The Invisible City Beneath Paris

Six hundred years of quarrying has left the great city with two hundred miles of subterranean tunnels and chambers. Curious, the author explores part of this damp, dark, claustrophobic network with a couple of anonymous urban explorers who belong to a subculture with its own codes of conduct.

Source: The New Yorker
Published: May 23, 2019
Length: 22 minutes (5,749 words)

The Hiding Place: Inside the World’s First Long-Term Storage Facility for Highly Radioactive Nuclear Waste

In an excerpt from his new book¬†Underland, Robert Macfarlane asks if we are being good ancestors on a visit to Onkalo, a Finnish “experiment in post-¬≠human architecture” designed to be the world’s most advanced underground repository for highly radioactive nuclear waste.

Published: Jun 25, 2019
Length: 21 minutes (5,320 words)

The Secrets of the Wood Wide Web

A growing body of research is changing the way scientists think about symbiotic forest fungi, and revolutionizing our understanding of plant communication, cooperation and friendship.

Source: The New Yorker
Published: Aug 7, 2016
Length: 9 minutes (2,263 words)