Who invented the flushing toilet?

A historical account of one of mankind’s most important inventions.

Elusive ruby dragon seen alive in the wild for the first time

There’s a hidden biodiversity in the sea.

World’s first floating city might be built off the French Polynesian coast

It was supposed to be in the middle of the ocean but costs moved the project in territorial waters.

The world lost 7% of its prestine forests since 2000

Some countries might lose all their virgin forests in the next 20 years.

Tightest molecular knot could lead to better, stronger materials

It was made from strands made of over 190 atoms coiled around a triple loop which crosses itself eight times.

A computer algorithm designed Hamburg’s new concert hall and it’s simply amazing

When art and technology work together.

If water rates get hiked at current rate, U.S. households unable to afford water could triple in five years

Water is a fundamental right — but you still have to pay for it.

New deposit of 30 billion tonnes of carbon found trapped in Congo’s peatland

The carbon trapped there is equivalent to 20 years worth of U.S. emissions.

All electric Dutch trains are now 100% powered by wind energy

The trains consume as much electricity as all Dutch households.

Tiny aluminium drum cooled beyond quantum limit proves we can make things even colder. Possibly down to absolute zero

Physics just got way cooler.