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A Cookie Jar That Won't Let You Get Fat

Forget running 800-meter repeats. Since you baked those chocolate chip cookies, you’ve been perfecting the 30-meter repeat: couch, kitchen, couch, repeat.

The Surprising Ways Water Makes Us Happier

This month, California biologist and former Outside cover subject Wallace J. Nichols publishes his first book, Blue Mind: The Surprising Science That Shows How Being Near, In, On, or Under Water Can...

Live Chat: Everest's Deadliest Season

Join Grayson Schaffer tonight at 5 p.m. for an hour-long discussion about the future of Everest after the mountain’s horrific year.

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,...

Why Do We Hunt the Last of the Desert Elephants?

Namibia is a country that actually gets wildlife conservation. So much so that a conservation mandate is actually written into its constitution. Which makes it all the more perplexing why the...

What Adventure Dads Know Best

For many alpine climbers, expeditions are synonymous with suffering. But for climber Mike Libecki, 41, who's put up first ascents from Greenland to Afghanistan, the harder the slog, the more joy it...

Drink Up: Maple Syrup for Cyclists

If it's good enough for pancakes, it's good enough for your next long ride. Are maple syrup shots the tastiest energy shot you'll ever take, or a sweet scam?

How Do You Ship a Depressed Polar Bear?

Soccer fans aren't the only depressed creatures in Argentina these days. Arturo the polar bear, a 28-year-old male who lives at the Mendoza Zoo outside Buenos Aires, has been swaying back and forth,...

Apple Cider Is So Last Fall

Ciders aren't just made from apples anymore. There's a whole new group of brewers shelving America's favorite fruit in favor of pears, berries, and apricots—and that means tastier options for you.

Your Dog (Sort of) Loves You

It depends on how you define love. But while we may never know exactly what is going on in an animal’s head (or heart), strong evidence suggests they do indeed fall in love.

Google's Crazy New Plan for Renewable Energy

Ten years ago, kiteboarding pioneer Don Montague hatched a plan to become the fastest person to circumnavigate the globe. His idea was to use a 65-foot catamaran, cabled to a large parafoil, that...

No, Those Planes Aren't Destroying Our Rivers

On the afternoon on July 3, a train paralleling Montana’s Clark Fork River derailed, sending payloads of soybeans, denatured alcohol (not for drinking, this is the stuff used in fuel), and Boeing...