LIGHT MY FIRE
The bhut jolokia, or ghost pepper, is the hottest pepper in the world. One woman can rub its puree in her eyes without even a wince. Can you brave the heat?
AFRICA’S SUPER REEFS
In 1998, a bleaching event wiped out over 10 percent of the world’s coral reefs. Super reefs off Kenya’s coast have shown resistance to bleaching and may hold answers for reversing reef decline globally.
AFRICA’S LITERARY LIONS
From Sir H. Rider Haggard to Chinua Achebe, Africa-inspired literary lions have weaved a story as large as the continent.
The world’s biggest “landfill” isn’t even on land; it’s floating on a broad expanse of the northern Pacific Ocean. The Great Pacific Garbage Patch covers an area roughly the size of Africa and continues to grow.
Sex appeal is paramount in the lives of humans. Whether we realize it or not, we are all slaves to the biochemical odors, facial shapes and voice pitches of others.
ALL HAIL THE HIGGS BOSON!
The discovery of the Higgs boson, the holy grail of all quantum physics. The birth of a pure white albino bison, one of the rarest animals in the world. At first glance, these events may seem to have nothing in