The Ancient Library of Alexandria was the foremost storehouse of knowledge in the ancient world … until the Romans burned it down in 48 BCE. Could the same thing happen in the 21st century? One Norwegian archiving company says it can.
Food crops from around the globe are protected from catastrophe in the world’s largest secure seed storage facility, the Global Seed Vault in Svalbard. But something recently went wrong.
Nearly a century ago, Martha Phillips Gilson published “A Woman’s Winter on Spitsbergen” in National Geographic. She discovered five secrets about this mysterious land of ice and isolation.
According to a number of reputable authors (and that number is two), travel is hazardous to the mind and body, overrated as a spiritual and intellectual pursuit, and entirely unnecessary.