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American professional football is one of the most physical and demanding sports on the planet; it is also a sport that pays a majority of its athletes over 1 million dollars a year. Only a small percentage of athletes...
When it comes to surfing, the essential thing is to have gadgets that are practical and comfortable to wear. Since we will be in the water for many hours, and the less belongings we leave on the beach, the...
Pedalling like Chris Froome or Alberto Contador might seem appealing, but Oxford University researchers have found that for most of us it's likely to reduce rather than improve our performance. A team from Oxford's Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences looked...
The movies of Alfred Hitchcock have made palms sweat and pulses race for more than 65 years. Georgia Institute of Technology researchers have now learned how the Master of Suspense affects audiences' brains. Their study measured brain activity while...
St. Patrick's Day is here. Every year the arrival of March 17th is awaited to celebrate one of the most international holidays of all those celebrated around the world. Saint Patrick's Day originated as a holiday in honour of...
If you want to win an Oscar it is best to be an American actor in a film that portrays American culture. That is the conclusion of a paper published today, Sunday 5 February, in the British Journal of Psychology...
Summer is always a time for getting away from the stress of school and work, and instead focusing on ways to beat the heat. While the majority focuses on traditional activities such as swimming, visiting new places, and hanging...
Britney Spears confesses to burning down the gym inside her home. Spears claims no one was injured after the event. Six months after the event, the singer tells it on social networks. "I burned it," that's how she starts her...
The act of throwing—whether it’s a dart at a board or a ball of paper into a wastebasket—involves a complex trade-off between speed and accuracy. Humans are uniquely able to throw fast and on target. Monkeys can—and do—throw things, but...
Restaurant servers believe well-dressed customers are most likely to leave good tips, research shows. This judgment could result in better service for those diners. “Everyone uses first impressions to make snap judgments,” says Dae-Young Kim, associate professor of hospitality management...