Sometimes attitudes about genes can affect human behavior more than the genes actually do.
Lizards don't really breathe and walk at the same time. Does this mean that dinosaurs couldn't either?
In movies like Call of the Wild, huskies pull sleds for hundreds of miles over the Alaskan tundra. A Moment of Science wonders, what kind of dogs are sled dogs?
Recent research has shown that caffeine can actually boost a runner’s endurance and thereby improve his time by 10 to 15%. These days research is showing that in moderation caffeine really isn’t so bad for the body.
Olympic trainers take these systems into account. A long-distance runner should use aerobic metabolism for as much of her ATP as possible. To ensure this, she’ll be tested on a treadmill to measure her threshold of aerobic metabolism.