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Reviving Shane McConkey

The new documentary 'McConkey' explores the life and untimely death of ski BASE jumper Shane McConkey, one of extreme sports' most innovative athletes. J.T. Holmes, McConkey's ski BASE partner, watched his best friend die trying to do a double back flip into a...

The Black Keys, in the Beginning

Some called it modern blues, some said it was simply rock 'n' roll — The Black Keys reshaped the Mississippi Delta Sound with their red hot twist on tradition. If The Black Keys singer-guitarist Dan Auerbach happened to fall ill on the day you were meant to meet the...

How Hollywood Filmed a Movie on Everest

To capture professional-grade footage on the world’s highest peak, the makers of Everest turned to a Colorado cameraman who got his start shooting for Warren Miller. When an office-building-sized block of ice in the Khumbu Icefall dislodged during the 2014 Himalaya...

@JustinBieber: #Cliff Diving is Dangerous

Elite cliff diver David Colturi on the pop star’s popped eardrum and the dangers of the sport. When you think of bravery, you do not think of Justin Bieber. But, beliebe it or not, the pop star injured himself yesterday, partaking in what could be the world’s oldest...

Cloud Seeding Can Help Increase Snowfall — But Should It?

With low-tide snow years on repeat, a couple of old snowboard bums are using cloud seeding science to make the flurries fly, and they’re getting better. It’s late March in the High Sierra, a time when the 8,600-foot ridgeline that Frank McDonough is standing on would...

Lolo Jones Dances With the Stars

The Olympic track star steps up her training for an entirely different challenge — season 19 of Dancing With the Stars. Olympic hurdler Lolo Jones is used to stepping out of her comfort zone — but maybe not quite this far. Today, it was announced that the 60-meter...

Caity Lotz: A Rare Bird in Hollywood

Caity Lotz comes back from the dead as the White Canary in the CW’s Arrow spin-off 'Legends of Tomorrow.' Making the leap from the cerebral world of Mad Men to the superhero universe requires a rare combination of brains and brawn. And Caity Lotz’s career is taking...

Swimming With Sensors to Get the Gold

Olympic swimmers are using high-tech motion-capture sensors designed by BMW to go faster In swimming, form is just as crucial as force. Getting the smallest detail—even the angle of your ankle—just right is an obsession for the elite because it can mean the difference...

The Man Who Makes 007 Go Boom

In the new James Bond movie Spectre, all the crazy explosions and collapsing buildings are created by one guy. And he’s not even the main villain Staring across a completely empty Westminster Bridge in central London is, well, weird. It's a clear, damp night and I can...

A Mysterious Death at the South Pole

During the 24 hours that Rodney Marks's life was slipping away from him, he had plenty of time to contemplate his predicament. He knew he was trapped, cut off from adequate medical attention, about as far from civilization as one can get on this planet. He knew that...