318 Words for Snow: How to Preserve the Indigenous Languages of the Arctic

How scientists, linguists, and activists are working together to preserve indigenous languages in the Arctic—as well as the region's biodiversity.
Travel

The End of the Tour: Why Do We Travel?

Travel is commodity, a privilege, and a state of mind; a comfort to some and a trial to others. 
temple of apollo

The Temple of Apollo on the Ocean Floor

In 1993, divers discovered a shipwreck from the Hellenistic period off the coast of Turkey. It held marble columns from the Temple of Apollo.
Eddie Aikau

Eddie Aikau: The Rad Life of a Hawaiian Surfing Legend

Eddie Aikau was a surfing legend during a time when Hawaiian legends were being resurrected. As a lifeguard, he attempted more than 500 daring rescues.
Minaret of Jam

Afghanistan’s Ancient and Beautiful Minaret of Jam

The Minaret of Jam, located in Afghanistan's Ghur province, provided a vantage point for the call to prayer. It remained hidden and forgotten until 1886.
A ship stuck in a storm.

3 Explorers Who Vanished Without a Trace

These 3 explorers dedicated their lives to illuminating some dark corner of the Earth. Although they died in pursuit of knowledge, their legacies live on.
Stone spheres in National Museum of Costa Rica. This pre-columbian artefacts from Diquis's Valley are symbols of national identity for Costa Rican people.

Objects of Wonder: Costa Rica’s Stone Spheres

The people who chiseled Costa Rica's stone spheres out of granite belonged to a distinct Latin American culture called the Chibchan.
Marianne North, Katherine Routledge and Delia Akeley

3 Women Explorers You Should Know

Their names may not be widely recognized, but these three intrepid women explorers deserved broader acclaim for their accomplishments.
Saint Malo's walled city as viewed from Dinard from the south-west.

The Codfish Pirates of Saint Malo

Saint Malo has sheltered scoundrels and villains for much of its history, including pirates, cod smugglers, and even Nazis.
Lion hieroglyphs

Leopards, Hippos, and Cats, Oh My! The World’s First Zoo

Hierakonpolis, the capital of Upper Egypt during the Predynastic period, is the site of the world’s first zoo.