Ricky John Best was one of two men who died at the hands of a white supremacist on a Portland train last week. Best intervened when he saw the terrorist, 35-year-old Jeremy Christian, shouting hateful things at Muslim teen girls on the train. But Best suffered another indignity after being stabbed to death by the …
Some poor beleaguered souls working at a 7-Eleven in Oregon were just trying to serve up some Big Gulps and hot dogs when their microwave suddenly exploded. They called the cops, and when the proper authorities checked out the situation, they didn’t find a bomb. Instead, they say it contained a urine sample.
Driver Simon Li was in the right place, at the right time, for his vehicle’s dashcam to capture what looks like a terrifying and deadly crash of a Piper PA32 single-engine airplane. But it turns out both the plane’s pilot and passenger were able to climb out of the plane’s wreckage and walk away afterwards, with no…
Hot damn, the state of Oregon is beautiful. Like, maybe the most beautiful state in this country beautiful. Like, you should probably go to Oregon when you need some sort of adventure or guidance in life beautiful. This video from Michael Shainblum shows the natural wonders of it all: the gorgeous green, the mirrored…
This week, an emergency room in the Pacific Northwest was briefly quarantined after five people—including two police officers and a hospital worker—experienced mysterious hallucinations from an unidentified illness believed to be spread by touch.
The internet is a big place. There’s so much to read and watch and listen to that it can be overwhelming. We all have those stories that we start, get distracted for one reason or another, and promise ourselves we’ll finish later. Well, if any of those stories were on Paleofuture, here’s your second chance!
On these small islands, spindly rock formations are the only hints of the dark magic that transformed the original ships into monuments to angering the local mages.
The small fishing village of Astoria, Oregon, tried to scare off a pesky sea lion colony with a large fake mechanical orca. It was a cunning scheme, one that pitted the sly artifice of man against whatever it is sea lions have. But alas—nature won.
Wow, here's an absolutely stunning picture of a waterfall in Silver Falls, Oregon taken by photographer Jarred Decker. Only at first glance the picture doesn't even look like a shot of a waterfall. It looks more like you're peering into the soul of Godzilla.
I've never been to Portland, but I've seen the airport's carpet a million times. If you asked me to draw a picture of the delightfully geometric 80s design, I could probably do it with my eyes closed. How, you wonder? Hipsters. That's how.
When Oregon was granted statehood in 1859, it was the only state in the Union admitted with a constitution that forbade black people from living, working, or owning property there. It was illegal for black people even to move to the state until 1926. Oregon’s founding is part of the forgotten history of racism in the…
Before I was born, my mom lived in a treehouse in the Smoky Mountains and had a pet goat with one ear. His name was Van Goat. This was the late 70s, and even then, it was a unique lifestyle. But my how treehouse culture has evolved.
OR7, the wolf who journeyed from northeast Oregon to California, found a mate and has just sired these three puppies. They're the first born anywhere near California in at least 100 years and these are the first pictures of them.
Wooden gadget accessories appeal to a certain kind of dweebus—I am that dweebus. And Oregon's Grove has been among the best for years. Now they're making iPad cases. Are they worth it?
In this week's round-up of landscape reads, we've got sacred grounds, coffee grounds, and camping grounds.
In a warehouse at the Oregon State Hospital (originally called the Oregon State Insane Asylum) contains an unusual library, one comprised not of books, but of copper canisters of unclaimed human remains. Photographer David Maisel has photographed what is left of the deteriorating portions of the asylum, as well as the…
Oregon wants to make brewer's yeast its official state microbe. Also known as Saccharomyces cerevisiae, the unicellular organism is perhaps best known for its use in brewing beer. This, of course, begs the question: what would your official state microbe be?