Earthquake Threat in Yellowstone Region Bigger Than First Thought

In a new report that's sure to eventually set your Facebook feed all aflutter with fresh volcanically-charged paranoia, scientists say that the risk for damaging earthquakes in the Yellowstone region is greater than originally thought. » 8/20/14 3:07pm Yesterday 3:07pm

​Letters From the West: Of Tornadoes and Pedal Steel Guitars

When I was just a kid—long before the internet existed to either kill off old irrational fears in avalanches of pedantic data or germinate brand new ones in its' rich and fertile fields of bullshit—I had a morbid fear of tornadoes. » 8/18/14 2:11pm Monday 2:11pm

​Texas Man Facing Life in Prison for Batch of Pot Brownies

In the pantheon of things human beings do to alter their state of mind, enjoying a hash brownie honestly ranks somewhere around "standing up too quickly" in terms of the overall danger to society at large. » 8/08/14 4:20pm 8/08/14 4:20pm

Colorado Health Officials Warn Residents of "Rabbit Fever"

Health officials in Colorado are warning people to stay away from sick or dead rabbits over fears of "rabbit fever," a potentially life-threatening disease. In even more troubling news, there's apparently a need for official reminders not to play with sick or dead rabbits. » 8/07/14 1:37pm 8/07/14 1:37pm