Eric Brown

Eric Brown

Eric Brown (@ericrennerbrown) is an online editorial intern at Outside. He's a senior at Northwestern University, where he studies magazine journalism and American history. Before coming to Santa Fe, Eric did time at Sierra magazine and the Santa Cruz Sentinel. He's always happy to hit the trails and jams a mean rendition of the Grateful Dead's "Deal" on guitar.

Published

The Rise of Lyme Disease

Fresh research about Lyme disease suggests you should think twice before throwing Fido in the back of your truck.

Eric Brown
Apr 24, 2014

14 National Park Week 2014 Events

The only thing better than adventuring in one of our country's national parks is doing so for free. And, it just so happens that as part of the annual National Park Week, put on by the National Park...

Eric Brown
Apr 18, 2014

Lazy? Blame Your Genes

Next time you can't gather the willpower to lace up your running shoes and go for a jog, blame your genes. Researchers at the University of Missouri have identified a possible link between the genes...

Eric Brown
Apr 16, 2014

Your Brain Slows After Age 24

In your late twenties and feeling sluggish? We've got bad news for you: Fresh research out of Canada's Simon Fraser University suggests that humans hit their peak cognitive motor performance around...

Eric Brown
Apr 15, 2014

Wealthier Athletes Get More Overuse Injuries

Young athletes who comes from higher-income families are likelier to suffer from overuse injuries, according to new research from the Loyola University Medical Center. The same athletes are also...

Eric Brown
Apr 14, 2014

New App Fights Jet Lag

Whether returning from a trail running trek through the Italian Dolomites or a hiking journey in the Balkans, jet lag can leave a sour taste after even the best vacations. Now, scientists have...

Eric Brown
Apr 11, 2014

Astronauts to Recycle Urine for Drinking

In a new report published in the journal ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, scientists analyze a fix that could kill two birds with one stone. Using a treatment process called forward...

Eric Brown
Apr 10, 2014

First Outdoor Company to Accept Bitcoin

Bitcoin is finally coming to the outdoor gear world. Last week, the website Mountains Plus became the first outdoor retailer to accept the digital currency as payment.

Eric Brown
Apr 10, 2014

Heroes to the Top of Everest

After a near-fatal motorcycle accident, Hell's Angel Tim Medvetz climbed Everest—and now he's taking wounded veterans along for the ride.

Eric Brown
Apr 3, 2014

The New Frontier of Plant Violence

Plants have always been harbingers of peace in our violent world. From towering redwoods to peaceful begonias, flora tends to be far more tranquil than fauna. But, this characterization may be...

Eric Brown
Mar 21, 2014

Strava 4.0

One of the most popular fitness tracking apps just got much better.

Eric Brown
Mar 21, 2014

Behold This Amazing Moon Map

Cartographers and aspiring astronauts alike, check this out. NASA has released a free online high-resolution map of the moon's north pole.

Eric Brown
Mar 20, 2014

Dolphin Collides with Aussie Surfer

Skateboarders constantly have to worry about collisions with traffic, but surfers have nothing to fear, right? Unfortunately, one Aussie surfer learned the answer to this question the hard way. As...

Eric Brown
Mar 19, 2014

Apple's Healthbook and Google's Android Wear

If you believe the rumors, Apple plans to launch into the health and fitness world later this year with a software upgrade—and potentially some killer hardware. But it seems like Google might have...

Eric Brown
Mar 19, 2014