archaeology
Confronted With Severe Climate Change, Ancient Britons Kept Calm and Carried On

Soon after the glaciers melted at the end of the last Ice Age, our planet was vulnerable to abrupt and dramatic shifts in climate, including prolonged cold snaps that lasted for decades. New research suggests early hunter-gatherers living in the British Isles didn’t just manage to survive these harsh conditions—they actually thrived. Read More >>

art
This Floating Walkway is Christo’s First Truly Important Work of Art

Over the weekend, my social media feeds were draped in neon orange as the world exuberantly shared the first photos of Christo’s latest work, The Floating Piers, a 1.8-mile walkway across an Italian lake. It's easily the artist’s most ambitious piece from an engineering perspective—and one that actually adds value to its location. Read More >>

concepts
Vertical Tsunami Shelters Will Help People Get to Higher Ground Much Faster

The threat of a tsunami is a very real thing for much of the US Pacific coastline, yet many cities haven't taken specific infrastructural measures to ensure their residents are safe when they happen. A new building in Washington will have the first purpose-built tsunami shelter in the country, offering accessible safety in a second-floor room. Read More >>