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Intricately-Detailed Paper Cut Animals Mimic Ink-Drawn Lines

Berlin-based artist Max Gärtner produces intricate paper cutouts that have the quality of ink-drawn lines. Heads of jaguars, lionesses, and the wings of birds are all crafted using curvy bold marks that create contour, add visual weight, and define form. Large groups of lines wrap around each to …

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Back to Everest in 2015?

Six months after killer avalanche, Sherpas and Western outfitters look to next year’s climbing season.<p>The deaths this week of at least 28 people, including eight or more foreign trekkers in snowstorms in central Nepal, have focused the world's attention once more on the potential hazards of …

Combining Strength and Endurance Training

How much do they interfere with each other?<p>This isn't breaking news, but I think it's interesting. While looking through some presentations from last year's Pan Pacific Conference of Medicine and Science in Sport (for a story I'm working on), I stumbled across John Hawley's presentation, "Endurance …

Mindfulness for Athletes

Harnessing brain research to enhance performance.<p>Earlier this year, I wrote an article for <i>Outside</i> magazine about some neat neuroscience research from Martin Paulus's group at the University of California, San Diego. Part of the research involves using advanced brain imaging to look for differences …

Epigenetics and Fitness

Can you pass on acquired traits (like fitness) to your children?<p>My column this week in the <i>Globe and Mail</i> looks at the links between epigenetics and fitness/health:<p><i>Skipped the gym yesterday? Oops – now your unborn kids, and their kids, are going to struggle with weight and cholesterol for their</i> …

How Exercise Protects the Brain from Depression

Study suggests a new protective role for fit muscles.<p>Researchers at Sweden's Karolinska Institute published a neat study in the journal <i>Cell</i> last week that may shed some light on how and why exercise fights depression (press release here). It's fairly complicated stuff (to me, at least), and it's a …

Heart Health and "Lifelong Exercise Dose"

More is better for a flexible left ventricle.<p>There's been lots of debate recently about the optimal "dose" of exercise to maximize health benefits, with a few researchers arguing that very small amounts of exercise -- as little as five minutes a day -- are best, particularly for your heart. That …

High-Fat Diets for Endurance

Taking a closer look at claims that fat can make you faster.<p>Normally when a new article I've written hits newsstands, I'm eager to spread the news as widely as possible. But I have to admit I've been a bit nervous about my article on high-fat diets for endurance athletes, which is in the new issue …

What's the Optimal Temperature for Marathons?

Why Paris is faster than Chicago despite a hillier course.<p>A few days ago, my "Running the Data" feature on what it will take to run a sub-2-hour marathon went live (it's in the November issue of the print magazine). It's also the culmination of months of work by a team including my editor Christine …

Marathon Flight Map

A graphical view of where fast runners come from and where they race.<p>Another outtake from my big sub-two-hour marathon data piece... This was an idea we toyed around with but ultimately decided was a little too confusing for the main article. I still think it's pretty neat, so I'll share it …

Baltimore Marathon Organizers Advise Spectators of Appropriate, Inappropriate Cheers

"Almost there" is among the cheers to be used with caution.<p>If you’ve ever found yourself silently cursing a spectator for telling you you’re “almost there!” when you still have three miles left in your marathon, Saturday’s Baltimore Marathon may be the race for you.<p>As pointed out by <i>CBS DC</i>, race …

Ebola Threat on Radar of New York City Marathon Organizers

Race officials say safety is top priority.<p>The New York City Marathon is known for attracting a large international field, which, given the recent spread of the Ebola virus to the United States, comes with some extra precautions this year.<p>Chris Weiller, New York Road Runners’ vice president of media …

WATCH: Bill Murray Trains for the New York City Marathon

Lots of innovative training ideas to learn from here.<p>Bill Murray has conquered ghosts, aquatic and landscaping nemeses, and reliving the same day over and over, so why not the marathon?<p>On Wednesday night's <i>Late Show with David Letterman</i>, Murray realized he was running out of time to train for the …

NYC's Dash 5K Drops Appearance Fees, Focuses on Local Runners

The race the day before NYC Marathon still has a quality field.<p>The NYRR Dash to the Finish Line 5K, held the Saturday before the New York City Marathon in 2011 and 2013, had an appearance fee budget to attract elite professionals such as 2013 winners Nick Willis and Molly Huddle, along with Shalane …

Man to Run Half Marathon After Losing Nearly 400 Pounds

Will raise money in honor of woman who he says saved his life.<p>A Michigan man will run his first half marathon this weekend after giving up alcohol and losing 390 pounds over the course of the last two years, reports the <i>Detroit Free Press</i>. Brian Flemming will participate in Sunday’s Metro Detroit …

Exercise May Lower Depression Risk by 19 Percent

Study also finds that young people who are depressed are less likely to exercise.<p>Many runners are anecdotally aware of the mood-elevating benefits of running, and new research published online this week in <i>JAMA Psychiatry</i> provides further support for that notion. The study found that subjects who …

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Fifty Years Ago, Bob Schul Became Only U.S. 5000-Meter Olympic Champ

Schul came through in Tokyo as favorite on rainsoaked cinder track.<p>On October 18, 1964, four days after Billy Mills gave the United States its one and only 10,000-meter gold medal in Olympic history, Bob Schul of West Milton, Ohio came through with his own dramatic victory in Tokyo on a last-lap …

The List: Friday, October 17

What savvy runners will be talking about this weekend...<p><b>1. Zelle,</b> the brand-spanking-new women's running site launched by <i>Runner's World</i>. Go check it out.<p><b>2.</b> <b>Connor Callihan,</b> a North Carolina high school junior who broke his leg in three places during a cross country race on Monday, then crawled …

Runner Carries Injured Competitor to Finish Line

Says she was "just doing the right thing."<p>A North Dakota high school senior carried her injured competitor across the finish line of their conference championship last Saturday, the <i>Devils Lake Journal</i> reports.<p>Devils Lake High School’s Melanie Bailey came across Fargo South senior Danielle LeNoue …

Plan to segregate burqa wearers in talks for weeks

Speaker Bronwyn Bishop and Senate President Stephen Parry discussed security concerns with facial coverings such as burqas well before a …

Oxfam urges Australian government to send troops to Ebola regions

In a rare request, the aid group Oxfam is calling on the Australian government to back Labor calls for troops to be sent into regions hardest hit by …

Marathoners wear masks as Beijing pollution reaches 16 times the recommended level

Organisers rejected calls to postpone the race despite the soupy white haze over the Chinese capital, but said they had laid on extra medical staff …

Australians remain missing after deadly avalanche

Rescue teams said there are now no trekkers left stranded, almost one week after the avalanche that killed 40 people.<p>Around 500 people have been …

Australia’s war in Iraq: Veterans and widows reflect

Kellie Merritt became Australia’s first Iraq service widow nine years ago. Her husband Flight Lieutenant Paul Pardoel was killed when the British …