According to Hemingway, “There are only three sports: bullfighting, motor racing, and mountaineering; all the rest are merely games.” I just learned that last one. Here’s how you can too.
Want to do the stuff you read about us doing? There's a practical approach to learning any new sport, one which breaks down the barriers, reduces risk and speeds the learning curve. It's what we do, and it should work for you too.
Someone had the clever idea to erase every Brazilian player out of the humiliating World Cup game with Germany. The fact is that it doesn't really matter because Brazil was an invisible troupe of clowns to begin with. The game plays just the same without them.
The Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics will start on February 6th, 2014. The Russian Empire has built a bunch of brand new arenas for the upcoming winter sports fiesta. This is our collection of the artistic-futuristic architecture of the Sochi Games, built from scratch in the past few years.
If you've ever felt like time slows down as a baseball hurtles towards you, you're not alone. In fact, a series of new experiments suggests that our perception of time slows to varying degrees as we prepare to make physical actions—which could explain why some pros are so damn good.
Scientists have known for a while that merely walking more can massively decrease the risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes, but they haven't really known why. But now, by forcing healthy people to act like slobs, they're starting to reveal why walking is the best thing you can do for your body.
Jeb Corliss is a seasoned wingsuit flyer: he's jumped off the Eiffel Tower, the Space Needle, and even the Petronas Twin Towers in Malaysia with just flaps of material to keep him aloft. But when he jumped off Table Mountain, he hit one of its outcrops at full speed. Somehow, he survived.
Stiff muscles definitely benefit from a rub down, but scientists have never quite known why. Now, a team of researchers has shown that it works by changing your gene expression — quite literally, your body is hard-coded to release pain-easing chemicals when you're massaged.
Everyone thinks their team plays well, most of the time at least. But it's not just down to simple favoritism: your brain's actually hard-wired to rate the performance of people your support over than their opponents.
Shake Weights were found to be pretty useless in the past, but BodyVib's weights could change that: they vibrate 2,160 times per minute, which is 10x faster than traditional ones.
We have seen e-ink in plenty of watches and clocks, but this is the first time we have ever seen e-ink in a snowboard.
The most action a typical blogger gets in day-to-day life is using Greader keyboard shortcuts when scrolling through RSS, but even I'm half-tempted to take up freerunning or parkour after watching Tempest Freerunning Academy's video.
Cincinnati Bengals' wide-receiver Chad Ochocinco recently upset some folks at the NFL when he tweeted during game time and was slapped with a $25,000 fine as a result. His reaction? To apologize and complain about his car payments...on Twitter.
Having dabbled with 3D broadcasts during the World Cup, Sky will be rolling out the extra-dimensional service from October 1st across the whole of Europe. All customers need is a 3DTV and Sky+HD service. Full details below in their press release:
With the 2010 World Cup a distant memory, Japan has started preparations for its 2022 World Cup bid. Judging by what they're showing FIFA, it's going to be ridiculously futuristic. Like real-time holographic matches beamed across the world futuristic.
This year I've really got serious about my fitness. Gone is the blogger's paunch, and in its place is a new-found respect for clever gym concepts like this top-loading barbell.
"He gets behind the steering wheel console of his PC, puts on his real game face - without the helmet - and pays attention."