Marco A. López

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Inside the Modern Safe Room: How Homeowners Today Are Fortifying Their Houses Against Burglars, Terrorists, and Hurricanes

If a family’s home is their castle, as the saying goes, some homeowners have begun to take that sentiment quite literally. Step into the heavily fortified world of safe rooms—otherwise known as panic rooms—with three designers working at the outer limits of architectural craft.<p>Tom Gaffney won’t …

Biodegradable Coffee Cups Embedded With Seeds Grow Into Trees When Thrown Away

A creative company in California called Reduce. Reuse. Grow has designed a coffee cup that is not only biodegradable, but even has seeds in its walls …

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Urinal prototype uses fuel cells to generate steady stream of electricity

Human urine has been turned into all sorts of things over the centuries. Alchemists distilled phosphorous from it, it was once used for the …

Solar Impulse Pilots Get Ready for Sun-Powered Flight Around World

Two years ago, Solar Impulse's Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg became the first pilots to fly a solar-powered plane across America without burning a drop of fuel. But that was just a warmup for the months-long, 22,000-mile odyssey that's due to begin Monday.<p>"The real thing, of course, is …

The technology turning carpets into bikes

A New Zealand company has developed a way to recycle worn-out carpets into children’s bicycles<p>A bike may not not be the obvious product you’d think of if someone asked you what to do with worn-out carpet, but think again.<p>It may have fallen out of fashion in recent times, but carpet remains a …

World's earliest known engraving reveals sophistication of Homo erectus

A single photograph helped an Australian researcher stumble across what’s thought to be the earliest known engraving by a human ancestor.<p>The simple zigzag pattern, found on a fossilised shell from the Indonesian island of Java, has been dated to at least 430,000 years.<p>The find, reported in the …

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Why the Pros Care About Place, Not Time at the New York City Marathon

Course and conditions mean they come to compete with each other, not the clock.<p>What will it take to run a sub-2:00 marathon? A recent <i>Runner's World</i> investigation identified nine factors that will have to conjoin for that epoch to arrive: cold weather, a straight flat course in one of a select few …

One pilot dead as Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo rocket plane crashes

A Virgin Galactic spacecraft crashed after an explosion during a test flight over the Mojave desert on Friday, killing one of the pilots, seriously injuring another and leaving debris scattered over a wide area.<p>The plane, SpaceShipTwo, was undertaking a test flight as part of Sir Richard Branson’s …

Motivational Quotes

Oct 7, 2015<p>It's the best form of medication.<p>Oct 2, 2015<p>It needs exercise just like the muscles of the body.<p>Sep 23, 2015<p>Running is not, as it so often seems, only about what you did in your last race.<p>Sep 18, 2015<p>Relax and let the run come out of you.<p>Sep 16, 2015<p>...matters more than how much you …

Beat Mental Roadblocks on the Run

New research reveals how to stay headstrong when the going gets tough.<p>You're in the middle of a race or workout and suddenly your legs feel heavy, your lungs scream, and all you want to do is stop. What do you do? Some runners ease up, only to beat themselves up later for doing so. But others …

Perfecting Your Prerace Food Strategy

What and how much should you eat and drink for your prerace breakfast?<p>If you're like most runners, you spend the final days before your half- or full marathon feasting on high-carbohydrate foods. But a good nutrition plan doesn't end with that last plate of pasta the night before your race. Just as …

Four Fast Speed Workouts for Any Runner

Fast workouts benefit every runner, so there’s no excuse to skip them.<p>Think you can skip speedwork, that it’s just for seasoned runners with specific time goals? No such luck.<p>Research suggests that 30-second to five-minute bursts of intense exercise interspersed with rest periods will yield unique …

The Most Common Injuries From Too-Quick Mileage Increases

Study questions 10% rule among group of novice runners.<p>Many runners are familiar with the 10 percent rule of increasing mileage. It states that increasing your mileage by more than 10 percent from one week to the next will increase your chance of injury.<p>Various scientists and coaches have disputed …

The latest news on the ozone layer shows we can solve big environmental problems

Here’s a rare thing these day: Two pieces of good news on the environment in just one week.<p>A few days ago, we reported on how the population of blue whales in the eastern Pacific has bounced back to nearly where it was before whaling. Now there's news that the ozone layer is making a comeback of …

In the Details: A Mountain Goat-Inspired Prosthetic Leg for Amputee Rock Climbers

Last February, Kai Lin was watching YouTube videos of mountain goats jumping up a vertical mountain side when he was struck with an idea. Lin, now a …

Run Faster, Boost Endurance, and Beat Boredom

Advice from Olympic marathon runner Ed Eyestone<p>As a two-time Olympic marathoner, I can testify: Running can be boring. And frustrating. Especially the way the typical guy does it—the same 4- or 5-mile jog, day after day, week after week, year after year. Then along comes some race for some cure, …

Photo highlights of the day

The Guardian’s picture editors bring you a selection of the best photographs from around the world

10 Abs Workouts in 10 Days

<i>Sun’s out, guns out!</i> Summer is upon us and that means that we will have plenty of opportunities to put your physique on display. Depending on the …

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The All-New Pushup Circuit That Builds Strong, Massive Shoulders

A great set can make your waist look slimmer, your arms look bigger, and your back look broader. Here's the circuit that will help you build bolder shoulders<p>When it comes to shoulders, the bolder, the better. One of the best ways to build a massive set: Pushups. But we're not talking about pounding …

Proper Running Technique: Six Ways to Improve Efficiency

<b>We All Run Differently…</b><p>With all the debate over the last few years around running techniques, it’s important to understand that there is a distinct …

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 …

The 25 Golden Rules of Running

Time-tested, universally accepted axioms of the sport.<p>In most cases, these rules started out as a lightbulb over one runner’s head. After a while, that runner told a few running buddies (probably during a long run), word spread, and before you know it, coaches were testing it, sports scientists …

Top 13 Running Songs of 2013! | Women's Running

Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.com<p><i>If you’re a run girl who likes to jam out during a run, we’ve got the tunes for your playlist! Check out Women’s</i> …

Analemma 2013

If you photographed the sun at the same time each day – subtracting an hour as needed for Daylight Saving Time – the resulting figure-8 would be an …

5 of the Craziest Science Facts Out There, Part 2

1. How heavy do you think a cloud is?<p>The typical cumulus cloud weighs 216,000 pounds, according to science correspondent for NPR Robert Krulwich. …

Rare Weather Phenomenon Fills Grand Canyon with Fog

What an awe-inspiring sight! A few days ago, on Friday, November 29, The Grand Canyon was taken over by a rare weather phenomenon that filled the entire canyon with a thick layer of fog. The occurrence, called a temperature inversion, caused everyone, including rangers, to flock to the rim to take …

Grand Canyon

An Eagle Steals a Camera, Flies Around 70 Miles of Australia with It

"Does this selfie make my talons look big?"<p><b>Perhaps taking a page from our own</b> human culture's desire -- and ability -- to document our every move, a photographically inclined sea eagle with kleptomaniacal tendencies helped itself to a ranger's video camera and documented a 70-mile journey, even …