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Defining the Upper Limits of Fitness

Back in 1937, researchers at Harvard University’s Fatigue Laboratory published a study they modestly titled “New Records in Human Power.” They’d studied five of the greatest distance runners in the world, including Glenn Cunningham, the fastest miler in history, and Don Lash, the fastest two-miler. The athletes’ ability to suck oxygen into their lungs, absorb […]


Now your pets can pledge their loyalty to you, in samurai armor!

Image: Samurai Age If you’re looking for a way to instill a sense of loyalty in your pet, we have the perfect solution. Novelty retailer Pets In Style is making suits of armor inspired by the warriors of medieval Japan for your feline or canine friend. SEE ALSO: Inspirational golden retriever perfectly demonstrates how to […]


China’s New Law, One Dog Per Household!

Image: Shutterstock / dezi After China’s lifting of its longstanding one-child policy, it’s started to put in a one-dog policy. A couple of cities in China have introduced restrictions on dog ownership, allowing each household to only have one dog. SEE ALSO: China ending its one-child policy won’t change the sad reality for parents Qingdao, […]

Tech And Gadgets

Boeing’s Plane Boss Plots Assault on Airbus with New Jets

Boeing Co. is about to go on the offensive after watching Airbus SE creep into a market segment the U.S. planemaker had dominated since the 1980s. Responsibility for the success or failure of the new initiatives falls to a relative newcomer: Kevin McAllister, a 27-year General Electric Co. veteran. On the job a little more […]


Elie Wiesel, Holocaust survivor and Nobel laureate, dead at 87

(CNN)Elie Wiesel, a Holocaust survivor and author who fought for peace, human rights and simple human decency, has died at the age of 87, a spokesman for Israel’s Holocaust memorial, Yad Vashem, said Saturday.   His family said he died peacefully Saturday after a long illness.   “My husband was a fighter. He fought for […]