Christopher Womack

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‘Your animal life is over. Machine life has begun.’ The road to immortality

In California, radical scientists and billionaire backers think the technology to extend life – by uploading minds to exist separately from the body – is only a few years away<p>Here’s what happens. You are lying on an operating table, fully conscious, but rendered otherwise insensible, otherwise …

Singularity

13 Very Important Facts About the Pacific Crest Trail

As a prospective PCT thru hiker, I have spent a lot of time doing research on the trail. Here is a compilation of the most very basic facts of the …

The world’s longest recreational trail gives you 15,000 miles to find yourself

For almost two years now, Dianne Whelan has been on a mission. In July 2015, the 51-year-old filmmaker set off from Newfoundland to hike, bike, canoe, snowshoe, and ski Canada’s Great Trail, a 24,000-kilometer (14,900-mile) casting call for the world’s most intrepid voyagers. If she succeeds, …

Canada

Best Hiking Pants Tips to Gain on Money and Quality

Following our expert articles on hiking advisory (here and here), we thought to provide you with a more specialized one, exclusively related to… …

The 50 Best Ambient Albums of All Time

“As ignorable as it is interesting.” That’s the classic definition of ambient music, stated by Brian Eno in 1978 on the sleeve notes to his album <i>Ambient 1:</i> <i>Music for Airports</i>. And he should know, since he basically invented the genre three years earlier with his album <i>Discreet Music</i>. But while Eno’s …

Free typography resources: The big list

Everyone, even non-designers, can agree that the smallest typographical change can make a world of difference (*cough* <i>Warren Beatty</i> *cough*). …

9 Great American Train Journeys too Epic to miss

There’s no need to get on an anti-septic flight or a tiring driving trip to get an amazing travel experience. Why not make the most of the best kept …

Georgia's Longest Trails

Explore the longest, most incredibly scenic trails winding through the forests and mountains of Georgia. Traversing Georgia's diverse landscapes, …

5 midcentury-style sofas under $2,000

And two under a grand<p>In case you missed it, one piece of furniture—the $1,200 midcentury-style “Peggy” sofa from West Elm—has been in hot (internet) water over the last week, and it all started with a scathing review of the couch on the Awl. Written by a displeased Peggy owner, the article called …

Furniture

The 10 Hikers You Meet on the Appalachian Trail

<b>1. The Squirrelly Old Man</b><p>This is Billy Goat. He’s awesome and has hiked everything.<p>If you’re a cyclist or runner, you’ve probably seen this guy …

83 Pieces of Advice for Thru-Hikers, from Thru-Hikers

If you ask twenty people how to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail, you’re likely to get twenty different answers. So- that’s exactly what we …

2017 Pacific Crest Trail Thru-Hikers You Should Be Following on Instagram

What lies below is an assemblage of 2017 Pacific Crest Trail thru-hikers and some bonafide badass adventurers you’re going to want to follow on …

Backpacking The Greatest Wilderness in Europe

Well above the arctic circle in Swedish Lapland lies Kungsleden - The King's Trail. This 450km swath of trail stretches between the towns of Abisko, …

The 4 Major Differences Between the AT and the PCT

<i>Check out our brand new resource for thru-hiking the PCT, Pacific Crest Trials.</i><p>As a 2013 AT thru hiker, just over a year has passed since my last day …

Basic skill: pooping in four steps

Don’t panic, the PCT is nearly entirely poop free. You can walk miles and miles without coming across someone else’s business. Thank goodness. But …

Repairs

What Are the Best Long Trails I Can Do Over a Vacation?

1.2K<p>SHARES<p><i>Dreaming about a thru-hike? Get ready with our</i> <i>Thru-Hiking 101</i> <i>class</i>.<p><b>Dear Snorkel,</b><p>I dream of doing a thru-hike. The problem? As someone who’s …

Donald Trump faces further rejection as Rebecca Ferguson confirms she won't be singing at his inauguration

X Factor singer had asked to sing anti-racism protest anthem Strange Fruit.<p>Donald Trump isn't having the best week. After receiving a roasting from a …

Las Vegas streetlights are powered by your footsteps

EnGoPlanet's solar and kinetic energy stations also run WiFi hotspots and security cameras.<p>Las Vegas is famous for its lights, bright sunny days and copious pedestrian traffic. That no doubt made it the perfect place for clean tech startup EnGoPlanet to test new LED streetlights powered by both …

Ask a Thru-Hiker: How Do I Get Get Food on the Trail?

Stop just dreaming about a thru-hike; make it real! Our online Thru-Hiking 101 class covers everything you need to plan and finish the long-distance …

typeworship: The Golden Secrets of Hand-Lettering.  I saw that...

typeworship:The Golden Secrets of Hand-Lettering. I saw that the super talented <b>Martina Flor</b> has joined the ranks of high-profile typographers and …

Typography

Want to Finally Understand Physics? Read This Book

Physics is hard. It’s one of those subjects you studied for a bit in a required high school class, then left behind in college for something you …

Physics

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There will be pandemonium: The end of the old oil order has already begun

Failed negotiations in Doha are just a sign of things to come. Big Oil has collapsed and is unlikely to recover<p>Michael T. Klare<p>April 29, 2016 8:30am (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on TomDispatch.<p>Sunday, April 17th was the designated moment. The world’s leading oil producers were expected to …

Oil

7 Ways to Salt-Bake a Fish

Learn how to master this amazing fish preparation.<p>Baking a whole fish in a salt crust makes it insanely moist and delicate and leaves it perfectly …

10 epic long-distance walks around the world

From the Highlands to the Himalayas, these hikes take in some of the world’s most spectacular landscapes. They’re not for the faint-hearted, but keen trekkers will love the challenges posed by each<b><br>More great walks: Europe | UK | best kit</b><p>The trek to the base of the fifth highest mountain in the …

Hiking

The American Hiking Trails You Must Do Before You Die

Shutterstock<p>Panorama Trail<p><b>Where it is:</b> Yosemite National Park, CA<b><br>Distance:</b> 8.5 miles<br>Have your GoPro ready—you're definitely going to want to capture …

Hiking

B.C.’s Wild Pacific Trail, a magical, powerful edge-of-ocean hike offering easy accessibility, free admission

UCLUELET, B.C. — Oyster Jim says walking Vancouver Island’s Wild Pacific Trail is a journey along the edge of the open Pacific Ocean, with its …

Ucluelet

32 of the Best Places for Free Camping in the Southeast USA

<i>This post may contain affiliate or referral links. Read more about this in our disclosure policy.</i><p>When you go camping in the south, you are most …

RVs

Goodyear's spherical, levitating tire proves nothing about autonomous cars will be normal

Self-driving cars are going to change the landscape of mobility so much that not even their <i>tires</i> are going to be normal. That is, if Goodyear is to …