At California’s Mammoth Mountain, avalanche prevention involves wheeling out the big guns.

Need to drown out the noise of the world? This 10-hour-long recording of a Norwegian icebreaker doing its slow, ASMR-inducing thing should do the trick.

Take a tour of a place we’re dubbing 'Rancho Relaxo'.

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.

Bowling for Antartica

Monday February 04, 2019

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

The Basket Houses of Iraq

Saturday January 26, 2019

This water kingdom in southern Iraq was almost destroyed by Saddam Hussein – and its unique woven reed architecture along with it. But now they're both making a comeback.

A Walkable Roller Coaster

Sunday January 20, 2019

Enjoy roller coasters but wish they weren't so damn fast? This mountainside walking platform in the Czech Republic could be right up your alley.

The Makeshift Homes of Spanish Nomads

Saturday December 15, 2018

Living off the grid usually means forking out for an expensive modular house and a dozen solar panels. But for this nomadic community in the Spanish mountains, the concept is a lot more basic. Photographer Ben Murphy investigates.

The Well of Death

Friday November 30, 2018

India’s gravity (and seatbelt) defying stunt drivers risk life and limb for the thrill of the crowd. But their high-octane days may be numbered.

If he can conquer literal mountains without a rope, you can conquer whatever figurative ones stand before you.