Why Trees Can Only Grow So Tall Even If They Live to Be Thousands of Years Old

California's famous sequoia trees have been known to grow to heights over 130 metres, but they are hamstrung by fascinating limitations.

Restaurant Named After Pablo Escobar Offers Burger Topped With Line of Fake Cocaine

Pablo's Escoburgers in Melbourne, Australia takes the cake when it comes to offending sensitivities...

Floating Among, Around and Over the Public Housing Towers of Hong Kong

In filmmaker Toby Harriman's 'The Block Tower', the camera takes us on a trip through the Chinese city's forest of architectural ubiquity.

Visualising Every US Numbered Highway System Mapped in Numerical Order

Watch the contiguous USA slowly revealed as the labyrinthine network of numbered highways grows out of the eastern seaboard.

Let ‘Head in the Clouds’ Take You Above the Majestic Karst Towers of Guilin

Filmmaker/drone pilot Ivan Bondarenko flew his Mavic Pro around the stunning limestone hills of Guilin, China to make this short film.

Three Orca Whales Get Up Close and Personal With a Kiwi Swimmer

Dylan Brayshaw was flying a drone over a New Zealand beach when he spotted three orcas introducing themselves to a lone woman.

Hotel Chain Offers New Babysitting Service For Guests’ Instagram Accounts

All November, Ibis hotels in Zurich and Geneva have been leasing 'social media sitters' to their guests, who post on their behalf.

Why Urban East Sides Are Often Poorer Than West Sides

We don't think this applies to Vancouver's geography, but it's nevertheless an interesting (and quickly explained) hypothesis.

Video Shows Venetian Restaurant Service Continuing in Midst of Flood

Flooding is almost an annual occurrence in the beautiful Italian city, and its citizens and visitors are learning how to take it in stride.

Dig These Oddball Houseboats Made of Airplanes, Tractors, Buses and Ambulances

Formerly homeless eccentric Englishman Hamish McKenzie likes to think of himself as a "boat renovator"...

The Fascinating Story of How One Invention Changed Everything in Japan

This short explainer provides some background on one of Japan's most iconic mechanical engineering accomplishments.

Why Does Repeatedly Telling Obvious Lies Work So Well in Politics?

"For leaders like Trump and Putin, telling big lies isn't about persuasion -- it's about power." So states this explainer from Vox.

If the American President Breaks the Law, How Does Impeachment Actually Work?

NPR's Ron Elving breaks down the fascination Constitutional mechanism that could force the removal of the President.

Father and Son Drive Through Raging Forest Fire in Order to Escape It

The duo were out hiking in Montana's Glacier National Park when it suddenly became necessary to evacuate in dramatic fashion.

Short Film ‘A Taco Told in Texas’ Celebrates Undersung Hero of Austin’s Food Scene

This 18 minute-long doc on idiosyncratic Texas cook/restaurateur Ralph Gilmore is inspiring, heartwarming and appetizing...

Hoth Rescue From Star Wars Synchs Perfectly With Drone Rescue Footage in Himalayas

Remember Han Solo and Luke Skywalker being rescued in The Empire Strikes Back? This is like that, only more recently and in this galaxy.

Sneaking Into a Mediterranean Airport That’s Been Frozen in Time Since 1974

Few have set foot in Nicosia Airport since the Turkish invasion of Cyprus resulted in the forbidden zone that now contains it.

People on the Streets of Tokyo React to North American ‘Sushi’

Asian Boss walk the streets of Tokyo with common examples of the types of "fusion roll" that typically pass for sushi in North America.

‘A Secret History of the American River People’ Doc to Show Life on the Banks

We can't wait to watch the results of 1000s of miles floated (and 100s of interviews conducted) on the Mississippi and Tennessee Rivers.

Why Sharing the Things You Love Sometimes Ends Up Destroying Them

The story of Sweden's beautiful but doomed 'broccoli tree' is a well told parable that reminds us to think before we share.

Mourning New Zealand Students Perform Special ‘Haka’ for Beloved Maori Teacher

Dawson Tamatea, 55, was the school's Dean of Student Achievement and a keeper/teacher of Maori traditions. Get your Kleenex ready...

What Would It Be Like to Grow Up Living Inside the New York Public Library?

Ronald Clark's father was the custodian of the NYPL in the 1940s, back when they lived in a small apartment on the premises.

This Meat Was Grown in a Lab. Would You Eat It?

These fish croquettes, chorizo tacos and morsels of foie gras were all grown from cells in laboratories in San Francisco.

The Beautiful Art and Science of “Nordic Skating” on Thin Ice

On a small lake in the Swedish wilderness a skater glides along the ridiculously thin ice emitting a series of bizarre sounds.

Table For One Inside New York City’s Smallest Restaurant

With just one table and hours restricted to one day a week, Warung Selasa is located at the back of a tiny, two-aisle grocery store.