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Once Joe Stone learned to use his paralyzed body, he decided he’d race an Ironman. Then he went even bigger.
What do you do when you’re addicted to adrenaline but confined to a wheelchair? So much more than people expect.
Myles Osborne was poised to summit Mount Everest when a flapping of fabric caught his eye. He thought it was a tent—then it spoke.
In her new book, the writer explains why getting outside cures so many of our problems
The story of two explorers chased down—well, technically up—by a jaguar
Denmark's Faroe Islands have a brutal tradition in which men publicly butcher hundreds of pilot whales by hand. But why?
He's spent the last three years chronicling the lives of couples who have swapped mainstream society for rare kind of freedom
Wolf howls, bird songs, crickets, frogs—soundscapes contain clues to not only what's going on around us but also who we are.
Secretary of the Interior tells all: what's next for the Department of the Interior and the environmental movement?
Now that they have the black box, what's next?
The hunt for the truth about Eastern Air Lines Flight 980
How two friends from Boston solved the world's greatest aviation mystery, Eastern Air Lines Flight 980
Ian Frazier has had it with people calling favorite outdoor spots “cathedrals,” “shrines,” and “sacred spaces.” Here's why.
Why environmental scientists are transforming big data into music
His journey from dirtbag to rock star, how to choose a climbing partner, and why bottled oxygen might be a performance-enhancing drug
An inside look at America's history with doping and double standards related to performance enhancement
The "human guinea pig" talk about his 4-hour plan to being good at, well, everything
The incredible story behind a journalist's terrifying journey through high-conflict jungle
He was kidnapped, survived an assassination attempt, and joined the hunt for the most deadly terrorist. Meet the most interesting man alive.
Alone, deep underwater inside a sunken ship, with only minutes to survive, Michael Proudfoot's survival story might be the most epic to date
When your submarine is on the verge of imploding, you better make all the right choices
When a group of immigrants set out across the desert, the results helped researcher create the Death Index, a new model for dehydration.
Pablo Valencia spent six days wandering the 110-degree desert before stumbling into McGee's camp. He shouldn't have been alive, but he was.
The bizarre science behind Phil Broscovak's lightning strike, and his incredible journey of recovery
A remote car accident, a broken ski, a tumble in the snow, and a slow descent into hypothermia before (spoiler alert!) a dramatic rescue