29 Dec 2017

A Bizarre & Hilarious History Of The Whole World

You have been in development for literally billions of years. Thankfully, you don’t have to

18 Sep 2017

Why Did Korea Split In Two?

After being part of the same nation for more than a millennium, and having shared

25 Aug 2017

How Maps Became Deadly Innovations in WWI

Advances in weaponry and cartography had deadly repercussions in World War I, which the United

13 Jul 2017

Why Cities Are Where They Are

Politics and history aside, the single best place on Earth to build a city may

12 Jul 2017

An Ancient Hydraulic System, Envy Of Modern Ones?

The Shushtar Hydraulic System in the island city of Shushtar is a complex irrigation system

01 Jul 2017

Is Hong Kong A Part Of China?

Is Hong Kong a part of China? With the Hong Kong elections coming up, and

12 Jun 2017

Britain, A Biking Highway Pioneer, In The 1930, Needs Revival

In the 1930s, the U.K. built a massive network of state-of-the-art bike trails. Now the

11 May 2017

Singapore Island’s Smallness Drives The Bigness Of Its Ambitions

Jurong Island, a man-made smear of sand, lies just off the southern coast of Singapore.

09 May 2017

Where Your Product Failures Become Art For The Ages

Every successful product launch is usually preceded by a string of failures, but we only

04 May 2017

The Flowering Of Macau City

An hour West of Hong Kong across the Zhu jang (Pearl River) Estuary lies a

28 Apr 2017

The Coolest Way To Get Your Mail In A Digital World

Remember the last time you were diving underwater and you suddenly remembered an important letter

28 Mar 2017

The 10 Maps Of Exquisite Beauty And Elegance

During much of history, maps were designed as much for beauty and display as for

01 Feb 2017

Playing The Odds: The Evolution Of The World’s Oldest Game

Gambling is as old as human history itself, embedded in societal culture and is responsible

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24 Nov 2016

Will Nostradamus Keep Being Right For 2017?

We’re already looking into our crystal balls and checking Nostradamus’ books to see what he

09 Nov 2016

Once Upon A Time, Information Was Literally Chained In Libraries

Before the printing press made books cheap and easily available, books in the Middle Ages

31 Oct 2016

Kayakoy: A Greek Ghost Town in Turkey

Eight kilometers to the south of Fethiye city in southwestern Turkey lies the ruins of

26 Oct 2016

Top 10 Things To Know About The Day Of The Dead

We’ve all heard about the Day of the Dead or seen the classic sugar skull

26 Oct 2016

A View Of The Globe That Transcends From The Inside-Out

The Mapparium at Mary Baker Eddy Library in Boston, Massachusetts, is a huge, 30 foot

25 Oct 2016

Who Do We Have To Thank For Inventing The Internet?

The Internet — arguably one of the greatest breakthrough of the last century not just

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21 Oct 2016

Shelters That Saved Londoners In War, Still Serves Peacetime

When the Second World broke out in Europe, and London became the prime bombing target,

17 Oct 2016

The New Temple Of Art That You Maybe Stepping Underneath

“There were very few people outside the water system who knew this massive space was

19 Sep 2016

‘Do’ Paper-Making: Rebirth Of A Lost Art Form

In a small rural village 45 kilometers southwest of Hanoi, lies Suoi Co where the

09 Aug 2016

Oil Rocks : The Land Of Fire In The Middle Of The Sea

Far out into the Caspian Sea, a hundred kilometers away from the Azerbaijani capital Baku,

14 Jul 2016

Our Modern Grid Design For Cities, Not So Modern After All

The ruins of Timgad lies on the slopes of the Aures Massif, about 35 km

30 Jun 2016

Is The UK Really European Or Not? A Short History.

