Researchers observed test subjects exercising for three months – using only one leg. Comparisons with the idle leg revealed that working out altered the activity of over 4,000 genes.
It is pigeon racing season in southern India as enthusiasts are preparing their birds and gearing up for the final race. For many people the sport is a way of life. Vasudevan Sridharan reports from Chennai.
The Star Wars films have a cult following all over the world. But the force seems to be especially strong in Russia. In Moscow, Jedi hopefuls are honing their skills at the world's first lightsaber fighting school.
Patrick Lange's victory at the Ironman World Championship in Hawaii was one of the most impressive performances of the year. He spoke to DW about how he got there and the spirit that exists in the sport.
As well as a feast of football, the World Cup always turns up some bizarre promotional tie-ins, but few as odd as this. Burger King has apologized for offering cash and burgers to women impregnated by World Cup players.
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