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Training to live with pain: What we can learn from Olympic athletes

<i>The second in a four-part series</i> <i>on physiological extremes</i> <i>encountered by Olympic athletes.</i><p>The gold medal, we like to think, goes to whoever is willing to suffer a bit more than everyone else.<p>So it's odd that, when physiologists at the University of Wisconsin used spinal injections of a powerful …

One Artist’s Mission To Photograph Every Native American Tribe In The U.S.

Matika Wilbur is interviewing and photographing members of each federally recognized tribe in an effort to break down stereotypes.<p>Contemporary media rarely paints an authentic picture of Native American culture. Consider the racist namesake and logo of the Washington Redskins, the romanticized …

Olympic Skier Wears Mariachi-Inspired Race Suit for Mexico

International teams about to enter the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi have been unveiling their outfits, proving that this is a year for some really creative sportswear. Among the Olympians wearing inventive attire is Mexican alpine skier Prince Hubertus von Hohenlohe who recently revealed his …

Corruption across EU 'breathtaking' - EU Commission

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1049000/1049522_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524701810_159d9fe98856428a6499abc6331eee26<p><b>The extent of corruption in Europe is "breathtaking" and it costs the EU economy at least 120bn euros (£99bn) annually, the European Commission …

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FORTUNE — Bill Gates was the star attraction at a private event that included some of Silicon Valley’s young luminaries in San Francisco last October, but his planned topic, philanthropy, wasn’t the most prominent topic on their minds. Seven weeks earlier, Microsoft (MSFT) CEO Steve Ballmer had …

French Anti-Gay Marriage Demonstrators Hit Paris, Lyon

Tens of thousands of people marched in Paris and Lyon on Sunday against new laws easing abortion restrictions and legalising gay marriage, accusing French President Francois Hollande's government of "family phobia".<p>Police said 80,000 people took to the streets of the French capital, creating a sea …

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Winter storm takes aim at East, grounding flights and forcing schools to close

Air traffic is snarled and schools are closed as a winter storm moved into the mid-Atlantic and the Northeast Monday, a day after temperatures reached into the 50s.<p>The National Weather Service says the storm could bring up to 8 inches of snow to Philadelphia and New York, along with temperatures in …

The Yellen era begins

Shortly after she takes over as chair of the Federal Reserve on Monday, Yellen will begin intense preparations for a grilling by ornery members of Congress. Two dozen Fed staffers will crowd into a chamber off the central bank’s main boardroom in Washington and begin firing questions at her on …

Pussy Riot members urge politicians at Winter Olympics to speak out

Two members of the punk band Pussy Riot are urging politicians attending the Winter Olympics to criticise human rights abuses in Russia.<p>Appearing in Amsterdam during their world speaking tour, Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova said that the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, "can be …