Erin Berger

Southwest Leaves the Splash Zone

If you're thinking Southwest Airlines decided to end its 25-year partnership with SeaWorld because of growing backlash against the animal-rights-offending parks, you're wrong. At least that's how... Read More

Will Yosemite's Sequoias Burn?

Central California's El Portal fire has put about 50 homes at risk (one man even resorted to chopping up his deck to save his ranch). But there's another "structure" in danger: the Merced Grove of... Read More

Lightbulbs Can Transform Your Health

Unless your workplace is the great outdoors, chances are your office lighting isn't spectacular—and that's not great for your well-being. But researchers have come to the rescue, determining... Read More

The Real Killer at Endurance Races

Cardiac arrest during a marathon is certainly the stuff of runners' nightmares, but if you're going to let anything cause you anxiety during your next race, it should be heatstroke. Heart-related... Read More

Froning Crowned CrossFit King Again

Despite a subpar performance during the second day of the 2014 CrossFit Games, favorite Rich Froning made his way back to claim the title of CrossFit Games champion for the fourth year in a... Read More

Former Tour Champs Back Lance

Lance Armstrong is under increasing legal pressure (and increasing risk of bankruptcy), but the Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf provides him one bright spot today. The paper surveyed the 25 other... Read More

NASA: We'll Find Aliens Within 20 Years

This might surprise people who've given up on the chance an extraterrestrial encounter within their lifetimes: A panel of NASA scientists says we should find alien life within 20 years. And that's... Read More

Not Your Average Bear Cam Video

Right now, you can watch a livestream of brown bears going about their daily business in Alaska's Katmai National Park, thanks to's nature webcams. Charles Annenberg Weingarten, the... Read More

We're Actually Allergic to Technology

Increasing numbers of people, especially young ones, are finding that their bodies are rejecting technology. To be specific, they're having allergic reactions to a material found in many of our... Read More

Amazon Drones: Coming Soon to Seattle?

When Amazon said it wanted to deploy drones for speedier (and cooler) deliveries, it was serious. The company has just asked the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for permission to test drones... Read More

Athletes Are Suckers for Gluten-Free

In the world of nutrition, few things have caused as much controversy as the humble loaf of bread. First, people with celiac disease or gluten sensitivity (only about 7 to 12 percent of the... Read More

This Skyscraper Grows on Human Waste

A skyscraper made from its tenants' waste? Sounds potentially horrifying, but the idea is actually beautiful—aesthetically and environmentally. French architecture firm Chartier-Corbasson... Read More

The Keurig for Beer Is Here

Beer lovers, rejoice! An open-source project has developed a portable beer tap that can dispense any kind of suds you want.

Selfies Are Ruining Sports

There is a time and place for selfies, but just ahead of an oncoming peloton is not one of them. The volume of spectator selfies at this year's Tour de France has gotten so overwhelming that many... Read More

Libraries Admit Defeat, Begin Lending Drones

Ice fishermen are still deprived of drone-delivered beer, and some naysayers still want to shoot down amateur droners' fun, but flying drones isn't hard if you've got a library card. The University... Read More