They track airfares so you don't have to.
Alpental Ski Resort
An hour east of Seattle, Alpental boasts 300 acres of mostly vertical indulgence.
See towering waves of ice as if frozen in time.
The Zapp family spent the last 22 years driving across five continents, 102 countries, dodging plagues and geopolitical unrest, in effort to feed their wanderlust. AFP.
Avocados growing menace for chefs. Refinery29 explains.
Surprisingly affordable accommodations on the Monterey Peninsula adjacent to Asilomar State Beach.
Big Bang Theory
New quantum equation holds universe has always existed.
Washington leads the states with 537 "credible" Bigfoot sightings. Department of Transportation image would make it 538. Ed Mazza with the tally for HuffPost.
Drive a diesel, save the planet.
An hour southeast of Seattle lies the historic mining town of Black Diamond.
Black Hole Selfie
The Event Horizon Telescope - an array of eight radio telescopes around the globe - captures first-ever telescopic image of black hole, and it's a monster. Corey S. Powell for MACH.
An hour ferry ride from Seattle lies Bremerton and the Puget Sound Navy Museum.
Volcanic island devours neighbor. Megan Gannon for Live Science.
Things to do and see when visiting the resort community of Chelan, Washington.
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Featuring works of renowned glass artist Dale Chihuly, Seattle's Chihuly Garden and Glass retrospective is out of this world.
Time-lapse video catches volcanic peak as it blows its top. Michael Walsh for Yahoo News.
Coronal Mass Ejection
The nice folks at Just Explain It shed some light on solar storms
Astronomers discover new moon orbiting Earth, unusual, but not rare. Professor David Rothery spells it out for The Conversation.
Cosmic Distance Record
Once upon a time, in a galaxy far, far away . . . Mary Bowerman explains Hubble's historic feat for USA Today.
Mysterious fast radio bursts (FRBs) may be connected to alien travel, at least in theory. Mike Wall for SPACE.com.
How to make sure you don't miss out on your share of the consolation money. IRS.