Jimmie Johnson tames Dover in OT, ties Yarborough on all-time list

first_imgRELATED: Race results | Series standings | Detailed breakdownSHOP: Jimmie Johnson gear Jimmie Johnson passed Kyle Larson on an overtime restart to roar to his third Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victory of the season Sunday at Dover International Speedway, tying NASCAR Hall of Famer Cale Yarborough on the all-time win list.Johnson led just twice for seven laps in the AAA 400 Drive for Autism, his Hendrick Motorsports No. 48 Chevrolet taking the checkered flag under caution as a multicar crash ended the race on its lone overtime attempt. Johnson’s 11th win at the 1-mile track was the 83rd of his career in NASCAR’s premier series.“To be here and tie him at 83 wins is amazing,” Johnson said of Yarborough, a three-time series champion who retired after the 1988 season. “We just got the tribute helmet. I wasn’t sure how quickly we’d be, or if we’d be able to go there, and get it done. But, Cale, you’re the man. Thank you for all you have done for our sport.”Johnson started from the back of the pack after his Hendrick Motorsports team made an unapproved pre-race gear change on the No. 48 Chevrolet, but rallied to lead in the late going.RELATED: Milestone wins in careers of Johnson, Yarborough | Watch highlights of both driversThe final restart denied Larson, who led six times for a race-high 241 laps but was saddled with second place. A yellow flag for David Ragan’s crash with four laps left in regulation erased Larson’s late lead, bunching up the field and eventually sending the race six laps past its scheduled 400-lap distance.Larson’s Chip Ganassi Racing No. 42 Chevrolet struggled to get going on the final drop of the green, bumped from behind by rookie Ty Dillon’s No. 13 Chevrolet. He held on to finish second for the fifth time in 13 races this season.“Obviously I didn’t need that last caution,” Larson said. “Yeah, I mean, Jimmie is the best of our time, probably the best of all time. He just has obviously a lot more experience than I do out on the front row late in races and executed a lot better than I did.  I’ve got to get better at that and maybe get some more wins.”Martin Truex Jr. led three times for 102 laps, but was shuffled back after a Lap 343 caution flag fell during a pit-stop cycle. The series points leader rallied to finish third in the Furniture Row Racing No. 78 Toyota. Ryan Newman and Chase Elliott completed the top five.Dillon, who rose into contention with a timely late caution period, led 27 laps and was poised for his first career top-five finish in the Germain Racing No. 13 Chevrolet. But Dillon spun on the backstretch in the close-quarters racing to the finish, with several cars stacking up behind him.Truex added to his stockpile of playoff points by winning the first and second stages, running his season total of stage wins to eight — most in the series.MORE: Truex sweeps first two stagesSeveral pitfalls flared up early, with five yellow flags in the opening 120-lap stage. Pole-starter and early leader Kyle Busch was among the first snared by issues, leaving pit road without his left-rear wheel properly attached. After an extra pit stop to replace the errant wheel and repair fender damage on the Joe Gibbs Racing No. 18 Toyota, Busch recovered to race into the top five.MORE: Early pit-road woes for Kyle BuschBusch later made an unscheduled pit stop for a loose wheel with 38 laps left. He wound up 16th.A Lap 65 crash derailed Brad Keselowski and Kurt Busch, both former Dover winners. Kurt Busch lost control racing alongside Larson on a restart, forcing Keselowski’s Team Penske No. 2 Ford into the outside wall. Keselowski was done for the day in 38th place, finishing next to last for the second straight week. Kurt Busch continued with damage, but was sidelined 30 laps later by a more severe solo wreck that left him with a 37th-place result.MORE: Keselowski, Kurt Busch sidelinedlast_img read more

