Mars One Way Only

Transport, Frontiers, Star City

The 100 astronauts recently selected by Mars One for a mission to Mars are not expected to come back.

Ancient Indian Flying Machines: Better and Earlier Than Ours

Transport, Frontiers, Time

Ancient India's 200-foot-long "jumbo planes" could fly not only forwards, backwards and sideways, but from planet to planet.

Anywhere but here


@OnMarsFirst is the real-time report of DIY space adventurer Evghenia, who built her interstellar rocket from spare car parts. “now alone on mars," she writes. "humans is like cute talking space rocks far far away.”

Rock the Boat

Transport, The Sea, Frontiers

"You bleed from your ears and nose, and you have to spend a week lying down because of the dizziness. After that you can dive without pain."

Grassroots Bridges

Transport, Superheroes, Back to Earth

Yeah, grass. In the vertiginous mountain town of Huinchiri, Peru, residents use it to build the most amazing works of civil engineering in the world.


Transport, The Road

The "witches" of San Cipriano are the lovechildren of a railcar and a motorcycle.