David Ferry

We Should Be Building More Parkour Parks

The U.K. government recently recognized parkour as a legitimate sport, and is bringing parks to inner cities, schools, and even senior citizens. Why hasn't the U.S. gotten on board?

The 5 Most Romantic Hikes in the U.S.

There’s no better way to spend Valentine’s Day than getting the endorphins going and working up a sweat. So, in the service of love, we pulled together the most romantic hikes we could find to make...

We May Have a Cure for the Brain Eating Amoeba

N. fowleri is a microscopic single-celled organism native to the warm, fresh waters of the Americas and Australia; it usually feeds on harmless bacteria present in freshwater muck. Human infections...

4 Steps to Creating the Perfect Outdoor Workplace

The latest trend in office design is to get as far away from the cubical as possible. Human beings, after all, labored for tens of thousands of years outdoors until relatively recently, so...

The 9 Craziest Office Perks

We've all read how Google pampers its employees with sleep pods, laundry service, and four-star meals round the clock. That's nothing compared to what other companies are doing to make their...

Will This Man Be the Last to Trek to the North Pole?

On his recent trip to the top of the world, polar explorer Eric Larsen didn’t so much hike as fight, slog, and swim. He’s now convinced that his will be one of the last on-foot expeditions to the...

5 Ways Gene Editing Could Save the Environment

Deploying genetically modified mosquitoes to stop the spread of Zika is just the tip of the iceberg. Scientists are cooking up all kinds of DNA changes to insects and animals that could benefit...

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