Nick Davidson

Lumos Smart Bike Helmet

Biking with cars is dangerous, but Lumos, founded by a pair of cyclist-engineers, is bent on reducing the risk.

How to Make Your Bike Theft-Proof

Bike thieves (damn them!) steal somewhere between 800,000 and 2 million rides every year, and those numbers continue to grow as bike commuting gains popularity.

How Dangerous is Heat Stroke?

On average, nearly 700 people die each year from extreme heat. It's the most serious threat to your outdoor summer workout, but heat stroke doesn't have to kill you if you're careful.

Essential Road Trip Wisdom

A good road trip involves a certain amount of improvisation. But the best ones require the right strategy and a few essentials. These eight pieces of advice will start you on the right path.

America’s Best Car-Touring Roads

Long stretches of open road through some of the most beautiful areas of the country, peppered with wildlife sightings, adventurous detours, and good brews—it's so much more than getting from Point A...

The On-The-Go Camp Food Showdown

For campers and backpackers looking to find the best in pre-prepared backcountry meals, Good To-Go is the new contender in town.

How Safe is Nuclear Waste?

Recent nuclear power plant leaks haven't been as extreme as Chernobyl, but they're still scary. So when should you keep calm and when should you run for the hills?

How Do Birds Find Their Way Back Home in the Spring?

Humans have noted the phenomenon of avian migration for several thousand years and produced some misguided explanations for a bird's return home come spring—Aristotle hypothesized that redstarts...

Can an Otter Take Down a Human?

Recent news of a rogue otter devouring an alligator in Florida's Lake Woodruff National Wildlife Refuge has people reevaluating the nominal clown of the waterways' prowess. So what do the experts say?

Will a Taser Work on a Cougar?

In short, yes. And, maybe, no. Tasers can be an effective method of non-lethal defense against cougars, ignoring other vital factors. But we’ll get to that. Before you head into the backcountry...

The Top 10 New Zealand Beaches

New Zealand has more than 9,000 miles of coast and hundreds of pristine beaches. From jagged, rocky shores to hidden black and white sands, turquoise lagoons to tumultuous surf, seaside natural hot...

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