Nick Davidson

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Can an Otter Take Down a Human?

Recent news of a rogue otter devouring an alligator in Florida's Lake Woodruff National Wildlife Refuge has people reevaluating the nominal clown of the waterways' prowess. So what do the experts say?

Will a Taser Work on a Cougar?

In short, yes. And, maybe, no. Tasers can be an effective method of non-lethal defense against cougars, ignoring other vital factors. But we’ll get to that. Before you head into the backcountry...

The Secret Lives of Mushroom Hunters

Langdon Cook's new book, the Mushroom Hunters, delves into the secretive and sometimes dangerous subculture of mushrooming.

The Top 10 New Zealand Beaches

New Zealand has more than 9,000 miles of coast and hundreds of pristine beaches. From jagged, rocky shores to hidden black and white sands, turquoise lagoons to tumultuous surf, seaside natural...

The Top 10 New Zealand Hikes

Misted mountains and emerald fjords, ancient fern-ridden forests and cascading waterfalls, miles of empty black and white sand beaches. You’re likely to find any sort of wild path...

The Greatest Survival Journey

A conversation with Tim Jarvis as he prepares to set out with a crew of five men to repeat Ernest Shackleton's 800-mile open-boat crossing of the South Atlantic.

The Ever-Turning Wheel of Life

Filmmakers Ron Fricke and Mark Magidson discuss Samsara, their world tour of mesmerizing images that force us to think about humanity and our relationship to the eternal.

Growing Season in Mendocino

In Too High to Fail: Cannabis and the New Green Economic Revolution, participatory journalist Doug Fine wades into the world of legal cannabis farming and comes out with a harsh critique of...

Photographer: Roxanne King/Flickr

Farrar Crashes in Stage 5 Sprint Finish

American cyclist Tyler Farrar crashed for the third day in a row in a sprint finish, crossing the line last in Stage 5 of the Tour de France on Thursday.

Oscar Pistorius

Photographer: Elvar Freyr/Flickr

Pistorious Tapped to Run 400 at Olympics

The South Africa Olympic Committee announced Wednesday that double-amputee runner Oscar Pistorius will represent South Africa in the 400-meter race in London despite failing to qualify, making him...

Photographer: Alba Rincón/Flickr

French Runner Assaults Young Mascot

French Olympic runner Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad assaulted a 14-year-old girl in a mascot costume after winning the European Athletic Championships' 3,000-meter steeplechase in Helsinki on...

Michael Phelps

Photographer: Marco Paköeningrat/Flickr

Phelps Secures Spot in 8 London Events

Michael Phelps won the 100-meter butterfly at the U.S. Olympic trials on Sunday to secure a spot in all eight swimming events at the London Games.

Photographer: NASA Goddard Photo and Video/Flickr

Obama Declares Colorado Disaster Area

President Obama declared Colorado a disaster area on Friday to bring federal aid to battle the wildfire in Colorado Springs, now the most destructive in state history.

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