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Path to the playoffs: What Matt Kenseth, Ryan Newman need to do to get in

first_imgNew Hampshire Motor Speedway, 11.63 wins, 12 top 5s, 21 top 10s Pocono Raceway, 13.11 win, 9 top 5s, 15 top 10s Based solely on the above numbers, you’d have to think Kenseth — whose career win count is more than double that of Newman’s, in only eight more starts — would be the more likely of the two that we’d see punch his ticket with a win. The 48-year-old, however, is at an age where it’s fair to question what he still has left in the tank after sitting out the entirety of last season.Lest we forget, as well, that Newman very nearly could have already been a playoff lock with a Daytona 500 win that was within his grasp in the final seconds of that race.Either way, the possibilities are endless at the moment and given the already topsy-turvy nature of the 2020 season, we certainly aren’t counting either out from making a run at a title, perhaps for the final time. New Hampshire Motor Speedway, 13.53 wins, 7 top 5s, 20 top 10s Kenseth’s top five tracks by average finishKentucky Speedway, 8.41 win, 3 top 5s, 6 top 10s Clearly, with the spate of races to come and the difficulty involved in averaging ninth- and seventh-place finishes for Newman and Kenseth, respectively, their best path to the postseason contention will come via a trip to Victory Lane.For context, 2019 Cup champion Kyle Busch led the series with an average finish of 8.9 over 36 races last year. Not saying the duo — with a championship and 57 Cup wins scattered between them — isn’t capable of pulling off such a feat, it just isn’t the most likely of scenarios, by far.The question then: where should we look for these two to cash in on for an automatic playoff berth?NASCAR ON YOUTUBE: See all of Ryan Newman’s polesNewman’s top five tracks by average finishDarlington Raceway, 12.60 wins, 7 top 5s, 13 top 10s Texas Motor Speedway, 9.52 wins, 14 top 5s, 19 top 10s Kentucky Speedway, 14.40 wins, 3 top 5s, 4 top 10scenter_img Matt Kenseth, No. 42 Chip Ganassi Racing ChevroletWill need to average 30 points/race in the next 22 races to make the top 16 in points30 points with no stage points is seventh place Daniel Suarez currently sits 31st in points with 32 pointsNon-full timer David Ragan is 30th, but ineligible for the playoffs Dover International Speedway, 14.63 wins, 7 top 5s, 14 top 10s Matt Kenseth and Ryan Newman will each be making their highly anticipated returns to the NASCAR Cup Series when racing resumes Sunday, May 17 at Darlington Raceway (3:30 p.m. ET on FOX, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio).Two of NASCAR’s most decorated veterans, the pair of former Daytona 500 winners should inject a degree of excitement into what’s already going to be a thrilling afternoon at NASCAR’s original superspeedway.RELATED: Kenseth to drive Ganassi’s No. 42 for rest of 2020 | Newman cleared to returnBut what about beyond that race? Surely, the two drivers aren’t content to just ride out the respective twilights of their careers — Kenseth was already sitting on his couch before the rest of us were, and likely wouldn’t come back just to turn laps. Newman, not to mention, was in contention to win another “Great American Race” coming to the checkered flag just a few months ago.The potential future Hall of Famers each find themselves in competitive rides, faced with a schedule that will trim practice and qualifying time — a caveat you’d have to think would favor the sport’s veterans with a bevy of track laps under their belts.RELATED: NASCAR issues playoff waivers to Kenseth, NewmanCourtesy of some data from Racing Insights, here are some bullet points on a statistical pathway to the 2020 NASCAR Playoffs for two of NASCAR’s longtime stars.Ryan Newman, No. 6 Roush Fenway Racing FordHas amassed 36 points from finish at Daytona (29th place in the standings)Will need to average 28 points/race in the next 22 races to make top 16 in points28 points with no stage points is ninth place Atlanta Motor Speedway, 11.90 wins, 11 top 5s, 17 top 10s Michigan International Speedway, 11.33 wins, 14 top 5s, 20 top 10slast_img read more

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Bob Weir And Wolf Bros Announce 2020 Tour Dates

