Alicia Dercho

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Study reinforces positives from playing sports

When it comes to girls, those who play sports are more likely to report being happy the way they are, spend less time on social media and have good …

Selfies

This latest USGA equipment decision might bring artificial intelligence closer to competition

The USGA issued a decision Wednesday that expands the possibilities of how technology is used in competition.<p>Responding directly to Arccos, the GPS-based stat-tracking platform, the USGA ruled that Arccos Caddie—a feature in the company's Arccos 360 App for smart phones that uses stored data to …

Artificial Intelligence

Pre-Human Lucy Climbed Trees, Scans Show

Researchers who say they showed the pre-human “Lucy” died falling from a tree now say they’ve shown she probably lived up there, or at least spent a lot of time in trees.<p>Bone scans show “Lucy,” who died 3.2 million years ago, had thick, strong upper arms compared to her thigh bones — the same …

Humanity

Postrun Carbs May Mean Healthier Bones

New research adds to the case for calories soon after long or hard workouts.<p>Taking in a few hundred calories soon after an exhausting run has become an accepted best practice. Consuming carbohydrates with a little bit of protein in the first 90 minutes postrun speeds muscle recovery, because in the …

How I Run 20 Miles Before Work

Where there's a will—and four alarms—there's a way.<p>Running and me, we haven't always been the best of friends. Back in high school, I could barely …

8 Things to Know About Running and Your Breasts

Strong support is key to happy miles.<p>Breasts: They don’t do anything to help your running. They just hitch a ride and get in the way—requiring their own special equipment and in some cases, causing discomfort.<p>In a 2013 study of female runners at the London Marathon, 32 percent said they experienced …

Women's Health

I Learned to Chill Out During Marathon Training. Here’s What Happened

When my BQ obsession started wreaking havoc on running and life’s pleasures, I knew I needed to make a change.<p>As I crossed the finish at the 2015 Chevron Houston Marathon, I had just one thought: <i>Why did I do this again?</i> I was exhausted, depressed, and heartbroken.<p>My goal for that race was to chip …

Don McNelly, Finisher of 744 Marathons and Ultras, Dies at 96

The beloved Rochester, New York, resident was a legend in the running world.<p>The marathon world lost one of its oldest, most prodigious, and most beloved members on February 5 when Don McNelly passed away near his home in Rochester, New York. He was 96. McNelly had completed 744 marathons or ultras. …

Marathons

An Ultramarathoner’s Tips for New Trail Runners

Professional ultramarathoner Dylan Bowman explains how a road warrior gets ready for the woods.<p><b>Get Vertical</b><br>"The biggest challenge for runners …

I Ran 3 Marathons In 11 Short Months—And This Is What I Learned

Carb load. Don’t carb load. LCHF diet. Eat before a run. Don’t eat before a run. High protein. No protein. Low fiber. Less fruit. White bread is …

Why It's So Important To Set Those Big, Scary Goals

I think that each year, you should have a big, scary goal that takes you way out of your comfort zone. I’m talking a HUGE, in-your-face, seemingly …

Should You Give Up Alcohol During Marathon Training?

It’s 4 p.m. and I’m struggling to get out of bed; a 15-miler Boston Marathon training run is looming but my head is pounding and my stomach doesn’t …

Blood, sweat and ice: The scariest experience of an extreme marathon runner

“I work doing two things,” Andrew Murray (not that one) says casually: “as a sports consultant, and as a runner.”<p>But the 36-year-old trained GP from …

How I ran a half marathon and almost didn’t make it

2:49:45. That’s how long it took me to cross the finish line at the Navi Mumbai Half Marathon last week. No, I’m not boasting. It’s not a timing that …

New study reveals how high-mileage running makes muscles and tendons more efficient

Running burns more calories than any other mainstream exercise. But despite the fact that running has been proven to reduce your risk of chronic …

Basic Strength Training and Good Form

If you are a newbie to strength training or if you think you need a bit of a refresher on good form, you are in the right place. Good form means you …

Why Google Asks Everyone Applying For A Job The Same Exact Questions

At the time, the company's SVP of People Operations, Laszlo Bock, said this line of questioning provided more information about a candidate's abilities than bizarre hypotheticals like, "How much should you charge to wash all the windows in Seattle?"<p>But a new video the company published yesterday …

The Dangerous Impacts of Social Media on Mental Illnesses

<i>Mariel Norton is a copywriter for a digital marketing agency, and is also a relationship blogger for WeLoveDates.</i><p>Less FaceTime, more face-to-face time.<p>Tallulah Wilson was just 15 years old when she took her own life back in October 2012. The gifted ballerina had been receiving treatment for …

Kickstarter “Nope”: a tiny magnet to protect your privacy

Leaks, government spies, schools of dubious repute — all potential ways your computer’s webcam can be transformed into a portal of snooping. In light …

Privacy

Three Irish Teens Win Google Science Fair Using Bacteria to Grow Food

Seeds treated with bacteria grow faster and better, research shows.<p>A trio of Irish high-schoolers nabbed the top prize in this year's Google Science Fair with a project that speeds up crop growth by tapping into the naturally cozy relationship between soil microbes and plants.<p>After 11 months of …

Bird Droppings Led to U.S. Possession of Newly Protected Pacific Islands

A 19th-century quest for natural fertilizer, bird guano, led to the world's largest marine reserve.<p>Blame it on "guano mania." A craze for natural fertilizer made from bird droppings spurred the U.S. to take possession of a group of remote Pacific islands in the 19th century, and now those islands …

Flooding the Landscape: The Site C Dam on B.C.’s Peace River

Changing Planet<p><i>This article is brought to you by the</i> <i>International League of Conservation Photographers (iLCP)</i><i>. Read our</i> <i>other articles</i> <i>on the National Geographic News Watch blog featuring the work of our iLCP Fellow Photographers all around the world.</i><p>Text and Photos by iLCP Fellow Garth Lenz.<p>As the …