From cougars to stalkers to falls down deep canyons, America’s 640 million acres of public land offer countless ways to disappear. The 1,600 people who already have is only an estimate, since no reliable system exists to track their numbers and cases, or to find them.
The world’s greatest dog sanctuary is on a small farm in Costa Rica, where hundreds of canines run wild over the land—eating huge piles of food and slobbering happily on Lya Battle and her small band of dedicated volunteers.
A profile of Kathy Burek, a veterinary pathologist who performs necropsies on animals (whales, sea otters, polar bears) that mysteriously turn up dead in Alaska.
In 1985, Eastern Air Lines Flight 980 crashed into the side of a 21,112-foot mountain in Bolivia. No bodies were recovered at the crash site, and the plane’s black box was never found. More than 30 years later, two friends from Boston organized an expedition to figure out what happened.
Team Rubicon breaks rules to put veterans to work and assist people in need. Is this the facelift the aid industry needs?
Jason Motlagh joins US-bound migrants as they traverse the guerilla-ruled area around the Colombia-Panama border.
When two Washington State cowboys went to Northern California in 1967 in search of the mythical Bigfoot, they shot some of the most scrutinized film in cryptozoology history, and created their own myth. This is the story of one of the gods in Bigfoot-hunting, “the original seer: the man who witnessed the unthinkable, who lived to tell the tale, and who has been harassed for what he swore was real.”
Lhakpa Sherpa has climbed Everest more than any other woman, but few people know her name. Part of the reason has been the media’s legacy of diminishing the accomplishments of Sherpa climbers, but also: “since 2004, she has been too frightened to speak to reporters.” That’s the year she says she was assaulted by her ex-husband, Everest summiter George Dijmarescu.
A veteran mountain guide reconsiders his life’s work on Mount Everest after years of witnessing the tragic loss of everyone from outfitters and Sherpas to would-be climbers.
The massive Egyptian city from Cecil B. DeMille’s ‘The Ten Commandments’ was Hollywood’s biggest ever set when it was built in the 1920s, and then it was buried in the sands of the California Coast.