Mt. Everest is a natural laboratory that continues to teach scientists lessons about how the body works and why lack of oxygen causes so many problems for climbers and heart failure patients.
A lioness with three cubs was injured by a buffalo, but she was saved by a team of veterinarians who flew to her rescue. Continue reading →
Competitive breath-hold divers can squeeze ten, fifteen, even twenty minutes out of a single lungful of air. How do these divers do it and how can you train to hold your breath for longer?
Athletes at the Winter Olympics will no doubt expend a significant number of calories. But which winter sport burns the most?
Some U.S. Olympic athletes are using altitude instead of drugs to gain an edge in Sochi.
Knowing as much as possible about the risks of exposure in cold elements, and being prepared for them, can help keep harm at bay.
Twice in the same storm, 31-year-old Casey Wagner was struck by lightning while off-roading in Texas. Continue reading →
Compared to men, women who ran intervals on a treadmill came closer to their cardiovascular limits, suggesting that their hearts got a better workout. Continue reading →
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