Hot Right Now


“Thermal anomalies” have been discovered within the Great Pyramid of Giza.

Beyond Stonehenge


Advancements in ground-penetrating radar have opened up a world much older and larger than the stone circle.

Shrink Shrunk Shrank

How stress affects your brain

Ancient Earth Plans in Kazakhstan


Thanks to space-age technology, previously unknown earth manipulations dating back to 8000 B.C. have been discovered in the Turgai region of northern Kazakhstan.

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Red Planet, Now Wet Planet


NASA has found evidence that liquid water exists on Mars.

5 feet tall with a brain the size of an orange


Introducing Homo Naledi, the newest member to humanity’s family tree.



The number of trees per person in the world. There’s an estimated 3.04 trillion trees on the entire planet.

Pictured: Adansonia grandidieri, Madagascar

Extreme Consumption

How much of stuff (or lack of stuff) will kill you.

Tiling the Plane


Up until last month, there were only 14 types of pentagons that could cover a surface with no gaps or overlaps. Now there are 15. Interior designers and mathematicians are ecstatic.

Torrents of Cascadia


Geological sleuthing, the Cascadia subduction zone, and the earthquake that will decimate the coastal Pacific Northwest.

Hang Time

The math behind Air Jordan (and anybody else jumping off the ground)

Coked-Out Italian Eels

In the rivers, not in the piazzas.

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