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spheres

How Nature Creates Uncannily Spherical Boulders

There's a geological phenomenon behind exceptionally round rocks.
October 02, 2017
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waves

The Earth’s Wildest Reactions to High Tides

You can thank the moon's gravitational pull for these nine extraordinary sights.
August 10, 2017
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game of thrones

Here Be Dragons

Five real places to see the winged legends of medieval Europe.
July 13, 2017
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fantasy locations

Get Lost in These Real-World Fairy Tale Landscapes

18 magical places on Earth that seem straight out of a fantasy world.
June 12, 2017
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pet cemeteries

The Final Resting Places of 7 Famous Dogs

Man's best friend in life and death.
March 13, 2017
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dioramas

9 of the Strangest and Loveliest Dioramas You'll Ever See

Behold the intricate detail of these exquisite miniature worlds.
March 06, 2017
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roads

5 Spectacular Transportation Failures

Infrastructure, you had one job...
February 20, 2017
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mythology

6 Stops on the Hunt for the Holy Grail

Tracing history’s most elusive holy relic will lead you to these real places. 
February 06, 2017
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secret

11 Secret Spaces Hiding in Famous Places

Thousands of people pass through these destinations each day unaware there's a hidden gem tucked inside.
January 23, 2017
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list

Five Architectural Easter Eggs Hiding on Gothic Cathedrals

It takes a sharp eye to spot these sneaky sculptures.
January 16, 2017
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london

A History Buff's Guide to Medieval London

Eight places to see hidden remnants of the Middle Ages.
November 21, 2016
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panic week

6 Infamous Places of Political Corruption

A crooked tour of American politics.
November 01, 2016
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lazarus week

9 Tombs That Prove You Don't Have to Be a Pharaoh to Be Buried Under a Pyramid

Just ask Nic Cage.
October 10, 2016
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mars

8 Alien Landscapes Where You Can Visit Mars on Earth

The closest to Mars you can get without leaving the planet.
September 27, 2016
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fjords

A Guide to the 58 Crazy Different Terms for 'Water'

Lochs, ghylls, bights, freshets and other watery wonders, defined.
September 24, 2016
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utopia week

A Map of the Last Remaining Flying Saucer Homes

All the 1960s Futuro Houses left in the world.
September 13, 2016
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brutalism

Behold: An Ode to Concrete

7 beautiful modernist structures that look out of this world.
September 10, 2016
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atom bombs

7 Nuclear Test Sites You Can Visit Today

Where to see the vestiges of nuclear weapons tests around the world.
September 03, 2016
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craters

9 Incredible Meteorite Craters That Look Straight Out of 'Deep Impact'

Our planet is pockmarked with the scars of these extraterrestrial visitors. Morgan Freeman would be terrified.
August 27, 2016
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list

The Incredible Ruins of 12 Abandoned Islands

These deserted ghost islands each has a fascinating story behind its decline.
August 20, 2016
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underground

The Most Inaccessible Places in the World People Desperately Want To Visit

We looked in the Atlas for places where the most people marked "want go to," but have no actual visitors—yet.
August 15, 2016
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list

The Most Curious and Fascinating Places We Came Across This Week

A martyrs' crypt, the Museum of Broken Relationships, and other wow-worthy additions to the Atlas.
August 12, 2016
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enclaves

10 Places Caught Up in Odd Border Disputes

The world's most bizarre cartographic feuds.
August 08, 2016
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tiki

Real-World Diagon Alley, the Original Tiki Bar, and Other Enticing New Atlas Locations

The most marvelous places we added during the week of August 1.
August 05, 2016