Laurence Gonzales, author of “Flight 232,” looks back at the cause of the crash, and how the accident led to advances in disaster response.
Twenty-five years ago this month, United Airlines Flight 232—scheduled from Denver to Philadelphia via Chicago—crash-landed at Sioux Gateway Airport in Sioux City, Iowa, killing 112 people. The outcome could have been worse. Read More
Botched executions and the future of America’s death penalty.
Botched executions are up since 1980, suggesting that technology has failed to make the process more reliable and humane. Read More
The Walking Dead
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
Trapped Under the Sea
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