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Is Your 'Eco-Lodge' Really Eco-Friendly?

With over 8,000 different "sustainable" hotel certifications, how do you know what's greenwashing and what's the real deal? We consulted experts to find out. 

Alison Van Houten
Feb 20, 2020

The Skeptic's Take on Altitude Training

Pretty much every elite endurance athlete trains in mountain air or the altitude-tent equivalent. But a few scientists think they’re wasting their time and money.

Alex Hutchinson
Feb 20, 2020

What AI Hears in the Rainforest

Computers can identify sounds much better and faster than humans. So what do we learn when we ask them to listen to everything?

Feb 19, 2020

The Great Fitness Scam

The United States leads the world in spending for health and fitness but still ranks lowest in measurements of actual health. How do we break the cycle?

Brad Stulberg
Feb 12, 2020

The Truth About Routines

Or why you don't have to get up at 4 A.M. to perform a two-hour ritual of self-care

Brad Stulberg
Feb 5, 2020

How the Nike Vaporfly War Was Lost

The simple story of an unfair shoe with “springs” doesn’t capture the true complexity of the ongoing debate about technology in footwear

Alex Hutchinson
Feb 4, 2020