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Gene editing records 'memories' in human DNA

Scientists have been recording data in DNA for a while, but it has usually involved bacteria and other simple organisms. MIT, however, just took a big leap forward. Its researchers have used the CRISPR gene editing technique to record histories in human cell DNA for the first time. They've crafted …

Lifestraw Steel

Lifestraw Steel is an award-winning personal water filter developed to ensure that wherever you are outdoors, you´ll be able to get life´s most …

Developing Countries

Snugpak Compact Summer Sleeping Bag

Snugpak makes its Jungle Bag specifically for summer weather and tropical climates. One look at the bag in hand and you'll see it packs down to about …

Hand-held microwave takes home convenience into the wild

Flicking on a gas burner or cobbling together a fire might be the most common way of cooking in the great outdoors, but another option is on the way. …

Turntables

30 Insanely Useful Camping Products You’ll Wish You’d Known About Sooner

Everything you need to make the great outdoors even greater.<p><i>We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a small share of sales from the links on this page.</i><p><i>The comments for this post have been edited for length and clarity.</i>

Light, Warm, Fairly Priced: Klymit Sleeping Pad Hits Marks

Sleeping pads are possibly the most under-rated piece of gear in the outdoors; they are critically important, but often an after-thought purchase. …

Backpacking

What Are the Best Waterproof Packs?

<i>A:</i><p>Whether you’re planning a rafting trip or just need a commuter bag for fall, it’s good to have a quality waterproof daypack stashed in your closet.<p>We tested the following four packs during an 18-day Grand Canyon trip in May. Reviewers strapped the bags to boats, wore them on about a dozen side …

Backpacking

What should I pack on a 3 day backpacking trip?

What should you pack for a 3 day backpacking trip? The answer is that you need everything you’d bring on a 1 day backpacking trip, except for a …

Outdoor Retailer Tech Solutions

Love it or hate it, tech has a place in the outdoors; consider lifesaving devices such as personal locator beacons (PLBs). Some provide a more …

Mosquitoes

20 Camping Gear Pieces for Avid Traveler

Sometimes in order to escape the hectic, always-in-a-rush lifestyle, we have no choice but to take ourselves far away from life in the city. Camping …

10 Must Haves For Your Next Camping Trip

If you are a backpacker, you will agree that heading for a camping trip is not always as easy as it sounds. You need to think of the accessories you …

The 'next Einstein'? She's from Africa

<b>Back in 2008, South African physicist Neil Turok gave a speech in which he declared his wish that the next Einstein would be from Africa.</b><p>It was a rallying call for investment in maths and physics research in Africa. The "Next Einstein" slogan became a mission for the organisation Neil Turok had …

South Africa
Nobel Prize

The Retooled MacGyver Reboot Adds a Sense of Humor to All the Gadgets and Explosions

It hasn’t been smooth sailing for the <i>MacGyver</i> reboot. We already saw one trailer back in May, which has since been scrapped along with the original …

17 life-saving facts that everyone should know

Just about everyone knows that you should never text and drive, and that you should stop, drop, and roll if you catch on fire.<p>But life can also throw …

America’s First Offshore Wind Farm Is Almost Ready

Check out these photos of its impressive installation process.<p>A milestone for American renewable energy that has been almost a decade in the making is nearing completion off the coast of Rhode Island. The nation’s first offshore wind farm is now rising and is expected to be completed this fall. …