Featured by Sarah Scoles
Once the Uranium Capital of the World, Moab, Utah, wants to unload its radioactive legacy
The nuclear era in the US scars landscapes across the country. Cleanup crews and outdoor lovers in Moab, Utah, are eyeing recovery.
UFO conspiracies can be more dangerous than you think
Hardcore UFO enthusiasts share troubling elements with other conspiracy communities.
This Colorado community fought to save its darkness—and all that relies on it to thrive
They found the dimmer switch.
On surviving—and leaving—prison during a pandemic
In Colorado, a woman released at the height of COVID-19 finds resilience.
A CIA spyplane crashed outside Area 51 a half-century ago. This explorer found it.
How urban explorers uncovered the site—and the memory—of a covert Cold War–era accident.
What happens when psychedelics make you see God
Drugs like ‘shrooms don’t just make people hallucinate. They can also help ease anxiety, depression, and other woes—but the effects may be even better when trips get spiritual.
These volunteers are filling in missing pieces of the world map, and helping humanity at the same time
The Wikimedia of cartography pulls data from satellites to calculate snow depths for skiers, assist emergency responders, and so much more.
The truth about Area 51 UFO sightings, according to a local expert
Decades of government secrecy have led to a rash of extraterrestrial reports in Nevada. Author Sarah Scoles set out to see for herself.
Hidden hearing loss is hitting people of all ages. Neuroscientists are still debating why.
Those affected can hear all right, but when it’s noisy, they can’t understand.
What astronaut diaries tell us about the perils of a mission to Mars
People will put up with a lot to achieve a first—but a researcher warns against a longer route to the Red Planet.