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20 Years Later, Legacy of a Deadly Colorado Wildfire Endures

The South Canyon Fire killed 14 firefighters and changed how wildfires are fought. Then last year in Arizona, tragedy struck again.<p>Twenty years ago, at 4 p.m. on July 6, a wave of flame swept along a ridge on Colorado's Storm King Mountain, killed 14 firefighters, and became a benchmark for …

Build a Geodesic Dome Solar Greenhouse to Grow Your Own Food

After some research, Dad decided that a greenhouse would be a good way to extend the growing season, and that a geodesic dome would be a good shape …

Shark Shield Offers Discount To Reunion Island Surfers

When two enormous tiger sharks were trailing Meredith Novack on her record-breaking swim from Lanai to Maui last month, she claimed the only thing that kept her alive was her Shark Shield, a device that uses electric waves to fend off the predators.<p>Shark Shield shares her confidence. The company …

HEROBike Builds a Beautiful New Bicycle from Carbon Fiber and Bamboo

HERObike, a non-profit initiative in Greensboro, Alabama, is designing and manufacturing bikes made from locally sourced bamboo. After partnering …

The Most Incredible Custom Motorcycles of 2013

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What Travelling to 66 Countries Has Taught Me

While I don't covet passport stamps and don't really pay attention to my little blue book anymore, I hit a travel milestone a couple of weeks ago that I couldn't ignore. My trip to Montenegro and Bosnia marked the 65th and 66th countries I've set foot in: a fact that floors me since I never …

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How to Clean Your Bike

Cleaning your bike is easier than you think. Whether it’s steel, aluminum, titanium or carbon, with water and bike appropriate cleaners, polishes, degreasers and lube you can rid your bike of dirt in grime in 15 minutes or less minutes and without getting yourself filthy.<p>Dirt in your chain, …

Tubular GoSun Solar Cooker Heats up to a Sizzling 550° F in Mere Minutes

Solar cooking just got even better thanks to the new fuss-free GoSun stove. This uber awesome tube stove can cook delicious meals without using a …

It's Not Only About the Burning Man

Last week, I came back from Burning Man, a festival in Nevada's Black Rock Desert that attracts annually tens of thousands of participants.<p>I describe it as a festival, but it is much more than that. Even if I were to write a book trying to explain what Burning Man actually is, there is no chance I …

Sony's Clip-On Cameras Give Smartphones the Photos They Deserve

The line between dedicated camera and smartphone camera just got a bit more blurred. Sony's new QX camera series look less like traditional shooters …

Why We Need Solitude

When I read <i>Walden</i> in 9th grade, I was convinced that Henry David Thoreau was a bit off. Spending over two years living in solitude on the shores of a pond seemed a recipe for madness. Now, I have begun to appreciate Thoreau’s search for isolation and communion with nature. I have become a seeker of …

It's a Dumbphone, But It's the Nicest Dumbphone You Can Buy

Nokia's newest handset has a Gorilla Glass screen, an eye-popping 38-day battery life, and is constructed of sturdy aluminum. The catch? It runs a …

Rebirth on the River: Washington’s Elwha Flourishing After Big Dam Removals

Human Journey<p>The first signs of life are beginning to return to the Elwha River in Washington State, where the largest dam removal in U.S. history is nearly complete.<p>The Elwha River begins in the heart of Olympic National Park and flows 45 miles (72 kilometers) to the Strait of Juan de Fuca. …

Myanmar Opening to Tourism, Investment—and Reform?

A closed society is opening up, but how much remains to be seen.<p><b>Picture it: pagodas, palaces, parks—a paradise for photographers. Keep clicking. Through your lens you see the "new" and "mysterious," the "mystical" and "magical" Myanmar, also known as Burma.</b><p>There is so much for tourists to see: …

That 2012 Bundle Of Joy Will Cost You $241,080 To Raise

The United States Department of Agriculture has crunched the numbers and it concludes today that if you had a child in 2012, it'll cost you $241,080 to raise him or her for next 17 years.<p>If you adjust it for inflation, that number soars to $301,970.<p>This represents a 2.6 percent increase from 2011. …

Drowning In Zucchini? 3 Recipes Can Help

There's no shame in admitting it: Mid-August may be the point in the summer when you throw up your hands when it comes to zucchini. The vegetable is both the joy and bane of gardeners and cooks. Joy because there are so many possibilities — bread, fritters, stuffed blossoms and ratatouille. And …

High Fiber Breakfast (That Isn't Cereal!)

While breakfast cereal companies often tout their high-fiber products, the truth is that what's inside those boxes can often be even <i>higher</i> in sugar. That's no way to start your day.<p>Instead, we'd like to recommend a handful of easy, delicious, fill-you-up breakfasts that don't give you a day's worth …

Puri Desalinating Water Bottle Could Save Your Life at Sea

The Puri is unlike any other water bottle out there – it could save your life. Designed by Younsun Kim, Kangkyung Lee, Byungsoo Kim and Minji Kim, …

See the Adirondacks Like Your Grandaddy Did (With Better Food and Bedding)

<b>EXPERIENCE</b>: Ausable Chasm. As you squeeze through walls of rock in an inflatable raft on a chute of whitewater, you might experience the nirvana that tourists did back in the '70s -- the 1870s, that is -- when larger wooden boats were pulled back into place through an elaborate pulley system. You …

Experimental Malaria Vaccine Shows Promise In Human Test

A viable, effective vaccine against malaria has long eluded scientists. Results from a preliminary study have ignited hope that a new type of vaccine could change that.<p>The experimental vaccine offered strong protection against malaria when given at high doses, scientists report Thursday in the …

What We Do—and Don't—Know About Brain-Eating Amoebas

CDC scientist breaks down infection risk and story behind Arkansas girl's illness.<p><b>A 12-year-old Arkansas girl has been in a hospital for over a week after being infected with a typically fatal parasite that enters through the nose and consumes brain tissue.</b><p>A news release Friday from the Arkansas …

A Solar-Powered Tent for the Power-Hungry Outdoor Nerd

We go camping to get away from it all. Well, <i>most</i> of it – just because you're in the bosom of the great outdoors doesn't mean you need to leave …

The Wave Monument Claims Third Hiker

A beautiful and forbidding desert area south of Utah has claimed its third hiker this month. Elisabeth Ann Berval, 27, died of heat exhaustion while hiking with her husband at the Wave, a sandstone monument located in the Paria Canyon-Vermillion Cliffs Wilderness, where temperatures often reach the …

The Beauty of Sand

Save Place<p>D826, Namibia<p>Minutes after we departed, our balloon climbed to an altitude where we could view the ever-expansive Namib Sand Sea. Our …

New Zealand

High-Tech Levitation Bike Generates Electricity and Acts as a Mobile Hot-Spot

Designed by architect Michael Strain and his team, Levitation is a concept bike designed to power your smart phone that also acts as a mobile …

The Ridge of Various Shapes

Turkey Hunter Survives Timber Rattler Strike With $10 Bite Kit

An Alabama turkey hunter was in the woods when a 6-foot timber rattlesnake bit him in the lower leg.<p>"[The] best way I can describe it as someone …

This Gadget Turns Any Window Into A Power Outlet

Solar chargers, a revolutionary idea just a few short years ago, are popping up everywhere. We’ve featured dozens, maybe even 100 on this site to …