Eric Brown

Eric Brown

Author's Bio

Eric Brown (@ericrennerbrown) is an online editorial intern at Outside. He's a senior at Northwestern University, where he studies magazine journalism and American history. Before coming to Santa Fe, Eric did time at Sierra magazine and the Santa Cruz Sentinel. He's always happy to hit the trails and jams a mean rendition of the Grateful Dead's "Deal" on guitar.

Why Running Makes You Live Longer

Next time you're lacing up your shoes for a long run, consider this: Those extra miles might be for naught. New research published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology suggests that...

Are Helmet Laws Sexist?

A 54-year-old Australian woman is making headlines after fighting a modest fine she incurred while riding her bike without a helmet. The reason? The woman, Sue Abbott, says compulsory helmet laws are...

Hey, Apple, We Love You, Too

As we watched the livestream from Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference keynote Monday, we realized our interest in Apple might not be one-way.

No, the Grand Canyon Skywalk Isn't Going to Fall

Three panes of glass separate you from a 1,000-foot fall. And they start cracking, which is what happened to Willis Tower visitors Wednesday. Terrifying, yes. But dangerous? Not exactly.

Costa Rica Murder Verdict: Guilty

After more than four years, the saga of alleged murderer Ann Patton may be nearing an end. As the Tico Times reports, a Costa Rica criminal court convicted the 43-year-old American expat of killing...

16,000 Bees Removed from Manhattan Tree

Yesterday, residents of Manhattan's Upper West Side had to call in the NYPD's "beekeeper commissioner" to remove 16,000 bees from a neighborhood tree.

Don't Wash Your Levi Jeans

Rugged durability has been a trademark of Levi Strauss since its founder began selling the company's earliest products to California gold rushers in 1853. Now, current CEO Chip Bergh has a message...

Colorado River Meets the Sea After 16 Years

The Colorado River has reached its natural destination in Mexico's Sea of Cortez. The reunion between the river and the sea stems from an agreement, named Minute 319, between Mexico and the...

New Mexico Gets a New National Monument

President Obama plans to use executive authority on Wednesday to designate southern New Mexico's Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks—a range near Las Cruces, about three hours south of Albuquerque...

Your Pee Isn't Sterile

Bear Grylls might want to rethink his beverage of choice. According to findings presented today at a prominent microbiology conference in Boston, the common myth that urine is sterile is flat-out...

Discovering the New World's Oldest Skeleton

World, meet Naia. She's from the Yucatan Peninsula and is the oldest teenager you'll meet—about 13,000 years old—but her skeleton, skull, and DNA are intact. And, as the journal Science...

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