Health & Well-being

Running on thin air

Running on thin air

Athletes around the world are living atop virtual mountains in the quest for faster race times. Here, we take a look at the science behind altitude training.

20 May 2011

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Epidemics: expecting the unexpected

Epidemics: expecting the unexpected

Epidemics – the sudden and unexpected spike in the number of cases of a disease – are well documented in our past and an almost certain part of our future, but we can’t predict when, where or how the next outbreak will occur.

28 January 2011

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Same spots but new cells for Snow Leopard

Same spots but new cells for Snow Leopard

In a first for zoo animals, a snow leopard at Sydney’s Taronga zoo has been given a dose of stem cells to treat her arthritic knee.

10 December 2010

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Within reach of artificial skin

Within reach of artificial skin

Fancy the idea of a robot that can make the perfect omelette for breakfast every day?

21 October 2010

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Sport and science: Winning athletes gold

Sport and science: Winning athletes gold

When an Olympic athlete gets hurt training, one of the best recovery tools is a simple chemical compound found all around us – water.

16 July 2010

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