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Best Spring Trips 2014

Vibrant spring blooms in the northern hemisphere and dazzling autumn displays in the southern make this the perfect season to get outside and walk, hike, or take a scenic drive. Use our editors' list of 10 best spring trip destinations as the launching pad for an active—and colorful—spring getaway. …

Boston Marathon

How to Buy a Bike—Even if It's Your First

Want to know how to buy a bike? These are the tips and tricks you need to know, especially if it's your first time.<p>If you plan to do more than just salivate over the shiny new bikes in our Buyer's Guide, you might be feeling a little overwhelmed by your options. Before your head explodes, allow us …

Vertical farming explained: how cities could be food producers of the future

Growing food in population centres would increase yields, cut transport costs and overcome limited land area<p>Populations are growing and cities are booming – but could we soon see skyscrapers turned into centres for crop production? From Chicago warehouses to the south pole growth chamber in …

Promising cancer therapy treatment: Vitamin C

Scientists have identified a simple, inexpensive compound that made cancer drugs more effective in mice and helped human patients weather the toxic side effects of<p>chemotherapy.<p>But even as they touted their experimental results, they acknowledged that their remedy was unlikely to inspire the …

Our favourite images of the week

Extraordinary photos from across the globe, capturing free diving and fairy tales in Mexico, Arizona’s spectacular stormy skies and illuminated festive cheer in Europe.

Northern Lights

The island of Aphrodite’s ancestors

With Ancient Greek, Venetian, Ottoman and British influences sitting alongside rocky cliffs and sweeping coastlines, the tiny Greek island of Cythera will not remain a secret for long.<p>In 2004, Albert Blok closed his eyes and randomly pointed to a spot on a map, determined to spend his next holiday …

European Travel

31 Post-Holiday Sales to Kick Off the New Year

Feeling the <b>post-holiday blues</b> yet? New York City stores want to cheer you up. We've rounded up a list of <b>31 winter sales</b> that have found their way to 2014. This includes updates from our department and boutique sales lists from last week—that includes <b>Henri Bendel, Bloomingdales, Opening Ceremony</b>, …

Watch: World Champion Trail Mix

Overhaul your standard gorp with this mix from former Ironman triathlete turned fitness and nutrition guru Mark Sisson.<p>Whether you’re climbing, paddling, or hiking, one thing is fairly certain: You probably have trail mix in your pack. And that’s a good thing. Nuts, seeds, and dried fruit pack a …

Food

How Should I Warm-Up for a Cold Race?

<i>A:</i><p>“Probably one of the best things you can do is move your warm up closer to your race. You might have less time for whatever routine you normally do, but you don’t want to warm up and then cool down,” says Jon Clemens, coach of San Diego’s Milestone Track Club.<p>A new study from the United States …

Research

The Top 8 Fitness Trends of 2014

New year; new you. From augmented-reality training to wearable technology, 2014 will be the year that science puts you at the top of your game. And these are the eight must-follow trends that will get you there.<p><b>8. Muscle Tracking</b><br>Until now, the only way to reliably measure muscle activity was …

Augmented Reality

Meditation As Recovery

After a recent ultramarathon, I wanted to test a new approach to healing my mind and body.<p>I signed up for a five-day silent writing retreat that started just two days after an ultramarathon. Coming hard on the heels of running 50 miles, sitting still for the better part of a week would either be …

Meditation

The Human Body has a Story to Tell

Daniel Lieberman, the Harvard evolutionary biologist sometimes credited for sparking the barefoot running revolution, has a new book out—<i>The Story of the Human Body</i>—and it’s a doozy. Lieberman argues that only by looking at human physiology through an evolutionary lens can we truly begin to …

Hunter Gatherers

Experts Urge Strict Sugar Cap

Next time you reach for that Red Bull, reconsider. The World Health Organization is currently thinking about halving the daily recommended sugar limit.<p>The new guidelines would advise adults to consume just five teaspoons of sugar a day, rather than 10. This is bad news for the average American, who …

Diabetes

Cracking the Athlete's Brain

Researchers are showing everyday athletes how to train their brains to perform like the pros<p>It goes without saying that Olympic athletes need to be strong, fit, and tough. But none of that matters if they aren't capable of adapting quickly to unexpected circum-stances. Take former Slovenian swimmer …

The Brain

Mapping Emotions On The Body: Love Makes Us Warm All Over

Close your eyes and imagine the last time you fell in love. Maybe you were walking next to your sweetheart in a park or staring into each other's eyes over a latte.<p>Where did you feel the love? Perhaps you got butterflies in your stomach or your heart raced with excitement.<p>When a team of scientists …

How To Be A Local In Lyon France

Best beaches in the Mediterranean

Fun Ways to Get Around European Cities

Fun Ways to Get Around European Cities – There are many ways to travel around European cities that can add to your overall travel experience. Finding …

Cities

So you Want to Shoot Landscapes? [Top 12 dPS Landscape articles from 2013]

Landscape photography is always a popular topic here on dPS. Who doesn’t love a great mountain scenic image, or a shot of the rolling waves on the …

Setting Your Camera for Ultimate Image Quality

Those of you that have recently joined the mass ranks of photographic enthusiasts will, most probably, not have thought too much about the way you …

Step Into the Void Above the French Alps

High up in the French Alps, on the top terrace of the Aiguille du Midi mountain peak, sits a new five-sided glass structure called the Chamonix Skywalk. The installation was inspired by the Grand Canyon's glass skywalk, but it takes the concept to the next level. Instead of looking out over a …