Doing things at night is always a little more edgy, a little more scary, and a lot more fun. Doing things at night while lighting up entire forests in the Pacific Northwest and moonscapes in Utah in different colors is all of that night fun with a giant load of awesome added in. It looks like a completely different…
A thousand years ago, Gaelic monks sang and chanted inside Iceland’s vast series of caves. Recently, a group of folk singers made the trek inside one of these caves to test out the acoustics. Here’s what it sounded like.
There's something kind of awe-inspiring about standing in a huge cave, and seeing the vaulted ceilings rise up over you. Caves are amazing miracles of nature — but sometimes, the best caves are actually carved by people. Here are astonishing videos of some of the world's greatest human-built caves.
Peter Lik's "Phantom," seen above, was just purchased by a private collector for $6.5 million. The black and white image captures the caved interior of Arizona's Antelope Canyon and a dusty sun-spawned apparition that looks eerily human-like.
Sculptor Ra Paulette digs into sandstone walls in New Mexico, hand carving caves covered with shells, flowers, leaves, and abstract designs and transforming the natural features of the stone into otherworldly shrines.
Forget putting up four walls and a roof; these homes use the stony walls of natural and human-made caves to shelter their inhabitants from the storm. Check out these incredible rocky homes, from ancient cave dwelling to modern house, to the buildings that may have inspired J.R.R. Tolkien's Hobbiton.
Call it the Sarlacc Pit of the Late Miocene: A recent study by Spanish paleontologists has shown how a nasty cave entrance gobbled-up a disproportionate number of carnivores for an extended period over 9 million years ago.
Back in 1954, Jerome Bixby wrote a fantastic story called "The Holes Around Mars". It was all about the discovery of series of weird holes discovered in the surface of Mars, holes seemingly punched through rocks and hills and mountains. We wouldn't dream of spoiling the ending (you can read it here.) But it's become…
You don't need to be an eccentric billionaire or rugged survivalist to take up residence in a cave. All around the globe, living in an rocky recess is just a fact of life and can be way more homey than any manmade structure. Here are some real estate destinations to investigate should you attempt to cultivate that…
Swiftlet nests command a high price for the thick texture they give bird's nest soup. But how does one go about farming birds' nests? By building imposing concrete towers, of course.
These conical, seven-century-old caves in Kandovan, Iran are made of ancient volcanic ash. They're still occupied and open to tourists visiting northwestern Iran.
For years, scientists believed that the colorful deposits found in lava caves around the world were mineral deposits, but more recently they've discovered that the collections — ranging from blue-green drips to shimmering pink hexagons — are actually microbe poop.
In Tokyo, retail stores are turning into enormous metal caves. Here's one, installed by artist Kimihiko Okada on the ground floor of the Diesel store in Aoyama. Okada took a giant sheet of metal just millimeters thin and molded it into stalactite shapes. It looks like what you'd imagine nature might become 100 years…