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Is This the Hardest Race In the World?

Running 400 meters doesn’t seem so bad, right? It’s just one quick lap around a high school track. But if you take that 400-meter route, tilt it to a near-vertical angle, and ratchet it up to a 6,000-foot elevation, it ...

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Heartbeats could hold the key to understanding babies' inner world

Research published in eLife explains how researchers created a novel new experiment to test how aware babies are of their bodies’ internal signals. The ability to consciously sense signals from your body is called interoception, and some people are more ...

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The biology of uterine fluid: How it informs the fetus of mom's world

A developing fetus bathes in a mixture of cellular secretions and proteins unique to its mother’s uterus. Before fertilization, the pH of uterine fluid helps create a conducive environment for sperm migration, and afterward, its volume supports the embryo as ...

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Almost 30% of People In the World Are Obese or Overweight

This article originally appeared on Time.com.  The global obesity epidemic continues, and a new report shows that about two billion people worldwide are overweight or obese. That’s about 30% of the world’s population. The new study, published in the New ...

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World Physical Activity Day Captured in 6 Funny and Motivating Tweets

In case you missed it, yesterday was World Physical Activity Day. The goal? To encourage all of us to get off our duffs and move around more—which is always a good thing. We know that adults who don’t get the recommended amount ...

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This 98-Year-Old Woman Is the Oldest Yoga Teacher in the World, and We Love Her Advice About How to Stay Positive

This article originally appeared on HelloGiggles.com. I think we can all agree: A 98-year-old woman still healthy and strong enough to teach yoga every day has a thing or two to teach us about life. Tao Porchon-Lynch, 98, is the oldest ...

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A Stationary Bike for Children Is Exactly What the World Doesn’t Need

Are you a parent who depends on the judicious use of screen time to get through the day (*raises hand*) but feels guilty at the sight of your precious offspring slouched glassy-eyed on the couch, mouths hanging open as the ...

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How Invisible Organisms Could Rid the World of Zika, Obesity, and More

Credit: Getty Images Not to freak you out, but right now there are tens of trillions of invisible organisms all over you. They’re moving up and down your face, backstroking in your stomach, just having a grand old time. In ...

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What Makes Simone Biles Unlike Any Other Gymnast in the World

It’s hard to imagine now, just days after she led the U.S. women to their second-straight Olympics gymnastics team gold, but Simone Biles once got a zero on vault. Actually two zeros. The three-time world champion and practical shoo-in for the Olympic all-around gold ...

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Archaeologists may have discovered additional Viking settlements in the New World

For centuries, most scholars believed Christopher Columbus was the first European explorer to reach the New World. While Norse sagas were known to describe the Viking’s colonization of lands west and south of Greenland, these sagas were based on oral ...

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