Matthew Zampa

Mount St. Helens Photos Surface

On May 18, 1980, 11-year-old Tara Bowen woke up to ash rising over her Portland home and told her father to look out the window. Richard, a retired geologist and photographer, reached for the phone... Read More

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... Read More

Aero Bikes Back on the Hour Track

Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI), the governing body of professional cycling, announced changes this morning to the hour record—how far can you ride in an hour—considered the sport's... Read More

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... Read More

Bulldogs Take on Black Bear

Barking bulldogs are a fairly reliable defense against backyard invaders. Case in point: A New Hampshire farmer's two bulldogs took on a black... Read More

Snowbird Sold to Owners of Park City

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

Freighter Runs Aground in Galapagos

An Ecuadorean freighter carrying 16,000 gallons of fuel ran aground in Shipwreck Bay on the coast of San Cristobal, Galapagos Islands, on Friday. "For the moment," the freighter* does not pose a... Read More

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. Among contributors to the 16-year plan to place a permanent... Read More

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...

Birds Can't Find Their Way

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

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). Zeus, Odyssey Marine... Read More

Sober Up for Cinco de Mayo

The first study to look at the effects of reducing global risk factors for noncommunicable diseases—cardiovascular, chronic respiratory, cancer, and diabetes—was published in the Lancet... Read More

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... Read More

Topless Woman Dances with 12,000 Bees

Portland beekeeper Sara Mapelli doesn't wear the traditional beekeeper's uniform. Instead, she wears, well, nothing. Or maybe more accurately, she wears a "bee blouse"—her naked torso and... Read More

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... Read More