It all comes down to an oily secretion from special glands beneath our skin, which are very prevalent under the armpits, and more active at certain times.
Marlee Matlin covers her ears as Gottfried performs during the Comedy Central Roast of Donald Trump in 2011.
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Though it was exceedingly grating, the late comedian was able to perfect a sound that worked in tandem with his brand of humor.
Along with calories and nutrients, food can influence the genetic blueprints that shape who you are.
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Scientists are just beginning to decode the genetic messages in your food – and how that may affect your health.
Why is it harder to build muscle as you age?
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As people age, the chemical signaling pathways in muscles become less potent, and it gets harder to build muscle and maintain strength. But the health benefits of strength training only increase with age.
When not hibernating, ground squirrels need to feast to store energy.
Months not eating or moving don’t result in muscle wasting and loss of function for animals that hibernate. New research found gut microbes help their hosts hold onto and use nitrogen to build proteins.
Cold weather exercise can keep us healthy, but there are risks.
Preparing for being active in cold weather can help keep us safe and increase our enjoyment.
That pins-and-needles feeling can come from sitting in the same position for a while.
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An exercise physiologist explains how it’s a problem of communication between your brain and your body.
Latifat Tijani of Nigeria lifts 107kg.
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Some Paralympic powerlifters lift heavier weights than athletes without disabilities. Here’s what we know about why this might be.
Record-breaking triple-digit heat in Olympia, Wash., on June 28, 2021.
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Which is worse, dry heat or wet heat? Both, says an exercise physiologist.
Proprioception makes it possible to situate the body in space.
Proprioception is the sense that allows us to rapidly know without looking where each part of our body is.
It’s no fun to exercise if you wind up doubled over with gastrointestinal problems.
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You’re working out, feeling great – until your stomach starts to churn and you’re sidelined with a bout of nausea. Here’s what’s happening in your body and how to avoid this common effect of exercise.
Tsimane children look out over the Maniqui River, in the Bolivian Amazon.
‘Normal’ body temperature has declined in urban, industrialized settings like the US and UK. Anthropologists find the trend extends to Indigenous people in the Bolivian Amazon – but why?
Our new research shows deep body fat wrapped around the heart can release dangerous molecules, potentially leading to atrial fibrillation.
The old idea of running with springs on your feet gets a high-tech makeover.
A high-tech twist on an old idea – running on springs – could give human-powered movement its biggest boost in more than a century.
Sweating is usually our body’s way of stopping us from overheating. But if excess sweating is a problem for you, there’s help.
We can answer this question by looking at the differences between the first, second and third layers of our skin.
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An expert explains the challenges of a mission to Mars for younger readers.
Looking out the window instead might stop you feeling sick, but that doesn’t work for everyone.
When you read in the back seat of the car, your eyes tell your brain you’re still. But your ears can sense you’re moving. Your eyes and ears are having an argument that your brain is trying to settle.
It’s one of your body’s most basic vital signs.
Trying a new exercise routine? Strapping on a new wearable monitor? An expert in human physiology explains the ins and outs of your heart rate and why it’s a valuable number to understand.
At a molecular level, stresses and strains can make your body clock break into a sprint.
Emerging evidence suggests that prolonged stress exposure can accelerate the ticking rate of an internal cellular clock. By doing so, stress can contribute to faster ageing and body deterioration.