Mars has long served as inspiration for some of the world's best science fiction. Countless tales of martians — typically hostile green beings bent on conquering Earth — pervade our collective pop culture.
Viewed from Interstate 5 during the work week, CenturyLink Field smiles at traffic, offering little hint of its sound and fury. It appears in mid-bloom: white, arched canopies perched over the open-air palace.
Vail ski resort knew that avalanche danger was high enough in 2012 that it should have closed a trail gate, a judge has ruled, and now the ski resort could have to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars to the parents of a 13-year-old skier who died on the run.