When maps meet stamps, you get a love child called "cartophilately."
The amazing life of “Gudrid the Far-Traveled” was unjustly overshadowed by her in-laws, Erik the Red and Leif Erikson.
Is the dumpster in the alley worthy of a poem?
Guess which country has 269% inflation.
All roads may not lead to Rome, but many of them lead to wealth and prosperity — even 1,500 years after the fall of the Roman Empire.
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.