How Drug Trafficking Worsens the Problem of Deforestation

The rainforests of the world are rapidly disappearing due to a range of issues, including illegal logging and cattle ranching. Now, researchers have pinpointed another surprising factor in the destruction of the rainforests in Central America: Drug trafficking. » 1/31/14 11:30am 1/31/14 11:30am

During World War I, fake trees for snipers would pop up overnight

The "O.P. Tree" was an Observation Post Tree deployed during World War I. Its "goal," as author Hanna Rose Shell explains in Hide and Seek, her newly published history of the relationship between camouflage and photography, "was to craft a mimetic representation of a tree-and not just any tree, but a particular tree at a… » 6/07/12 6:25am 6/07/12 6:25am