James Martin

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Beautiful Space Pictures: The Universe Does Not Get More Spectacular Than These 38 Amazing Images

Space. It's just... ridiculous.<p>As Douglas Adams once wrote:<p>"Space is big. Really big. You just won’t believe how vastly hugely mindbogglingly big it …

Foam Roller Video Series

Learn how to efficiently use your foam roller with this 8 part video series.

Not watching 'Caper'? Here's why you should be

PSA: "Caper"! If you haven't stumbled across this show yet, check it out on YouTube or Hulu -- it won't take long. It's a fun series of 10-minute episodes about broke superheroes living in a grotty apartment in the City of Angles, patrolling for crime and struggling to make the rent, while their …

Google Chromecast expected to land in the UK this March

The Google Chromecast is easily one of the most affordable media streaming devices available in the United States, but up until now the device wasn’t officially available to the rest of the world — at least not without paying exorbitant prices through an importer. The good news is that this …

The world's 10 oldest living trees

Methuselah<p>Until 2013, Methuselah, an ancient bristlecone pine was the oldest known non-clonal organism on Earth. While Methuselah still stands as of …

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Understanding Autism: Baby's Delivery May Be Key

Quieting nerve cells in the brain during birth in mice seems to protect against autism, according to a new study.<p>Autism is as mysterious a disease as it is tragic. While there is clearly a genetic component to some forms of the illness, it remains unclear how many genes are involved and what role …

Hottest Trend You've Never Heard of... "The Butt Grab" Pose

You want earth shattering news. <b>The Butt Grab</b> <b>Pose</b> is the single greatest and hottest post of the internet that no one is talking about. He 100% made …

5 Exercises to Work Your Abs to Exhaustion

Oily Bits: The Basic Design of an Engine

The vast majority of vehicles are powered by what's known as an internal combustion engine.<p>It's a concept that's been around for a long time but a Belgian engineer, called Jean Joseph Etienne Lenoir, is credited with inventing and patenting the first viable internal combustion engine in 1860.<p>The …

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 …

How to Fuel for a Half Marathon

Three great tips on carb-loading and fueling so you don't hit the wall during your next 13.1.<p><i>Brian asks: I'm getting ready to run a half marathon this weekend. If I need to carb-load, what should I consume before the start of the race, and how do I fuel to avoid hitting the wall mid-race?</i><p>Great …

The peculiar charm of Benedict Cumberbatch

On 25 July 2010, two unrelated events took place in the space of 60 minutes that would change Benedict Cumberbatch's life for ever. At 9pm that evening, the BBC broadcast episode one of Sherlock. At 10pm, the Guardian, the New York Times and Der Spiegel published the first instalment of the Afghan …

The 5 Biggest Marathoning Mistakes

Photo: PhotoRun.net<p><i>Avoid these common mistakes and get the most out of yourself on race day.</i><p>Whether you’re training for your first marathon or your …

Bike Maintenance Guides

Comment on How to Clean Your Bike – Our Bike Cleaning Guide by Paul Owens

The only thing I do different, is to actually take off the jockey wheels, to really inspect and maybe put some new grease on them ?

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Everything You Need To Know About Energy Gels

<i>How they work, as well as why, when and how to use them.</i><p>It wasn’t long ago that runners relied solely on water, sports drinks, and maybe some flat …

Bunkr Is The PowerPoint Killer We’ve All Been Waiting For

French startup Bunkr is focused on one simple task: killing PowerPoint. To achieve this goal, the company’s well-designed web app will help you collect visual content and organize it into slides. The result is a very visual HTML5 presentation that works on your computer, phone or tablet. You can …

Core Building Exercises from Elite Runners

A three-exercise routine designed by elite track & field athletes to build core strength and running power.

The Gear and Apps You Need to Survive the Next Semester

Okay, this is it. Back to school, again. Whether it's your first college semester or you can see graduation on the horizon, these tools will make the …

Language boosts invisible objects into visual awareness

The philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein famously said that, "the limits of my language mean the limits of my world," meaning that we can only understand the world through the language we use, and that if our language does not include words for some particular idea or concept, then that concept cannot …

Bob Burnquist's "Dreamland": A Backyard Progression

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The Beginner's Guide To The Half Marathon

<i>Check out coach Matt Forsman’s foolproof approach for completing 13.1 miles.</i><p>Whether you’re new to running or making a comeback after a long layoff, …

5K Moves

Use this two part video series to gain speed and lose weight for your next 5K.

16 Healthy (and Yummy) Prerun Meals and Snacks

Before heading out for a run it's important to make sure you're fueled.<p>Your body needs high-octane fuel to run its best.<p>Here are some high-carb, low-fat, low-fiber meals and snacks that can provide the energy you need to run your best, for a variety of different workouts. These meals and snacks, …

How to Prevent Common Running Injuries

Proper form, strength training, and the right shoes can prevent injury.<p>It's an all too common scenario: Runner begins training program. A month or so later, a twinge settles on a knee. Runner stretches, pops ibuprofen, keeps running. A few—or maybe 100—runs later, runner is on the couch, ice pack …

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 …