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How to Prevent and Treat Shin Splints

Shin splints are pains in your lower leg brought on by exercise, caused by overuse of the muscles. The condition is also called medial tibial stress …

Pain

How to Eat For a Marathon

When prepping for a marathon, most of us think of one word: Training. But there’s another word that’s just as important: Diet.The post How to Eat For …

Whatever happened to the 15-hour workweek?

In 1930, the economist John Maynard Keynes predicted that technological change and productivity improvements would eventually lead to a 15-hour …

I’m more fit at 40 than I was at 20

Fitness<p>Amy Jackson signed up for her first 10K at 38. Now 44, she’s run 10 half marathons and is signed up for three more.<p>Amy Jackson, 44, admits …

What I learned by testing my stress levels on social media

Our social media producer Sophia Smith Galer monitored her stress levels and social media usage for a week – here’s what she found out.<p>I wouldn’t describe myself as a particularly stressed-out person. I enjoy my job, have a fairly 9-5 working life and spend the rest of my waking hours doing my best …

Social Media

Three myths about pregnancy

Expectant mothers are told they should change many aspects of their lives, from eating more to being careful about flying. But what’s the truth?<p>Pregnant women can be given all sorts of strange advice when friends and family find out they are expecting a child.<p>While it is often well-meaning, …

It's a bad look: are you suffering from selfitis?

<b>Name:</b> Selfitis.<p><b>Age:</b> Three years old.<p><b>Appearance:</b> Chin up, lips out, zero attention span.<p><b>This sounds like it might be an illness.</b> Correct, it absolutely is. A joint study by Nottingham Trent University and Thiagarajar School of Management has proved it beyond all doubt.<p><b>But what is it?</b> A condition …

Social Media

Why having white teeth doesn’t mean they are healthy

Having gleaming white teeth might look more attractive, it doesn’t mean they are in better condition.<p>Most of us would like to have a gleaming white smile, filled with teeth that would make a Hollywood actor proud. Studies show that 18-52% of people are dissatisfied with the colour of their teeth.<p>In …

Could AI help to create a meat-free world?

The more meat and animal products we eat, the quicker we deplete the Earth's resources. Could artificial intelligence devise new ways to make meat-free foods that taste great as well?<p>Remember the last burger you really enjoyed – try to summon up its rich, juicy taste in your mind and its chewy, …

How to eat out healthily

Trying to maintain a healthy weight but love going to restaurants? NBD. There are plenty of ways to eat out healthily and enjoy it. Here, we spoke to …

Food

​No, the Sugar In Fruit Isn’t Bad For You

Sexual Health

2017 Could Be The Year Brains Connect Without Speaking A Word

Another year begins, and another science fiction concept is becoming science fact. 2017 will be the year when brain-to-brain communication between humans takes a major step forward.<p>If that sounds incredible, consider that it’s already happened in studies with rats, mice and monkeys, and in a …

Brainwaves

The astrophysicist searching for the Universe’s ‘dark stars’

Much of the Universe is made up of a strange substance that bears no resemblance to the atoms that make up life, the planets and our stars. What is this dark matter – and how do we find it? Astrophysicist Katherine Freese explains in the cinematic, mind-expanding video above.<p>It is the ultimate …

Dark Matter

Chocolate vs vegetables: The true environmental costs

When it comes to carbon emissions, certain unhealthy snacks may carry an unexpected blessing compared to healthier options.<p>As humankind faces the threat of global warming, we are becoming increasingly aware that our every indulgence will leave its mark on the environment. This is particularly true …

Nutrition

How to cope with the end of the world

Are you prepared for the collapse of society? Here’s the knowledge you’d need to reboot civilisation.<p>Let's imagine a thought experiment.<p>An aggressive viral plague has struck humanity. Spreading astonishingly quickly through our modern world of dense cities and international airliners, we'd already …

How to beat the fear of flying

For many, flying is a necessary evil – but for some it can be torture. How can people overcome the very real fears of taking to the air?<p>While plane crashes are rare, they are often widely reported; seeing repeatedly graphic images of debris and covered-up bodies simply fills many of us so much fear …

