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A Training Plan for Breaking Six Hours at the Half-Ironman Distance

Pool Skills for a Faster Swim Split<p><b>Deep-Water Acceleration</b><br>Try timed 50s with a deep-water (floating) start, with no push off of the wall. Begin by …

Swimming

How to Be a Leader

<b>By Martin Bjergegaard and Cosmina Popa</b><p>Introduction<p>1. Bystanders vs leaders<p>The murder of Kitty Genovese on 13 March 1964 has influenced Western psychology, culture and consciousness more than anyone thought possible. Besides making nationwide headlines at the time, it sparked a whole new field of …

New evidence from prehistoric human teeth reveals what the 'paleo diet' really looked like — and it's not what you think

Scientists from Cambridge, Cardiff, UCL, and York studied the remains of nine people who lived about 9,000 years ago in the late Mesolithic (6600 B.C. to 6450 B.C.) and the Mesolithic-Neolithic phases (6200 B.C. to 5900 B.C.) and found plant matter fossilized in their teeth.<p>Thanks to poor dental …

Paleo Diet

Want to Raise Successful Daughters? Science Says Nag the Heck Out of Them

For tweens, eye-rolling and backtalk really means, 'Thank you for the helpful advice. I shall endeavor to act accordingly.'<p>Someday, my daughter is going to kill me for this one, but it's a story that will vindicate parents everywhere.<p>Researchers in the United Kingdom say parents' super-high …

UNU Cycling • From Cyclists to Cyclists!

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Science reveals what happens as you get drunker

Alcohol consumption has been a part of human culture for thousands of years. But while we have a general understanding of alcohol's effects — most …

How Neuroscientists Explain the Mind-Clearing Magic of Running

<i>By Melissa Dahl</i><p>A good run can sometimes make you feel like a brand-new person. And, in a way, that feeling may be literally true. About three decades of research in neuroscience have identified a robust link between aerobic exercise and subsequent cognitive clarity, and to many in this field the …

The Brain

Night-vision goggle case cause of plane crash that killed 14, Air Force says

By Thomas Gibbons-Neff<p>, Reporter<p>A solid plastic case designed to hold a set of night-vision goggles was ultimately responsible for causing the crash of an Air Force transport plane that killed 14 people in October, the Air Force announced in a statement last week.<p>The crew of the C-130J, a …

Military

The Oral Polio Vaccine Can Go 'Feral,' But WHO Vows to Tame It

The oral polio vaccine may go down in history as one of the most powerful public health tools of modern times. Developed by Albert Sabin in 1961, the vaccine is cheap, easy to administer and has pushed polio to the brink of extinction.<p>The joke is that if you can "count to two" you can vaccinate …