Brad Wieners

Actually, It Is Rocket Science

At the First Church of What Happens Next—MIT— a NASA-trained engineer and his stable of whiz kids are jump-starting the future of outdoor gear

The 12-Step-off-a-Cliff Program

Thanks to improved safety standards and tandem flights, scores of acrophobes are giving hang gliding a second wind.

Wild in the Streets

With a little help from the Web, the urban exploration phenomenon gains momentum

The Slippery North Slope

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. camps in the Arctic and asks why big oil can't keep its hands off America's largest patch of wilderness

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