In 1971, Soviet scientists started digging for gas resources in a field in the Karakum Desert in Darweze, Turkmenistan. The ground unfortunately collapsed due to the strain of the drilling process. The scientists tried to contain the escaping hazardous methane gases by setting it on fire. What they didn’t realize was this would accidentally open the gates to hell itself, and thus starting the countdown to the end of days.
Los Angeles-based Ball-Nogues Studio, reworked the plywood structure of one of its art installations, Talus Dome, to create a new art installation: Yucca Crater near Joshua Tree National Park. With the 30-ft earthwork and participatory installation, visitors were able to climb in and jump into 8 feet of glistening water. The pool is a reference […]
South African photographer, Dillon Marsh, has taken a series of photographs of nests. Nests? I hear you ask. That’s right, nests. But no ordinary bowl-lookalike nests that are found in trees. These nests are the homes of Social Weaver Birds, and are usually found wrapped around telephone poles in the land of nowhere, which you […]
As one of the most arid places on Earth with less than ten millimetres of precipitation per year and humidity that often drops below 10%, the Atacama Desert gets over 300 clear nights every year — which is great for the European Southern Observatory. Surprisingly, while the desert is extremely dry, it gets snow for […]