The road to tri: Getting to the finish line
MANILA, Philippines - After three months of triathlon training, Gameplan's hosts must now harden their commitment to start and finish their first sprint triathlon. They started 2 months ago and they weren’t sure what they were getting into. Ton says “I didn’t know what I was doing, but it sounded fun ...
The road to tri: Watch and training zones
MANILA, Philippines - What’s the right way to train for a triathlon? Coach Ige Lopez says, one, have a training plan and, two, follow it consistently and at the right intensities per workout. There are four zones that an athlete can go through in training. Zone 1 is usually the warm up ...
TV best bets: Saturday., Dec. 6
8 p.m., HALLMARK CHANNEL: Debbie Macomber's Mr. Miracle — Inexperienced yet determined guardian angel Harry Mills (Rob Morrow, "Northern Exposure") trades in his wings to pass as a mortal as he undertakes his first earthly assignment — helping an insecure young woman (Britt Irvin) find the confidence to change her life for the better before Christmas Day dawns in this new holiday fantasy.
Communicating Across the Cosmos, Part 1: Shouting into the Darkness
Over the last 20 years, astronomers have discovered several thousand planets orbiting other stars. We now know that potentially habitable Earth-like planets are abundant in the cosmos. Such findings lend a new plausibility to the idea that intelligent life might exist on other worlds. Suppose that SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) researchers succeed in their […]
13 Coolest Socially Conscious Kid and Teen Gifts of 2014
Shopping for kids’ holiday gifts can be a dangerous sport. What the young’uns want isn’t always good for them (hello, gory video games), and many presents don’t entertain for more than a few hours after the wrapping comes off.
Google: Online Searches for Ouija Boards Up 300 Percent
In a report recently released by the search engine giant Google, online searches for Ouija boards—occult boards used to communicate with the dead—have risen 300 percent in the past few months, raising concerns with Christians over those who may engage in the Bible’s forbidden practice of necromancy. “Certain retro toys are making a comeback this […]
Communicating Across the Cosmos 4: The Quest for a Rosetta Stone
On television and in the movies, it’s so easy. Aliens almost always speak English (at least in America they do). If it’s explained at all, we are typically told that they learned it by intercepting communications with our astronauts, or tapping into our television broadcasts. A universal translator device instantly abolishes communication difficulties. Hollywood aliens […]