first_imgBob Weir and Wolf Bros have announced a string of 2020 tour dates. The new run of dates will kick off on February 28th in Miami, FL and make stops across the U.S. throughout the month of March. Wolf Bros, the trio comprised of Weir (guitar), Don Was (bass) and Jay Lane (drums), perform stripped-down versions of the songs of the Grateful Dead, Rat Dog, Weir’s solo tunes and more.Related: Bob Weir & Wolf Bros Bust-Out “Eternity” For First Time Since 2002 In Portland [Videos]“This is more fun than a frog in a glass of milk,” Weir said of touring with Wolf Bros in a statement. “Don is all over his upright, and Jay needs to somehow be kept in line at times, but it’s all falling together nicely.”Fans can register for pre-sale beginning today, November 12th, from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. local time. The pre-sale begins this Thursday, November 14th at 10 a.m. local time; Register for pre-sale here. General on-sale begins Friday, November 15 at 10 a.m. local time. CID Entertainment is on board to offer Enhanced Fan Experiences that pair a premium concert ticket with soundcheck access, a VIP-exclusive screen-printed poster and more. For details on CID packages for Bob Weir and Wolf Bros tour, head here.Watch a video of Bob Weir and Wolf Bros live from LOCKN’ 2019 below:Bob Weir And Wolf Bros – Live from LOCKN’ [Pro-Shot] – 8/25/19[Video: Relix]See below for a full list of upcoming Bob Weir and Wolf Bros tour dates. For more information, head to Weir’s website here.Bob Weir And Wolf Bros 2020 Tour DatesFebruary 28 Fillmore Miami at Jackie Gleason Theater Miami, FLFebruary 29 Bob Carr Theater Orlando, FLMarch 1 Jannus Live St. Petersburg, FLMarch 3 Durham Performing Arts Center Durham, NCMarch 4 Thomas Wolfe Auditorium Asheville, NCMarch 6 Tennessee Theatre Knoxville, TNMarch 7 Ryman Auditorium Nashville, TNMarch 8 Palace Theatre Louisville, KYMarch 10 The Fillmore Minneapolis, MNMarch 11 Chicago Theatre Chicago, ILMarch 12 Chicago Theatre Chicago, ILMarch 14 Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland Kansas City, MOMarch 15 Orpheum Theater Omaha, NEMarch 17 Hoyt Sherman Place Theater Des Moines, IAMarch 18 Stifel Theatre St Louis, MOMarch 20 Roxian Theatre Pittsburgh, PAMarch 21 Palace Theatre Columbus, OHMarch 23 Palace Theatre Albany, NYMarch 24 Landmark Theatre Syracuse, NYMarch 25 Flynn Theatre Burlington, VTMarch 27 State Theatre Portland, MEMarch 28 State Theatre Portland, MEView Tour Dateslast_img read more

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Teen Use of Tobacco Continues Decline, as Does Smoking by Movie Characters

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreThe U.S. Centers for Disease Control analyzed 2000-2009 data from the National Youth Tobacco Survey on tobacco use and found a significant decline over the decade.During 2000–2009, the prevalence of current tobacco use among middle school students declined 6.9 percent (15.1% to 8.2%), and cigarette smoking experimentation declined 14.8 percent (29.8% to 15.0%).Similar trends were observed for high school students, with current tobacco use declining from 34.5% to 23.9% – an improvement of more than 10 percent. Experimentation with cigarettes in high school also was down nine percent over the decade, according to the school-based survey. Middle school girls who said they smoked decreased even further during the latter period of 2006-2009, down from around 6.5% to 4.5%. And, similar trends were seen among high school girls recently, with tobacco use dropping between 2-4 percent.There’s a lot less smoking in the movies these days, too, a new report shows. In the most popular films from 1991 to 2009, tobacco use on the silver screen peaked in 2005 and has been on the decline since.Last year more than half of the 145 top movies released didn’t show any smoking at all. That’s a record for the past two decades. For films aimed at children or teens, the percentage of non-smoking was even higher — 61 percent.(Teen smoking study in detail at the CDC)AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

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Taco Fest coming to Port Arthur

first_img Next Up The two-day family oriented event, presented by La Ley 87.7 FM Spanish radio station, will be from 2-10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the downtown pavilion, 600 Procter St., with music starting at 3 p.m.Admission is free and there will be plenty of tacos and other foods and cold drinks for sale.A similar event was held in Beaumont six weeks ago with almost 4,000 people in attendance, organizers said.Last year’s Port Arthur event drew about 1,600. Taco fans, rejoice: The 2nd Annual Festival del Taco, or Taco Fest, is here.last_img

