Troy Roberts

While he may not be the quintessential outdoorsman (or, being completely honest here, much of an outdoorsman at all), Troy Roberts' true peace is found along the road, paved or not. An avid runner, Troy has competed in more than a dozen races in the past year, from local 5K runs to mud runs and half marathons. Like most runners, he will talk to you about running, whether you want to talk about running or not. He's also known to explore - and get lost in - the vast wilderness and hiking trails. A professional writer for more than 16 years, Troy has served on the editorial board for numerous national publications, including Cinescape Magazine, Now Playing Magazine, Computer Games Magazine, and iF Magazine. Troy currently works in public relations/marketing and lives in Lake City with his wife and two daughters. To read more of Troy's stories, click here.

Explorer dies after solo attempt to cross Antarctic

After 71 days, more than 900 miles – and only 30 miles from his ultimate goal – British explorer Henry Worsley succumbed to severe exhaustion and dehydration in the cold, desolate Antarctic tundra. Worsley was attempting to become the first person to ever cross the Antarctic unaided. Inspired by the failed expedition of Ernest Shackleton …

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Researchers hope to turn tide on poaching

Rhino poaching in South Africa has increased more than 9,300 percent in the past decade, but British researchers are working on a new anti-poaching device that could help see a dramatic reduction of poaching during the course of the next 10 years. Published in the Journal of Applied Ecology, Protect’s RAPID (Real-time Anti Poaching Intelligence …

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Hunters shoot two moose…before realizing they’re in a zoo

One of the first rules of hunting: always be aware of your surroundings. I mean, you never know – you could accidentally find yourself in the middle of a zoo, which is one of the last places you’d want to be caught hunting. But that’s exactly what happened to two Norwegian hunters who, after shooting a …

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Tourists flee after glass walkway cracks in China

If you’re walking across a glass walkway, one of the last things you want to hear is shattering glass and people screaming. Unfortunately for a group of Chinese tourists, they experienced just that yesterday while walking across the glass bottomed walkway on Yuntai Mountain. According to the Daily Mail, the U-shape platform is attached to …

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Half buffalo half crocodile ‘hybrid’ is pure nightmare fuel

If there wasn’t enough already out there to give you nightmares, here’s one more thing to add to the list – a creature born in a small, remote village in Thailand appears to be some ungodly peculiar cross between a buffalo and crocodile. The creature surfaced in High Rock, Wanghin, Thailand, sometime in the past week, …

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Another ‘Fishzilla’ species found; world takeover close

Typically, when you think of fish, your first thoughts aren’t to one that can walk across land and survive up to four days out of water. But that just means you haven’t met “Fishzilla.” Thanks to researchers in the Eastern Himalayas, we have one more species of “Fishzilla” to add to our list, along with …

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Volcanic fish discoveries are terrifying

Australian scientists this past week found a weird – and slightly horrifying – fanged alien fish at the bottom of the ocean. Living in a volcano. Scientists from the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization, or CSIRO, made the discovery of the scaleless blackfish as they explored the ocean depths off the coast of Australia. Though …

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Fight to the Death! Sea Snake vs. Stonefish!

The Syfy Channel has come up with some pretty interesting original films in recent years. Mega Shark vs. Crocosaurus! Mega Python vs. Gatoroid! Dinocroc vs. Supergator!  And now, the most recent film, Sea Snake vs. Stonefish! Wait, what’s that? The last one actually happened? Well then. Ahem. According to Daily Mail Australia, a local spearfishermen …

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