Matthew Zampa

Mount St. Helens Photos Surface

Mount St. Helens erupted for the first time in 100 years just two months earlier, and when Tara Bowen woke up to a smoke signal over her Portland home and told her father to look out the window,...

Wyoming Rejects Science Standards

The founder of Wyoming's conservative political arm, Liberty Group, says the Next Generation Science Standards—adopted thus far by 11 states and the District of Columbia (which means those...

Aero Bikes Back on the Hour Track

Challengers can now ride their endurance competition bikes on the track (equipped with aerobars, disc wheels, and aero helmets) and have their record stand.

Sierra Nevadas on the Rise

GPS stations atop the Sierra Nevada and Coast Ranges revealed a steady rise—10 millimeters in the past seven years—of the mountains' peaks. A study published in Nature yesterday credits...

Snowbird Sold to Owners of Park City

The majority share of Snowbird Ski & Summer Resort in Utah sold yesterday to the Cumming family, owners of Powdr Corporation and whose family flag most notably flies on the northeast side of...

Freighter Runs Aground in Galapagos

An Ecuadorean freighter carrying 16,000 gallons of fuel ran aground in Shipwreck Bay off the coast—we're talking in terms of feet—of San Cristobal, Galapagos Islands, on Friday.

Putin-fied Plans for Lunar Base

Russian newspaper Izvestia obtained previously unreleased drafts of a Putin-fied program yesterday to colonize the moon in 2030.

Everest Climbers in Flight

It’s typically Western climbers who grab the spotlight when performing stunts on Mount Everest (see: Ogwyn, Joby). So it may be no surprise that when, in 2011, two Sherpas stood near Everest’s summit...

Birds Can't Find Their Way

Wavelength interference from electronics and AM radio stations disrupt the internal magnetic compasses of European migratory birds, a report published in Nature yesterday says.

Sunken "Ship of Gold" Still Leaks

A marine exploration company just signed an exclusive excavate-and-recover contract for the SS Central America (and the millions of dollars worth of gold on board).

Sober Up for Cinco de Mayo

On top of a global lime shortage, a proposed alcohol and salt cutback is bad news for all of our friends celebrating Cinco de Mayo hoy.

Solar Bikini Charges Smartphones

You compulsively check the new SnapChat at the beach—and your phone dies. Bummer, dudes, but for women looking to power their smartphones (and drop $500 to 1,500) without missing a watt of...

Ozone Report Released Stateside

Air pollutants took two major blows on both sides of the globe this week. On Tuesday, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of President Obama (and the Environmental Protection Agency) to regulate the...