Running is in our DNA, but training for a marathon is a careful mix of muscle, mental, and technological strength.
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Humanity has toppled scores of world records over the past few decades, but how much more progress can we make?
What makes each bear species stand out against the rest?
Scientific and technological advances are making that an awfully complicated question.
No we're not kidding, and yes that's a good thing.
The caveman diet, barefoot running, co-sleeping: We spend an awful lot of time trying to live like our ancestors. Here's why that logic is wrong.
Rossi--a lone Italian inventor with no real credentials and a history as a convicted scam artist--has convinced a small army of researchers that his box can harness a new type of nuclear reaction. What if they're right?
One full week of keeping track of absolutely everything, to see if gamification can net you a win in the game of life
Bill Andrews has spent two decades unlocking the molecular mechanisms of aging. His mission: to extend the human life span to 150 years--or die trying
Our dependence on big systems--big oil, big coal--steers us away from little ones, such as biofuel made from garbage, that are transforming communities in other countries
Shoes change the human foot strike and may lead to more running injuries
The creator of the Segway is one of the most successful and admired inventors in the world. He leads a team of 300 scientists and engineers devoted to making things that better mankind. But he's not done
The company that first told you to 'Pump it Up' is launching a new 2-in-1 design that converts from a running shoe to a cross trainer... with nothing more than your footsteps
More than 50 of the most dangerous, disgusting, humiliating and just plain bad professions
Alan Burns made a fortune in the oil business. But as oil wanes, he's convinced that clean energy will be—must be—the next big thing. And so this inventor has poured his fortune into a challenge far greater than finding new oil deposits: extracting energy from the ocean
We visit operating rooms, observatories, and islands full of slightly-less-than-rational monkeys to find the young geniuses who are shaping the future of science
Within 10 years, infantry soldiers will go into battle with autonomous robots close behind them. One day, they'll be fighting side-by-side
Awed at the pace of technological advances, a faction of geeky writers believes our world is about to change so radically that envisioning what comes next is nearly impossible.
Behind the scenes at the DARPA Grand Challenge, the 142-mile robot race that died at mile 7
Running shoes are laced with confusing technology. Here's how to score a perfect fit.