Lauren Steele

Study: Hiking Makes You Happier

British and American scientists have published new research showing that group nature walks help us combat stress while boosting mental well-being. Researchers from the University of Michigan and... Read More

Shareholder Sues SeaWorld

A lawsuit filed Tuesday against SeaWorld Entertainment charges that the company misled shareholders over the effect of the documentary Blackfish on park attendance, the Los Angeles Times reports.... Read More

Science Will Save Your Coffee

A group of scientists has sequenced the DNA of coffee plants, creating the possibility of genetically engineered java and answering questions about the origins of caffeine. The study, published... Read More

This Fork Zaps You When You Eat Too Fast

There's a new tool for athletes who shovel down their recovery meals. The HAPIfork is an electronic fork that glows and vibrates when you don't take enough time between bites. The HAPIfork was... Read More

Drink Up! Wine Makes Athletes Stronger

A new study suggests that the combination of regular exercise and moderate consumption of either red or white wine improves cardiac health and lowers cholesterol. Presented at the European Society... Read More

American Wins UTMB 100, Again

Two thousand runners entered the North Face Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc race through the Alps this year, but only one man and one woman stood atop the podium on Sunday. American Rory Bosio claimed... Read More

The Real Problem on Everest

Nepalese officials announced Thursday that new laws will require climbers to bring down just under 18 pounds of waste, along with their own personal garbage, from Mount Everest during ascents. But... Read More

Junk Food Rewires Your Brain

A study published Wednesday in the journal Frontiers in Psychology suggests that eating junk food keeps you from trying new foods and rewires the brain to make healthy, balanced diets unappealing.... Read More

This Is How You Stop Looking at Your Phone

According to a recent Nielsen study, Americans spend an average of 270 hours per month staring at screens. When it comes to digital detox, the first step is awareness. That's where a new app called... Read More

Say Goodbye to Your Peanut Allergy

If you're one of the 2.8 million Americans affected by peanut allergies, you might be able to enjoy a spoonful of peanut butter sooner than you think. Researchers at North Carolina A&T State... Read More

Jackson Hole to Open Teton Ski Lift

Jackson Hole is planning construction of a new ski lift that will completely change the way people ski the Grand Tetons as of the 2015-2016 winter season. The Teton Lift, spanning 1,600 vertical... Read More