The Antarctic Treaty of 1959 prohibited nations from making new land claims on the continent. But it never mentioned claims from private individuals.
The $21.5-billion project could involve tunneling hundreds of feet under Lake Geneva.
Economics and religion help to explain the gap.
No shots fired. No flags raised. And no dry land gained. Still, the U.S. effectively grew by the size of about two Californias in December.
London’s busiest airport seems to be rebounding well from the pandemic — but Istanbul has better prospects in the long run.
Fantasy, meet statistics: The census comes to Middle-earth!
A basement renovation project led to the archaeological discovery of a lifetime: the Derinkuyu Underground City, which housed 20,000 people.
In a remarkably similar way, conspiracy theories around the world cast doubt on the existence of real places.
Thanks to protocols established centuries ago in Europe, world leaders no longer need to worry about having their heads bashed with an axe.
Scientists don't understand why the correlation exists.
According to the CDC, 50 countries worldwide have drinkable tap water. But look closer, and the picture is more nuanced.
Seventy-five years after the anomaly's discovery, scientists have finally figured out why sea levels are so much lower here.
Legally smoking joints in city centers will require alertness and a keen sense of orientation — two things stoners are not known for.
Though over three billion people speak an Indo-European language, researchers are not sure where the language family originated.
Sweet, bitter, salty, sour. These are the four basic tastes we were taught in grade school. But there is a fifth: umami. And it's everywhere.
To this day, one cult believes that Lemuria was real, and that its people left us the sacred wisdom to revive their advanced civilization.
The history of cartography might have been very different if the Latin version of Muhammad al-Idrisi's atlas had survived instead of the Arabic one.
The richness and variety of America’s food landscape, in a buffet of maps.
Research suggests there's truth to regional stereotypes in the U.S. — with some caveats.
Get ready for the most peculiar road trip that will help you understand the vastness and emptiness of the solar system — and Sweden.
When you turn a map of East Asia upside down, Beijing’s geographic constraints and regional ambitions become much clearer.
For better and worse, the Columbian Exchange plugged the Americas into the global system — and there was no going back.
Is the vast "Khan Khentii Strictly Protected Area" the final resting place of Genghis Khan?