Videos

Leah Thompson

Inside China's 'Back to the Land' Movement

At the same time China is rapidly urbanizing, a new documentary explores how some former city-dwellers are trying to revitalize the countryside.

The Town Where High Tech Meets a 1950s Lifestyle

Why did Green Bank, West Virginia, ban wireless signals? For science.

Watch Dallas Get Swallowed in an Ocean of Fog

A fog layer was so thick it looked like a snowstorm.

A Nerve-Jangling Free Climb Up a Towering Romanian Deathtrap

Precarious handholds on this 919-foot chimney include dangling cords and a ladder that's come loose from the wall.

Daniel Shaw

An Apocalyptic-Looking Storm Rolls Over Sydney

This "super cell" looked more like a nuclear test than bad weather.

How a Los Angeles Car Chase Turned Into a Skateboard Chase

A skateboard is not a very good getaway vehicle.

Take a Drone Tour Above a City Abandoned During Chernobyl

A photographer explores by air a forgotten city where nature has forged on.

National Journal

How Silicon Valley Created America's Largest Homeless Camp

Welcome to "The Jungle," where casualties of Silicon Valley's last tech boom now find themselves struggling to survive.

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Lewis Baltz, Famed Photographer of Post-War Sprawl, Dies at 69

"I tried to show myself as an anthropologist from a different solar system. What kind of new world was being built here?"

Sam Price-Waldman

The Pros and Cons of Living in a Treehouse

These are homes for the kid in all of us—and grown-ups looking at housing from different vantage point.

AP/Felipe Dana

Rio's 2016 Olympics Have Already Done One Thing Better Than London 2012

These mascots are actually kind of cute.

Schund Crew

Meet the World's Best Urban Wheelbarrower

Skateboarding is out, stunting on a tricked-out farm tool is in.

Kevin Cullen/Vimeo

Surfing Out the Storm in Buffalo

One adventurous couple took to the beach yesterday behind the snow wall of doom.

Freedom/YouTube

Sorry Photo Drones, These Real Bird's-Eye City Views Rule Way Harder

To mark the 50th anniversary of the "Red List" of endangered species, a white-tailed eagle with a GoPro captured swooping views of London.

These Passengers Are So Pumped About Riding in a Really Fast Train

Reaching 311 miles per hour on a test track in Japan makes for some giddy responses.

AP Photo/U.S. Air Force, Staff Sgt. Shawn Nickel

Watch the Invisible Patterns of Air Travel Over Some of the Busiest Skies in the World

The UK's National Air Traffic Services offers an animated tour of just how flight paths are managed.

Juliet Zulu

Portland Musicians Turned This Van Into a Community Basketball Hoop

Meet the real 'Trail Blazers' in Portland's b-ball scene.

Gentrification 'Without the Negative' in Columbus, Ohio

A local arts group moved into an abandoned factory. What does it mean for the surrounding neighborhood?

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This Guy Has a Rocket-Powered Bike, and You Don't

François Gissy broke his world record at 207 mph, and he's already hatching plans for a bike he calls the "Spine Crusher."

Reuters/Ahmed Jadallah

Watch the World's Fastest Elevators Ascend the World's Tallest Buildings

The Burj Khalifa's elevator dawdles compared to one coming to Guangzhou's CTF in 2016.