Craig Childs: Correspondent From the Cataclysm

Craig Childs: Correspondent From the Cataclysm

Author Craig Childs is known for his attraction to remote landscapes, whether the Atacama Desert of Chile – one of the driest places on the planet; or the vast, whiteout desolation of a research station on Greenland’s ice sheets. He is a rugged and...
Living Among the “Methane Hot Spot”

Living Among the “Methane Hot Spot”

Durango, Colo. – A giant, concentrated plume of greenhouse gas hovers over the San Juan Basin region of the Four Corners. Scientists first noticed it 2009. It’s mostly comprised of methane gas and is centered over an area that includes the Colorado towns...
The Reincarnation of Os Mutantes

The Reincarnation of Os Mutantes

Tucson, Ariz. – Os Mutantes may be one of the best bands few people have heard of. They have a rich history but in another hemisphere. The band formed in Brazil in 1966, playing instruments they made themselves and fusing psychedelic rock with a style known as...
Making Mirrors

Making Mirrors

Tucson, Ariz. – A recipe for how to make a 8.4-meter telescope mirror: Ingredient: About 44,000 pounds of glass chunks. Instructions: Load all glass chunks into 27-foot diameter mold. Place mold in giant spinning oven and set for 5 revolutions-per-minute. Cook...
“The Kinds of Things He Believed, He Tried to Live…”

“The Kinds of Things He Believed, He Tried to Live…”

Tucson, Ariz. – Longtime Tucsonans remember the area as Prison Camp. From 1939 to 1973, it was the Catalina Federal Prison Camp. The inmates who built the Catalina Highway were the original occupants. Conscientious objectors were also housed there during WW II....

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