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The biomechanics behind Michael Jackson’s impossible dance moves
Some neurosurgeon fans decided to investigate.
The world’s best freedivers seem to have evolved super-sized spleens
If you want to be a successful freediver, work out your spleen.
Scientists still don’t understand how freedivers can survive such crushing depths
They hang between life and death in a delicate balance.
A six pack won’t make you a better runner, but these deep core exercises might
Your deep core muscles aren't visible, but they could prevent chronic back pain.
Can you really die from a broken heart?
Extreme emotional distress can cause the heart muscles to weaken.
Does a fever always mean you have an infection?
Our fear of fevers made us terrified of even a slight increase in body temperature.
Does drinking hot liquids on a hot day actually cool you off?
Yes, technically, but not nearly enough.
Compression tights might not actually help tired muscles
But you can still wear them if you want.
Is breakfast really the most important meal of the day?
Scientists haven't quite landed on an answer
How to survive a polar bear plunge (and why you shouldn’t do one)
Wading in makes it a little safer