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5 Keys to Running Healthy and Staying Injury-Free

Follow these rules, and you’ll spend more time on the road and less time in rehab.<p><b>AVOID THE TERRIBLE TOO’S.</b> Doing too much, too soon, too fast is the number-one cause of running injuries. The body needs time to adapt to increases in mileage or speed. Muscles and joints need recovery time so they …

Marathons

How to Lose Weight Without Even Trying

<b>1. Start every meal with a glass of water:</b> You'll stay hydrated and feel fuller instantly, which can help prevent overeating.<p><b>2. Make a few simple swaps at every meal:</b> Choosing a vinaigrette dressing over creamier options like Green Goddess dressing can save you 80 calories, while opting for fresh …

Want to get a surprise puppy this Christmas? Think twice about it

IF YOU WERE thinking of getting someone a surprise pet this Christmas, the ISPCA wants you to think twice.<p>It can be a time of year to give people …

Yoga Class app review: perfect for beginners

Introduction<p>If you’re looking for a gentle introduction into the world of exercise then you might want to consider downloading Yoga Class - Yoga …

The myth of the perfect body

Open any fashion magazine today and you are faced with images of ‘perfect’ bodies. Drive to work and more perfection stares down at you from …

Yoga

Weird Animal Question of the Week: Oddest Eggs of the Animal Kingdom

From the horn shark's "drill bit" to the lacewing's sticky stalks, eggs come in all shape and sizes.<p>Eggs across the animal kingdom range from simple to spectacular—even among the most common of barnyard animals, the chicken.<p>Our Weird Animal Question of the Week came to us via Danny Huynh, who …

This bird mimics a toxic caterpillar for first 18 days of life

We humans are lucky to not have any natural predators, but most other creatures on Earth have to contend with at least one other species hunting …

Birds

9 Science-Backed Reasons To Own A Dog

If this holiday season you're thinking about welcoming a new furry friend into the family, consider a dog.<p>Loyal, protective, and always happy to see …

Dogs' sense of smell signals love for owners, say scientists

Pioneering research into how dogs perceive smells demonstrates the scent of familiar humans acts like perfume in their brains<p>The familiar scent of its owner lingers like perfume in a dog’s brain, US scientists claim.<p>They have pinpointed an area of the canine brain that responds more strongly to the …

To survive, specialized flies play 'hide and seek' - Futurity

Extremely specialized predator-prey relationships between flies and wasps can explain why Peru's rain forests are extraordinarily diverse, say …

Biology

Climate Change Will Test Turtles’ Mettle

Sea turtles face a raft of threats in a warming world.<p>These are tough times for sea turtles. Historically plundered for their meat, shells, skins, and eggs, turtles continue to be poached even where they're legally protected.<p>And they suffer injury and drowning when they come into contact with …

Carefully Applied Dyes Reveal Colorful Anatomy of Fish

<i>Cleared</i> is a photo series by formally trained engineer and mathematician Adam Summers that offers a new way of viewing marine life. The scientific photographer, who has always been fascinated with biology, took it upon himself to experiment with his specimens by altering the pigments of their …

University of Washington

Congress Is On Pace To Be The Least Productive Ever

We're only at halftime for the 113th Congress, but if current trends hold, it's well on track to being the least productive lawmaking effort in the nation's history.<p>During this Congress' first yearlong session, just 58 bills became law — and many that did were about naming post offices or …

Why some birds are babysitters instead of parents - Futurity

Rather than reproducing themselves, some birds choose to make sure the family genes are passed on by protecting the nests of their close relatives.

The Science Behind Reindeer's Color-Changing Eyes

It's not the magic of Christmas that turns their eyes from gold to blue.<p>Winter in the Arctic is grim—day and night blur together for 24 hour stints without sunlight. Reindeer manage to survive these gloomy weeks thanks to a peculiar adaptation. As the days grow darker, reindeer's eyes turn from …

Wikimedia

Environment: News & features

Amid Obamacare late rush, government says 'don't worry' | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government said it was still processing thousands of sign-ups for health insurance under President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare law on Tuesday as Americans made a final rush to obtain medical coverage in time for New Year’s Day.<p>U.S. President Barack Obama …