Miranda Goodman

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The Next Big Thing In Cycling Could Be Poop Doping

Read one particular way, the history of cycling is a history of riders doing all they can to stretch past the natural limits of the human body. …

Cycling

The key to curing disease could lie in Iceland's genes

<b>(CNN) —</b> The freezer sits behind a heavy door in the basement of an unassuming building on the campus of the University of Iceland.<p>It feels much colder than it looks; inside, the temperature is minus-15 degrees Fahrenheit, but the air is so dry, you can't see your breath.<p>Stored in that freezer are …

Genetics

Specialty Files: Industry 9 Shop Tour

Cycling

Fat Biking Marquette, Michigan

“You want to come and ride your mountain bike in the winter? Come right here to Marquette. You won’t be disappointed.”
— Gary Fisher, Founding Father …

Master the Manual Video

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Mountain Biking

Scientists Might Finally Understand One of The Most Basic But Mysterious Aspects of Our Heartbeats

A crucial aspect of how our hearts beat might have been figured out.<p>When it comes to something as essential and universal as a heartbeat, you'd think …

Imaging

Scientists Just Mastered an Error-Free Way to Store Data on DNA | Inc.com

Ask any business what it takes to really get ahead and data analysis comes pretty close to topping the list. The stink in the commode, though, is that companies have so much data that just storing it--let alone putting it to use--is problematic. But if scientists have their way, in the …

Genetics

I tried National Geographic's next-generation ancestry test and was surprised by my results

Both 23andMe and AncestryDNA have done a good job of confirming my Scandinavian origins.<p>So when I decided to try National Geographic's new Geno 2.0 test, I expected my results to be roughly the same.<p>National Geographic's Genographic Project has been around since 2005, making it one of the earliest …

Genealogy

Pushing the boundaries of DNA sequencing

A young company developing technology created at the University of New Mexico (UNM) is on a mission to disrupt the landscape of DNA sequencing.

Nanotech

Catching Up With: Matt Miller

For the First Time, Researchers Can Genetically Modify Human Embryos

The UK has given researchers at the Francis Crick Institute permission to edit the genes of early-stage human embryos. This is huge news, not only in …

Genetics

What Good Does ‘Junk DNA’ Do?

We are still to this day learning new information about our bodies and how they work. Scientists once thought that vast chunks of non-coding DNA was …

Five Ingenious Hacks to Make Your Bike Ride Better

The big brands usually get all the coverage and credit for innovations and splashy bikes. But several boutique manufacturers have also come out with important advances recently.<p>One great thing about the bike industry is its low cost of entry for brands. If you have a solid idea and some …

Microbes in glittering crystal cave revived after 10,000 years

Microbes that may be between 10,000 and 50,000 years old have been revived from the inside of enormous, glittering crystals from a Mexican cave.<p>The microbes come from the Cave of the Crystals within Chihuahua state's Naica Mine. This chamber is filled with selenite crystals many yards long that …

A Facebook-Style Shift in How Science Is Shared

Calvin Coffey, a professor of surgery at the University of Limerick in Ireland, has a world of gadgetry, scientific equipment and medical tests at his disposal.<p>Recently, he added another tool: social media.<p>During a monthslong project to prove that the mesentery — folded tissue that connects the …

Social Media

This rare disorder leaves some people without kneecaps

But rare diseases don't get a lot of research funding<p>When Deanne Rue Stephens's three children were born, the first thing she did was count her babies' fingernails. What she found made her heart sink—on all three sets of hands, mostly empty nail beds.<p>Her daughter and two sons had inherited her rare …

Gaten Matarazzo

How bioinformatics tools are bringing genetic analysis to the masses

Computational biologists are starting to develop user-friendly platforms for analysing and interpreting genetic-sequence data.<p>For doctors trying to …

Bioinformatics

5 Topics That Are "Forbidden" to Science

The recent changes in Washington do not seem to bode well for fact-driven, scientific points of view on many issues. But there are already a number …

Study reveals ways powerful 'master gene' regulates physical differences between sexes

Physical differences between males and females in species are common, but there remains much to learn about the genetic mechanisms behind these …

The Vaccine Race: How Scientists Used Human Cells to Combat Killer Viruses by Meredith Wadman – review

The extraordinary story of the man who risked his career to create vaccines against our worst diseases<p>In March 1968, biologist Leonard Hayflick visited the basement of the Wistar Institute of Anatomy and Biology in Philadelphia. He was seeking a set of 375 vials, each bearing the code WI-38. Once …

Public Health

Metagenome-wide association studies: fine-mining the microbiome

Altmetric: 31<p>Citations: 29<p>More detail<p>Review<p>Jun Wang<p>Jun Wang is the founder and CEO of iCarbonX, Shenzhen, China, and was formerly the CEO of BGI, …

Google Scholar

Four things roadies can learn from mountain bikers

I recently joined a group of highly skilled mountain bikers on a trip to Sedona –a mountain biking paradise in the Arizona dessert.<br>From pro Enduro …

Mountain Biking

5 top tips to improve your descending

Want to improve your descending skills? Follow these five easy DH tips next time you hit the steeps.<p>Let face it, unless you’re an XC masochist, …

Video: Take A Wild Ride on the GoPro Winning Mountain Bike Line of 2016

At the end of 2016, GoPro invited mountain bikers from across the globe to share their favorite rides from the past year, promising to pick a winner …

Mountain Biking

Pro GRT Set to Get Wild in Tennessee - Course Preview

Windrock Park has been a downhill training grounds since the early 2000's. This year Neko Mulally and Sean Leader took on the project of turning the …

Mountain Biking

How Patagonia and One Little Bag Can Save the World

Did you know that each time you do a load of laundry filled with synthetic fabrics you release microfiber masses into your civic water system? And …

10 Lessons I Learned from a Year of Productivity Experiments

Over the last 12 months I have conducted countless productivity experiments on myself, interviewed some of the most productive people in the world, …

Time Management