Manjit Singh

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Glacier National Park Prepares for Ice-Free Future

<b>Text and photos by Allie Goldstein and Kirsten Howard</b><p>Our hike up to Grinnell Glacier in Glacier National Park winds through alpine meadows, along the edge of ice-cut cliffs, up a waterfall staircase, and around a stubborn ram. The views are breathtaking in the most literal sense of that word.<p>The …

One-Way Ticket to Mars Attracts Global Attention

<b>There appears to be no shortage of wannabe planetary colonists willing to live—and possibly die on Mars.</b><p>Mars One—a controversial project that aims to send humans on a one-way trip to the Red Planet by 2023—has garnered interest from 202,586 folks from more than 140 countries who sent in video …

Three Reasons I Love Traveling Alone

For me, the most frustrating part about traveling alone used to come at the end of the day, when I’d call my beau at home. “How was Machu Picchu? I saw your tweet and it looked incredible,” he’d say, eager for a full rundown. I would have absolutely loved it if he could have been there with me in …

Stunning Photos of NASA's Nighttime Moon Launch

Sky-watchers on the eastern coast of North America were treated to spectacular views of the late-night launch of NASA's LADEE moon mission.

Did a Comet Really Kill the Mammoths 12,900 Years Ago?

Did the planetary upheaval 12,900 years ago come from the heavens—or Earth?<p><b>Why did mammoths, mastodons, and other mega-beasts vanish from North America?</b><p>Was it because:<p>1) humans killed them;<p>2) they couldn't hack the climate after the Ice Age ended; or<p>3) an exploding comet ignited continent-wide …