Time to roll up the yoga mats and man the barricades

We are living in the age of hyper-anxiety. In response to the seismic and unsettling events of this year – Brexit in the UK, the Trump election in the US, One Nation in Australia and terror attacks everywhere – all the wellness blogs I subscribe to are advising people to mediate, practice craft, …

Yoga

‘We are loving the oceans to death’

At BBC Future’s World-Changing Ideas Summit, ecologist Emma Johnston explained how our desire to conquer the ocean is putting its wildlife – and ourselves – in danger.<p>In June 2016, a violent storm lashed the Sydney coastline, hammering it with waves up to eight metres high that sent water surging …

How we built machines that can think for themselves

The computers we have built are now capable of thinking for themselves, and doing complex jobs without our supervision. Where does it go from here?<p>It was renowned British computer scientist Alan Turing – the man who helped crack the Nazi Enigma code – who first came up with a test to see if a …

Artificial Intelligence

The astronaut who wants to change how we see the world

Astronaut Ron Garan was profoundly moved by his view of the Earth from space. Now he wants us all to get a similar glimpse of the fragile world he witnessed.<p>The World View manufacturing facility in Tucson, Arizona contains what looks like the world’s largest wallpaper-pasting table. At 540ft-long …

Want a good night's sleep? Spend less time with your phone, say scientists

If you want a decent night’s sleep stop fiddling with your phone, researchers have warned.<p>A US study has found that greater screen time, particularly at bedtime, is linked to disrupted sleep patterns - including taking a longer time to drop off.<p>“The more screen time, the worse the quality of …

University of California

We’ve got human intelligence all wrong

When it comes to brainpower, we humans think our minds are the bees’ knees – but are we really much smarter than other animals?<p>The guests lining up outside a Brisbane gallery were not your typical culture vultures; in fact, until recently they’d never seen a painting in their life. But with just a …

Why obesity damages your mind as well as your body

It’s not just your waistline that suffers as you put on weight, with researchers finding puzzling new links between obesity, memory loss and dementia.<p>Lucy Cheke and her colleagues at the University of Cambridge recently invited a few participants into her lab for a kind of ‘treasure hunt’.<p>The …

What lives under your fingernails?

Washing your hands is the first defence against all kinds of nasty bacteria. But do you wash under your fingernails? Maybe you should…<p>You probably know that handwashing is among the best means of preventing the spread of germs. In many places, public health laws are in place to ensure that those in …

How to fix a broken education system ... without any more money

Seema Bansal forged a path to public education reform for 15,000 schools in Haryana, India, by setting an ambitious goal: by 2020, 80 percent of …

Rifle emoji blocked from phones 'after pressure from Apple'

At least eight new emoji will be arriving in 2017, including chopsticks, curling stones and dumplings, but one that won’t be coming to smartphones any time soon is the rifle emoji.<p>The gun had been proposed as part of a set of new icons representing winter sports (as was the curling stone emoji and …

Skin Care

Why your blood would boil in space

Watch the video below to see the gruesome fate of an astronaut’s body if they ever lost their pressurised spacesuit.<p>Space is cold. In fact, at a temperature of -270C (-454F), it is just a couple of degrees from Absolute Zero, the coldest it is possible to be. So if you ever find yourself floating …

How much sleep should a child get every night? US experts reveal answer

Parental warning: Don’t lose sleep over new guidelines on how much shut-eye your kids should be getting.<p>The recommendations range from up to 16 hours daily for babies to at least eight hours for teens. They come from a panel of experts and give parents fresh ammunition for when kids blame them for …

Sleep

Why you can never tell what your friends really think of you

We like to think we can judge how we present ourselves to others – but psychology says we’re wrong.<p>If you’re like most people, you’ve probably got a firm idea about your own personality – whether you’re outgoing or shy, nervous or calm, and so on. But how far do you think other people’s impressions …

Some people may live with surprisingly small brains

The size of your brain matters less than the way you use it – as Greg Foot discovers in the video below.<p>If you were born with half a brain, would you even notice?<p>We’ve long known that the size of the brain appears to matter less than you may assume. This is true across the animal kingdom and in our …