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Sugary water better for performance than some sports drinks – study

Researchers say cyclists find exercise easier when they drink ordinary sucrose – or table sugar – rather than only glucose<p>Swapping some specialist sports drinks in favour of water mixed with a spoonful of sugar could boost the performance of long-distance athletes, a study finds.<p>Researchers at the …

Diabetes

Painful Chikungunya Virus Can be Worse Than Feared, Study Shows

Chikungunya, a painful, mosquito-borne virus that’s spreading fast across the Americas, can be more serious than feared, researchers report.<p>They found it can cause a serious brain inflammation called encephalitis far more frequently than reported before. That’s bad news for Latin America and the …

Public Health

Electrifying Bargains: Three Electric Vehicles You Can Own for Less Than $10,000

EVs hit the used-car market, hard.<p>From the December 2015 issue<p>You need an extra car, maybe for a teenager or a spouse returning to work, or an elderly parent who lives at home. This car won’t go on long trips and you don’t want to pay a lot, but you also don’t want a hooptie headache with a bad …

Electric Vehicles

A Funding Battle is Tearing the Arecibo Observatory Apart

After 52 years of groundbreaking science, the renowned Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico faces an uncertain future. According to a <i>Nature News</i> …

The Ten Most Ridiculous Car Design Details

Amazing or awful, some design details that end up on production cars are just completely ridiculous. These ten laughable design features fall right …

Sports Cars

Will Practicing A Skill In Your Head Make You Better At It?

Short answer: Only if you’re already good<p>When Carson Palmer, the two-time Pro Bowl quarterback for the Arizona Cardinals, hurt his elbow a few years ago, he took a week off from throwing the football. But in his head, Palmer practiced every day. “You stand right behind the center, and you see the …