The Pre-Holocene Climate Is Returning — And It Won't Be Fun

Our planet has been witness to plenty of strange weather happenings recently, from devastating floods to the polar vortex. These events are providing a glimpse of what it was like during the pre-Holocene era — a time of volatility and destruction. But it could also be a demonstration of where climate change is taking… » 7/24/14 8:40am Thursday 8:40am

Mesmerizing video depicts the rise of human transport in just 3 minutes

For more than 250 years, humanity has been weaving a tangled web of transportation around the world. This global network is one of the defining features of what scientists have informally dubbed "the Anthropocene," a new geological era characterized by the global impact of human activity. » 5/03/12 9:35am 5/03/12 9:35am