Space travel influences the way the brain works

Scientists of the University of Antwerp and University of Liège (Belgium) have found how the human brain changes and adapts to weightlessness after being in space for six months. Some of the changes turned out to be lasting—even ...


Tokyo Paralympics: How Paralympians are affected by the heat

The heat experts were right. In 2019, historical data suggested that the average daily temperature athletes would have to contend with during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games would be between 28.2℃ and 29.7℃, ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Athletes are not commodities, nor are they super human

Japanese tennis star Naomi Osaka took a stand this week that called attention to the mental health of professional athletes. She refused to conduct interviews with the media after her matches at the French Open, citing concerns ...


Why do I grunt when I bend over?

You never think it's going to happen to you. Then suddenly you're middle-aged and you find yourself grunting when you pick up something from the floor or groaning when you get out of the chair.

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