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Even Endurance Athletes Need to Sprint

All-out sprint speed may seem irrelevant in longer events, but new science is making the case for having a “speed reserve”

Alex Hutchinson
Nov 10, 2019

5 Laws of Sleep for Athletes

At a conference on sports innovation, sleep scientist Charles Samuels cuts through the hype

Alex Hutchinson
Nov 8, 2019

How Cheap Robots Are Transforming Ocean Exploration

Backed by billionaire philanthropists and Silicon Valley venture capitalists, a wave of entrepreneurs are developing high-tech, low-cost technologies to probe the watery realms we still barely understand. Are the oceans finally getting their moon-shot moment?

Michael Roberts
Nov 5, 2019

Riding an E-Bike Is Not Cheating

A growing body of research shows that electric-assist bikes may have profoundly positive health impacts—and not just for the people who ride them but for society

Joe Lindsey
Nov 1, 2019

Smart Helmets Won't Save Cyclists

The Lumos Matrix features turn signals, brake lights, and a customizable message panel. But by rallying around this "connected" helmet, are we surrendering to what it really represents?

Eben Weiss
Oct 29, 2019