Jay Bennett

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How to Train a Sled Dog Team

The Iditarod is one of the most grueling races in the world, covering 1,000 miles of Alaskan backcountry, and the dogs that run it train harder than almost any athlete.

Jay Bennett
Mar 14, 2016

Sherpas Complete 3 Himalayan First Ascents

From Sunday, October 4, to Tuesday, October 6, a team of three Sherpas summited three previously unclimbed 20,000-foot peaks in the Rolwaling Valley of the Himalayas.

Jay Bennett
Oct 15, 2015

How Accurate Is 'The Martian'?

We asked two NASA engineers to break down how realistic the new Matt Damon movie is. (Spoilers ahead!)

Jay Bennett
Oct 6, 2015

The Top 10 Beers of 2015

Discovered at this year's Great American Beer Festival.

Jay Bennett and Gregory Thomas
Sep 28, 2015

White House Staffer Killed in Bike Collision

On Saturday afternoon, 34-year-old Jacob Thomas Brewer died during a charity ride when he lost control of his bike and collided with an oncoming car in the opposite lane.

Jay Bennett
Sep 21, 2015

WATCH: Humpback Whale Slams Kayakers

On Saturday morning, two kayakers were paddling into shore after a morning of whale watching in Moss Landing Harbor, California, when a large humpback whale breached the surface right beside them and...

Jay Bennett
Sep 15, 2015

Perseid Meteor Shower Peaks Tonight

The Perseids—the most active and brightest meteor shower of the year—began July 17 but will peak late Wednesday night and early Thursday morning.

Jay Bennett
Aug 12, 2015

The Extreme Athletes Behind New Horizons

For two members of the New Horizons mission to Pluto, aeronautics and planetary science are only part of their overarching fascination with the natural world. We spoke to them about the unlikely...

Jay Bennett
Jul 15, 2015