  1948 “We cannot aim at anything less than the Union of Europe as a

15 Jun 2016

Pikeville: Among Biggest Mountain Move, A New City Is Born

Nestled in the Appalachian Mountains, in Kentucky, along the Levisa Fork — a tributary of

08 Jun 2016

A Most Stark & Beautiful Take On A Brutalist World

Peter Chadwick’s new book collates some striking examples of this enduringly popular architectural genre –

31 May 2016

Discover A Tale Of Cities, We Missed & Unheard

To complement our 50-part series on the history of urbanisation, our readers shared fascinating stories

24 May 2016

Granite: America’s Raw Ingredient For Rail, Industry, & Monuments

When architect Solomon Willard arrived in Quincy, Massachusetts, in 1825, and discovered a granite ledge

13 May 2016

Amazing Discovery Of A Well-Preserved 2,000-Year-Old Wooden Road

Long ago, a large part of north-western Europe, particularly Ireland and Great Britain, were covered

11 May 2016

Amsterdam’s Key To Survival In The Past Among Its Heritage

The immense firepower of modern artillery witnessed during the Franco-Prussian War of 1870-71 caused great

05 May 2016

Canberra’s Tug & Pull Between The Ideal & The Mediocre

Chicago pacifist Walter Griffin’s design for Australia’s new capital promised so much – even German

28 Apr 2016

Learning About And From A City That Truly Stood The Test Of Time

In the Basilicata region, in Southern Italy, is an ancient city named Matera known for

25 Apr 2016

Remember ANZAC And The World’s Courageous Fallen

The first Anzac Day didn’t include a dawn service or the wearing of poppies; those traditions

20 Apr 2016

The Ancient Bridge That Claps In Somerset

In the lonely moors of Devon and in other upland areas of the United Kingdom,

19 Apr 2016

In Copenhagen, An Art Gallery That Was Once A Cistern Of Hope & Life

Buried beneath Frederiksberg Hill in the heart of Søndermarken Park, in Copenhagen, is a massive

18 Apr 2016

Modern Cities Began Like Blackhouses In Settlements Around Scotland

Hundreds of years ago the highlands of Scotland and Ireland were dotted with a type

14 Apr 2016

Japan’s Largest & Sacred Cemetery With 200,000 Monks Buried

In a peaceful wooded area of Wakayama Prefecture, south of Kyoto and Osaka, lies the

14 Apr 2016

Russia’s Inspiration For Its Iron Curtain, Its Secret Iron City

Designed for Stalin as the world’s first completely planned city, Magnitogorsk has yet to confront

06 Apr 2016

If You Think You Are Obsessively Organized, Think Again With These

The National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C., United States, the largest of all

06 Apr 2016

The Less-Known, Curious, & Enchanting Stave Churches In Norway

During the Middle Ages, a new type of wooden construction technique became popular all over

05 Apr 2016

How The Storied Australian Dollar & Banking System Got To Now

This year marks the 50th anniversary of Changeover day: when Australia swapped from pounds to

31 Mar 2016

How Bartering Unites Our Culture & Cities, Then & Now

If you thought barter system was passé, you’re probably mistaken. Because, it’s been here for

11 Mar 2016

Reopening London’s Urban Past Through Mail & Rail

London’s Post Office Railway – colloquially known as the mail rail – is buried 70

07 Mar 2016

20 Singaporean Street Names & The Fascinating Stories Behind Them

Stories of war and love and all sorts of interesting tales are littered all over

29 Jan 2016

Rome Was Not Built In A Day, Then & In The Future

The Italian capital has a logistical nightmare: juggling ambitious restoration projects at the Colosseum and

18 Jan 2016

Getting Lost In Singapore’s Street Names? Discover Here.

The Street and Building Names Board was only established in 2003. In the past, street-naming fell

11 Jan 2016

You Must Discover These Top 10 Secret Countries

Setting up a country is a tricky business. You can have your own army, passports,

07 Dec 2015

Why We Must Learn From Sunken Cities Or Suffer Their Fate

The British Museum’s Sunken Cities exhibition is a reminder of our future. If we accept

20 Nov 2015

The Hidden Secret Adventures Underneath Downtown L.A.

This network of concrete passageways has an eerie past. Downtown Los Angeles is synonymous with