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Value and Power of Sport for Women: Mariso Casado keynotes forum…

first_img Related Following her role as a guest speaker at the International Conference of Sports for Women in Abu Dhabi, UAE, earlier this month, International Triathlon Union (ITU) President and IOC Member Marisol Casado served as the guest keynote speaker at the first forum for Women and Sport in Japan.(Pictured above, from left to right, Mitsuhide Iwaki, JTU President; Marisol Casado, ITU President; Hakubun Shimomura, Minister; and on the far right, Shin Otsuka, ITU Executive Board Member and JTU Secretary General.)Presented by Sport for Tomorrow, which is the Japanese government’s international cooperation effort though sports, the one-day conference was hosted jointly by the ITU’s Women’s Committee, the Japan Triathlon Union, the Japanese Olympic Committee, and the Kyoritsu Women’s University, an affiliate university of Tokyo 2020.Held just days after the World Triathlon Yokohama, the inaugural forum was themed ‘The Value and Power of Sport for Women’ and focused on encouraging women to lead active lifestyles and to explore the enriching affects sports offer.“Men and women have to work together. Together and stronger. ITU is a model of gender balance. In this field, women and sports, nothing is easy. You need to have a strong dream. With the strong dream and confidence, you will achieve your goal,” Casado said.She also noted key pillars to promote women in the sports movement, noting that sport is an integral part of culture worldwide and thus women should have the opportunity to participate from grassroots to leadership positions. Additionally, she noted that sport is an important tool to promote women in communities and that the promotion of women in sport needs special attention.Following her speech, Casado was joined on a panel with Olympic Hammer Thrower Yuka Murofushi and six-time Paralympian in wheelchair marathon and ice sledge speed racing Wakako Tsuchida, as well female rugby player and sport science professor Dr Sanae Nakajima and Nagano Olympics staff volunteer Nobuko Ito – with ITU Women’s Committee Chair Tomoko Wada serving as the moderator.In addition to the conference, Casado met with Hakubun Shimomura, Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, who is also serving as the Minister in charge of the Olympic and Paralympic Games.“Japan has a long history of international cooperation, and this includes bringing the joy and benefits of sport directly to people around the world. Since Tokyo was awarded the honour of hosting the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, we are committed to going even further,” Minister Shimomura said in the meeting.“Through the Sport for Tomorrow programme, we will reach out to more than 10 million people to make a significant contribution to peace and development through sport in over 100 countries until 2020.”ITU President Casado added, “The sport of triathlon has been very successful in Japan, and the National Federation plays a significant role to lead the success. The role of the Japan Triathlon Union goes even further, and the sport wouldn’t have been successful in Asia without the federation’s tireless effort in the region.”www.triathlon.orgwww.sport4tomorrow.jplast_img read more

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Roeland Park’s Ardie Davis adds to his barbecue reputation with tenth book on the KC favorite

first_imgArdie Davis at his Roeland Park home.In a place like Kansas City, you can find plenty of people who think they know barbecue. And then there’s Ardie Davis.After 10 books exploring barbecue – both in Kansas City and across the country – Davis rises to a new level in barbecue acumen. After all, the barbecue sauce competition, now held by the American Royal, started in his Roeland Park home in 1984. “This was fun, but we’re (the house) too little,” he recalls wife Gretchen telling him after the first competition.In its fourth year, the sauce competition merged with the American Royal and now more than 400 entries from around the country pay to get in.The tenth book – “Barbecue Lover’s Kansas City Style” is just out and covers not only the Kansas City barbecue restaurants, but gives a primer on sauces, contests and regional recipes. The book is available at Rainy Day Books and at RJ’s Bob-Be-Q Shack in northeast Johnson County.After all the books and all of the barbecue restaurants across the country that he has sampled to write those books, Davis says it still comes down to what you like. “I can tell you what I like, but it may be different than what you like,” he says. “It comes down to what you like and not what someone says.” If he doesn’t like a place it’s not likely to end up in one of his books. “I don’t want to write about a place that I didn’t like.”The first book was in 1992, a pocket guide to barbecue in Kansas City, followed buy a book on barbecue sauce. When he is scouting a restaurant for the book, Davis says, he likes to go “inhognito” so they don’t do anything special for him. “I try to practice moderation,” he says of his own barbecue consumption – down to about once per week. “It’s good therapy to smell that smoke,” he says.Although the serious barbecue hobby, the books and the sauce contest didn’t start until he and Gretchen moved here from New York City, his introduction to barbecue came at an early age growing up in Oklahoma City. His father built a backyard pit with bricks. When they moved. it was to a neighborhood that had a barbecue place a block away.Next up on the writing agenda for Davis – a barbecue romance novel and perhaps collaborating on a kosher barbecue cookbook.And for the full lowdown on the start of the barbecue sauce competition and his persona of Remus Powers, Ph.B, (Doctor of Barbecue Philosophy) read here.last_img read more

