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This 75-year-old NASA legend has been working in secret for 10 years building a startup that wants to outdo Intel and Google

After leaving NASA, Goldin spent some time bouncing around and studying robotics before accepting a position as the president of Boston University in 2003. He never officially held the position, however, because the school terminated his contract a day before he was slated to start (though he still …

Science Compares This Common Work Problem to Intoxication | Inc.com

At most companies, if you walk into work drunk, your boss won't hesitate to enforce some sort of disciplinary action, maybe even letting you go from your job. Waltz through the front door so tired you can barely think straight, however, and she likely won't bat an eyelash as she reminds you "that's …

Sleep Deprivation

WATCH: Wrap Your Head Around The SchröDinger's Cat Experiment in Less Than 2 Minutes

Nail this one down for good.<p>Studying quantum physics is a bit like trying to interpret Shakespeare's <i>Hamlet</i> - if suddenly everything makes sense, and …

7 Ways to Heal a Fatty Liver

"My doctor says I have a fatty liver and I should stay away from fat," writes this week's house call. "Are high-fat foods the culprit here? Any tips …

Nutrition

Fructose alters hundreds of brain genes, which can lead to a wide range of diseases

A range of diseases — from diabetes to cardiovascular disease, and from Alzheimer’s disease to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder — are linked …

Neuroscience

Proton beam therapy has fewer harsh side effects, according to child cancer study

Researchers say treatment, which was used on Ashya King, does not produce common toxic effects of conventional radiotherapy<p>Proton beam therapy causes fewer severe side effects in child cancer patients than conventional radiotherapy, a study has found.<p>Researchers said common toxic effects of …

Cancer

Fatigue: Mind over muscle

<i>Editor’s note: This article was originally published in the November 2015 issue of</i> Velo<i> magazine.</i>Australian cyclist Jack Bobridge is well acquainted …

Cape Town

The 4-Stretch Test To Tell If You're Dangerously Inflexible

Plus, how to limber up and lower your risk of injury.<p>These four stretches are exactly what Walter Norton, Jr., director of training at the Institute of Performance & Fitness in North Reading, MA, uses to gauge every new client's flexibility—whether they're a pro athlete, a celebrity or an average …

Exercise

Light's L16 camera challenges DSLRs with 16 lenses in one package

Photography startup Light has launched L16, which the company's calling a "a multi-aperture computational camera," at the Code/Mobile conference. It's named L16, because it's equipped with 16 individual lenses, though unlike bulky and heavy DSLRs, <i>Recode</i> says it's just about the size of a Nexus 6 …

The One Body Part You're Not Stretching, But Should Be

Stop neglecting this body part—your knees will thank you.<p>As a runner, I have a stash of foam rollers and lacrosse balls everywhere— at home, under my …

The Best Trail Running Destinations in America

Pack your bags to go for a run in the woods.<p>Reason number one to travel for trail running: Packing is easy. Bring a good pair of sneakers, some shorts, and a shirt, and you’re good to go. Plus, you’ll get to see a ton of scenery a new place while still traveling on foot. From lake views to …

Hiking

The Best Alternative Workout for Every Type of Athlete

Whether your sport is swimming or cycling, running or yogi, tackling these cross-training activities can strengthen your primary sport<p>Finding the …

Photos: The Beautiful Architecture of India’s Ancient Stepwells

Over the past several years, Chicago-based journalist Victoria Lautman has traveled through India numerous times, visiting over 120 ancient stepwells …

How to Run Downhill Faster & Pain Free

In today’s new video on our YouTube channel (check out more of our videos here), I’m joined by my good friend Luke Tyburski, the endurance …

Mount Everest

How Converting My DSLR to Infrared Made Me Fall In Love with Trees

My name is Luka Gorjup, and I’m a 29-year-old photographer who was born and raised in Ljubljana, Slovenia — you know, that tiny beautiful country in …

