Impaired walking performance is a key predictor of morbidity among older adults. A distinctive characteristic of impaired walking performance among older adults is a greater metabolic cost compared to young adults. However, older adults who consistently run have been shown to retain a similar running economy as young runners. Unfortunately, those running studies did not measure the metabolic cost
By Debbie Nicholson on Nov 24, 2014
Never a doubt, right fans of the Cleveland Browns? Today's game involving the Browns at the Atlanta Falcons featured two teams heading in very different directions. Neither deserved to win, both coaching staffs failed their players, and both blew opportunities to ice away the contest. It was Atlanta that out-Cleveland-ed the Browns at home in the end, and Cleveland is now, at 7-4, a legitimate pos
By Zac Wassink on Nov 23, 2014
Science & Tech
A recent study by scientists based in Bremerhaven, Germany, lends weight to the theory that with current rates of global warming, humanity is headed towards a devastating climatic event as the Arctic permafrost thaws. Scientists from the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) identified a possible source for an abrupt and significant release of carbon dioxid
By Robert Myles on Nov 23, 2014
Anyone viewing scenes of the rugged and dry Bardenas Reales in the Navarra region of Spain would be forgiven for thinking immediately of the wild and woolly American West. With its incredible natural structures, this natural park and Biosphere Reserve holds a stark and beautiful fascination. Bardenas Reales is a semi-desert region located in the southeast of Navarra, close to the border with the r
By Anne Sewell on Nov 23, 2014
The United States may be the land of the free and the home of the brave, but don’t kid yourself – it’s not the land of the happy. Happy Planet’s Happiness Index for 2012, featured Wednesday in a Time magazine article, puts the United States at No. 105 out of 151 countries. Costa Rica ranked No. 1, Vietnam ranked No. 2 and Colombia ranked No. 3. The bottom three countries on the list were Qatar, Ch
By Darren Richardson on Nov 23, 2014
Businesses are always looking for new ways to identify consumers, new and loyal alike, and engage them with meaningful practices. The recent ad:tech NY 2014 conference introduced several innovative avenues for companies and individual marketers to adopt. Many of these strategies focused around consumer retention, but what if a business could predict consumer behavior from the amount of money they
By Aaron Lanton on Nov 24, 2014
Remember that one time a couple months ago when Apple forced a U2 album into your iTunes without you agreeing to it? U2 was forced to apologize, Apple had to create a U2 removal tool and post a support page describing how to remove the unwanted U2. Even U2's biggest fans absolutely hated the move, and Sinead O'Connor said there was "something almost terrorist about it." Apparently the "almost terr
By Joe Kukura on Nov 21, 2014
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