Kelly Hodgkins

Kelly Hodgkins

Kelly's been writing online for ten years, working at Gizmodo, TUAW, and BGR among others. Living near the White Mountains of NH and the Mahoosucs of Maine, she gets outside any chance she can get. And with a background in science and technology, she brings a digital know-how to her backcountry ramblings.

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The best heated gloves keep your hands toasty warm in all temperatures

When temperatures plunge, the first thing that gets cold are your fingers. Ward off frostbite and keep your digits toasty warm with these best heated gloves.
Health & Fitness

Zap yourself into shape with ElectroFit, a smartphone-operated muscle stimulator

ElectroFit wants to supercharge your workout with the world's first smartphone-controlled electrical muscle stimulation device. Designed for home users, the system can help strengthen muscles and ease the pain of recovery.
Emerging Tech

Scientists identify key genes involved in salamander limb regeneration

In a huge step forward for regenerative medicine, scientists have sequenced the genome of the Axolotl, a giant Mexican salamander that is able to regenerate lost limbs on command.
Emerging Tech

Prepare for liftoff: Here are all the important upcoming SpaceX rocket launches

From ISS resupply missions to a host of communication and scientific satellite launches, SpaceX has a busy year ahead. Here's a rundown of some of the company's most important missions slated for the next year.
Emerging Tech

Are e-cigarettes safe? Here’s what the most recent science says

E-cigarettes are widely regarded and advertised as a healthier alternative to cigarettes. How safe are these cigarette alternatives? We went deep into the recent scientific literature to find out.
Outdoors

Rough it in absolute comfort with the best sleeping pads available

Shopping for a sleeping pad for your next backpacking trip? Don't buy something that feels like a cold slab of stone. Narrow your selection with our carefully selected list of the best sleeping pads available.