The Biggest Organism on Earth Is Dying, and It’s Our Fault

The heaviest organism on Earth isn’t a whale or an elephant. It’s a tree – or rather, a system of over 40,000 clonal trees, all connected by their roots. Pando, a 13 million pound organism in central Utah, is believed to have sprouted toward the end of the last Ice Age. Read More >>

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Top Gear Is Still Better Than The Grand Tour, But Risks Making The Same Mistakes As Its Rival

When the BBC sacked decided not to renew the contract of Jeremy Clarkson, and when Clarkson responded by doing pretty much the same old show but on Amazon’s Prime Video platform, the events created what scientists call a “natural experiment”. Read More >>

US State Utah Passes Bonkers Anti-Porn Bill

It’s a bad time to be single in Utah. The state has announced plans to crack down on porn, in a move Republican (obviously) governor Gary Herbert has described as a way to “protect our families and our young people.” Read More >>

This Image of the NSA’s Data Centre Was Taken From the EFF’s Blimp

At the end of June, a coalition led by the Electronic Frontier Foundation trolled the NSA by air, hiring a huge blimp to hover over the agency's new data centre in Utah. Now, the EFF has released a huge image of the high-security centre. It's both banal and terrifying. Read More >>

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Why There’s an Electric Blue Lake in the Middle of the Utah Desert

If you ever find yourself 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 colour. You can't miss it; it's the electric blue smudge in an ocean of brown rock. Read More >>

Homicidal Lunatics Busted Rigging a Popular Trail With Deadly Medieval Booby Traps

A U.S. Forest Service Officer on foot patrol along a popular trail in Utah made a shocking discovery over the weekend. A couple of crazy men rigged the entrances to a rudimentary shelter with booby traps. People could have died. Read More >>

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Human Slingshots Are Probably the Most Fun You Can Have on Land

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. Read More >>