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2014 Hot 100 Excerpt

For almost 25 years SURFER’s Hot 100 has ranked, and predicted the fortunes of surfing’s next generation. Many of the Hot 100 alumni have gone on to …

Surgeons to Put Gunshot Victims Into Suspended Animation

Study will see if supercooling allows wounds to be repaired quickly enough to preserve brain function.<p>Surgeons at a hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, will soon try to save the life of a gunshot victim by killing him first—or almost.<p><b>When a shooting or stabbing victim goes into cardiac arrest due</b> …

6 Tips for Taking Better Expedition Photos, Whether Far Flung or in the Backyard

For adventurers, travel does not mean following typical tourist routes; it means summiting remote mountains, exploring unmapped caves, and studying little known ecosystems. On these once-in-a-lifetime journeys, we want to come away with the best pictures possible, but we are also faced with some of …

More, Bigger, Better Marine Conservation

Recently one of my peers referred to doing more conservation as addressing the problem of how to take marine protection to scale. Covering nearly 70% of the planet and home to thousands of species of plants and animals, the ocean certainly represents a huge management problem.<p>For some marine …

White House Announces Network of Climate Hubs. So What Are They?

Regional hubs aim to match latest climate science with farmers and ranchers.<p>Saying it wants to help farmers and ranchers better cope with the effects of climate change, the Obama Administration on Wednesday announced a new network of regional "climate hubs."<p>The idea is to dispatch a cadre of …

Indiana Jones 2.0

<b>Albert Yu-min Lin</b> is always pushing—to higher mountains, bigger waves, smarter technology, deeper heritage. But there’s one barrier the archaeologist never breaks: the ground itself. The 32-year-old San Diegan uses tools such as satellite imagery and magnetometers to nonintrusively probe sacred …

Top 25 Photographs from the Wilderness #19

Wildlife & Wild Places<p>“Okavango”, “Serengeti”, “Masai Mara”, “Zambezi”, “Kruger” and “Kafue”. These are some of the wildest places left and have hidden within them “wilderness” that can take those who visit it back in time on a powerful journey that explores our place on this blue-and-green planet. …