Did you know the barleycorn is the basis of this measurement system. Or know the difference between a cubit and a shatment? If not, Matt Parker explains all. Mathematician and comedian Matt Parker asks
The results of the wildlife photographer of the year 2013 competition have been announced at London's Natural History Museum. The overall winner is South African photographer Greg du Toit for his picture
Prepared to be blown away. In a fascinating attempt at putting our everyday lives in proper perspective, the humor blog Wait But Why compiled a series of timelines growing in scale with each successive
Remember that sweet remote-controlled, life-size prototype of WALL-E from last year? Robot enthusiast Mike McMaster invites you to his workshop for a test drive and an explanation of how his team re-created
Wednesday is inventor Nikola Tesla's 157th birthday. The Serbian engineer, who moved to the U.S. in his late 20s, is considered one of the most important and most overlooked inventors of all time -- as
Check out the latest “North American” edition of the Atlas of True Names, a unique world mapping project that aims to chart the origin and history of the names of thousands of cities, states and rivers.