1,747-Year-Old Wrestling Match Was Fixed

Neat stuff here: Researchers have translated a document from the Roman Empire, and discovered that it's a contract agreed to by two teenage wrestlers before their big match, stipulating that one would be paid to take a dive. Wrestling might be the world's oldest sport, but match-fixing appears to be the second-oldest. » 4/17/14 5:58pm Thursday 5:58pm

Why a Head Injury Can Be Far Worse Than You Realize

Each year in the United States, 2.5 million people will visit the ER for traumatic head injury. Of them, 50,000 will die. And those who do recover often exhibit lingering effects. It's a serious public health issue that's only getting worse. Here's what you need to know about protecting your head. » 4/01/14 2:45pm 4/01/14 2:45pm

Scientists just created some of the most powerful muscles in existence

In a surprising breakthrough for the world of materials science, researchers have created some of the most powerful artificial muscles we've ever seen. And they did it with simple fishing line. These freakishly strong and cheap muscles could revolutionize robotics, and perhaps one day our own bodies. » 2/20/14 6:00pm 2/20/14 6:00pm

Cuckolded: Why Do So Many Men Fantasize About Their Wives Cheating on…

A muscular, middle-aged guy comes home with one of his friends. Together, they approach his hot wife, who happens to be lying on the couch and wearing the shortest dress she owns. She forgot to wear underwear. Again. The husband makes a proposition: Turns out, he's always fantasized about watching her have sex with… » 2/11/14 7:53pm 2/11/14 7:53pm

Yet another reason to be grateful that pubic grooming is on the outs

If de facto trend-barometer American Apparel is any indication, the bush is, indeed, back. That's excellent news for American genitals. Analyses of American emergency room data indicate genital injuries related to pubic grooming had increased nearly sixfold between 2002 and 2010. Things were getting out of hand. » 1/23/14 4:05pm 1/23/14 4:05pm

7-Year-Old Girl Writes To Scientists Asking Them To Make Her A Dragon

Australia's got its very own pint-sized Khaleesi in 7-year-old Sophie Lester of Queensland, who over Christmas wrote a letter to the national science agency CSIRO asking for a dragon of her own. Both the letter and the agency's response are so cute you're going to feel like passing out. » 1/08/14 6:05pm 1/08/14 6:05pm

Behold the absolute mind-bogglery of a knuckleball in flight

MLB pitcher R.A. Dickey* slings an erratic knuckleball pitch, posing a challenge for batter and catcher alike. The ball has been colorized to highlight its almost total lack of spin, which usually serves to stabilize the ball's trajectory. » 1/05/14 10:17am 1/05/14 10:17am

How Long Can Humans Hold Their Breath?

Holding your breath may not be the flashiest feat of athleticism, but performing it at its highest level is still incredibly impressive, especially since it's something we've all done, and can all relate to. The limits to which some can push breath control, in fact, are more impressive than most people probably know. » 11/19/13 1:56pm 11/19/13 1:56pm