The rise and fall of the six-day walking match, an exercise in endurance and sleep deprivation.
Before Wimbledon, the Masters, the World Series, and the Super Bowl, there was the Astley Belt Race, a six-day walking match that determined the world’s champion pedestrian. Read More
The inside story of Boston’s Deer Island Outfall Tunnel tragedy.
Lessons learned from a little-known construction accident, which threatened the completion of the world’s longest single-entrance tunnel, as well as a decade-long effort to clean up Boston Harbor. Read More
Kitty Genovese, 50 Years Later
The murder, the murderer, and how erroneous reporting by the New York Times inspired a sociological theory known as the Bystander Effect—aka Genovese Syndrome.
In “Kitty Genovese,” author Kevin Cook debunks the myth that “38 respectable, law-abiding citizens in Queens watched a killer stalk and stab a woman in three separate attacks in Kew Gardens.” Read More
Return to Dead Mountain
Did panic-inducing infrasound lead to the deaths of nine Russian hikers at Dyatlov Pass?
Donnie Eichar explains how Kármán vortex street might have created the conditions that led to tragedy on Russia’s Holatchahl mountain. Read More