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Boston Marathon Survivor 'Ran Marathons As Way to Cope with Tragedy' His Coach Says

Kevin White, the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing survivor who died of a sudden illness this week at his home, was training to compete in his third …

Roger Federer announces 2016 schedule, will play on clay once

Roger Federer has announced his preliminary schedule for the 2016 tennis season.<p>Federer, who won six titles during 2015, is set to play in 16 events …

How to Make Yourself Do Everything You Hate Doing

You can have the best of intentions, but it’s all useless without willpower. Here’s the simple way boost your motivation<p>Unless you’re Tony Robbins, finding the motivation to exercise can be tougher than the actual workout itself. Your willpower can be easily defeated by the demands of a family, the …

Audiobooks

Just How Widespread Is Mechanical Doping?

A new interview with UCI suggests that it’s happened before—but won’t happen again<p>If you’ve ever followed pro cycling, you’ve likely heard whispers of a kind of doping that doesn’t involve blood. Mechanical doping, involving hidden bike motors capable of adding a few extra watts—just enough to put …

Scientists Figure Out Why 11 Billion Gallons of Water Disappeared in 90 Minutes

When 11 billion gallons of water drained out of a glacial lake perched atop the Greenland Ice Sheet in less than two hours, scientists were left …

5 Myths About Antarctic Melt

News that the catastrophic collapse of the West Antarctic ice sheet is already underway, like other big reports about the southernmost continent, …

Tiger Woods told a scary story about just how bad his back injury was

It may be a while before we see Tiger Woods on a golf course again. In September, Woods announced that he'd undergone yet another surgery on his back, and earlier this week, in the lead-up to the Hero World Challenge (a tournament Woods hosts), he gave a dejected interview about the status of his …

The 6 Best Outdoor Clothing Companies You’ve Never Heard Of

Part of the reason companies like Patagonia and Arc’teryx are so successful is because they were started by people who wanted to make the best clothing for their own adventures. Today, that same entrepreneurial spirit lives on with a new handful of boutique brands. Here are six we recommend keeping …

5 Reasons You're Not Getting Faster

And how to dump them for good for quick, easy speed gains<p><b>You “ride lots.”</b> Cyclists often have the notion that putting in big miles ought to automatically make them faster. It’s true that when you’re just starting out, any miles will make you faster because you’re getting fitter. But once you’ve …

Tiger Woods dispelled one of the most popular theories about his career

The interview covers a wide range of topics, from Tiger's current rehab, his future in golf, his success, and his personal life.<p>One particularly interesting segment on his future mentions the goal Tiger has seemingly always been chasing: Jack Nicklaus' 18 major championships.<p>Woods was once hot on …

Tiger Woods concedes chase for Nicklaus, sounds near end of career

Tiger Woods might not have waved the white flag on Tuesday in the Bahamas, but he pulled it out of his pocket and is holding it close by in case he …

Sources: No decision made, but Les Miles likely to be let go soon

Les Miles' final hurrah with LSU could take place Saturday.<p>A source close to the situation told ESPN's Joe Schad that LSU leadership is "heavily in …

College Football

8 Habits Fast Cyclists Swear By

Want to get speedier? Start forming these habits to make your next season the best one yet.<p>We’ve talked about how to be a happier cyclist, but what if what you really want is to get faster? While most of the advice is still the same, gaining speed requires adoption of a few habits that, while they …

4 Supersimple Protein Bars You Can Make at Home

Whip up muscle-building treats without the bogus ingredients<p>Whether you're in the saddle or on the couch, protein is an incredibly important part of your diet as a cyclist. On the bike, protein slows digestion and lowers a food’s glycemic index, preventing spikes in your blood sugar that lead to …

The Most Beautiful Lakes in the U.S.

Glaciers, geysers, crystal clear water: What more could you ask for? These 15 American lakes are gorgeous—and worth a visit—any time of year.<p>Caddo Lake, Texas<p>Lake Powell, Utah<p>Lake McDonald, Montana<p>Diablo Lake, Washington<p>Lake Clark, Alaska

How global debt has changed since the financial crisis

Debt levels have been a subject of constant news in the years since the financial crisis — from the sub-prime housing crisis in the United States, to …

The Ethics of Exercise Pills

Medications designed to mimic the health benefits of exercise could help the disabled or immobile—but they might also keep the rest of us on the couch.<p>In his 1932 novel <i>Brave New World</i>, Aldous Huxley described a fictional drug called Soma. In the novel, a soma was something akin to an opiate, which …

British Columbia

Eugenie Bouchard sues United States Tennis Association over US Open fall

Eugenie Bouchard has filed a lawsuit against the United States Tennis Association (USTA) and the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center for damages …

What elephants can teach scientists about fighting cancer in humans

You've heard that elephants never forget, but did you know they almost never get cancer either?<p>It turns out just 4.8% of known elephant deaths are related to cancer. For humans, cancer-related deaths are between 11% and 25%, scientists say.<p>The low cancer rate among elephants is particularly …

Cancer

The secret to Chiltern Firehouse's mouthwatering steak is out

A newfound craze for beef sourced from 14-year-old cattle now has celebrity cachet<p>London’s celebrity haunts Chiltern Firehouse and Kitty Fisher’s, alongside Michelin-starred eateries Greenhouse and Kitchen Table, share a meaty secret. They all source a rare and unusual beef from a single …

US military,US news,Nuclear weapons,World news,Cold war,Second world war,theguardian.com,Editorial<p>The Nevada Test Site was established a few years after the end of the second world war, against the fear of an all-out nuclear attack from the Soviet Union.

Cold War

Four future space technologies that will change the world in your lifetime

From ending natural disasters, to flying to Sydney in an hour, scientists are working on future technologies to solve some of humanity's biggest challenges<p>Imagine a world where severe storms, tornadoes, and flash flooding are no longer a threat to human life. Or a time when flying from London to …

'Nazi gold train' could be first of many hidden in Hitler's vast tunnel complex in Poland

Walbrzych in western Poland has been gripped by the decades-old mystery of missing Nazi gold trains<p>Experts in Poland have claimed that the apparent discovery of a German train thought to be packed with looted treasures could be the first of many, suggesting just a fraction of the vast tunnel …

The Guardian view on MI5 archives: secrets of surveillance

Panics, and moral panics especially, make for great farce in retrospect. The millennium bug is remembered with a titter, if at all. Black-and-white footage of bible-belt preachers railing against the satanic influence of rock’n’roll pop up on post-pub TV. The frenzied cold-war pursuit of …

Surveillance

How innovation is disrupting the energy industry

We are currently witnessing shifts in major industries as a result of rapid technological innovation and industry interconnectivity. The amalgamation …

Did Jordan Spieth have the best major season in history?

Tiger Woods in 2000, Ben Hogan in 1953 and Jordan Spieth in 2015. They're not as far apart as you think.<p>Did Jordan Spieth just complete the best …

Engineered Yeast Produces Viper Venom

... for use as an anticlotting medicine<p>Put snake genes in yeast and what do you get? Believe it or not, you get a blood-clot-fighting medicine based on snake venom, according to a study published recently in <i>Scientific Reports</i>.<p>In the wild, the pit viper <i>Agkistrodon acutus</i> has a reputation for being …

Zoology

How to fly on a private jet for under $150 per person

No security lines or TSA pat downs. Cushy leather seats and legroom for days. Fido curled up right next to you. The perks of flying on a private jet …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Culture<p>A very scientific investigation into the world of hotness and evil.<p>By Anna Peele18 hours agoView More<p>Entertainment<p>On his new album, the Texas …