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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.
How to start a conspiracy theory
We created a flow chart to show the many paths—and potential pitfalls—to making someone’s obscure idea infamous.
‘The X-Files’ Top Five Alien Episodes
Even after nine seasons, we never got tired of believing
CIA Kept Area 51 Secret Because Rumors Cooler Than Reality
A spy plane, an intelligence agency, and the magical logic of conspiracy theories all made an American legend.
How I Survived A Trip Inside A Military Aviation-Testing Plant To Film ‘Top Secret’
Popular Science's editor-in-chief stars in a new National Geographic show.
Does Santa Have a New Sled? Is Rudy Juicing?
Reports out of NORAD that Santa is altering this year’s route around the world raise suspicions
Sciene Travel Guide
Black Projects, Dark Skies, Aliens and Barbeque