The Taj Mahal Is Turning Green: The Struggle to Preserve Priceless Monuments. The difficulty of such projects arises from both money and politics.

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See The World in Ultraviolet. It's beyond our visible spectrum, but Veritasium gives us a reasonable facsimile in video form.

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An Oral History of the Best Breaking Bad Episode Ever. A lot of collaboration went into "Ozymandias."

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The Shorter Straw. Visionary Argentine filmmaker Quirino Cristiani produced two feature-length animated films before Walt Disney did, but is barely remembered.

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Bronson, the 33-Pound Cat. This sweet butterball is already losing weight at his new home.

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What Kills You When a Volcano Erupts? It’s not what you think.

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The World’s Largest King Penguin Colony is Catastrophically Shrinking—and We Don’t Know Why. The population may have declined as much as 88 percent.

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7 Photographic Tricks, Hoaxes, and Fads Before Photoshop. Fun with special effects began almost as early as photography itself.