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How Nature Creates Uncannily Spherical Boulders
There's a geological phenomenon behind exceptionally round rocks.
October 02, 2017
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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Here Be Dragons
Five real places to see the winged legends of medieval Europe.
July 13, 2017
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
The Final Resting Places of 7 Famous Dogs
Man's best friend in life and death.
March 13, 2017
9 of the Strangest and Loveliest Dioramas You'll Ever See
Behold the intricate detail of these exquisite miniature worlds.
March 06, 2017
5 Spectacular Transportation Failures
Infrastructure, you had one job...
February 20, 2017
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
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
Five Architectural Easter Eggs Hiding on Gothic Cathedrals
It takes a sharp eye to spot these sneaky sculptures.
January 16, 2017
A History Buff's Guide to Medieval London
Eight places to see hidden remnants of the Middle Ages.
November 21, 2016
6 Infamous Places of Political Corruption
A crooked tour of American politics.
November 01, 2016
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
8 Alien Landscapes Where You Can Visit Mars on Earth
The closest to Mars you can get without leaving the planet.
September 27, 2016
A Guide to the 58 Crazy Different Terms for 'Water'
Lochs, ghylls, bights, freshets and other watery wonders, defined.
September 24, 2016
A Map of the Last Remaining Flying Saucer Homes
All the 1960s Futuro Houses left in the world.
September 13, 2016
Behold: An Ode to Concrete
7 beautiful modernist structures that look out of this world.
September 10, 2016
7 Nuclear Test Sites You Can Visit Today
Where to see the vestiges of nuclear weapons tests around the world.
September 03, 2016
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
The Incredible Ruins of 12 Abandoned Islands
These deserted ghost islands each has a fascinating story behind its decline.
August 20, 2016
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
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
10 Places Caught Up in Odd Border Disputes
The world's most bizarre cartographic feuds.
August 08, 2016
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
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