Great Yu Controls the Waters

September 7, 2023 | 0 Comments

Cultures on every continent have flood myths, and China is no exception. One of China’s founding myths is one about a singular hero, Yu the Great, and his brilliant works [...Read More...]

536 AD: A Volcanic Murder Mystery

August 17, 2023 | 0 Comments

What was the worst year to be alive? Some researchers have a very specific answer to this question: 536 AD. This is a year when the global temperature dropped, and it was [...Read More...]

In the Time of the Green Sahara

August 3, 2023 | 0 Comments

Deep in the western Sahara—in perhaps one of the driest parts of the driest desert in the world—there are cave paintings that depict people swimming. These cave paintings [...Read More...]

The Haunting of Crater Lake

July 27, 2023 | 0 Comments

Crater Lake is a caldera lake in the Cascade Mountains in Oregon—the remnants of an ancient volcanic eruption. It’s the deepest lake in the country and one of the deepest [...Read More...]

Ghosts of Wrangel Island

July 20, 2023 | 0 Comments

Mammoths existed on our planet for roughly five million years, and they were perfectly adapted to the ice age world they inhabited. So perfectly adapted that when the last [...Read More...]

The Drowning of Doggerland

July 13, 2023 | 0 Comments

Ten thousand years ago, there was no North Sea. Instead, there was a vast landscape that connected the UK and Ireland to the rest of Europe. Archaeologists call it [...Read More...]
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