Watch Scientists Torch a Satellite to Help Protect People From Space Debris
Burning up satellite parts in laboratories could help reduce the amount of space debris that impacts Earth.
Death By Reentry
Why Is China Burning Up Its Space Station in the Sky?
Tiangong-1 is on track to destroy itself during reentry within the next month.
Ex-Cons Remember Their Worst Jobs After Being Released from Prison
From a gig as a farm hand that involved fixing a cow's prolapsed vagina, to a job that involved picking up trash while walking through raw sewage.
How Prisoners Exaggerate and Bullshit About What They'll Do On the Outside
"Inmates tend to have many fruitless conversations. The average, hour-long prison conversation is like this: I lie for 20 minutes, you lie for 20 minutes, and for 20 minutes we discuss each other lies."
The Terrible, Real-Life Consequences of California’s Three-Strikes Law
Talking to the filmmakers behind a powerful new documentary about one of the most notorious criminal justice excesses in American history.
Lauren Lee White
What Federal Prisoners Are Saying About the 6,000 Inmates Getting Released This Fall
"Everyone in here is saying that only a black president would do something like this."
How a Woman Locked Up with Breast Cancer Became a Prison Activist
Sue Ellen Allen went to prison when she was 57 years old and emerged determined to improve conditions for every woman who goes to prison.
A Former Prison Gang 'Shot Caller' Describes His Troubles Rejoining Society
The adjustment patterns that many people find necessary to cope in a "correctional" setting contrast with the adjustment patterns that tend to produce success in society.
What It Feels Like to Be Released from Federal Prison After 25 Years
Even the air felt different.
How America's Criminal Justice System Traps Low-Level Offenders
I've seen firsthand how the system makes it difficult for jail inmates who have committed minor crimes to get out and stay out of a cell.
'Reentering Earth’s Atmosphere Is the Best Rollercoaster Ride of Your Life'
A GoPro view on what it’s like to reenter the Earth’s atmosphere.
NASA’s ‘Flying Saucer’ Mars Lander Splashes Down in the Pacific
With the exception of a parachute malfunction, the LDSD aced its second flight test.