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.

14 National Park Week 2014 Events

The only thing better than adventuring in one of our country's national parks is doing so for free. And, it just so happens that as part of the annual National Park Week, put on by the National Park...

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Lazy? Blame Your Genes

Next time you can't gather the willpower to lace up your running shoes and go for a jog, blame your genes. Researchers at the University of Missouri have identified a possible link between the...

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Your Brain Slows After Age 24

In your late twenties and feeling sluggish? We've got bad news for you: Fresh research out of Canada's Simon Fraser University suggests that humans hit their peak cognitive motor performance...

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New App Fights Jet Lag

Whether returning from a trail running trek through the Italian Dolomites or a hiking journey in the Balkans, jet lag can leave a sour taste after even the best vacations. Now, scientists have...

Heroes To the Top of Everest

After a near-fatal motorcycle accident, Hell's Angel Tim Medvetz climbed Everest—and now he's taking wounded veterans along for the ride.

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The New Frontier of Plant Violence

Plants have always been harbingers of peace in our violent world. From towering redwoods to peaceful begonias, flora tends to be far more tranquil than fauna. But, this characterization may be...

Strava 4.0

One of the most popular fitness tracking apps just got much better.

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Behold This Amazing Moon Map

Cartographers and aspiring astronauts alike, check this out. NASA has released a free online high-resolution map of the moon's north pole.

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Dolphin Collides with Aussie Surfer

Skateboarders constantly have to worry about collisions with traffic, but surfers have nothing to fear, right? Unfortunately, one Aussie surfer learned the answer to this question the hard way....

Apple's Healthbook and Google's Android Wear

If you believe the rumors, Apple plans to launch into the health and fitness world later this year with a software upgrade—and potentially some killer hardware. But it seems like Google might have...

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NASA Predicts End of World As We Know It

As you burn fossil fuels on your morning commute and forget to toss your empty bottles in the proper bins, consider this: These days of relative luxury may be numbered. Rapid population...

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