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13 Mesmerizing Photos That Will Make You Re-Evaluate Your Place In The Universe

There's no picture more humbling than one that shows us how small we are in the universe.<p>On this 25th anniversary, TASCHEN has compiled the most breathtaking deep-space images that the Hubble Space Telescope has ever produced, in a remarkable full-color book, <i>Expanding Universe: Photographs from the</i> …

The Ultimate Boot Camp Workout

Your Beginner's Guide to Trail Running

Prepare for your first off-road race with this workout plan. You’ll run faster, smarter, and longer in just 6 weeks<p>You’ve put in your road miles, added track workouts to focus on speed, and conquered some races. But that doesn’t mean you’re ready to jump into a trail race and bolt for the finish …

The Fourier transform lets you have your cake and understand it

Teasing apart the ingredients of a jumble helps scientists to study complex things that change over time or space<p>If there's a mathematical idea that applies itself to almost everything in everyday life but is almost unknown outside the scientific world, the Fourier transform has to be the most …

How to Get Abs Quick

Forget crunches. If you want to get faster, fitter, and stronger, you need to train your core like a runner.<p>A generation ago, you’d be hard-pressed to find elite runners paying attention to their abs. Today, it’s practically mandatory. “Our coaches drill the importance of core conditioning into our …

Trail Running Training in the Gym: How to Get Faster on the Trails

Moving the majority of your training to the trails is one of the best decisions you can make. If you run on the roads every day and rarely venture …

10 Essential Strength Exercises for Runners

Do these exercises consistently, and you’ll run faster and stronger.<p>Whenever the topic of strength training and running comes up, most runners tend to respond with, “Wait, I’m supposed to do something other than running?” Supplementing running with strengthening exercises will not only aid in …

Workouts

The Essential 7-Minute, No-Gym Warmup

Work in these five moves before your run to get faster and stay injury free.<p>Seven minutes can be an eternity—for a runner, at least. That's enough time to bang out a mile repeat, ice a cranky knee, or boil water for pasta. And now, it's also enough time to squeeze in a strength-training workout.<p>We …

Workouts

Christmas Book List for Endurance Nerds

Some running and sports science titles I've enjoyed this year.<p>'Tis the season to mention a few books that the endurance sports nerd in your life might appreciate finding in his or her stocking...<p>Okay, this isn't a running book. Pinotti is an Italian cyclist and prolific tweeter who retired a few …

Books

Beet Juice for Milers

A new study tests the popular performance-booster on elite middle-distance runners.<p>Over the past few years, I've written a lot about the potential endurance-boosting effects of beet juice. Unlike the vast majority of supposed performance-enhancers, the claims are actually backed by some pretty …

Research

Incredible designer posters reimagine 'Robocop,' 'Blade Runner,' and more

This kind of pop culture art has become increasingly popular of late, and Chojnacki — whose previous book explored vinyl album art from the 1980s — believes it has something to do with the quality of the posters movie studios are currently putting out. They're just not as interesting as they used …

Rise and shine: the daily routines of history's most creative minds

One morning this summer, I got up at first light – I'd left the blinds open the night before – then drank a strong cup of coffee, sat near-naked by an open window for an hour, worked all morning, then had a martini with lunch. I took a long afternoon walk, and for the rest of the week experimented …

The Most Iconic Banksy Works Of All Time

Earlier this week Banksy revealed he would spend the month of October putting up art around New York City.<p>In honor of his NYC takeover, we're taking a look back at some of his most iconic works.

Streetwear

Fabian Oefner turns simple science into stunning art photography

Swiss photographer Fabian Oefner is known for using art to breathtakingly illustrate simple science at work. His latest series of images, called <i>The Invisible Dimension</i>, captures crystals of color rising in reaction to a speaker's soundwaves, magnetic liquid pushing paint into canals, and a flame of …

Ratatouille With Fried Eggs Recipe

<b>Read more: Sunday Brunch: Ratatouille With Fried Eggs</b><p>Ingredients1 medium-small eggplant, cut into 1/2-inch cubes (about 2 cups_1/2 cup olive oil, divided1 small onion, finely chopped (about 3/4 cup)4 medium garlic cloves finely chopped (about 4 teaspoons)1 red bell pepper, chopped (about 1 cup)1 …

When The Best Weight To Lift Is No Weight

To maximize your power output during some leg exercises, stick to body weight.<p>Here's the challenge: you have to pedal as hard as you can for 6 seconds, in an attempt to produce the highest possible peak power output. Power is force times velocity, so to get high power you want a combination of high …

Shin Splint Treatment Remains Mysterious

Review of data finds no consistently reliable treatment.<p>"What should I do for shin splints?" is among the most common questions runners, especially relatively new ones, ask. The most accurate answer might well be, "Your guess is as good as anyone's," according to a review of research on shin splint …

Sports Medicine

The 2013 Ig Nobel Prizes: Drunk People Feel Sexy, And More Of The Year's Silliest Science

The Ig Nobel Prizes are in! Here are the winners of the strangest science awards of the year.<p>Last night were the Ig Nobel Prizes, the most important of Nobel Prize ceremonies. The ceremony honors the year's strangest--but also very good!--scientific research, in 10 different categories. Past …

The Clash’s Top 20 Songs

<i>Forty years ago this month, the UK edition of The Clash’s debut album dropped like Spanish bombs on the punk rock world. To celebrate, all week long</i> …