A meditation of capybaras

Nature's ottoman. The world's largest rodent. The cutest darn thing you've seen all week. The capybara is known by lots of names, but there is no collective noun. Let's change that.

Building for your brain

It's a pretty safe bet to say you're in or around a building right now. But did you know everything from the height of the ceiling to the colour of the walls can influence the way you think?

The medium is the message

Marshall McLuhan, noted Canadian media critic and philosopher, coined this phrase in the 1960s to point out an inescapable truth of communication: It's not just the content that matters. The way that content is delivered can be just as important.

Springtime

We all accept that time zones are totally normal, but they're pretty weird. For some reason, we've all agreed that when you go over certain lines on the globe, not only might you be in a new place, but your time will be different too.