A 19th-century surveying mistake kept lumberjacks away from what is now Minnesota's largest patch of old-growth trees.
Its apples taste bad, but institutions all over the world want a descendant or clone of the tree, anyway.
True north, magnetic north, and grid north have aligned. There's also a connection to James Bond.
Environmental activists want us to feel "flight shame" if we can take a train, instead. But this isn't entirely realistic, even in Europe.
One possible vision of the distant future.
Humanity is poised to pass the 8 billion milestone mid-November, but population growth is actually slowing down.
When the great American tradition of the road trip meets the great Jewish tradition of the deli, we get the Great American Deli Schlep.
You might think it's impossible to run out of wind, but Europe's "wind drought" proves otherwise. And it's only going to get worse.
On New Year's Eve 1899, the captain of this Pacific steamliner sailed into history. Or did he?
If you want to escape the negativity, head to Kazakhstan.
There are nearly 100 towns named "Troy."
Total annihilation is a permanent threat.
Thanks to genetics and improving nutrition, denizens of the Western Balkans have surpassed the Dutch in height.
Break into London Zoo? Illegal, but it would improve the London Circle Walk
EV charging stations are the most widespread alternative to gas and diesel pumps. Each alternative has its own hotspots and "deserts."
An interactive “globe of notability” shows the curious correspondences and the strange landscape of global fame.
A new bridge joins a divided Croatia, but it cuts Bosnia out of Europe — literally and figuratively. A bridge meant to unite also divides.
Sweet, bitter, salty, sour. These are the four basic tastes we were taught in grade school. But there is a fifth: umami. And it's everywhere.
"Politics is weird. It’s the only business in the world in which you take a really, really important position, and you give it to someone with no qualifications." —Tony Blair
Genetic analysis reveals that a specimen collected in 2019 is the same subspecies as one caught more than a century earlier.
Here's why mega-eruptions like the ones that covered North America in ash are the least of your worries.
This world map shows how the rest of the world LOLs. In France, you MDR; in China, you 23333.
In New Zealand, ambitious Kiwis want to launch a lawn mowing business; in South Africa, it's cooking gas refills. Start-up dreams vary widely.
A dispute marked by flags and booze has been replaced with an official land border.
The weirdest thing about the 21 feet found near Vancouver since 2007? Foul play has been ruled out.