Our Sweat Science columnist spent two months measuring his blood sugar around the clock. Here’s what he found.
Athletes like Mikaela Shiffrin have started adopting the training technique to increase endurance, muscle mass, and more
With increased coastal flooding and erosion, climate change is harshing California’s mellow vibes. Officials say it’s time to retreat from the shore altogether. Residents want to stay and fight. Paul Kvinta reports from the front lines of a pitched battle, where geologists and millionaires are squaring off, and friendly fire between surfers isn’t so friendly.
When someone gets hurt in the wild, we know what to do. But what we’ve lacked for way too long are the tools to help people in severe mental distress.
The genes that make some people vulnerable to a fatal heart stoppage may be the same ones that give them an athletic edge, researchers suggest
Actually, we can’t get everything we need from nature
The grandeur of the Great Salt Lake stopped Brigham Young in his tracks and inspired John Muir to jump in for a swim. Yet now it’s in danger of disappearing, sucked dry by agriculture, climate change, and suburban lawns. Many Utahns would just as soon pave it, but as Bill Gifford learned during a yearlong exploration, there’s beauty and natural splendor here that deserves to live on.
A new study uses machine learning to quantify the effects of temperature, humidity, heat, and sun
Patagonia recently updated the Willard Bascom classic ‘Waves and Beaches’
Scientists take their equations for the energy demand of hills and rough terrain out into the real world
Over the past few years, McCastle has completed 5,804 pull-ups in a single day, pulled a 5,000-pound truck across the Mojave Desert, and climbed a rope the equivalent height of Mount Everest. How on earth has this Navy SEAL dropout accomplished some of the craziest physical feats in recent memory?
Through the moving story of a widowed astrobiologist and his unusual son, ‘Bewilderment’ addresses our apathy in the face of environmental disaster
A new study investigates how different types of physical performance are affected by the time of day
A new study suggests that hydrogels enable you to down more carbs with less digestive distress, and race faster as a result.
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A long-running gym debate about whether to train each limb separately comes to the cycling world
If it seems like you’ve been hearing about lakes and beaches closing down more often, you’re right. Various types of toxic algae are multiplying like crazy in bodies of water across the country, and stopping them won’t be easy.
Endurance-science experts explain the world record holder’s incredible marathon dominance
Lyme-carrying ticks are a bigger threat than ever. A promising new antibody treatment looks to stop infection—even after a tick bite.
After years of debate on the dangers of “too much exercise,” researchers sum up the state of current knowledge
In her new book, ‘The Joy of Sweat,’ Sarah Everts answers all of our writer’s questions about perspiration
As events as big as the Olympic Trials get rescheduled because of heat, we went to the science to find out how you should decide when it is too hot to run safely
It turns out we have a lot in common
Exercise may not be enough to make up for thru-hikers’ bad diets, a new paper suggests
The nonprofit Native Skywatchers has spent more than a decade collecting and preserving Indigenous star knowledge. Now organizations like NASA and the NPS are joining the movement.
A new study shows measurable gains in strength from a purely imaginary training program
The later moon missions didn’t grab as much attention as the first landing in 1969, but they had something very cool on the gear front: the lunar rover, a lightweight go-kart that gave crews unmatched mobility on another world
But there’s still hope if we start managing water differently and addressing climate change, both of which are making dry spells more extreme
Exercise causes pain, but it also dulls it. Researchers are still trying to understand how that works.
A new study tests how much cycling it takes to maximize cognitive function in endurance athletes
And what happens to your brain when you finally nail it
Journalist Ian Urbina is revealing the lawlessness of the open ocean in ways you’d never imagine
Recent studies looking into a phenomenon known as post-traumatic growth show that it's possible to thrive after challenging life events. Here's how.