Brendan Borrell

Brendan Borrell

Brendan Borrell writes for Scientific American, Bloomberg Businessweek, National Geographic, and Smithsonian. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.


Have Gun, Will Run

Swine flu, supervolcano eruption, zombie attack. Competitors at the Survival Trial, an adventure race in the New Mexico backcountry, come armed to the teeth and ready for anything.

Just How Dangerous Are Zip Lines?

Accidents on zip lines in Southeast Asia have left Western tourists with lifelong injuries. As adventure parks make their way across the Pacific and open in every U.S. state, the question to ask: Is...