Science: Home of Minuteman

If excitement and urgency showed on a map, one of the most conspicuous places in the U.S. this week would be an edge of northern Utah, hitherto noted chiefly for peaches, sheep and sugar beets. This unlikely region, in Box Elder County north of Great Salt Lake, is boiling with frantic activity. Strange lights glare in the night, making the mountains shine, and a grumbling roar rolls across the desert. By day enormous clouds of steam-white smoke billow up in a few seconds and drift over hills and valleys. Monstrous vehicles with curious...

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