Coral bleaching is the biggest threat to the Great Barrier Reef. But it’s too early for obituaries.
What do fans of atmospheric post-punk music have in common with ancient barbarians? Not much … so why are both known as “goths”? Is it a weird coincidence – or is there a deeper connection stretching across the centuries? Dan Adams investigates.
Lesson by Dan Adams, animation by Globizco.
Researchers have just found two new ways to make solar power more efficient. Could this solve our energy crisis?
When radium was first discovered, its luminous green color inspired people to add it into beauty products and jewelry. It wasn’t until much later that we realized that radium’s harmful effects outweighed its visual benefits. Unfortunately, radium isn’t the only pigment that historically seemed harmless or useful but turned out to be deadly. J. V. Maranto details history’s deadliest colors.
Lesson by J. V. Maranto, animation by Juan M. Urbina.
A new study has found that what language you speak might alter your perception of time.
Money laundering is the term for any process that “cleans” illegally obtained funds of their “dirty” criminal origins, allowing them to be used within the legal economy. And the practice is about as old as money itself. But how does it actually work? Delena D. Spann describes the ins and outs of money laundering.
Lesson by Delena D. Spann, animation by Juan M. Urbina.