10 Great Things We Saw During The Australian Fire Crisis

Estimates suggest that up to a billion animals perished. The human lives lost are steadily climbing to 30. Millions of hectares. Countless homes. All consumed by one of the worst disasters in living memory. It’s difficult to believe that anything great emerged from the horrifying Australian 2019-2020 fire season. But with the last decade marred […]

16 Most Dangerous Volcanoes In The World

Scientists simplify things to help us laypeople understand volcanoes. The reality, of course, is more complicated. Every volcano is unique. Volcanologists must learn each individual “personality” and history when they try to help people living nearby. With limited resources, though, how do you choose which volcanoes to study? Here’s how. When the United Nations made […]

Top 10 Creepy Things Happening Inside China

China is ancient and beautiful. But cherry blossoms and the Great Wall aside, the country’s freakiest issues could harm its own population, the international community, and even unborn sacred leaders. See Also: 10 Ways You Are Ruled By Communist China There is a terrifying reason why China is never short of organ donors. Its social […]

8 Problems Math Solved For Us (No One Asked For)

Math is, understandably, a complicated subject to get a hang of. Most of us are simply not wired to do anything with a large amount of numbers, even if we’re intuitively mathematical beings. We’re adding, subtracting, multiplying and doing even more complicated equations in our heads all the time. It’s a problem, though, when that […]

8 Maps That Will Change How You See The World

Regardless of where you are in the world, chances are that your mental image of the world is largely the same as everyone else’s (unless your high school geography curriculum was wildly different from others’). Of course, we know much more about our immediate surroundings – like our own country, its neighboring states etc. – […]

10 Reasons Our Last Hope For A Green Future Lies With China

China isn’t usually the country that comes to mind when we think of “environmental responsibility”. This is, after all, a country that loses 1.6 million lives each year to the toxins in its air. See Also: 10 Animals That Surprisingly Benefit From Climate Change Still, no country better understands the dangers of pollution than China […]

10 Remarkable Facts About Animals Put In Human Perspective

We all know that our cat can jump high and our dog can smell well, but sometimes it’s hard to appreciate just how amazing their abilities really are. Putting the numbers into a human context can help us appreciate the superhuman capabilities of some of the animals we share our world with. See Also: Top […]

10 Mind-Blowing Things That Happened This Week, And A Good Bye

In today’s hyperfast political environment, keeping on top of the news can seem a Herculean task. So we have been doing the hard work for you. Every Friday for two years, Listverse has rounded up the most essential stories from the week, from the world-changing, to the shocking, to the inspiring. The week that took […]