Whitney L. James

5 Skate Ski Essentials

While skate skiing gets a bad rep for being exceptionally difficult to learn, having the right gear is the first step to gliding your way into endorphin-induced bliss.

The Last of the True Cowboys?

It takes six pairs of boots, 240 horseshoes, and 24 months to ride on horseback the span of half of North America. Canadian cowboy Filipe Leite, the newest member of the historic Long Rider's Guild,...

This Horse Does Yoga

If you thought coed naked yoga was a little out there, consider equine yoga, in which humans and horses practice the ancient tradition simultaneously (although it's not apparent how much the animal... Read More

SeaWorld Orcas Drugged with Valium

SeaWorld's ongoing legal fiasco continues as court documents surfaced reporting the use of Valium and other tranquilizers on killer whales. According to Discovery News, the drug was most recently... Read More

Beefalo Are Destroying the Grand Canyon

A herd of up to 450 bison hybrids is causing a ruckus in Grand Canyon National Park and surrounding areas. First introduced in the early 1900s, the cattle-bison mix were part of a failed experiment... Read More

Vitamin D Could Save Your Life

Two studies on vitamin D recently released in the British Medical Journal offer new insights about the benefits of the sunshine nutrient. Long believed to play a vital role in the cardiovascular... Read More

Tiny House Dating

Not everyone can live comfortably in a 200-square-foot space, but for people who can, finding a small-minded mate (pun intended) can be difficult. Enter Tiny House Dating, a new dating social... Read More

Whale Sets Diving Record

Researchers from the Cascadia Research Collective have tracked a new record-setting dive by the Cuvier's beaked whale. While studying eight whales off the coast of Southern California, biologists... Read More

Huckberry Launches Explorer's Grants

Purveyors of trendy and coveted gear for men, online retailer Huckberry is now sponsoring adventures. Born in an apartment three years ago, the bootstrapped company boasts an in-house climbing wall... Read More

New App Improves Athletes’ Eyesight

Forget eyeglasses and Lasik. Downloading an app might improve your vision by up to 31 percent. University of California, Riverside neuroscientist Aaron Seitz has found a way to gamify eyesight... Read More

Climbers to Stop Trashing Everest

Beginning this April, Nepalese officials are requiring climbers on Mount Everest to haul 8 kilograms (17.6 pounds) of garbage off the mountain in an effort to clean up decades of trash buildup. The... Read More

Death Warrant for Man-Eating Tiger

Officials in Uttar Pradesh, India, have issued a shoot-to-kill order for a tigress that has killed 10 people since early December. The four-year-old Royal Bengal tiger has attacked villagers of all... Read More