1. Arctic temperatures are no match for this retiree and his camera

    Photo courtesy of Andreas Weith.

    “I am no doubt infected by the arctic virus,” Andreas Weith says. “I just can’t resist using every chance to go north … the only region of this earth where man’s influence is not really obvious and where nature still rules over everything else.”... Read more

  2. Wikimedia Foundation supports anonymous online speech in letter to California Supreme Court

    Photo by Adam Engelhart, CC BY-SA 2.0.

    The Wikimedia Foundation has filed a letter supporting anonymous online speech, asking the California Supreme Court to review a case about unmasking online commenters.... Read more

  3. Wikipedia’s hurricane hunters

    Photo by Julien Mulliez/DFID, CC BY-SA 2.0.

    A small group of Wikipedians provides a large amount of the information about tropical cyclones people read on the internet. We went to them to learn about their motivations and the secret recipe behind their work... Read more

  4. Wikipedia on rational ignorance and Brazilian elections

    Photo by Eurico Zimbres, CC BY-SA 2.5.

    There is evidence (what is referred to in political science as “rational ignorance”) to support the claim that voters do not usually remember much about previous elections. Wikipedia can provide information on elections that is easy-to-read and of good quality.... Read more

  5. A fascination with exploration: the polar pioneers of Wikipedia

    Photoby Sergey Tarasenko, CC BY-SA 3.0.

    Polar explorers were singular individuals who embarked on voyages of discovery, and as one Wikipedia editor put it, “Stories of endurance in the face of extreme hardship and danger will always fascinate people. This is apparent in the way that each new generation seems to rediscover and relish these stories.”... Read more

  6. No internet? No problem! Kiwix celebrates ten years of offline Wikipedia reading

    Photo by Zack McCune, CC BY-SA 4.0.

    Kiwix, an open source software which allows users to download a copy of Wikipedia in its entirety for offline reading, celebrates its tenth anniversary this month.... Read more

  7. Drawing 100 heroic women in 100 days

    Self-portrait, courtesy of Rori.

    Rori, an artist in St. Louis, received a Facebook message from someone she doesn’t know a few weeks ago. The note urged her to draw a portrait of someone named Azucena Villaflor.... Read more

  8. When the Nobel Peace Prize laureate is announced, Wikipedia editors will be there to document them

    Photo by Linda meelin,   CC BY-SA 4.0.

    This Friday, Wikipedians around the world will gather for #Wikinobel 2016—a collaborative effort to ensure that as many Wikipedias as possible have an article on this year’s Peace Prize laureate.... Read more

  9. What motivates a Wikipedia editor to write about the Battersea Power Station?

    Photo by Alberto Pascual, CC BY-SA 3.0.

    “Electricity was generated in these enormous, beautifully designed cathedrals … modern temples to worship a new sort of power.”... Read more

  10. Medical school class profiled as case study of Wikipedia Education Program

    Photo by Samantha Erickson, CC BY-SA 4.0.

    A team of students, academics, researchers, and Wikipedia contributors have produced “Why Medical Schools Should Embrace Wikipedia,” a case study of the Wikipedia Education Program published in the journal Academic Medicine.... Read more