Travel

The Neurological Reason Why Men Never Stop to Ask for Directions

The guy who claims he knows exactly where he’s going may seem like a dated sitcom trope, but multiple studies suggest that there’s a legitimate reason for it in the male brain

The Arctic Explorer Who Freed Himself from an Avalanche with a Dagger Made from His Own Shit

Peter Freuchen lived the life of a hundred men — winning ‘The $64,000 Question,’ evading a Nazi death sentence and hobnobbing with movie stars. But none of it ever would have happened had he never fashioned that DIY ice poop pick

The Internet Sleuths Obsessively Tracking the Superyachts of Russian Oligarchs

‘Seizure of the yachts feels like a little bit of justice. It sends the message that these oligarchs have to pick a side: Support the dictator or support democracy’

The Waking Nightmare of Tripping on a Plane

Few places are worse to trip than a creaky, inescapable metal tube hovering five miles over the ocean, but that hasn’t stopped these people from giving it the old college try