David Ferry

David Ferry

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Welcome to Deregulation Nation

If you've only been following the drama of Scott Pruitt and his replacement at the EPA, you only know half the story. Environmental regulations are under attack all across America, and the siege is just beginning.

David Ferry
Aug 7, 2018

How to Boost Your Microbiome

Wondering how to ensure that your gut is healthy? We're here to answer your most pressing questions.

David Ferry
Jan 15, 2018

Inside Athletes' Guts

In the name of citizen science, we peered inside the bellies of Outside staff—and seven elite athletes

David Ferry
Jan 15, 2018

Does Your Gut Hold the Secret to Performance?

The microbes in our digestive systems can affect everything from our mental health to our weight and vulnerability to disease. So why not athletic performance? New science is set to revolutionize the way we eat, train, and live.​

David Ferry
Jan 15, 2018

The Science Behind Why We Love Risk

Many assume extreme-sports athletes are, at best, irresponsible and, at worst, suicidal. New psychology research tries to unpack their true motivations.

David Ferry
May 9, 2017

How the Government Carves Up the Outdoors, By the Numbers

A former Microsoft CEO launched a new website to answer a single question: What does the federal government really do with the trillions of dollars it spends every year? We wanted to know how much of that is going toward public land and renewables.

David Ferry
May 8, 2017

It’s Time to Let Certain Animals Go Extinct

Conservationists don’t have enough money to save all the endangered species. How do we decide which ones live and which ones die? A controversial ranking system to answer that question may be coming to the U.S. soon.

David Ferry
Apr 25, 2017