Devon O'Neil

Parks Are People Too

A movement to imbue land, rivers, and entire ecosystems with legal personhood status is gaining ground in the U.S.

Luke Aikins' 25,000-Foot, Record-Setting Freefall

On July 30 at approximately 5:45 p.m. local time, Hollywood stuntman and skydiving luminary Luke Aikins jumped out of a Cessna Grand Caravan airplane 25,000 feet above Simi Valley, California. It was...

Hell on Two Wheels Is Howard Grotts

Howard Grotts is the best American mountain biker in a generation. But he's had to overcome heartbreaking tragedy to reach his pinnacle.

“Fodar:” The Future of Maps

The next evolution of topographic maps will be 3-D interactives that show how rivers change and landscapes erode with centimeter precision.

Adventure Athletes Are the New Diplomats

For the past 15 years the U.S. has been tapping pro baseball and basketball players as diplomatic envoys to Muslim nations. But now, with Dean Karnazes, we’ve begun sending adventure athletes abroad...

First American Woman Summits Everest Without Oxygen

Melissa Arnot became the first American woman to summit Everest without supplemental oxygen Monday, climbing the 29,035-foot peak’s northeast ridge from Tibet. It marked the sixth Everest summit for...


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