why US states have straight borders

Why Are U.S. Borders Straight Lines?

The ever-shifting curve of shoreline and river is no match for the infinite, idealized straight line.
Roanoke baptism

Our Long Roanoke Nightmare

The sixth season of Ryan Murphy’s American Horror Story focuses on the mysterious lost colony of Roanoke.
A ship stuck in a storm.

3 Explorers Who Vanished Without a Trace

These 3 explorers dedicated their lives to illuminating some dark corner of the Earth. Although they died in pursuit of knowledge, their legacies live on.
Rear view of an adventurous couple walking on a forest trail in the sunlight

Go Outside, It’s Good for You

If E.O. Wilson is right, that our love of nature is innate, what does it mean to be cloistering ourselves inside, away from it?