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We Should Be Building More Parkour Parks

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?

Big-Wave Surfers Are Making SUP Cool

Big-Wave Surfers Are Making SUP Cool

A few years back, a contingent of prominent pro surfers took up stand-up paddleboarding in spite of its reputation as a leisure activity of lesser wave riders. Can they convince the curmudgeons the sport deserves respect?

China Wants to Build Hotels on Everest

China Wants to Build Hotels on Everest

A plan for a drive-up climbing center on the north side of the mountain also includes the mainstays of a modern resort: lodging, restaurants, and a museum. Is this the future of the world's highest peak?

Is Your GPS Scrambling Your Brain?

Is Your GPS Scrambling Your Brain?

American tourist Noel Santillan became an unlikely folk hero in Iceland after he entered a typo into his GPS and drove hundreds of miles out of his way. How can anyone wander so far off the mark? A growing body of research suggests that our reliance on navigational technology might be altering our brains in ways we’re only beginning to understand.

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