"If you keep going up and up, the world becomes quite circular and alien. You see the world quite literally as a planet."
An artist-geologist renders the history of the Earth with maps.
“I think blogging probably became popular simply because it became possible to scroll vertically in web pages.”
"I don't know whether you saw the YouTube video that Obama put out to accompany his big climate speech in June, but I was surprised: there wasn't a single polar bear image in it."
"People think they know darkness, and that they experience darkness everyday, but they don't, really."
A tour of the longest continuously running bird banding station in the U.S.
An hour northeast of Barstow, California, there's an army base the size of Rhode Island, complete with a fake Afghan town known as Ertebat Shar.
Stone Librande talks about parking lots, governing styles, and how Google Earth shaped the Sim's new world.
A conversation with Scott McGuire, the man behind The Mountain Lab
A visit to the birthplace of your future nightmares
As we approached the site, the scale of the landfill became more clear, a massive trash mountain looming on the right side of the freeway, blocking the sun.
Berkeley's Ken Goldberg explores how to help people understand the physical realities of a geologically active world.
A relatively straightforward technological innovation could profoundly reshape our relationships with domesticated animals, the landscape, and each other.
The paintings that hide and decorate the lives of the incarcerated
In the late 1960s, NASA created an offworld analogue with dynamite and fertilizer bombs outside Flagstaff, Arizona, so that astronauts could train for the Apollo missions.
Every day and night, beneath the streets of San Francisco, huge wheels turn, pulling cable cars to their far-flung destinations and back again.
The pastel buildings seem to hover above the greenish water; from a distance, they even appear to be boats.
A visit to the award-winning Sonoma Valley Worm Farm
"All the conveniences any little bat heart could possibly desire"