A 1956 Plane Crash in the Grand Canyon Made Flying Safer for Americans

In 1956 two planes collided over the Arizona desert, killing all 128 people on board and scattering the debris deep inside the Grand Canyon. This week, the National Park Service designated the crash site a National Historic Landmark—even though they don't actually want you to go visit it. » 4/27/14 4:30pm 4/27/14 4:30pm

This Man Built A Colorful Mountain In The Desert With His Bare Hands

The only color in the landscape for miles, Salvation Mountain looms like a mirage on the horizon. The three-story, three-decade work of artist Leonard Knight, who died yesterday at the age of 82, is a piece of brightly painted, hand-sculpted California desert, like an impossibly scaled cathedral made from Play-Doh. » 2/11/14 1:40pm 2/11/14 1:40pm

Vancouver Moves Closer to Officially Naming a “Dude Chilling Park”

Guelph Park in East Vancouver was just like any other under-appreciated park in a city near you: grassy but forgettable. Until a fake sign was erected in one corner by a local artist, christening it with a new name: "Dude Chilling Park." Suddenly, Guelph/Dude Chilling Park became a global sensation. » 2/05/14 2:00pm 2/05/14 2:00pm

Rock Piles, Graves, and Ice Caves Are Historic Monuments in Antarctica

On these frigid days, it helps to think about a place like Antarctica, which was recently determined to be without a doubt the coldest place on Earth (as if anyone was really surprised?). But it's also home to unique historic monuments befitting the treacherous environment that include 100-year-old huts, industrial… » 12/11/13 4:00pm 12/11/13 4:00pm