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Centuries-old tools reveal how the Chikasha people fought off conquistadors
Hernando de Soto's expedition ultimately failed, but they left an almost literal trail of breadcrumbs in their wake.
A beginner’s guide to visiting national parks
Transportation tips, lodging advice, and other details you need to know.
James Cameron doesn’t think his deep-sea diving record was broken. So we investigated.
The argument boils down to how ocean depth is measured and whether the bottom of the Mariana Trench is “deadass flat.”
A U.S. adventurer just became the first to reach all of the world’s deepest spots
Five Deeps mission completes record-setting dives to the bottom of five oceans.
Inside Five Deeps’ record-setting quest to reach the bottom of each ocean
Adventurer Victor Vescovo hopes to change the landscape of exploration with his deep-sea submersible.
The increase in Everest deaths may have nothing to do with crowds or waiting
More people are climbing the mythical peak than ever before.
These simple navigating tools could save you when GPS can’t
A map and the tools you need to read it could get you home safe—no charging required.
How humanity learned to go farther (and get there faster)
Humanity's biggest milemarkers.
On board the canoe that proved ancient Polynesians could cross the Pacific
Excerpt: Sea People: The Puzzle of Polynesia
An inside look at the first solo trip to the deepest point of the Atlantic
To reach the bottom of all five oceans, this Texas businessman commissioned “the most significant vehicle since Apollo 11.”