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Location Of Next National Park: The Moon?

Location Of Next National Park: The Moon? NASA Despite the fact that no human has set foot on the moon in over 40 years, Congress is worried that the sanctity of the Apollo landing sites is on the cusp of being compromised. So on Monday, worried legislators Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD) and Rep. Eddie Bernice (D-TX)...

Madrid Offers Up Great Summer Art Season

Madrid Offers Up Great Summer Art Season Dalí, El gran masturbador, 1929 © Salvador Dalí, Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí, VEGAP, Madrid, 2013 Madrid is one of the best destinations in the world for art, and this summer its many museums and galleries are putting on an impressive array...

Secret Toilet Discovered In Scottish Castle

Secret Toilet Discovered In Scottish Castle Wikimedia Commons Archaeologists working on a conservation project at Drum Castle near Aberdeen, Scotland, have discovered two secret chambers, one of which includes a medieval toilet complete with its wooden seat. Drum Castle features a 13th-century castle keep that's...

Fascinating Map Of London By Stephen Walter

Fascinating Map Of London By Stephen Walter Stephen Walter has a way of creating complex and obsessive art -- specifically, maps. His maps of various areas in England are often enlightening, but he has himself beat with one of his latest creations: a fascinating map of London and its underground. The map was...

Los Angeles County Museum Of Art Inaugurates African Gallery

Los Angeles County Museum Of Art Inaugurates African Gallery Royal Museum for Central Africa, RG 22725, photo R. Asselberghs, RMCA Tervuren The Los Angeles County Museum Of Art is inaugurating its new Africa gallery with an exhibition of art from the Luba Kingdom. "Shaping Power: Luba Masterworks from the Royal Museum for Central...

Ancient Native American Mound To Be Destroyed To Build Sam's Club

Ancient Native American Mound To Be Destroyed To Build Sam's Club Wikimedia Commons It's been a tough year for ancient monuments, what with subway workers in China accidentally demolishing 3000-year-old tombs, a limestone quarry destroying part of the Nazca Lines, and pyramids in Peru and Belize being bulldozed by "developers." Now...

Solar Airplane Completes Cross-Country Flight

Solar Airplane Completes Cross-Country Flight Solar Impulse |Merz| Rezo.ch If you have been following along on the journey of Solar Impulse, the solar airplane that was set to fly across the United States, we have good news: the journey is over after a successful flight from Washington to New York on Saturday. The...

Remake Detroit (VIDEO)

Detroit is coming back from the dead, one creative maker at a time. i3 Detroit is one of the organizations that is helping to pave a new path through Detroit – and there are other groups of people making an effort to rejuvenate the city through artists, too. This...

Scuba Diving Amid The Imperial German Fleet At Scapa Flow, Orkney (VIDEO)

The Orkney Islands off the north coast of Scotland offer an amazing variety of things to do, from visiting prehistoric monuments to bird watching and traditional music in cozy pubs. Orkney is also a popular spot for scuba diving thanks to it being the site of the sinking...

Commonwealth War Graves Being Restored Ahead Of World War I Centennial

Commonwealth War Graves Being Restored Ahead Of World War I Centennial Sean McLachlan The Commonwealth War Graves Commission is busy fixing up the cemeteries it manages ahead of next year's World War I centennial, the BBC reports. It's a daunting task – maintaining 1.7 million graves in 153 countries, including far-flung areas such as...

French Vintage Carnival Rides Come To NYC

French Vintage Carnival Rides Come To NYC Courtesy Fete Paradiso If you are a fan of carnival rides, history, or just good old-fashioned summer fun, take a ferry out to NYC's Governor's Island this summer for a festival of vintage Parisian rides and carousels. Billed as a museum meets amusement park, Fete Paradiso...

Pyramid In Peru Destroyed By Developers

Pyramid In Peru Destroyed By Developers Dibojutri, WikiMedia Commons For more than 4,000 years, a pyramid stood in El Paraiso, "The Paradise," one of the largest settlements of its time in Peru. Last week, the pyramid stood almost 20 feet in height; today, it no longer exists. The Wall Street Journal reported...

Archaeologists Continue To Explore Richard III's Burial Site

Archaeologists Continue To Explore Richard III's Burial Site University of Leicester Archaeologists stunned the world four months ago when they announced they had discovered the remains of King Richard III beneath a parking lot in Leicester, England. The site was once the Franciscan friary of the Grey Friars and now the same team has...

Queen Reopens Stately Home Of Sir Walter Scott

Queen Reopens Stately Home Of Sir Walter Scott Christian Bickel The Queen has officially reopened Abbotsford House, a mansion that was once home to Sir Walter Scott, the BBC reports. The house, located in Melrose, Scotland, was closed for an $18.3 million restoration that is continuing in parts of the grounds. Work...

Statue Of Liberty Reopens For First Time Since Hurricane Sandy

Statue Of Liberty Reopens For First Time Since Hurricane Sandy Public Domain One of the most iconic symbols of American freedom is set to reopen just in time to celebrate the nation's birthday. The Statue of Liberty, which was damaged during Hurricane Sandy on October 29 of last year, will welcome visitors for the first time since that...

Archaeologists Unearth Treasure-Filled Tomb In Peru

Archaeologists Unearth Treasure-Filled Tomb In Peru Patrycja Przadka Giersz It has been a busy couple of weeks for archaeologists across the globe. First, a team of researchers discovered a lost city in Cambodia and then a week later another team made a similar find in the jungles of Mexico. Not to be outdone, a group of...

Gettysburg Wants You

Gettysburg Wants You Robert Reid The thing about B&Bs is, you never know whom you'll wind up eating breakfast with. Last November in Pennsylvania, I found myself handing over family-style plates of crisp bacon and blueberry pancakes to a couple of middle-aged geologists from Ohio: one was in...

Tired Of Caribbean Islands? No Problem: We'll Make More, Say Cruise Lines

Tired Of Caribbean Islands? No Problem: We'll Make More, Say Cruise Lines breezy421/Flickr After a few sailings in the Caribbean, North American cruise travelers can get tired of going to the same islands. Their cruise vacation may be a great value and easy to do but they want more. The problem is that ships can only go so far before having to...

Fireworks Ban? Try These Fourth Of July Alternatives

Fireworks Ban? Try These Fourth Of July Alternatives Ming Xia, Flickr With fireworks bans in place across parts of the Western U.S., it's going to be another Fourth of July calling for alternative celebratory activities. In Colorado, where I live, we've learned to accept this fact, and it doesn't stop the outdoor revelry. ...

Archaeologists Discover Lost Mayan City In Jungles Of Mexico

Archaeologists Discover Lost Mayan City In Jungles Of Mexico INAH Reuters Hot on the heels of the news of a lost city being discovered in Cambodia comes word that another ancient city has been unearthed, this time in the Yucatan region of Mexico. A few days back, a team of archaeologists announced that they had located a large site...

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