October 20, 2019

The real reason why planes don’t fly over the Himalayas


Wouldn't it be amazing to see the tallest mountain on the planet from an airplane window? Just imagine yourself nestled in your seat, sipping on a coffee and admiring that snow covered mountain peak! The only problem is that planes don’t fly over Mount Everest, or the Himalayan range, for that matter. But why?

The secret to Sriracha hot sauce’s success


David Tran is the man to thank for the Sriracha Hot Chili Sauce you douse your scrambled eggs with every morning. You know the stuff. Red bottle with a green cap and a rooster on the front—plus five languages on the bottle—this simple sauce connects people from different cultures and backgrounds...

October 16, 2019

This might be the world’s weirdest border


Hidden away in the rolling Eifel hills is one of the world's weirdest international borders: a long, string-shaped piece of Belgium that runs through western Germany. Why is it there, and what does it have to do with an abandoned railway?

October 11, 2019

Vatican I: A glance at papal infallibility


The first in a two-part video series looking at the legacy of the First Vatican Council.

October 9, 2019

Microsoft is releasing a new Flight Simulator in 2020, and it’s nothing short of incredible


“In this video I'll present all the key info and give you my first-hand experience with the pre-alpha build - in 4K!”

October 7, 2019

This 8-year-long traffic jam was the worst in history


The story of the Yellow Fleet, a convoy of 15 ships that became trapped in the Suez Canal for 8 entire years because of war.

October 4, 2019

Watch: The incredible ibex defies gravity and climbs a dam


Professor Brian Cox combines some of the most spectacular sights on Earth with our deepest understanding of the universe to reveal how the planet's beauty is created by just a handful of forces...

“Everything is connected”: On eve of Amazon Synod, Pope raises eyebrows with “unique ceremony” in Vatican Gardens


Story from Vatican News — “During a unique ceremony in the Vatican Gardens on Friday, signs, symbols and songs, ensured that everything really was ‘connected.’”

Story from Catholic News Agency — “After witnessing the ritual, Pope Francis set aside his prepared remarks, opting instead to offer the Our Father without comment.”

September 25, 2019

This video of a sleeping (dreaming?) octopus changing colors is astonishing


“Octopus: Making Contact“ premieres Oct. 2 on PBS

Pope Francis: “The deacon is not for the altar, but for service”


“When a deacon likes to go to the altar too much, he is mistaken. This is not his path.”