Lauren Steele

Andrew Talansky Quits Tour

The Tour Hotties just aren't doing so hot. Chris Froome and Alberto Contador abandoned the Tour de France earlier this month, and now another star rider has called it quits. This time, it's... Read More

Colossal Mystery Crater Appears in Russia

A massive crater has appeared on Russia's remote Yamal Peninsula, and scientists have no idea where it came from. According to the Telegraph, helicopter pilots discovered the crater while flying... Read More

The Diet That Fights Stress

In a national survey administered by the Harvard School of Public Health, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and NPR found that more than one-third of participants change their diets during times... Read More

Hollywood Is Turning "Wild" into a Movie

Fans of Cheryl Strayed’s memoir Wild, take note: A trailer for the movie of the same name was released Thursday. Reese Witherspoon plays Strayed in the movie, which was adapted from the New... Read More

Next Generation Is Peaking Before Age 10

When was spending a summer afternoon running through the sprinkler replaced with scrolling through the Twitter feed? When did playing catch get swapped for catching the next episode? According to... Read More

Lake Mead Is Drying Up

The water level at Lake Mead dropped to a new record low this week, but it hasn't hit rock bottom—yet. As of Tuesday, Lake Mead was at about 39 percent of its capacity. The drought has taken... Read More

Why the U.S. Will Never Be Bicycle Friendly

The United States has come a long way since the days of shoulderless roads and nonexistent crosswalks. Protected bike lanes have contributed to a 171 percent increase in cycling traffic in Chicago... Read More

Nicaragua's 173-Mile Propoganda Canal

Nicaragua revealed the planned route Tuesday of a canal that would link the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. The 173-mile canal would stretch from the Punta Gorda River in the Caribbean, through Lake... Read More

How 110,000 Will Flee a Disappearing Island

The island nation of Kiribati is sinking. The seawater surrounding the country is rising four times faster than the global average—as much as 1.2 centimeters a year, according to Climate... Read More

Your Dumbphone Is a Lifesaver

Your decade-old tank of a cellphone can provide you with more than a nostalgic game of Snake. That brick can save your life faster than Apple can release an iPhone 6. A Taiwanese hiker can thank... Read More

Miami's Plastic Bag Disgrace

If America’s beaches are messy, then Miami’s beaches are a hot mess. Dave Doebler, a member of Miami Beach’s Sustainability Committee, told Al Jazeera America that just last week,... Read More

Green Companies Get More Greenbacks

Do-gooders are willing to put their money where their mouth is, according to a new study from the Neilsen Global Survey on Corporate Social Responsibility. The report found that, more often than... Read More