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Senior Matic Spec excelling at right time for Gophers

first_imgThe change in doubles allowed sophomore Eli Ogilvy to be paired up with Spec. Ogilvy said the change represents what Spec has meant to the team. “He greets everyone with a smile, and you can tell the energy he brings every day rubs off on the guys,” Ogilvy said. “He is reliable and you know he is going to give it his all, so he inspires other guys to do the same.”Spec, for four years, has given the Gophers a consistent presence in the front of the lineup. Spec said what keeps him consistent is giving the same effort every day in practice and translating that into matches. He said he has used that model especially this year. He has tried not to think about it being his last days as a Minnesota athlete. “I have been thinking about the last year for a while, but not that it is finally ending,” he said. Spec added that he is “pretty content that it is coming to an end.”The Gophers will face either No. 44 Indiana or Michigan State in the quarterfinals for the Big Ten tournament. The Gophers lost to Indiana in Bloomington a few weeks ago 4-3. They beat Michigan State 7-0. Spec won his singles match in both duals.“He will be hugely important, but both he and [Corwin] bring consistency and they will need to continue to do that in the top of our lineup,” Young said. “We are going to be a tough team to beat.” Senior Matic Spec excelling at right time for GophersThe senior is on a nine-match winning streak as Minnesota heads into the postseason.Max Ostenso, Daily File PhotoMatic Spec returns the ball during a match against Ohio State University at Baseline Tennis Center on Friday, March 30. Max BiegertApril 26, 2018Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintThroughout college, senior Matic Spec has had trouble finding the form he once had in his freshman season — until now.Spec, who currently is on a nine-match winning streak heading into his final Big Ten championship this weekend, is getting feelings in his game he hasn’t had since freshman year. He said he can feel that loose feeling coming back to him and he hopes he can use that for the final stretch. “Just like this year, I was just kind of playing, not thinking too much and I found myself ranked because I was playing really well,” Spec said. “I… have that feeling again and I want more of that feeling back.”As a freshman, Spec won 31 singles matches and was the first to do that since 2003. This year, the senior has gone 18-2 overall and 10-0 in the Big Ten. Spec said nothing has really changed in his game. However, he never topped the record from his first season, going 15-13 as a sophomore and 21-16 as a junior.In an effort to get that loose feeling back, Spec said he has tried to not think about wins and losses and instead enjoy his final year.“I think the key is not to try to think about the good season. I am just trying to play every match as it is,” Spec said. “That allows me to play the way I want to, and it has turned out well.”Spec and the Gophers will travel to Iowa City for the Big Ten championships starting this weekend. Spec is ranked 90th in the country. He has played predominantly in the No. 2 singles spot for the Gophers. In the middle of the season, the longtime partnership of senior Felix Corwin and Spec had to be split up. Justyn Levin suffered an injury and head coach Geoff Young decided to move depth around in the lineup because of it. Corwin and Spec predominantly played in doubles together since sophomore year. They had a record of 13-7 this season prior to Levin’s injury.last_img read more

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Location permit for the golf project on Srđ revoked

first_imgAt the Administrative Court in Split, the location permit for the apartment project Srđa was revoked.After the abolition of decisions to increase the golf course on Srđ from 100 to 310 hectares, after the abolition of the solution of acceptability for the environmental impact study of the project, we believe that all conditions have been met to delete this project from the county spatial plans, said Green Action lawyer Enes Ćerimagić added that all previous court judgments against management decisions related to the project have ensured the avoidance of compensation to the investor. Greyhound.Representatives of the initiative “Srđ is ours” and “Green Action” Đuro Capor and Enes Ćerimagić called on Dubrovnik-Neretva County Prefect Nikola Dobroslavić to delete the golf project from the spatial plans of Dubrovnik-Neretva County because its location permit was annulled by the ruling of the Administrative Court in Split. “We are currently in the process of amending the spatial plan of the Dubrovnik-Neretva County and we ask that this project be deleted in them, because otherwise everything would be ignoring court rulings. It is the prefect’s turn, it is now clear that there will be nothing from the project ” Ćerimagić points out for Hrt.Photo: foeeurope.orgBy the way, on 12 October 2015, the Ministry of Construction and Physical Planning issued a location permit for the golf project on Srđ to the applicant company Razvoj Golf at a time when the Government Zoran Milanovic was technical, and at the head of that department of the HNS Anka Mrak Taritaš. The permit became enforceable on October 23 of that year, and included the construction of a sports and recreation center with a golf course (18 + 9 holes), construction of a water supply system (pipeline and facilities) and reconstruction of the public road from the Adriatic Highway (D8) to Bosanka.The now revoked location permit states that the company Razvoj Golf submitted the request on July 31, 2015 and that the planned intervention is carried out in accordance with the county spatial plan, PPU and GUP of the City of Dubrovnik, as well as UPU sports and recreation center with a golf course and tourist zones Bosanka north and Bosanka south.last_img read more

