iOS app Android app


What Would Happen if a Ball the Size of Texas Fell Into the Ocean?

Quora | Posted 01.20.2017 | Weird News

What would happen if a ball the size of Texas fell into the ocean? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling quest...

Undercover Etiquette Of The Diamond Trade

Katerina Pitzner | Posted 07.31.2016 | Business
Katerina Pitzner

In the opaque world of diamond dealing even an elevator encounter has its unwritten rules. Sometimes I feel like I'm in a movie. Being one of the few...

At Yosemite -- Pull Up A Rock And Have A Seat

Barbara Falconer Newhall | Posted 06.13.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Barbara Falconer Newhall

In Yosemite's high country: Is that grapefruit-sized rock all that's keeping the boulder from rolling down the hillside? Photos by Barbara Newhall. B...

Female Bodies 2: Georgia O'Keeffe & the Mystery of Sense

Frank Browning | Posted 11.30.2016 | Arts
Frank Browning

The gaping gap in French aesthetic intelligence--parallel perhaps to the obvious recent gap in anti-terror intelligence--has at last been corrected, but not in Paris, the self-perceived global capital of fine arts.

Oh! To Pet the Pilous Puffy Paunch of a Peaceful Pachydermal Pinniped Parked by the Purple Pebbles

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 05.19.2015 | Travel
Sidonie Sawyer

Then we heard the burst of wings as they jumped in the ocean from the rocks on the shore. We were lucky that a bright moon finally highlighted the beach, and we saw a multitude of little ones having their fun in the water. We did not move, they never saw us. We were stealth.

Greece's Rock Portrait Gallery, From Craggy Ogres to de Gaulle's Nose: Suspended in Mid-Air on the Looney Front, Part II

Mike Arkus | Posted 08.22.2014 | Travel
Mike Arkus

When it comes to seeing human, animal or any other likenesses in Mother Nature's giant crags, rocks, cliff faces and mountain outcroppings, nobody can be more obtuse than Yours Truly.

Stonemasonry: Environmental Art as Struggle to Perfect the Imperfect

Bill Chameides | Posted 04.29.2014 | Green
Bill Chameides

This stone structure was designed and built in Vermont by Thea Alvin. No mortar, no pins. Just rocks, gravity, know-how -- vision and execution. So is...

Ancient Diamonds Aren't Exactly Diamonds

LiveScience | Becky Oskin | Posted 12.30.2013 | Science

Evidence of Earth's first continents — 4.3-billion-year-old "diamonds" — are actually just fragments of polishing grit, a new study finds. In 200...

Lakeside Petroglyphs May Be Continent's Oldest Rock Art

LiveScience | Megan Gannon | Posted 08.15.2013 | Science

On the west side of Nevada's dried-up Winnemucca Lake, there are several limestone boulders with deep, ancient carvings; some resemble trees and leave...

PHOTOS: Where Architecture Meets Geology

Trippy | Posted 01.31.2013 | Travel

From a modern hotel in an ancient land to a centuries-old monastery, these attractions show what happens when ingenious peoples are stuck between a rock and a hard place.

PHOTOS: Castles Can Be Cliffhangers Too

Trippy | Posted 01.24.2013 | Travel

Time to take out the hiking boots.

The Eagle Rock Rock and Eagle Shop Takes Flight (PHOTOS)

Tanja M. Laden | Posted 07.29.2012 | Los Angeles
Tanja M. Laden


PHOTOS: Bizarre Boulders Around America

Posted 03.05.2012 | Travel

The following is an excerpt from the March issue of National Geographic magazine: The journeys of erratics, carried by glaciers during a successi...

Scientists: We Know Where Stonehenge Rocks Came From

Posted 12.19.2011 | Weird News

For the first time ever, scientists say they have determined the exact origins of some of the rocks that make up England's famous Stonehenge. By st...

Jason Linkins

Reporters Spent Day Two of N-Wordheadgate Searching West Texas For Racist Rock | Jason Linkins | Posted 12.04.2011 | Media

After the Washington Post N-Wordheadgate scoop this weekend the rest of the media wanted to add their own contribution. So, as you might expect, everyone within driving distance of Paint Creek, Texas, began the 2012 Primary Season's Quest To Find The Racist Rock!