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A Cave Kingpin Is Buying Up America’s Underground. What’s His Plan?

John Ackerman has spent millions procuring a majority of the known caves in Minnesota, which add up to dozens of miles of underground passageways and likely make him the largest cave owner in the U.S. He collects and charts them in the name of preservation, but his controversial methods have created many opponents.

Matthew Sherrill
Jun 17, 2020

Why Prizes and Recognition Are Overrated

A lot of people get recognition because they do groundbreaking, brilliant, and deserving work, work that rises to the top through merit alone. But there are other groundbreaking, brilliant people who don’t always get recognition.

Blair Braverman
Jun 13, 2020
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