Smith Journal · A quarterly, Australia-based publication that takes unexpected, interesting, funny and sometimes complicated stories and tells them the way you would to a bunch of friends at the pub.

Enjoy books? Like road trips? This interactive map of American literature's iconic journeys is the most fun you can have without actually hitting the road.

The journey may be the destination, but these bus stops before the journey even begins are a pretty damn good start.

The push to start growing our coffee cups has begun.

Bad news for anyone hoping to jettison Earth: Mars One has just declared bankruptcy. Decades earlier, the ill-fated Biosphere 2 project followed a similar trajectory. This story revisits that misadventure.

No, it doesn’t involve looking at your watch and sighing loudly.

Forget dinosaurs: 420 million years ago, the planet was in thrall to the shroom.

It really is a small world after all.

Photographing Pizzas in the Wild

Friday February 08, 2019

Introducing Jonpaul Douglass, the David Attenborough of fast-food photography.

During the Cold War, America’s leading spy agency relied on an unusual weapon to stop its employees spilling state secrets: motivational posters.

Bowling for Antartica

Monday February 04, 2019

Where there are Americans, there are bowling alleys. Even at the end of the Earth.

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