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View of the Carina Nebula + Father and son looking through a telescope

The Most Stunning Constellations Overlooking the Southern Hemisphere

Todd Neikirk

North Americans who look at the night sky are familiar with the constellations that dot the Northern Hemisphere, but they’re just the tip of the…

Pinnacles National Park is California offers stunning views

7 Lesser Known National Parks And Why They’re Worth A Trip

National Parks like Yellowstone, Yosemite, and the Grand Canyon are known to pretty much everyone. But there are plenty more parks that fall under that…

Diver in the middle of the ocean

These 10 Scuba Diving Sites Are Among the Most Dangerous in the World

Todd Neikirk

Scuba diving is the kind of sport where participants are regularly looking for the next big thing, and that often means something much more risky…

Group standing just beyond the barbed wire at Perm-36

The Eight Most Remarkable Dark Tourism Sites in Russia

Todd Neikirk

In the early 20th century, Russia experienced a period of social and political revolution. The powers that won spent the next 70 years trying to…

Sea otter floating on its back in the water + Peregrine falcon staring into the distance

Seven Animals That Would Have Gone Extinct If It Hadn’t Been for Zoos

Samantha Franco

Humans have this incredible ability to destroy the world around them. As a result, habitat loss has become one of the greatest threats – and…

View of a waterfall

10 of the Most Stunning Waterfalls on Earth

Todd Neikirk

Few sites in nature inspire more awe and wonder than waterfalls. As a result, these natural miracles are among the most popular tourist destinations in…

View of the underside of the Lego-Brücke + Cars driving across the Eshima Ohashi Bridge

The Eight Most Interesting Bridges In the World

Todd Neikirk

The original London Bridge was built between 1176-1209 and represented an architectural marvel. While bridges in general have been built to serve a purpose, designers…

Group of female backpackers standing together

Tips to Remember When Embarking On Your First Backpacking Trip

Todd Neikirk

Backpacking is one of the most popular hobbies in the United States. It’s estimated that over 10 million people took part in the pastime in…

Hand holding a great blue heron chick + Cassowary looking sideways

Terrifying Birds That Look Just Like The Dinosaurs They’re Descended From

Todd Neikirk

For a large number of animals, it’s clear they descended from dinosaurs – think of sea creatures like sharks, crabs and alligators. There’s also land…

Three fish swimming below a dugong

The Dugong Is the First Large Vertebrae to Become ‘Functionally Extinct’ Off China’s Coast

Clare Fitzgerald

The dugong, a species of sea cow that’s said to have inspired ancient tales of mermaids, has been declared “functionally extinct” in China’s coastal waters.…