Building Hoover Dam, in pictures (1931-1936)

The story of how one of the most iconic American infrastructure works got built — all in pictures.

Copernicus: the treasure in the sky helping science and the climate with free and open data

Copernicus is one of the most valuable scientific programs in the world you likely never heard about.

Why we shouldn’t bring back the mammoth and other extinct animals

Ice Age Park would be cool, but…

How big is a petabyte, exabyte or yottabyte? What’s the biggest byte for that matter?

The scale at which data storage is growing can be dizzying. Here’s a brief bottom-up overview starting from the tiny byte to the mammoth yottabyte.

Architect directly worked with students to design a stunning zero-emissions new university building in Germany

Sustainable design for a greener academic future.

How to Rebuff a Climate Denier: the proper way to fight alternative facts with actual facts

Insights from cognitive science.

The Crocodilian Revolution: amazing myths and facts about crocodiles

From Herodotus two thousand years ago to school textbooks of the 1990s, people have called crocodilians not just lazy, but stupid. This is completely untrue!

5 romantic animals that mate for life

There are some that you wouldn’t expect.

There’s a museum in Japan that honors rocks which resemble human faces

Inside the ‘hall of curious rocks’ you’ll find hundreds of rocks that look a lot like people’s faces. Among them, you’ll find ET or Elvis.

Inside the minds of real-life zombies — people who think they have a dead brain inside a living body

Cotard’s syndrome makes people believe they’re dead and that they do not require any food, water, or even hygiene to function.