The Perfect Gift Book for Dads and Grads. Give them a summer of discovery and wonder.
Mini book
  • member
    since
  • places
    I've been
  • places
    I want to go
  • places added
    to the atlas
  • places
    edited
Jupiter Is Even Weirder Than We Thought
story
planets

Jupiter Is Even Weirder Than We Thought

Thanks to Juno, textbooks are going to need an overhaul.
May 26, 2017
Scientists Have Figured Out How Floating Islands Work
story
volcanoes

Scientists Have Figured Out How Floating Islands Work

Spongy rocks don't exactly act like sponges.
May 26, 2017
This Dog Sits on Seven Editorial Boards
story
dogs

This Dog Sits on Seven Editorial Boards

Meet Dr. Olivia Doll.
May 25, 2017
Morocco's Tree-Climbing Goats Prefer Spitting Out Seeds to Eating Them
story
goats

Morocco's Tree-Climbing Goats Prefer Spitting Out Seeds to Eating Them

Watch out below!
May 25, 2017
A German Music Festival Installed a 4-Mile Beer Pipeline
story
germany

A German Music Festival Installed a 4-Mile Beer Pipeline

Because kegs are heavy.
May 24, 2017
Two WWII Bombers Have Officially Been Found Off the Coast of Papua New Guinea
story
pacific

Two WWII Bombers Have Officially Been Found Off the Coast of Papua New Guinea

The B-25 is an icon of the war years.
May 24, 2017
Downtown Seattle's Banana Market Has Crashed. Thanks, Amazon
story
seattle

Downtown Seattle's Banana Market Has Crashed. Thanks, Amazon

Turns out there's no money in the banana stands.
May 23, 2017
These Images Were Made With E. Coli Bacteria
story
bacteria

These Images Were Made With E. Coli Bacteria

They take 18 hours to develop (grow).
May 23, 2017
A Bag With a Bit of Moon Dust Is Going to Auction
story
auctions

A Bag With a Bit of Moon Dust Is Going to Auction

But it is not going to be cheap.
May 22, 2017
Signs of an Ancient Volcanic Eruption Found 3,000 Miles Away
story
volcanoes

Signs of an Ancient Volcanic Eruption Found 3,000 Miles Away

From Russia's Far East to Norway, this ash traveled a very long way.
May 22, 2017
The Future of Antarctica Is Probably Going to Be Greener
story
antarctic

The Future of Antarctica Is Probably Going to Be Greener

Warming temperatures are causing moss banks to grow faster.
May 19, 2017
Science Serves Up the Secret to the Perfect Baguette
story
bread

Science Serves Up the Secret to the Perfect Baguette

Who thinks it's a crispy crust?
May 18, 2017
Pufferfish and Human Teeth Come From the Same Genetic Code
story
teeth

Pufferfish and Human Teeth Come From the Same Genetic Code

The beaked ocean-dwellers might someday help us restore lost teeth.
May 17, 2017
The Mystery of the 2,000-Year-Old Iron Beads
story
meteorites

The Mystery of the 2,000-Year-Old Iron Beads

First they came from space, and then went 450 miles more.
May 16, 2017
These Bright Streaks Are Evidence of Massive Tornadoes on Mars
story
tornadoes

These Bright Streaks Are Evidence of Massive Tornadoes on Mars

Everything's bigger on the red planet.
May 12, 2017
Watch Decorator Crabs Get Decked Out in Camouflage
story
crabs

Watch Decorator Crabs Get Decked Out in Camouflage

When the perfect accessory is a matter of life and death.
May 11, 2017
The Unexpected Consequences of Australia's 3,500-Mile Dog Fence
story
australia

The Unexpected Consequences of Australia's 3,500-Mile Dog Fence

Fewer dingoes mean more kangaroos, less grass, and perhaps an entirely different ecosystem.
May 10, 2017
Australia Accidentally Incinerated a Priceless Plant Specimen
story
australia

Australia Accidentally Incinerated a Priceless Plant Specimen

A paperwork mix-up is to blame.
May 09, 2017
The Perfect Time-Lapse Video for Rainy Spring Days
story
spring

The Perfect Time-Lapse Video for Rainy Spring Days

And all it took was three years to make.
May 09, 2017
How to Digitize a 357-Year-Old Atlas That's Nearly 6 Feet Tall
story
map monday

How to Digitize a 357-Year-Old Atlas That's Nearly 6 Feet Tall

It's not going to fit in a scanner.
May 08, 2017
Watch Lightning From Above, Thanks to a New Satellite
story
lightning

Watch Lightning From Above, Thanks to a New Satellite

The data it is producing can help provide earlier warnings for severe weather.
May 05, 2017
A Wayback Machine for Early 20th Century Tunes
story
obscura day 2017

A Wayback Machine for Early 20th Century Tunes

The Internet Archive has a surprisingly deep collection of records made of insect secretions.
May 04, 2017
A Gnat in Amber With an Important Stowaway: Ancient Orchid Pollen
story
flowers

A Gnat in Amber With an Important Stowaway: Ancient Orchid Pollen

Orchids are much older than we thought.
May 04, 2017
A WWI Anthrax Outbreak Was Caused by Shaving Brushes
story
facial hair

A WWI Anthrax Outbreak Was Caused by Shaving Brushes

Lathering up could be painful.
May 03, 2017