The odds of dying on Everest are about one in 100. A new pulse oximeter claims it can drastically reduce that risk.

There are important decisions to make before and after your recyclables leave your hands

Powder days and gear bonuses are great, but welcoming environments that prioritize the work-life balance are what really make these companies exceptional

What does it take to land on our annual list of the country's best employers? Perks like on-tap kombucha, free gym memberships, and company-sponsored ski trips certainly help. But it's a commitment to fun and supportive work environments that really makes these companies stand apart.

The otherworldly landscapes from the HBO show are all worth a trip

When disaster strikes, this gear will help you make it through

HBO's sci-fi western takes place in some of TV's most epic filming locations, from California's Vasquez Rocks Natural Area Park to the Coral Pink Sand Dunes of Utah

Traveling on a vegan diet can seem daunting. These adventurers show you how to do it with ease.

Essentials to help drivers see, hear, and avoid you on the road

The new duffle from Tepui stood up to several rounds of abuse, with nary a scratch to show for it

“Put on the damn skis, and go like hell.”

Innovations to help drivers see, hear, and avoid you on the road

A lid that incorporates turn signals and brake lights into its shell

Crowdsourced innovations promise to replace the old bike lock for good

100 companies that believe the secret to success is empowering employees to live bigger, better lives.

Most of us shower daily to stay clean. But from a scientific standpoint, our modern hygiene habits are overrated.

The most dangerous threat you'll face while working out this summer? The heat. Here's how to beat it.

Yeah, some of this is pretty obvious. But it's also just what you need to hear.

Long stretches of open road through some of the most beautiful areas of the country, peppered with wildlife sightings, adventurous detours, and good brews—it's so much more than getting from Point A to Point B.

There's a new brand in town. Does its dehydrated food stack up to—or shrivel before—its rivals?

The Navy showed us it's possible, but is our most abundant natural resource a practical energy solution?

Recent nuclear power plant leaks haven't been as extreme as, say, Chernobyl, but they're still scary. So when should you keep calm and when should you run for the hills?

Humans have noted the phenomenon of avian migration for several thousand years and produced some misguided explanations for a bird's return home come spring—Aristotle hypothesized that redstarts mysteriously transmogrified into robins for the winter, then back again—but only in the past decades have we begun to grasp just how birds manage such a feat.

Recent news of a rogue otter devouring an alligator in Florida has us wondering: Just how dangerous are these river weasels?

In short, yes. And, maybe, no. Tasers can be an effective method of non-lethal defense against cougars, ignoring other vital factors. But we’ll get to that. Before you head into the backcountry packing high voltage, you’ll want to know a few things about America’s misunderstood lion.

Langdon Cook's new book seeks to demystify the strange—and sometime dangerous—world of mushroom hunting

No hike will ever be the same again

A conversation with Tim Jarvis as he prepares to set out with a crew of five men to repeat Ernest Shackleton's 800-mile open-boat crossing of the South Atlantic

Filmmakers Ron Fricke and Mark Magidson discuss Samsara, their world tour of mesmerizing images that force us to think about humanity and our relationship to the eternal

In Too High to Fail: Cannabis and the New Green Economic Revolution, participatory journalist Doug Fine wades into the world of legal cannabis farming and comes out with a harsh critique of the war on drugs

Third crash in three days; blames Veelers

Double amputee had failed to qualify

Daily run surpasses previous years' total

Washington's Little White Salmon is the most difficult regularly run river on the West Coast, yet it has only claimed two kayakers. The second, Jenna Watson, died on June 16. Here's the story.

Reactors sit near active fault lines

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