Most people have heard of crops that are submerged in water, like in the famous rice paddies of China and Vietnam, but what about under the ocean? A recent project in underwater farming is riding a wave of ingenuity...
You’ve probably heard about other animals with remarkably long lifespans, like tortoises that can survive past age 100, or macaws that often live 70-80 years. But one discovery off the coast of Alaska has revealed what was likely the...
The Statue of Liberty remains one of the most iconic features of the American landscape, after its dedication in 1886. Standing more than 300 feet over New York Harbor, Lady Liberty has been a symbol of freedom and opportunity...
Imagine you are at your annual doctor’s check up. The doctor asks about your diet, probing to see how your health may be affected by it. What do you say? Are you honest and able to accurately recall what...
Have you ever wished that you could speak with animals? Language is a unique human trait that connects us to each other and simultaneously separates us from others species. But we all know that some animals seem to understand...
Did you ever dream of being a mermaid or merman when you were young? Perhaps still dreaming of being a mermaid well into adulthood? Now you have the chance to make your dreams come true (sort of). Once a...
While many people dread the beginning of winter, outdoor enthusiasts revel in the winter landscape. Skiing is a popular winter recreation activity for people around the world. But did you ever stop to think about when people begin incorporating...
It all began on Thanksgiving Eve in Portland, Oregon. A man in his mid-forties dressed in a freshly pressed white shirt and a dark suit approached the Northwest Orient Airlines flight counter. Identifying himself as 'Dan Cooper', the man...
Gunshot wounds are hard to seal. Paramedics can only apply pressure on the gunshot wound and get the person to the hospital as quickly as possible. What if you could close up the wound in mere seconds and give...
Are you getting bored of walking into your local bar or pool hall and playing pool on that boring old rectangle table? Fortunately a math and science writer named Alex Bellos devised a new type of pool table using...
Whether you are visiting to Japan, India, France, Africa or any other country from your native one, perhaps the biggest problem that you might face as a tourist is the language barrier. While gestures of some of the basic...