physiology

Phys Ed

Some Women Marathoners Run Faster After Giving Birth

The idea of a post-pregnancy performance bump gets passed around among elite female runners. But does it really exist?
Markham Heid
7.16.18
Fighting Words

There's a Reason Some Men Take Up So Much Space When They Sit

In defense of manspreading.
Lou Schuler
7.18.17
Phys Ed

The Fittest People in the World Rarely Break a Sweat

What Nepali Sherpas are teaching researchers about exercise science.
Michael Easter
6.7.17
Hangovers

What's Happening Inside Your Body During a Soul-Crushing Hangover

It ain't pretty.
Caroline Thompson
3.24.17
Health

During Times of Extreme Stress, Share Good News

Soldiers who shared good news with their loves ones had better physical and mental health.
Meredith Rutland Bauer
1.20.17
You're Smarter Than That

Actually, the Weather Isn't Giving You Joint Pain

Science says stop your whining.
Alexandra Ossola
1.11.17
FIGHTLAND

Fight Doctor – The Physiology of Dehydration and Best Way to Rehydrate Without an IV

A medical doctor breaks down the science behind dehydration, and offers solutions for the WADA enforced IV ban on MMA.
Darragh O'Carroll MD
12.17.15
lit up

What Ayahuasca Taught Me About Taking Care of My Health

A case for psychosomatic medicine.
Ana Cecilia Alvarez
11.26.15
New York

This New Exhibition Is a Tour of the Human Body’s ‘Hidden Organ’

I, for one, welcome our bacterial overlords.
Becky Ferreira
11.5.15
Science

​Dinosaurs’ Noses Kept Their Brains from Melting, Study Finds

It’s like having an air conditioner on your face.
Daniel Oberhaus
10.25.15
Science

We Don't Trust People with a Bitchy Resting Face, Science Shows

But a "trustworthy face" can be faked.
Ben Richmond
6.18.15
Art

Why Paleontologists Get Riled Up Over This 'Heretical' Pterosaur Concept Art

The forms David Peters draws are often wildly at odds with our traditional understanding of pterosaur physiology.
Graham Templeton
6.12.15
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