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You don’t have to go to New Zealand to get your Middle-earth fix: Cradle Mountain, Tasmania, is every bit as Tolkien-esque. Our pals Left Foot Right Foot hiked up there recently, and took these snaps.

Today is international Asteroid Day. To mark the event, we’ve ranked the solar system’s most famous asteroids (and a few comets) from worst to best.

Finally: someone has invented a rocking chair that will knit you a beanie while you gently coo yourself to sleep. 

Denmark's Disappearing Islands

Tuesday June 28, 2016

The Faroe Islands may be many (there are 18 in total), but their populations are dwindling. Photographer Kevin Faingeaert captures their fading communities in these beautiful shots. 

Working on the Railroad

Monday June 27, 2016

Bruce Zaccagnino has something unusual in his basement: 12 kilometres of train track, half a million trees and 3000 buildings. But that’s what it takes to make the world's largest model railroad.

Forget not walking under ladders: just last century, a lot of well-educated people believed in way crazier superstitions.

J. Mascis’s Skateboarding Dog

Saturday June 25, 2016

Dinosaur Jr.’s new film clip features two of our favourite things: a skateboarding J Mascis and a skateboarding dog. (The song’s not bad, either.)

Making a Log Cabin on Wheels

Friday June 24, 2016

Filmmaker Cyrus Sutton has mastered the art of living comfortably in cars. In fact, his current abode – a thoroughly decked-out Freightliner – is like a wood cabin on wheels.

Looking for something to listen to? We’ve handpicked seven podcasts that are so good, you’ll actually want your commute to last longer.

Call for Explorers + Photographers

Wednesday June 22, 2016

Left Foot Right Foot are looking for budding walkers / photographers in South Australia to contribute to their walking guides. If you’re in the area and know a place worth exploring, read on.

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