#Training at #altitude–that is, between 6,000 and 10,000 feet above sea level–is like a legal performance enhancer, thanks to its ability to boost oxygen-carrying red blood cells. That’s why Nick Symmonds headed to the mountains of Mexico this past winter, Desi Davila Linden went to the Kenyan highlands, and other pro runners gathered in mountain towns like Flagstaff and Boulder for weeks or months at a time. Most coaches recommend spending at least two weeks at altitude, but it’s not an all-or-nothing proposition: Even if you’ve got only a week to spare, training in the mountains can trigger physical and mental benefits that will last for several weeks after you return to sea level. maliba-lodge.com/blanketwrap/2015/newsletter-2015/june-2015/the-benefits-of-altitude-training-for...... See MoreSee Less
#Dinosaurs South African and Argentinian palaeontologists have named a 200 million year old dinosaur from South Africa‚ “Sefapanosaurus”‚ from the Sesotho word “sefapano” meaning "cross".
The researchers from South Africa’s University of Cape Town (UCT) and the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits University)‚ and from the Argentinian Museo de La Plata and Museo Paleontológico Egidio Feruglio made the announcement in the scientific journal‚ Zoological Journal of the Linnaean Society.
The specimen was found in the late 1930s in the Zastron area of South Africa’s Free State province‚ about 30km from the Lesotho border.