A simple, fast and effective test to identify concussion in Australian Rules footballers has been investigated in a collaboration between Australian and international researchers. The app involves a speed-reading test undertaken by a footballer who has received a knock during play.
Critical power—which is the highest intensity an athlete can maintain without getting fatigued—is a better measurement of effort than the total distance they cover in a match. That’s the finding from a team of sports scientists, led by former Australian Institute of Sport Senior Sports Physiologist Ted Polglaze. With the world champion Australian men’s hockey […]
The ‘Dewy Pine’ isn’t your average pine tree: it’s a carnivorous plant, adapted to catching and digesting insects to survive. But it thrives on fire—so suppressing fires (to protect nearby houses, for example) might be pushing the plant to extinction, according to an international team of scientists.
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