Lauren Steele

California Is Drying Out and Burning Up

California is still feeling the heat despite recent destructive thunderstorms that caused floods and mudslides in southern parts of the state. Wildfires have broken out all over the state, and 99.8...

World's Fastest Shirtless Runner Stripped of Medal

French runner Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad won the European Championships 3,000-meter steeplechase for the third time Thursday. He also lost his championship title for the third time. Mekhissi-...

First-Ever Outdoor Symphony for Utah's Parks

When it comes to celebrating American grandeur, few things are grander than a full orchestra playing Dvorak against the backdrop of Zion Canyon—which is exactly what the Utah Symphony is doing...

Your Next House Will Float

If you've ever wanted to live on the water, literally, keep an eye on London's Royal Docks, where 15 acres of water might soon feature 50 custom-built residences for Londoners wanting not a...

Happy Birthday, Smokey!

Smokey Bear turns 70 on Saturday, August 9. And, no, he doesn’t want candles on his cake.

Turn Your Leftovers Into Cash

PareUp is an app that aims to stop food waste by connecting users with restaurants and grocers that have excess product that they can purchase before it is thrown out.

Squirrel Kicked Off Grand Canyon's Edge

In a video that went viral this week, a man can be seen kicking a squirrel off the edge of the Grand Canyon. Now authorities are looking for shirtless scoundrel.

Finally, Gluten-Free Means Something

Gluten free labels abound in grocery stores these days, but until recently there was no FDA-supported definition of what "gluten free" actually means. Starting today, all packaged foods...

The Banished Doping King Is Still Working

On July 10, 2012, Lance Armstrong’s Italian cycling coach Michele Ferrari was issued a lifetime sports ban for administering dope, possession, trafficking, and assisting athletes with illegal...

The Virtual-Reality Climbing Wall

Color-coding your climbing route on the training wall is so last millennium. That’s why two augmented reality researchers from Aalto University in Finland developed a laser projecting, movement...

Danny MacAskill Rides the Playboy Mansion

Danny MacAskill was stateside to promote his new video project, Epecuen, filmed in the abandoned Argentinian town of the same name and recently shown at Red Bull's North American headquarters. The...

Let Eddie Bauer Be Your Adventure Guide

Eddie Bauer doesn't just want to outfit you for the outdoors. Now the apparel and gear company wants to get you outdoors. The Eddie Bauer Adventure Guide, a free iPhone app, will be available in...

Lose Weight, Get Rich

People use all kinds of incentives to lose weight, but citizens of Dubai might just have the best one yet. The city's "Your Child in Gold" program gives participants one gram of gold for...

Nibali Wins the Tour de France

We have a winner. Vincenzo Nibali might have placed sixth on our list, but the Italian cyclist came in first at the 2014 Tour de France on Sunday.

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