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  • Uncommon Places Down the wormhole

    Down the wormhole

    An obscure cave near Steamboat Springs, Colo., contains rare hydrogen sulfide-consuming worms that might hold a key to extraterrestrial life forms.

  • Uncommon Places Erratic behavior

    Erratic behavior

    The Mojave Desert's Giant Rock has long been home to UFO buffs and wild parties, but nowadays it’s fallen victim to graffiti and litterbugs.

  • Uncommon Places Water across the Divide

    Water across the Divide

    In 2003, Colorado's Grand Ditch was breached, causing flood damage to the Upper Colorado River and to Rocky Mountain National Park.

  • Uncommon Places Science under glass

    Science under glass

    Researchers are using Arizona’s Biosphere 2 to study how plant communities affect the movement of water.

  • Uncommon Places Dust to dust

    Dust to dust

    The western Colorado town of Uravan no longer exists, but its history of radium and uranium mining lives on.

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