Wearable systems can reveal just how hard these skaters’ bodies are working.
AP Photo/Bernat Armangue
Wearables help regular people track their activity, but sophisticated technology can give deeper insights to elite athletes.
A flu patient at ProMedica Toledo Hospital in Toledo, Ohio on Jan. 8, 2018.
AP Photo/Tony Dejak
Anyone who's had the flu can attest that it makes them feel horrible. But why? What is going on inside the body that brings such pain and malaise? An immunologist explains.
Millions of American students miss large chunks of the school year.
A new report says a "culture of passing" led to the graduation scandal at Ballou High School in Washington, DC, but the scandal points to the much larger problem of chronic absenteeism in the US.
Patients in 29 states can legally use medical marijuana to treat their symptoms.
Patients in 29 states rely on medical marijuana to treat pain, nausea, seizures and other ailments. But all that could change.
A man who is overweight walking alone in a park. Walking with a doctor could be helpful for overweight patients.
Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity
Health care providers often recommend exercise to overweight people as a way to lose weight, but that often does not work. Injuries can occur, and frustration can mount. Can walking with them work?
Ritual feasting emerged around the time humans were beginning to farm. It came to play an important role in societal bonding, much as it does today.
Working together on a once-a-year project feels festive and special.
Holiday traditions – whether culinary, religious, decorative or musical – help families bond and individuals feel stable and content.
The leaves of the plant kratom.
The herb kratom has a large following and is so popular that it is sold in vending machines. The FDA recently issued a public warning about the herb, which contains low levels of opioids.
Agama mengajarkan kebaikan, tapi pengikutnya lebih banyak yang tidak mengamalkan.
Orang di seluruh dunia berprasangka buruk pada ateis, menuduh mereka jahat. Tapi sebenarnya penelitian menemukan orang beragama kerap merasa dirinya baik, padahal tidak selalu demikian.
Angka harapan hidup terus meningkat. Tapi berapa lama kita bisa tetap hidup sehat?
Berapa tahun lagi tersisa buat Anda sebelum jatuh sakit—kemudian meninggal? Kami mencoba menemukan jawabannya.
At least in Connecticut, legal advocates can now represent the interests of abused animals.
When lawyers represent the interests of abused animals in the courtroom, they help human victims too.
Confucius sculpture, Nanjing, China.
Kevinsmithnyc, via Wikimedia Commons
The pain of grief is part of human existence. Daoist and Confucian philosophy can help find meaning in grief.
World's major religions are concerned about moral behavior. What is the relationship between religious commitment and morality?
There may be a very good reason for not wanting to get up in the morning when it’s still dark.
Evidence for a link between breast cancer and artificial light appears to be growing. Do studies showing higher risk of breast cancer the farther west a woman lives in a time zone add to the science?
We’re living longer than ever. But how many of those years will we be healthy?
Have a nice day photo/Shutterstock.com
How many healthy years of life do you have ahead before you become unhealthy – and then die? One model tries to find the answer.
Cash-strapped Hartford is one of a number American cities that have missed out on the nation’s urban renaissance.
Jessica Hill/AP Photo
In the country's wealthiest cities, gentrification is a dirty word. But it's all relative – just ask Hartford and Columbus.
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has proposed shrinking Oregon’s Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument and allowing more public access and road maintenance.
Environmental law and natural resource experts respond to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's proposals to shrink four national monuments and allow logging, fishing and other activities in six more.
A Panel from the Marvel Comics series ‘The 'Nam.’
Because they're mass-produced and written in a serialized format, comics can be seen as historical documents that reflect the political moment.
Specialized training is becoming more and more important to financial success in today’s labor market.
U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Michael Ellis
As technology and the labor market rapidly evolve, so too does the value of a high school diploma. Despite the changes, one thing remains true: Education is still the cornerstone of career success.
Artificial light has transformed the night sky, a change researchers continue to link to health problems.
Fabio Falchi et al
Study uses satellite data to add to growing evidence that nighttime light exposure raises risk of breast cancer, with the strongest link among young women.