| Oct 20, 2013
HALEAKALA, Hawaii — It's not getting any closer, I thought to myself, gazing at the 30-mile-wide mound of ancient lava in the distance. Nearly an hour into my ride I was pounding the pedals heading up the north slope of Maui's Haleakala, one of...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 8:50 AM
Doug Aitken’s roving, cross-country art show “Station to Station,” which is nearing the end of its three week journey, made a stop at Union Station Thursday night – and the event started with a snap.
Whip-cracker Chris Camp,...
| Oct 19, 2013
| 1:15 PM
The first snow of the season has fallen on the mountains where the 2014 Sochi Olympics take place early next year. It's only a dusting, but it's a welcome sight for organizers.
According to FIS, the international ski federation, a light storm hit the...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 6:00 AM
The morning after Station to Station’s desert happening in Barstow, project mastermind Doug Aitken looked a bit weary -- but blissfully so.
Over breakfast in a motel lobby -- a tad scruffy and sunburned from nearly three weeks on the rails leading...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 5:29 PM
A seamount in the northwestern Pacific Ocean may be the largest volcano on Earth, and could rival the largest in the solar system -- the mighty Olympus Mons on Mars -- according to oceanographers.
Tamu Massif, a well-known seamount off Japan, turns...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 7:30 AM
Few parks boast about their night sky as much as Great Basin National Park -- and with good cause. The park near the Nevada-Utah border is one of the darkest places in the country, which makes it an ideal place to see the Milky Way, stars, planets and...
| Jul 7, 2013
| 5:11 PM
Here are five things to know as the Tour de France enters an off day before resuming for the 10th stage Tuesday.
1. Try as you might: Chris Froome single-handedly quashed several attempts by rivals to wrest the overall race lead from him as the Tour...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 9:57 AM
A flower arrangement may soon dry out, but it can certainly leave a lasting impression. Archeologists have discovered what may be the oldest known floral grave lining at an ancient burial site in a cave in Israel, according to a study published in...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 5:30 AM
Antarctica’s Lake Vostok doesn’t seem like the most hospitable home on the planet for any kind of life. Trapped under a glacier 2.3 miles thick, it’s subject to extreme pressures, extreme cold, extreme heat (possibly from hydrothermal...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 12:58 PM
While climate scientists fret over the melting of Greenland’s ice sheet, a geographer using NASA data made it disappear, revealing a canyon as long as Arizona’s Grand Canyon, buried a mile below the ice.
At 460 miles long, the chasm bests...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 2:18 PM
Could it have snowed on Mars? Valley networks carved into slopes on the Red Planet may hint of snowmelt that ran down the sides of crater rims and tall mountain ridges, according to a study released by the journal Geophysical Research Letters.