Scientists find a fat hormone toggles a runner’s high

A long run feels the worst until it feels the best. That’s primarily thanks to the runner’s high — those euphoric feelings that strike halfway …

Research

A daily walk 'can add seven years to your life'

Just 25 minutes of brisk walking a day can add up to seven years to your life, according to health experts.<p>Researchers have found that moderate …

25-minute walk could add seven years to life

New research shows that exercise can delay the ageing process, with experts suggesting one walk a day could halve the risk of heart attack death and add seven years to the lifespan<p>Just 25 minutes of brisk walking a day could add to seven years to your life, heart experts have said.<p>Researchers said …

Biomedicine

Run for Your Knees

More evidence that your knees can handle mileage.<p>One of the perennial questions runners get is “Won’t all that running ruin your knees?” The research that exists actually tends to show that runners are no more likely, and perhaps even less likely, to get osteoarthritis than non-runners. This isn’t …

Forget Brain Workouts—Chanting Mantras Takes Half the Time and Is More Effective

I read some disquieting news recently. Apparently, science isn’t sure that brain workouts work. This bothers me because it means that I will have to …

Are You Listening to What Your Heart Is Telling You?

Wearable technology is getting a lot of attention these days and for good reason. These devices are becoming increasingly more integrated into our daily lives and are providing new insights into our personal activity and fitness levels. According to IDC Research, the worldwide wearables market will …

Get Stronger to Run Faster

Do this two-part routine to strengthen your core and glutes.<p>If you want to run faster, you’ve got to do more than just speedwork. Strength training is a critical—but often neglected component—to runners’ training plans. “I think a lot of runners feel intimidated or put off by weight lifting because …

Anatomy 101: Understand Your Hips to Build Stability

5.9K<p>SHARES<p>Shift your focus from hip openness to hip stability.<p>In yoga, there is a tendency to assume that we can stretch our way through perceived …

Yoga

The elite athlete paradox: how running a marathon can make you ill

On 1 March 1987, thousands of runners took to the streets of Los Angeles for the annual city marathon, unaware that many of them were about to provide crucial evidence for a study that would inspire three decades of research into the relationship between exercise and the immune system.<p>Monitoring …

Immune System

Buddha on the Brain

Author: John Geirland. John Geirland Magazine<p>Date of Publication: 02.01.06.<p>Time of Publication: 12:00 pm. 12:00 pm<p><b>The Dalai Lama</b> has a cold. He has …

Train Your Brain to Survive the Ride

Pro Xterra triathlete and mental performance consultant Danelle Kabush shares her secrets<p><b>Prepare for the Worst</b><br>A good ride, mentally, starts before you walk out the door. Have your route dialed, your nutrition planned, and maybe a kick-ass think-positive playlist ready for emergency use. But also …

Endurance Sports Will Make You a Better, Calmer Person

The science behind how logging lots and lots of miles fosters an unflappable demeanor—and how to get it yourself.<p>Seasoned endurance athletes are known for their Zen-like aura and ability to stay cool, calm, and collected under pressure—on and off the race course.<p>Where other people panic, the …

Marathons

“Excessive Exercise” Proponents Soften Their Views

Advocates of controversial theory significantly increase the amount of running they recommend.<p>Leading proponents of the “excessive exercise” theory—the idea that running more than a couple hours a week at a gentle pace increases the risk of heart damage—are now softening their earlier views on the …

Biomedicine

Will You Lose Weight if You Stop Eating Carbs?

A low-carbohydrate diet is any kind of diet that restricts calories to below the level of national recommendations. These diets are built on the …

Yogurt Has Been Around Forever, But Do We Really Know What It Is?

It all starts with fermentation.<p>Some of us eat yogurt every morning, and most of us are aware that it's a dairy product, but how many of us <i>really</i> know what yogurt is? Not many. That ends today, right here, with everything you ever needed to know about this healthy breakfast option.<p>Yogurt is a …

Nutrition