What Is the Svalbard Global Seed Vault?

Svalbard seed vault

The Svalbard Global Seed Vault is a secure seed bank on Spitsbergen, a Norwegian island of the Arctic Svalbard archipelago. Since it is only about 1,300 kilometers (or 810 miles) from the North Pole, the Svalbard Global Seed Vault is as remote as it can get. A seed bank, in simplest terms, … Read more

What Were the Biggest Wildfires in History?

wildfires destroy a forest

Whether it is an act of nature or the result of human carelessness, these fires have decimated some of the world’s vast forests with alarming ferocity and tragic consequences (not in order). 1) The Great Fire of 1910 The Great Fire of 1910 was a wildfire that burned about three million acres … Read more

Top 20 Post-Apocalyptic Movies of All Time

These Final Hours

Do you notice that apocalyptic movies have their own brand of power? They just mix the creeping dread that horror movies give up with the adrenaline rush that disaster movies bring. That is why most of us will definitely feel a pulse-racing suspense one time or another while watching these sort of … Read more

Great Stories of Survival

a slot canyon where Aron Ralston was trapped

Despite the many injuries and diseases that we humans can suffer from, we are sometimes capable of doing great things in order to survive. From rationing food supplies to stopping the bleeding on a wound before being sent to a hospital, our adrenaline rush and our powerful will to survive may be … Read more

History of Plagues and Pestilence

plague doctor outfit during the Black Death

Several plagues throughout human history have killed millions of people around the world. Before the modern age, there were no correct methods of recovering from the plague and preventing them from spreading, which made them much deadlier in the past.  Thankfully, doctors and researchers today are constantly finding different ways to stop … Read more