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New study reveals how skydiving impacts your testosterone and cortisol levels

first_imgShare Share on Facebook “This study seemed like the perfect opportunity to check our assumptions about testosterone. The prior literature also emphasized skydiving as stressful, but we hypothesized that it is both thrilling and stressful, and that the stress response and testosterone would actually work together during skydiving,” Shirtcliff said.The study of 44 participants between the ages of 18 and 50 examined physiological and hormonal reactions to skydiving. The study included both experienced skydivers and first-timers.The researchers collected saliva samples from the participants at multiple times both before and after the skydivers made their jump from 14,000ft. The samples were used to measure testosterone and cortisol levels. The participants also wore an Actiheart device, which monitored their heart rate before, during, and after the jump.Testosterone increased leading up to the jump and then recovered afterward. This reactivity was especially pronounced among those who scored higher on a measure of sensation seeking. The researchers also found that greater higher testosterone reactivity was related to greater cortisol reactivity and higher heart rate.“Testosterone has gotten a bad reputation, but it isn’t about aggression or being a jerk. Testosterone helps to motivate us to achieve goals and rewards. For those who find skydiving desirable (and are willing to do it), testosterone reactivity reflects those thrilling reward,” Shirtcliff told PsyPost.“The body’s stress response also is active, helping testosterone to be more reactive and for skydiving to become even more fun and exciting. This thrill wasn’t just within sensation-seekers as that trait enhanced testosterone reactivity distinctly from the body’s stress response.”“An important caveat is that the study was conducted on people who enjoy – and sought out – skydiving. The results should not be extrapolated to people where the thought of skydiving makes their stomach churn and palms sweat,” Shirtcliff noted.Though men had higher testosterone levels in general, there was no significant difference found between testosterone reactivity in female and male participants.“An important question that still needs to be addressed is about gender. We examined both males and females. We found the expected gender differences in testosterone levels, but both males and females showed equivalent testosterone reactivity. This rise in testosterone could exert a much larger physiological effect on females than males during skydiving and other exciting or engaging contexts,” Shirtcliff explained.“This project represents the collective passion of many students and scholars in my SPIT lab,” she added. “I personally have been inspired by these young scholars to pursue research questions that seem so basic or obvious that they must have already been asked, but surprisingly, have gone unanswered. It also represents the dedication of GoldCoast Skydivers for letting a group of scientists show up with cryovials at the edge of a drop zone.”The study, “Putting the Flight in ‘Fight-or-Flight’: Testosterone reactivity to skydiving is modulated by Autonomic Activation“, was authored by Share on Twitter New research sheds light on the hormonal fluctuations associated with skydiving. The research, published in the journal Biological Psychology, indicates that both the sex hormone testosterone and the stress-related hormone cortisol increase in anticipation of a thrilling event.“I was convinced by some stellar students to conduct this study and much of the impetus behind it is from them putting their ideas into action. They wanted to examine skydiving as a stressor and pointed out that the prior evidence was mixed about that,” said study author Elizabeth (Birdie) Shirtcliff, an associate professor at Iowa State University.“Since skydiving is thrilling, they asked if we could assay testosterone. It seemed obvious that testosterone – a hormone that is reactive to exciting and rewarding activities – would rise in response to skydiving, but the prior literature suggested the opposite.”center_img LinkedIn Pinterest Emaillast_img read more

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