Jackie Raspburg

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Canadian government doubles advertising spend on tar sands

The Canadian government has nearly doubled its advertising spending to promote the Alberta tar sands in an aggressive new lobbying push ahead of Thursday's visit to New York by the prime minister, Stephen Harper.<p>The Harper government has increased its advertising spending on the Alberta tar sands …

Your New Food Diary

Make your weight goals a reality with the free Runtastic Balance app. Track your food and learn about your eating habits to make your weight loss a …

The Human Body is an Amazing Machine

One of the most important things I can do as a personal trainer is convince my new clients that their body is capable of making amazing improvements …

Build the Human Body by Richard Walker | Book Review

Sometimes, the best way to learn is to wrap your hands around stuff and ... build it yourself! This perhaps is never more important than when trying to learn anatomy, which is the reason that these courses include models and a "wet lab". But what if you don't have access to squishy things that you …

Feet Have More Diverse Fungus Than Elsewhere On Body, Study Finds

<b>By Sophie Bushwick (Click here for the original article and podcast)</b><p>Do fungi have a foot fetish? When researchers mapped the fungal species living on the surface of the human body, they found the skin on the feet harbors the most diverse fungal community. The work is in the journal <i>Nature</i>. [Keisha …

Canadian runner embarks on a daring adventure of mind, body and spirit

This weekend Ray Zahab sets out on one incredible journey. Starting from the northeastern edge of the Gobi Desert, the 44-year-old athlete from Chelsea, Que., aims to run an average of 70 to 80 kilometres each day – the equivalent of almost two marathons – day after day for more than a month, as he …

Teen builds flashlight powered by body warmth

Ann Makosinski is a 15-year-old with a flashlight obsession. She won a bronze award for a piezoelectric flashlight at the Canada-Wide Science Fair last year. This year, her battery-free Hollow Flashlight has taken her all the way to the top-15 finalists of the Google Science Fair.<p>Makosinski was …

Prototypes

Australian Olympic Cyclist Shane Perkins Tests the Limits of Humans

To what extent can one push the human body? Or furthermore, use today’s technology to parlay our<p>To what extent can one push the human body? Or furthermore, use today’s technology to parlay our strength to new depths? These are the certain topics Australian Olympic cyclist Shane Perkins and his team …

Carmakers Copy Human Bones to Build Lighter Autos

Altair Engineering learns from the secrets of the skeletal system to find the best, lightest way to build cars.<p><b>The human skeletal system is a structure</b> millions of years in the making, consisting of bones that handle all the stresses and pressures of a running or contorting human body with optimal …

Engineering

How The Human Body Generates Electricity

Fantastic question Lee. The shortest and most simple answer is- chemical reactions between different atoms and molecules within the body.<p>If all that seems a bit vague, let me give you the long answer that inherently needs to get a bit "sciency". O' how I love long sciency answers, much to the …

Mobify – Digital Experience Platform

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Yay!: Professor Discovers Previously Unknown Body Part

University of Nottingham professor Harminder Dua recently discovered a new human body part and named it after himself because that's what you get to …

How Transplanted Pig Lungs Could Save Human Patients

Martine Rothblatt, the founder and CEO of the Maryland-based drug company United Therapeutics, entered the orphan drug business to develop pharmaceutical treatments for pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), a rare but deadly heart disease. Rothblatt spoke with PopMech about the art and science of …

Medicine

6 Freaky Things Your Body Does (Explained By Science)

The human body is a strange and mysterious place filled with gross guts and gurgling magic potions.<p>Read more on cracked.com

Review: See human anatomy in 3D with Zygote Body

The human body is fascinating and complex. Students puzzle over those different bones, blood vessels, muscles, and nerves...and that's without getting into the different parts of the brain, heart, and other internal organs.<p>Zygote Body is an amazing 3D simulation of the human body, complete with …

Human Anatomy

How To Train Your Body To Do The Impossible

A one-hour workout accounts for just four percent of our day. And though we try to keep this fact in mind when we're talking ourselves into walking to the gym, some days it feels hard just to get off the couch.<p>On those sluggish days, we seek a little motivation from the people who are pretty much …

Human Made From Paper Eats Pepperoni Pizza — And Lives!

Remember those frog transparencies from biology class? The ones in the textbook where you could lay the circulatory system on top of the digestive system on top of the skeleton system? Here's that same idea, updated and gently presented for kids, from a company called Tinybop. This time, the layers …

Can Humans Breathe Liquid?

Deep water and the unprotected human body don't play well together—like, <i>at all</i>. But what if there were a way to get around the body's chemical …

Sea Level

Diana Nyad Record: How Does the Body Endure Long Swims?

An exercise scientist explains what the 64-year-old athlete went through.<p><b>Diana Nyad's 110-mile (177-kilometer) swim from Cuba to Florida has made waves, both for breaking a record and for the tenacity of the 64-year-old athlete, who succeeded on her fifth attempt over three decades.</b><p>Nyad, a …