Health

MATT ROBERTS: Help me find a trainer for my bad back

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A man in his 50s asks who is the best personal trainer he could use, file photograph Q: How do I know who is the best personal trainer for me? I have lower back problems and osteoarthritis in my knees and neck and want to get stronger so I can stay mobile and flexible. I’m Read More

Dusa McDuff’s Favorite Theorem

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On this episode of My Favorite Theorem, I had the immense pleasure of talking with Dusa McDuff in person! We met up in July at MathFest, the annual summer meeting of the Mathematical Association of America. I was too shy to introduce myself to her the first time I saw her give a talk, so Read More

You’ve Heard of Hybrid Cars–How about Hybrid 18-Wheelers?

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Plugged In This month, a start-up company called Hyliion that is looking to hybridize Class 8 trucks around the world raised $21 million in Series A funding Credit: Hyliion Advertisement This month, a start-up company called Hyliion that is looking to hybridize Class 8 trucks around the world raised $21 million in Series A funding. Read More

New Glimpses of Rare Deep Sea Siphonphores

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Of the ocean’s many beautiful oddities, the dandelion siphonophore is one of the finest. What you are about to see is the tuft of feeding tentacles and anchor cables of an organism that looks like it would be at home perched atop a truffula tree. Credit: NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, 2017 American Read More

A Few of My Favorite Spaces: The 1-Dimensional Sphere

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Ah, the circle. It’s a workhorse of mathematics: the solution to optimization problems, a source of periodic functions, one of the most perfectly symmetric shapes we can draw, and the habitat for the roots of unity that give this blog its name. But it’s also basic. When babies and toddlers are learning their shapes, their books — Read More

Researchers Rally to Save Monkeys on Hurricane-Ravaged Island

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Many of the monkeys living on Cayo Santiago, an island off Puerto Rico, are likely to have survived Hurricane Maria, which pummeled the island on 20 September. But the storm’s aftermath has left the island’s more than 1,500 rhesus macaques—including some used for autism research—in jeopardy. Maria’s 155-mile-per-hour winds leveled a field station, stripped trees of Read More

Can a Gluten Free Diet Help with Thyroid Disease?

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A lot of patient-run websites insist that eliminating gluten is essential for treating thyroid disease. What’s the evidence to support this advice? Credit: Stefka Pavlova Getty Images Advertisement Jessica writes: “I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism several months ago. There are many websites, blogs, and Facebook groups for people with hypothyroidism that insist that you have Read More

How the Chinese Cyberthreat Has Evolved

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The following essay is reprinted with permission from The Conversation, an online publication covering the latest research. With more than half of its 1.4 billion people online, the world’s most populous country is home to a slew of cyberspies and hackers. Indeed, China has likely stolen more secrets from businesses and governments than any other country. Covert Read More

Why you shouldn't wear high heels if you work out

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Women who work out should think twice before wearing high heels for a night out on the town. The shoes could leave them with painful bunions, corns, calluses and a host of other injures, including ones that affect how their muscles work when they exercise. And these ailments make it difficult – if not impossible Read More