We've all read how Google pampers its employees with sleep pods, laundry service, and four-star meals round the clock. That's nothing compared to what other companies are doing to make their...
On his recent trip to the top of the world, polar explorer Eric Larsen didn’t so much hike as fight, slog, and swim. He’s now convinced that his will be one of the last on-foot expeditions to the...
Get out and explore the country’s weirdest sites with help from Atlas Obscura’s co-founder
Deploying genetically modified mosquitoes to stop the spread of Zika is just the tip of the iceberg. Scientists are cooking up all kinds of DNA changes to insects and animals that could benefit...
Belgian backpacker Louis-Philippe Loncke has taken down Death Valley and just abandoned his attempt to thru-hike Australia’s Simpson Desert. But he’s not done yet.
Kelly Slater is leading the charge to roll out a totally surfable wave pool. Will tech-savvy inventors beat him to it?
For the centennial of the National Park Service, we present the craziest true story you’ve never heard: a man epically lost and utterly inept in America’s first national park
Inside the weirdly deep, surprisingly fraught field of fish pain.
According to the very athletes the International Olympic committee is trying so desperately to woo, adding climbing and surfing to the Games is a colossal mistake
Pilot Fedor Konyukhov touched down in Bonnie Rock, Australia, having cirumnavigated the globe in record time
Sasquatch “seekers” have gone high-tech. Here are the 6 new fangled devices they’re using to capture that snap of folklore’s most elusive beast.
Sasquatch, Yeti, MoMo, Nape—the creature goes by different names around the world. A sort of pseudoscience has emerged to suss out the biology and behavior of this animal. Here’s what it says.
Jacques Cousteau’s grandson, who stars in an upcoming “Shark Week” special, talks about ocean exploration in the 21st century, carrying on his grandfather’s legacy, and what we can learn from nuclear...
About 100 people in the U.S. drown after being sucked out to sea in rips each year, and new research has experts arguing over how best to escape them
A young man who died this month in a boiling hot spring in Norris Geyser Basin is just the latest casualty of the park’s main attraction