This emerald-green lake is one of Austria's most beautiful bodies of water.
A team of scientists led by Alejandro Arteaga, grantee of The Explorers Club Discovery Expeditions and researcher at Khamai Foundation, discovered three new cryptozoic (living underground) snakes dwelling under graveyards and churches in remote towns in the Andes region of Ecuador.
This hidden room within the mountain was designed for the future.
The yaupon holly, North America’s only native plant that contains caffeine, creates a powerful elixir known as the Black Drink.
In a library in the UK, research librarians stumbled upon one of the oldest known manuscripts detailing the legend of Merlin. Translated from Old French, the accidentally discovered text offers a slightly augmented take on a typically risqué Arthurian legend.
Kwanzaa may be a festival celebrated by millions of African Americans and pan-Africans, but it has only been around for a few decades. Introduced to the United States in 1966 as a ritual to welcome the first harvest to the home, the festival, which takes place from December 26 to January 1, is a celebration of life, unity, family, and culture.
Fire has been known for its powerful renewal energy for centuries and is used in both ancient and modern rituals and ceremonies.
In the time of quarantine, exploration legends Kathy Sullivan, Bertrand Piccard, and Børge Ousland know a thing or two about facing the challenges of isolation.
A US Airforce bomber crashed in the mountains of Alaska during a training mission. Today, adventurous hikers can make the climb to bomber glacier to see what remains of the fuselage.
Constructing this tower was a major feat of engineering.
Discovery.com unpacks the mysteries and myths long surrounding the Bermuda Triangle.
This ancient structure has more sides than you think.
King Canute couldn’t stop the ocean's tide from rolling in – can Africa hold back the desert? That’s certainly what the continent is trying to do with its proposed “Great Green Wall”, 8,000km (almost 5,000 miles) worth of trees that officials hope will stop the advancement of the Sahara desert, which has been rapidly expanding southward.
If aliens ever visit Planet Earth, Yemen’s “Dragon’s Blood Island” is probably where they would make their first contact.
The following list of the New Seven Wonders is presented without ranking, and aims to represent global heritage.