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Wind, Sun, Sand, and Food: Cycling the Chinese Altai

We make certain assumptions when looking at a map. It is a designed object, the recipient of refinement, and bears a certain authority in its geometry. But despite the weight of accumulated knowledge they exhibit, maps are not infallible. The person who designed our map… Read More

The Weight of Mountains

This may be the most beautiful piece of science education we’ve ever seen. In an age where quality moving imagery is almost assumed, and our media consciousness is saturated with landscape depicted in high-resolution, it is difficult to leave a viewer moved, let alone captivated… Read More