When Penguins Went From The Sky To The Sea
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When Penguins Went From The Sky To The Sea

About 61 million years ago, on the shore of what’s now the South Island of New Zealand, there lived a bird. It stood upright, measured about a meter tall, with wings that were pretty short for its large body, and a long, narrow bill. And it couldn’t fly, but it used those short wings to […]

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When Birds Stopped Flying
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When Birds Stopped Flying

Three thousand years ago, in the leafy green forests of New Zealand, the big beady eyes of a giant locked onto what would be its final meal. The giant in this case was a North Island Giant Moa, a bird that stood 3 meters tall. And its quarry was a tasty fern. But just as […]

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Mechanical Engineering: Crash Course Engineering #3
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Mechanical Engineering: Crash Course Engineering #3

Mechanical engineers have changed the world. You could even say: the course of history. Not just once but countless times. Because they’ve identified problems that were holding humanity back, and they solved them. Things were too big and heavy to move. Travel was too difficult. Distances too far. Our bodies were too weak. If you […]

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