Is Sasquatch Real? Here Are 3 Reasons To Say “Maybe.” (Amazing Places / Adventure / Mystery)

We don’t believe in the Loch Ness monster. Aliens are probably out there somewhere, but we don’t think they’ve been to Earth. But there’s one mythological monster that just pushes all our buttons: sasquatch. If you ask us, it’s the most likely of all of the cryptids to actually exist (though that frankly isn’t saying … Continue reading Is Sasquatch Real? Here Are 3 Reasons To Say “Maybe.” (Amazing Places / Adventure / Mystery)

The World’s Longest Pedestrain Suspension Bridge Is A Terrifying Path Through A Swiss Valley (Amazing Places / Adventure)

Bravery isn’t quantifiable, but we think it can be pretty accurately measured in just one glance at the Charles Kuonen Suspension Bridge. As of its August 2017 opening, this structure is the longest pedestrian suspension bridge on the planet. It’s beautiful, impressive, and vertigo-inducing. Would you cross? You’ll find the bridge in Randa, Switzerland, and … Continue reading The World’s Longest Pedestrain Suspension Bridge Is A Terrifying Path Through A Swiss Valley (Amazing Places / Adventure)

The Nazca Lines Are Ancient Desert Designs You Can Only See From Sky (Adventure / Amazing Places)

If you were to tromp across the Nasca Desert of southern Peru, you’d likely walk across enormous designs in the ground — we’re talking as long as the Empire State Building is tall, minus the spire. You probably wouldn’t know it from where you were standing, but during daytime, the designs become abundantly vivid from … Continue reading The Nazca Lines Are Ancient Desert Designs You Can Only See From Sky (Adventure / Amazing Places)

There’s A Hidden Beach In Mexico Called Playa Del Amor (Travel / Adventure / Amazing Places)

If you’re in the market to travel somewhere tropical and unique… we’re jealous. But also, we feel inclined to tell you about Puerto Vallarta, Mexico’s Playa del Amor. This exotic “Hidden Beach” is invisible from the outside since its sandy cavern sits inside one of Mexico’s lush and uninhabited Marieta Islands. Hop on a boat … Continue reading There’s A Hidden Beach In Mexico Called Playa Del Amor (Travel / Adventure / Amazing Places)

Jacob’s Well Is A Dangerous Natural Wonder (Adventure / Amazing Places)

When you’re in Texas and it’s the thick of summer, you need some cold water—stat. In Hays County, Texas (about an hour southwest of Austin) sits a popular natural swimming spot: Jacob’s Well. Yes, it’s refreshing and beautiful, but it’s also a never-ending black hole that has lured several divers to their deaths. If you’re … Continue reading Jacob’s Well Is A Dangerous Natural Wonder (Adventure / Amazing Places)

The Jacuzzi Of Despair Is A Deadly Lake Within The Gulf Of Mexico (Amazing Places / Adventure)

A jacuzzi is the picture of warm, bubbling, soothing relaxation. It’s a luxury. But tweak the scene to make those steamy bubbles full of methane and that hot, clear water a thick, briny stew, and you have yourself the “jacuzzi of despair.” This underwater brine pool in the Gulf of Mexico is no vacation spot … Continue reading The Jacuzzi Of Despair Is A Deadly Lake Within The Gulf Of Mexico (Amazing Places / Adventure)

For The World’s Best Stargazing, Head To An International Dark Sky Park (Stars / Adventure /Astronomy)

How many stars can you see at night? If you live in a city, that number is likely pretty small. That’s because modern-day lighting artificially illuminates the sky and conceals the stars from view in a phenomenon known as light pollution. To really get a feel for just how awe-inspiring the night sky can be, … Continue reading For The World’s Best Stargazing, Head To An International Dark Sky Park (Stars / Adventure /Astronomy)

The Scientific Genius Who Eschewed Fame: Remembering Thomas Harriot, 400 Years On (Astronomy)

Four hundred years ago, on 2 July, 1621, a remarkable Englishman named Thomas Harriot died in London. He left behind some 8000 pages of scientific research, but it’s only in recent decades that scholars have uncovered their treasures. And what they show is that Harriot independently made many significant discoveries now attributed to other, more famous … Continue reading The Scientific Genius Who Eschewed Fame: Remembering Thomas Harriot, 400 Years On (Astronomy)

Galactic Gamma Ray Bursts Predicted Last Year Show Up Right On Schedule (Planetary Science)

Sherlock Holmes story gives clue to successful prediction of bursts from nearby magnetar Magnetars are bizarre objects — massive, spinning neutron stars with magnetic fields among the most powerful known, capable of shooting off brief bursts of radio waves so bright they’re visible across the universe. A team of astrophysicists has now found another peculiarity … Continue reading Galactic Gamma Ray Bursts Predicted Last Year Show Up Right On Schedule (Planetary Science)