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The Frozen, Stoic Existence Of A Wildlife Photographer

For most of us, an adventure is a voyage to a new dim sum place, or going for that double <i>macchiato</i> for a change. But for Asgeir Helgestad, adventure is just another day at the office. It helps that his office consists of the mountains of Norway.<p>In this beautiful artist portrait, we get a peek …

The Rise of the Tick

I’m tailing a Ford pickup truck along the eastern bank of the Connecticut River. When we reach a sign for Lord Creek Farm, the pickup turns off the road and I follow up a dusty driveway. We park in the shadow of an enormous red horse barn, next to paddocks full of jump gates, where riding lessons …

My Son and the Bear

It was just coming light on an early spring morning when my ten-year-old son James and I set out to find Butch Cassidy’s cabin up the East Fork of the Wind River in Wyoming. When Butch owned a ranch in nearby Dubois, he built the hideout in Alkali Basin, a high valley in the mountains above our own …

These biologists created a gorgeous film about African glaciers

<i>Chasing Ice</i> launched a new sub-genre of horror films: Watch big beautiful glaciers melt. OK, that might not sound as date-night friendly as a slasher …

Graduate School

The Overprotected Kid

A preoccupation with safety has stripped childhood of independence, risk taking, and discovery—without making it safer. A new kind of playground points to a better solution.<p>A trio of boys tramps alongthe length of a wooden fence, back and forth, shouting like carnival barkers. “The Land! It opens …