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September 1, 2013: Speed Hiking From Mexico to Canada, Coming Face to Face With a Grizzly and More

This week, we set a speed record walking from Mexico to Canada, pack bear spray in the event that we encounter a bear, dog or family member who gets out of line, and cycle across the United States in just 42 days.

NASA’s Dharma Initiative “Swan Station?”

All that is missing is the computer, the beeping, and a prompt to enter the code 4, 8, 15, 16, 23, 42. The dome-shaped survival room deep under Launch Pad 39A at Kennedy Space Center in Florida has been abandoned for over 40 years and now NASA is letting folks take a look.

Long Lost Soviet Rover Found on the Moon

It might not be in the stars for humans to return to the moon anytime soon. But NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, launched last year in part to scout locations for a moon base, is proving that there’s still plenty it can do in the name of space exploration. High-resolution LRO images have helped researchers track…