Plant Files: Poison Oak. What it is and why you should stay away from it

Identify it, understand what it does, and why not — respect it.

Over 100 years ago, this telephone tower in Stockholm connected 5,000 telephone lines

Rare historical photos of a mind-bending telephone line hub.

Driverless cars are an idea as old as the automobile itself: meet the 1911 ‘Robot Chauffeur’

This 100-year-old silent film is absurdly mesmerizing. Way ahead of its time!

Bound around the axe: what is fascism and why do societies turn to it

It’s never the same everywhere.

A beginner’s guide to naming species in Latin

It doesn’t have to be so complicated.

What is the fastest car in the world

It’s a battle between Bugatti and Hennessy… with no clear winner.

Why the Great Barrier Reef is dying and why we should care

Hint: it mostly has to do with climate change.

1912 newspaper article discussing climate change is stunningly accurate

People have been talking about man-made climate change for more than a century and we’re still not listening.

Eight messed-up ‘delicacies’ you probably never want to touch

Fish genitalia, bird embryos, and corn diseases. Enjoy!

Green living at home: a list of techs to hack your house into clean energy

If you’re looking to power your home cleanly, here’s a good place to start.