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Inuvik Community Greenhouse

Canada's most northerly commercial greenhouse was once a hockey arena.<p>In an old hockey rink in Inuvik, Canada, a smorgasbord of crops grows within …

Culture

Heligoland

This strategic isle was once swapped between empires and almost entirely destroyed in a bomb explosion.<p>The British swapped this tiny 0.7-square-mile …

Culture

The Moffat Ram

“It has nae lugs!”<p>In the town of Moffat, Scotland, a large bronze statue of an anatomically deficient ram proudly surveys the town’s central …

Culture

Why are More Women in the Helping Professions? Hint: It’s Not the Patriarchy’s Fault

“Want to close wage gap? Step one: Change your major from feminist dance therapy to electrical engineering.” This tweet by American Enterprise …

Gender

Kelly Butte Civil Defense Center

Portland had a unique approach to Cold War-era protections.<p>Kelly Butte is a long-extinct volcanic cinder cone outside Portland, Oregon that’s …

Culture

How to safely watch the solar eclipse if you don't have special glasses

Today, the US will get to see a solar eclipse.<p>Those who live along or have traveled to the 70-mile-wide streak of totality will get see the moon completely block out the sun's light as it crosses between the Earth and the sun (weather permitting).<p>The rest will be treated to a partial eclipse, where …

Astronomy

James Cameron: 'If I wasn't making Avatar [sequels] I would be experimenting with VR'

James Camera is one of Hollywood’s most celebrated directors, best known for <i>Titanic</i>, and <i>Avatar</i>, two of the world’s top grossing films<i>.</i> He’s also been …

Virtual Reality

How to Avoid Outbreaks in the Pandemic Board Game

Pandemic is a cooperative game, which means you won't have to defeat any of the other players at your table because they're all on your team.<p>That's …

Board Games

Authentic NY bagels have finally arrived in Kansas City

KANSAS CITY (JTA) – Bronx-born, Queens-bred attorney Victor Bergman has lived in the Kansas City area for more than four decades — and in all that …

New York City

1,000-Year-Old Stump of Wood May Hold the Key to Viking Fortress Secrets

Danish archeologists have uncovered a technologically advanced fortress from the late 10th century—the first one discovered in more than six …

Archaeology

We look at 10 classic liveries from current and defunct airlines.

01 of 17<p>Speaking of United Airlines' Friendship livery, here's an example of it on a Boeing 747 parked at Chicago O'Hare International Airport.<p>02 of …

Aviation

Israel’s former counter terrorism chief warns: IS will carry out chemical attack

Islamic State’s worst ‘is yet to come,’ warns Nitzan Nuriel

Terrorism

A Tale of Two Statues: The Confederate and the Queen

If you walk through the central Maidan region of Kolkata, erstwhile Calcutta, the capital of the British Raj, the first thing that comes into view is …

History

Thetford Warren Lodge

This 15th-century fortification was built to defend bunnies.<p>Crumbling in solitude in a pine forest in England’s Breckland area, this castle-like …

Culture

The Case of the Disappearing Nutella Truck

German police are looking out for more than $80,000 of sweet contraband.<p>In Neustadt, Germany—in the western part of the country, not far from the …

Culture

Chalfont Viaduct

Locals call it the "Give Peas a Chance" bridge because of its distinct graffiti.<p>Those impressive Edwardians thoughtfully left enough room between the …

Culture

Nellie Chapin Day Memorial

A memorial to an ill-fated Holy Land mission once described by Mark Twain as “a complete fiasco.”<p>On August 11, 1866 the ship <i>Nellie Chapin</i> set sail …

Culture

Omnidirectional elevators are going to transform our cities

In the 160 or so years since the first skyscrapers were built, technological innovations of many kinds have allowed us to build them to reach astonishing heights. Today there is a 1,000-meter (167-story) building under construction in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Even taller buildings are possible with …

Construction

Little John's Grave

A headstone notes where the most famous of Robin Hood's legendary Merry Men is reportedly buried.<p>Little John, the ironically named and trusted …

Culture

World-Famous Clown, 60, Found Guilty Of Engaging In Sexual Acts With 14-Year-Old Fan

One of the world’s most famous clowns was found guilty of engaging in sexual acts with a child while in Switzerland, according to the <i>International</i> …

Crime

Museum Kimchikan

Tracking the 1,500-year history of Korea's star cabbage.<p>In 1988, when the top international athletes were competing for medals at the Seoul Olympics …

Culture

Cour Royale de Tiébélé

In this African village, the walls of the chief's compound are painted with beautiful traditional designs.<p>Tiébélé, which is roughly 12.4 miles north …

Culture

Glasgow City Center Mural Trail

A scattered trail of street art adds a pop of color to the city's stark structures.<p>A large painting of man in a burgundy hat gazing at a bird perched …

Culture

The Nails

17th-century merchants in Bristol nailed their deals by placing money on these pedestals.<p>According to locals, the saying “cash on the nail,” meaning …

Culture

Castle of Childhood

A magnificent, Disneyesque chateau built for 150 lucky kindergarteners.<p>Although there isn’t currently a Disneyland in Russia, the next closest thing …

Culture

'Welcome to Gagauzia' Sign

This sign marks the entrance to a tiny proto-state within the small country of Moldova.<p>Driving across Moldova towards the city of Ciucur-Minger, you …

Culture

Behind India's Ambitious Plan to Create the World's Longest River

Against the backdrop of an ever-increasing number of its farmers committing suicides, and its cities crumbling under intensifying pressure on their …

Water

What to do with Confederate statues?

Could Russia teach us something about how to deal with difficult aspects of our national history?<p>Many places in the South – from New Orleans to …

History

Another For-profit Stands Up for Free Speech: Government Harvesting Records of Resisters

Share28<p>Share3<p>Tweet26<p>Email<p>Shares 57<p>By Elvert Barnes from Baltimore, Maryland, USA (01a.DisruptJ20.Sticker.WDC.5January2016) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via …

Nonprofits

Leonardo DiCaprio To Play Namesake Leonardo Da Vinci In Upcoming Biopic

Composite by DesignTAXI, images via Colin Chou, CC BY-SA 3.0, Wikimedia Commons, and Raffaello Sanzio Morghen, Wikimedia Commons<br>When the parents of …

Leonardo Da Vinci