Utah lawmakers are prepared to strap condemned criminals to this horrible chair and shoot them if they need to. They've just approved a bill that would allow the state to execute people by firing squad if there's a shortage of lethal injection chemicals needed to kill people the socially acceptable way.
A few weeks ago, we looked at a photo essay on Mir Mine, a nearly mile-wide mine in Eastern Siberia that's one of the largest man-made holes on Earth's surface. It made us wonder: Where the largest hole ever made by humans? As it turns out, it's right here in the United States.
Next time you're flying over Moab, Utah—okay, maybe the next time you're checking out Google Maps—look over to see this lake of unnatural shape and color. You can't miss it; it's the electric blue smudge in an ocean of brown rock.
Are you happy now, Park City? After a planned addition to the Kimball Art Center sparked public outrage over the design—an awesome, spiraling log cabin from space—the architects behind the proposal, Bjarke Ingels Group, have unveiled an austere new design.
Utah is an outstandingly beautiful monumental state, with some of the most incredible landscapes I've ever seen in my life. Monument Valley, the Valley of the Gods, Bryce Canyon, Zion, Capitol Reef, and of course Arches and Canyonlands, which you can see in this timelapse.
While reading Sarah Murray's excellent book, Making An Exit—a global travelogue that explores rituals of dying around the world—I learned that you can actually be mummified by a private company in Utah. They're called Summum, they're based in Salt Lake City, and their process is patented. It involves rubber.
Google Fiber—which for most of us is an idea better than any dream we've ever had—is expanding. After blessing Kansas City with superlightspeed Internet, it's moving on to Austin, Texas and Provo, Utah. Chances are you probably don't live there. Chances are you might have not even heard of Provo. Chances are you're…
A U.S. Forest Service Officer on foot patrol along a popular trail in Utah made a shocking discovery last week. A couple of crazy men rigged the entrances to a rudimentary shelter with booby traps. People could have died.
Utah's Transportation Authority is tired of scraping pedestrians off the sides of its trains, deposited there on account of the person's "distracted walking." So, the UTA is taking the only logical step—imposing fines!
Sure, I know that human slingshots aren't exactly new but not new doesn't mean they're not fun. In fact, like this video proves, if you get a group of friends together with a few helmet cams, video cameras, an ATV and a human slingshot, you'll have the time of your freaking life.
We were all amazed when we saw the real life Up House that could fly with balloons. I might be more amazed at this Up House though, it's an exact replica of the one Carl and Ellie lived in. Exact.
I can't imagine ever using more than 25 pennies to pay for anything. All that copper and insignificant value, who really cares! Apparently, Jason West. He paid for a medical bill with 2,500 pennies. Too bad he got a ticket for that.
Over a hundred firefighters are currently battling a blaze in Herriman, Utah, one which has already scorched 3,500 acres and displaced 1,500 families. It was started yesterday by the Utah National Guard's machine gun practice.
In a recent study, researchers at the University of Utah successfully translated brainwaves into words, a huge breakthrough that could eventually give paralyzed patients a new way to communicate.
I know that Twitter is becoming part of everyone's lives, but Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff may be taking it way too far by announcing executions in real time. Three tweets about Ronnie Lee Gardner's execution by firing squad:
If you were hanging out outside in Utah on Wednesday night, chances are good that you witnessed a pretty rare astronomic event: a friggin' huge meteor that lit up the entire sky.
The Senate may be trying to pass a federal ban on texting while driving, but Utah recently passed a much stronger bill: It views the act is inherently reckless and punishes it as harshly as drunk driving.