Erin Berger

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

The Next Gold Rush? Water

California continues to suffer through its third summer of drought, but the state's water market runs free—and people are willing to pay a pretty penny for the stuff. To put it in... Read More

Yosemite to Dismantle Gift Shop, Parking Lot

In the midst of the Civil War, 150 years ago, President Abraham Lincoln signed the Yosemite Grant Act and created California's first state park, "the first protected wild land for all time," as the... Read More

Whale Enemy #1? Whale Watchers

Whale watchers might be the most likely to appreciate the majesty of our cetacean friends, but they're also the most likely to hit them with their boats. This tragically ironic piece of... Read More

Record-Breaking Balloon Flight

Somewhere between the mild thrill of taking off in your average airplane and becoming rich and famous enough to shell out for spaceflight with Virgin Galactic, World View Enterprises plans to offer... Read More