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11 Surprising Places You Can Go Skiing

Kristy Puchko

Consider a journey off the beaten piste with this selection of surreal ski destinations.

Watch This Short Documentary About the Clock Built To Last 10,000 Years

Anna Green

Built to run for 10,000 years, The Clock of the Long Now is being built to promote long-term thinking.

Listen to John Steinbeck Talk About the Dust Bowl

Anna Green

In 1952, John Steinbeck sat down with an interviewer at Albany University to discuss 'The Grapes of Wrath' and the time period that inspired it.

Watch Master Artisans Handmake Gorgeous Moroccan Tile Mosaics

Rebecca OConnell

It's an ancient, painstaking process, but the results are sublime.

11 Brilliant Gifts for the Home Barista in Your Life

Shaunacy Ferro

Make it a double, please.

Awesome Places (Arguably) Ruined By Popular Books

A rice paddy in Bali, a medieval Italian fortress, a logging town in Washington, and a few hunky-dory hiking trails have all found themselves at the center of a lot of unexpected attention.

7 Tough Facts About Tardigrades

Kate Horowitz

The microscopic “moss piglets” may be the hardiest creatures on Earth—and anywhere else.

Ditch the Mall and Get Outside This Black Friday

Kirstin Fawcett

Several states are offering free admission to parks and recreation areas.

The Origins of 15 Holiday Foods and Drinks

Joi Louviere

How exactly did they arrive in our holiday spreads?

10 Elevated Facts About Grand Teton National Park

Megan Snyder

There's a reason it's one of the 10 most-visited national parks in the country

And The Award for Biggest Movie Explosion Goes To...

Roma Panganiban

Michael Bay has some catching up to do.

Ridiculous U.K. Traffic Laws of Yore

Chris Higgins

The highway speed limit was 4mph, and somebody had to walk in front of the car waving a red flag.

13 Playful Facts About the ‘Toy Story’ Trilogy

Rebecca Pahle

Some fun facts to take you to infinity and beyond.

18 Epic Facts About ‘Dances With Wolves’

Jeff Wells

The movie that turned Kevin Costner into Oscar-Winner Kevin Costner is 25 years old.

Here's How Daylight Saving Time Affects Your Part of the Country

Michele Debczak

How many early sunrises does your region get?