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What to Do When Your Child Fails a Test

As our kids begin to wrap up this Pandemic School Year From Hell, they are likely to face some final exams in the coming weeks. While it would be great for them to ace every single class and individual test, realistically, they may struggle—whether with anxiety, with poor study habits, or with mustering the enthusiasm…Read more...
Tags: Education, Articles, Lifehacks, Test, Sports Science, Educational Psychology, Psychometrics, Human Activities, Cristina Margolis


Higher, faster, stronger, better ... is there no end to what humans can do?

As the two-hour marathon barrier is breached and with records tumbling every year, we explore sport’s science, skill and sheer gutsThere are a handful of numbers that are imbued with meaning. Roger Bannister’s 3:59.4. Usain Bolt’s 9.58. And now Eliud Kipchoge’s 1:59:40.Kipchoge’s extraordinary sub-two-hour marathon in Vienna on Saturday is one of the greatest sporting achievements – recording a time that has never been achieved before and pushing the limits of human ability, again. It is a time ...
Tags: Sport, Gymnastics, World Records, Athletics, Marathon, Usain Bolt, Sports Science, Simone Biles


Faster, harder, stronger … is there no limit to what humans can do?

As the two-hour marathon barrier is breached and with records tumbling every year, we explore sport’s science, skill and sheer gutsThere are a handful of numbers that are imbued with meaning. Roger Bannister’s 3:59.4. Usain Bolt’s 9.58. And now Eliud Kipchoge’s 1:59:40.Kipchoge’s extraordinary sub-two-hour marathon in Vienna on Saturday is one of the greatest sporting achievements – recording a time that has never been achieved before and pushing the limits of human ability, again. It is a time ...
Tags: Sport, Gymnastics, World Records, Athletics, Marathon, Usain Bolt, Sports Science, Simone Biles


Remainders: From Fortnite to the Fermi Paradox

It’s totally crazy that May is almost done. On the book front I finished up God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater, which was excellent, and am on to How to Think by Alan Jacobs (which I’ve got a few quotes from in the roundup this week). As usual, if you like what you read here you can always subscribe. Oh, and a very very happy birthday to my wife, Leila. Okay, onto the links. There were a few really amazing pieces I read this week: The New York Times Sunday had a long piece on the very shady convictio...
Tags: Hong Kong, Books, Politics, England, Crime, Putin, California, Uncategorized, NFL, Whois, Seo, Change Management, Organizational Change, Terrorism, New York Times, Nba


The Secret to Running a Faster Marathon? Slow Down

The counterintuitive secret to your best marathon yet... The post The Secret to Running a Faster Marathon? Slow Down appeared first on WIRED.
Tags: Science, Sports, Nike, Running, Marathon, Sports Science, Nike Two Hour Marathon


CXC’s Center of Excellence Seeks to ‘Study Latest Innovations in the Sport’

Central Cross Country (CXC) junior development skier Siri Martin (r) gets a mid-summer VO2max test on the rollerski treadmill at CXC’s Center of Excellence in Madison, Wis., in late July (Photo: CXC Facebook) A glance into any one of the glass windows lining the east side of Central Cross Country (CXC) Academy’s Center of Excellence building might give the impression of the average athlete gym. But if you step across the front threshold or take a peek at the academy’s 360-degree virtual onli...
Tags: General, News, Russia, Training, Sport, Skiing, Dartmouth, Testing, Madison, Sports Science, Keller, Marquette, Rossignol, Northern Michigan, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Madison Wis


Bloody Olympics: Rio, 2016, and the history of illegal blood doping

Throughout history blood has been imbued with magical properties. Drinking blood was viewed as a source of power for many mythical beasts, centuries before the invention of the modern vampire myth. In Greek mythology Odysseus can revive the dead by giving them blood to drink. But all blood is not the same – the blood from the veins on the left side of the snake-headed Gorgon Medusa is deadly, that from the right side is life-giving. In 1489 the Italian philosopher Marsilio Ficino, proposed that ...
Tags: Books, Featured, US, Olympics, Blood, Ioc, 2016 Olympics, Stockholm, Sports Science, Rio, Health & Medicine, Gorgon Medusa, Chris Cooper, Science & Medicine, Lasse Viren, Sports & Games


How Olympians Choose Which Sports Supplements Are Worth It

Lots of elite athletes take performance-enhancing supplements--but precious few actually work. The post How Olympians Choose Which Sports Supplements Are Worth It appeared first on WIRED.
Tags: Health, Science, Tech, Supplements, Sports Science


Saturday Swing Tip: Jason Day…Eyes Wide Shut

Sometimes it seems like those PGA pros are so good they could play blindfolded.  Well, watch here as ESPN’s Sports Science crew does just that with Jason Day.  The video is a few moths old (it was filmed after he became world number one) but it is no less amazing. He actually hits it longer while he’s blindfolded!  Now that’s impressive but don’t expect him to make like Lexi Thompson when she putts and close his eyes. Day is doing… Continue Reading →
Tags: Sports, Pga, Tips, Espn, Sports Science, Jason Day, Lexi Thompson, Saturday Swing Tip, Swing Tip, Pga Pros


Bio-banding: How scientists can help late developers become sporting superstars

Grouping young players according to physical maturity rather than age should allow late bloomers to shineThe worlds of professional football and rugby are finally waking up to the injustices of the far from level playing field that confronts many young players.Premier League teams in both sports are experimenting with “bio-banding” – the practice of grouping young players together according to their physical maturity, rather than their age. The worlds of cricket and gymnastics are taking a close...
Tags: Education, Football, Sport, Society, UK News, Rugby Union, Premier League, Young People, Sports Science


Bio-banding: How scientists can help skinny kids become sporting superstars

Grouping young players according to physical maturity rather than age should allow late bloomers to shineThe worlds of professional football and rugby are finally waking up to the injustices of the far from level playing field that confronts many young players.Premier League teams in both sports are experimenting with “bio-banding” – the practice of grouping young players together according to their physical maturity, rather than their age. The worlds of cricket and gymnastics are taking a close...
Tags: Education, Football, Sport, Society, UK News, Rugby Union, Premier League, Young People, Sports Science


Taking the piss: a brief history of athletes drinking their own urine

An NFL player confessed this week to drinking his own urine during the pre-season, but Ben Jones is hardly the first athlete to recycle his bodily fluidsBen Jones, an offensive lineman with the Houston Texans, made headlines this week when he confessed to drinking a cup of his own urine to win a bet against his team-mates. “We were having a good time, and whatever makes the team better,” the fourth-year center recalled. “I was just enjoying it – and anytime I can get a laugh out of it, I’ll do i...
Tags: Alabama, NFL, Sport, Alternative Medicine, US sports, Mlb, Boxing, Ufc, Houston, Houston Texans, Floyd Mayweather, Jones, Sports Science, Juan Manuel Márquez, Ben Jones, Charles James


How science is fine-tuning our elite footballers

In February, football’s lawmakers approved the analysis of a player’s performance during live matches, via a tracking device in the shirt. So what impact will this have on a player’s health, game management – and the half-time team talk?The Fifa Women’s World Cup final this summer was remarkable, and not just because England came within one game of playing in it. One in 12 Americans watched at least part of the game live, making it the most watched football game in US history, while Team USA sec...
Tags: England, Technology, Fitness, Nokia, Football, US, Sport, Health & wellbeing, Fifa, Sports Science, Carli Lloyd, Team USA, Fifa Women