Just an update: My wife and I just bought a 2015 Subaru Crosstrek yesterday. We were totally convinced by this article. Haven’t gotten to take it to the mountains yet (that’s for this coming weekend) but it commutes into Seattle pretty nicely —which, given the ability of the drivers here — is probably more dangerous… » 5/26/15 12:57pm Yesterday 12:57pm

Help This Girl Race Horses In Mongolia

“Split fingernails, bleeding ass-crack, falling off, getting kicked, getting dragged, breaking fingers, breaking my neck, losing horse, trying not to crap myself at speed because my Cipro isn’t working, death.” Kat Whitney’s got a long list of things she’d like to avoid at the Mongol Derby. The odds aren’t in her… » 5/25/15 9:00am Monday 9:00am

I am a former scout, father of two scouts and soon to be assistant scout master I am also slightly left of Bernie Sanders. Scouts is VERY decentralized, so its going to depend a LOT on where you live, I’m in the NEIC and its a very liberal council, in that group I’m in a very liberal troop. Scouting dose have some… » 5/22/15 1:44am Friday 1:44am

Boy Scouts Will Permit Gay Adults

Speaking at the Boy Scouts of America’s National Meeting today, the organization’s President, Robert M. Gates, stated that he will not revoke the charters of local councils which permit gay adult leaders. The move stops short of calling the nationwide acceptance of gay adults to a vote, but opens the door for more… » 5/21/15 3:21pm 5/21/15 3:21pm

This Guy’s Been Living In A Three-Cylinder Geo Metro For 150,000 Miles

“This guy” is Herrmann, and he’d really be more accurately described as a legend. We found him hitchhiking up AZ-209 and gave him a lift back to his camp; a Geo Metro loaded with living gear and a little kitchen that’d he’s been wandering around America in for a very long time. » 5/20/15 2:12pm 5/20/15 2:12pm

For anyone interested, here is the information we would have given Wes if he gave us more than 24 hours to respond to a general inquiry to our feedback email address (or to the email we sent asking how we could help). » 5/14/15 3:27pm 5/14/15 3:27pm

UV Water Purifiers Are Bullshit

To achieve its claimed ability to remove pathogens, water going into CamelBak’s new UV purifier must first be cleaned by a filter from a rival manufacturer. And that rival product is cheaper. That’s according to CamelBak’s own lab testing. And its not the only water treatment technology that’s incapable of performing… » 5/14/15 1:40pm 5/14/15 1:40pm

This Team Discovers 14 New Species An Hour, But They Have An Enemy

You’ve heard that we know more about space than we do the deep ocean. But did you know it’s so unexplored that scientists discover new species just 200-500 feet down, sometimes at a rate of 14 an hour? A (sort of) manmade enemy threatens those efforts though, and they can’t kill, study, and eat it fast enough. » 5/14/15 12:45pm 5/14/15 12:45pm