This is a barren time in the sports calendar. We are in a desolate trough between the international intrigue of the Olympics and the drama and nonsense of football season. I’m goddamn bored. Coincidentally, the National Parks Service turns 100 years old today. Unlike late August, the National Parks are good, and as…
The US National Park Service was founded 100 years ago today, at a time when less than 35 percent of Americans had electricity at home. But as the years go by, more and more visitors to the parks are demanding access to technology, including ubiquitous cellphone and wi-fi access. And we’ve got the complaints to prove…
I like to imagine this bear thinks it’s opening the office refrigerator. “Leftover dad, eh. Mmm, hey, anybody’s name on those screaming kids in the back?”
Taking selfies with wild animals is utterly moronic, and yet that fact isn’t dissuading Yellowstone tourists from trying to snap smiling vacation photos alongside bison. On Tuesday, a 43-year-old Mississippian woman attempting this misguided stunt was charged by the angry animal and tossed in the air before escaping.
A calf moves with a herd of bison in Lamar Valley, Yellowstone National Park.
It turns out that the video of black bears chasing tourists in Yellowstone National Park is less a case of a protective mother and her cubs and more a case of a frightened bear trying to get away from gawking tourists who trapped them.
You know about the potentially world-ending Supervolcano hiding under Yellowstone, right? Well, scientists just discovered a second magma chamber containing an additional 46,000 cubic kilometers of molten rock. Did we mention it’s “overdue” for eruption?
Geophysicists have discovered a second, even more massive magma reservoir feeding the Yellowstone supervolcano, providing researchers with the most comprehensive picture yet of the volcanic system beneath the park.
Taken just a few days after the official start of spring, this photo of the Porcelain Basin Hot Springs (named after the milky white mineral deposit) almost looks like the national park is steaming off winter in favor of spring.
Decades ago, the Morning Glory pool at Yellowstone National Park was a gorgeous deep blue. But because tourists have thrown coins, rocks, and trash into it for years, the spring has now turned into a sickly yellowish green. Now, a new optics study is shedding light on the pool's unfortunate change of color.
Because every time there's a new viral Bigfoot video, we can't stop ourselves from watching it, skepticism be damned. This one, at least, contains some lovely views of Yellowstone National Park, where the geysers are majestic and the buffalo roam ... and maybe Sasquatch (keep your eyes on the trees) do, too.
The Fountain Paint Pots in Yellowstone National Park are named for the colorful muds produced by the oxidizing iron in the mud, the natural result of hot springs. In November 2014, a light dusting of snow both revealed the topography of the area and made the steam rising from the ground clear and eerie.
Montana's Yellowstone hosts America's largest herd of bison, and one of the only remaining wild populations left. But now some of their almost 5,000-strong herd is ready to be adopted out.
Rising 7,000 feet above the town of Jackson Hole in Wyoming, the Teton Mountain Range, while only about 40 miles long, is a dramatic sight. Standing out among the peaks is Grand Teton, towering at 13,770 feet. I set out with five friends in an attempt to free solo it.
Someone, somewhere, decided that Yellowstone was in a period of unusually high geologic activity and facing major road closures and evacuations, and therefore was in danger of imminent eruption. This is all so ridiculously untrue, I hesitate to even use the "debunkery" tag because it's hard to believe it needs…
If you're going to roundly ignore the ban on drones in America's national parks, then indeed you deserve to lose your toy in the murky, 160-degree depths of a hot spring. This past weekend, a tourist crashed a drone right into Yellowstone's iconic Grand Prismatic Spring.
In this week's Landscape Reads, we learn all about Yellowstone's "Zone of Death," the bitter rivalry of pallet companies (yes, pallet companies), the ultimate cause behind Alaska's Funny River fire, and more.
The cast and crew of Transcendence talk the science of their dowloaded-brain movie. There are wild rumors from the set of Christopher Nolan's Interstellar. And Agents of SHIELD is still reeling from last week's revelations. Plus, news about what new shows we'll be seeing in the fall. Spoilers now!