Read about collector Gustav Struve and the history of shrunken heads in the West.
Writer Mary Roach tries her head-shrinking techniques on a bobcat head.
Felix Baumgartner plans to jump out of a balloon gondola 23 miles above the earth, breaking the altitude record for skydiving and becoming the first free-falling human to reach the speed of sound....
Meteor showers have been letting me down for years, but this time I'm getting myself to the right dark place on a perfect night. Celestial bodies, it better be good.
There's a pipe-smoking ghost aboard the whaleship Morgan! Or maybe not. Either way, the high-tech hunt to catch this spook is a wicked blast.
Thirteen otherwise courageous writers reveal their deepest, darkest fears in our homage to the creepy, crawly, menacing world of phobias. Prepare to squirm.
Turn-offs: Leeches, bad stylistsand spoilsports who mock Team Playboy X-treme
Outside's Guide to the Ends of the Earth