Cara Giaimo, Atlas Obscura

Cara Giaimo

Atlas Obscura

Brooklyn, NY, United States

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Recent:
  • Unknown
Past:
  • Atlas Obscura
  • CityLab
  • Slate
  • PBS

Past articles by Cara:

Non-Human Mammals Love the Suburbs, Too

A new study suggests they're learning to live in the urban sprawl. → Read More

Voting Is Open for the U.K.'s Tree of the Year

Candidates include a tunnel made of yews, the flaky-barked "Filo Tree," and a hawthorn planted on a giant's grave. → Read More

For Sale: The First Book Printed in Antarctica

It's filled with funny accounts from Ernest Shackleton's Nimrod expedition. → Read More

After Five Years of Living in Trees, a Protest Community Is Being Evicted

They've been trying to stop coal mining in Germany's Hambach Forest. → Read More

What Happens When Your Country's Tallest Mountain Peak Shrinks?

The southern summit of Kebnekaise was the highest point in Sweden. Then it melted. → Read More

The World's First War Submarine Was Made of Wood, Tar, and a Bit of Metal

Underwater combat dates back to the American Revolution. → Read More

The Murky Future of America's Lakes

Where have all the blue lakes gone? → Read More

The Cowboy Cartographer Who Loved California

Jo Mora poured the state's whole history—and his own life—into his incredibly detailed, whimsical maps. → Read More

The Marvelous Manholes of Massachusetts

An afternoon with Daniel Fireside, one of the Boston area's most dedicated drainspotters. → Read More

A Giant Speaker in Taiwan Is About to Switch on Again

Beishan Broadcast Station, which once blasted propaganda across the ocean, has found another purpose. → Read More

Why These Grizzly-Loving Women Entered a Lottery to Hunt Grizzlies

Inside the environmental protest sweeping Wyoming. → Read More

World Champion Squirrel Cook-Off

An ardent celebration of a humble source of protein. → Read More

What Is Walden Pond?

Its cultural meaning may be calcified—but off the page, it's changing fast. → Read More

All the Bizarre Things Our Readers Have Found on the Beach

Functional light bulbs, messages from the dead, and lots and lots of dentures. → Read More

How to Make a Robot Move, Using Popcorn

The future is now and it’s happening, appropriately, at Cornell University. → Read More

Glamour Shots of Reptiles, Brought to You by Science

"All right Mr. Herpetologist, I'm ready for my close-up." → Read More

Is Dr. Seuss's Lorax Real?

New research suggests the creature is based on a particular monkey that the writer encountered in Kenya. → Read More

The Only Mammals Reckless Enough to Eat Hot Peppers Are Humans and Tree Shrews

These little guys would share a bag of Takis with you. → Read More

Found: Ancient 'Ghost Dunes' on Mars

There might be surprises inside. → Read More

Found: The First Color Made By a Living Thing

It's 1.1 billion years old, and it's bright pink. → Read More