Many athletes stretch before and after exercise, but they may not be gaining benefits from doing so.
Who hasn't been told to stretch before and after exercise to prevent injury and improve performance? There may be no scientific evidence to back that up, although stretching has other benefits.
Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell testifies before the Senate Banking Committee.
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President Trump has been attacking the Fed's current policy of slowly raising interest rates. A former central bank official explains why that's so troubling.
Aumentar el nivel de ejercicio es una forma de utilizar la energía almacenada en el cuerpo — o sea, a ‘quemar’ grasa.
Todo el mundo te habla de 'quemar grasa' para bajar de peso. Pero, ¿qué implica eso en realidad?
Increasing the amount of exercise is one way to use the energy stored in fat cells, or to ‘burn’ fat.
Trainers and fitness gurus often tell their charges how to 'burn fat.' But what does that actually involve? Here's a Speed Read on something that actually takes a fairly long time.
A woman exercising on a stationary bike. Exercise is an important component of weight loss, most experts agree.
The success rate for weight loss is small, suggesting that a new approach is needed. Here are three things to consider, one of which you may be overlooking.
Olympic skiers can top 90 miles per hour.
When faced with chaos or danger, most people retreat. Not so for those who possess a certain personality trait.
The Wizard of Oz promised results he could not deliver but was convincing in his presentation. Diet wizards have done the same for decades.
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Dieting fads have been around for more than a century, but none of them has been shown to curb obesity long-term. The good news is that scientific evidence is revealing treatments that do work.
Shao Fei lights a cigarette on a Beijing street in 2015 as a co-worker looks on. Shao said at the time that higher taxes on cigarettes would lead him to stop smoking.
Tobacco taxes have been shown to curtail cigarette smoking. Why aren't more countries, including the US, implementing them effectively?
Atlanta mayoral candidates Keisha Lance Bottoms (left) and Mary Norwood will face off in December.
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Atlanta is a black majority city that has elected black mayors since 1973. Two candidates now face a runoff in December.
Ethiopian girls carrying water.
According to a new UN report, more than two billion people around the world do not have access to clean, safe water in their homes. Most of the work of getting water falls to women and girls.
Latching springs provide a boost.
Yun Seong Song et al (2017)
For those with reduced mobility and even just the normally aging, stairs can pose a big problem. A cheap and efficient new prototype could help.
Ballet dancers can apply their intensive training to tasks they haven’t practiced.
Highly trained dancers provide insights for researchers helping design improved rehab programs for people with mobility impairments. The next step could include rehab robots as dance partners.
Fed Chair Janet Yellen speaks at a press conference following the rate-hike decision.
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The Federal Reserve lifted rates for the second time this year and expects to do so once more, suggesting it's fairly confident the economic recovery will continue. Is it overconfident?
How do they do while sleeping what we can barely do at all?
Carlos Bustamante Restrepo
These birds spend long periods, often asleep, standing on one leg. Is it passive biomechanics or active nervous system control of their muscles that allows them to do easily what's impossible for us?
A slave fortress in Cape Coast, Ghana.
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An online database explores the nearly 36,000 slave voyages that occurred between 1514 and 1866.
Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy administers the judicial oath to Justice Neil Gorsuch.
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Trump's promise to appoint conservatives to the Supreme Court could mean the fate of the death penalty rests in the court of public opinion.
What could genomic medicine do in the future?
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Although genomics research has the potential to revolutionize medicine, it has limitations. It may not do much to prevent many of the leading causes of death.
While it may be a surprise for some, seniors still enjoy sex. But assisted living facilities may work to keep the older lovers apart in an effort to protect them.
Why are drugs so pricey?
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Trump has vowed to use new bidding procedures to curb the soaring cost of new drugs. There's a better solution, however, that doesn't risk also curbing the development of lifesaving treatments.
The ruling in the Apple-Samsung case is ambiguous, ensuring the case will drag on for years more, potentially even ending up back in the Supreme Court.