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.
Athletes at the Winter Olympics will no doubt expend a significant number of calories. But which winter sport burns the most?
An attempt to reform the judging process in Olympic figure skating probably backfired, reports a study in the Journal of Sports Economics. Continue reading →
Some U.S. Olympic athletes are using altitude instead of drugs to gain an edge in Sochi.
The man was discovered Thursday when his boat floated onto a reef that's part of the Marshall Islands in the Pacific.
A new test can identify whether you'll suffer acute mountain sickness.
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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