erik shilling's User Profile - Atlas Obscura
Holiday Gift Guide: Atlas Obscura Books and Calendars
story
cia

Truman, Trump, and Why Presidential Candidates Get Top Secret Intelligence Briefings

A brief history.
May 16, 2016
story
physics

A New Form of Light Has Been Discovered

It was kind of an accident.
May 16, 2016
story
volcanoes

Watch This Amazing Infrared Footage of a Volcanic Eruption in Costa Rica

Yesterday, the Turrialba Volcano blew its top.
May 13, 2016
story
astronauts

Astronaut Reveals Gash in Space Station Window Caused by Debris

Garbage up there is getting to be a problem.
May 13, 2016
story
egypt

Scientists Say Egypt is in Denial Over Hidden Rooms in King Tut's Tomb

It's getting heated.
May 12, 2016
story
genetics

Scientists Just Found Cells They Thought Could Never Exist

We may have to rewrite the textbooks.
May 12, 2016
story
volcanoes

The 'Lord of the Rings' Volcano Is Now Active

Mount Doom awakens.
May 12, 2016
story
mummies

This Egyptian Coffin Held the Smallest Known Mummified Fetus

It's a very tiny coffin.
May 11, 2016
story
planets

NASA Just Found 1,284 New Planets

It's a very large universe.
May 11, 2016
story
china

China Is Tired of Graffiti Artists at Mount Everest

The country is prepared to shame them publicly.
May 11, 2016
story
russia

Russia Built a Huge Tunnel to Save a Near-Extinct Group of Leopards

In the far eastern part of the country.
May 10, 2016
story
mayan

A Teen Says He Found a Lost Mayan City Using Old Star Maps

William Gadoury is precocious.
May 10, 2016
story
india

This Guy Dug a Well in 40 Days After His Wife Was Denied Access to Water

His family thought he was crazy.
May 10, 2016
story
japan

Court Rules Figurines Modeled on This Artist's Vagina Are Art

There's a lot going on here.
May 9, 2016
story
prisons

Professor Solves 350-Year-Old Mystery Behind The Man in the Iron Mask

He thinks so, anyway.
May 9, 2016
story
canada

The Rogue Team Rescuing Fort McMurray's Pets As the City Burned

Many were found terrified.
May 9, 2016
Gastro Obscura
story
china

China Is Banning Erotic Banana Eating on Live Streams

But what of cucumbers?
May 6, 2016
story
forest

India Wants to Spend $6 Billion for New Forests

A lot of damage has already been done.
May 6, 2016
story
england

Boaty McBoatface is (Mostly) Dead

Long live Boaty McBoatface.
May 6, 2016
story
italian

Restoration of Historic Italian Palace Interrupted by Mob Arrests

The Camorra gets into the preservation racket.
May 5, 2016
story
subways

New Wheels Could Cut Deafening Screech of San Francisco Subways

It gets loud.
May 5, 2016
story
antarctic

Scientists Uncover a Huge Trove of Dinosaur Fossils in Antarctica

Over a ton of 71 million-year-old fossils.
May 5, 2016
story
reproduction

Scientists Grow 2-Week-Old Human Embryo Outside of Womb For First Time

The future is coming.
May 4, 2016
story
canada

Canadian Scientists Are Speaking Out After 9 Years of Censorship

It's been awhile.
May 4, 2016