Fitmodo: You Had One Job, Robot Babies

Fitmodo: You Had One Job, Robot Babies

Welcome to Fitmodo, your regular weekly round up of the news you need to know to keep your earthly form in top shape — from fitness advice to breakthroughs in medical research.

This week:

Australia: Replace Your Sunglasses At Least Every Two Years


This deterioration may also affect how “shatterproof” the lens is.
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Robot Babies Do The Exact Opposite Of What They’re Supposed To Do


In fact, the study found that teenage girls who took part were more, not less, likely to become pregnant compared to girls who did not take part. Oops.
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Brains: It’s Not The Size That Counts


The international collaboration between Australia and South Africa showed that the human brain evolved to become not only larger, but more energetically costly and blood thirsty than previously believed.
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Also catching our eye:

  • Sports drinks seem like they should be healthy. Athletes endorse them, and they don’t have the same “liquid lolly” reputation as the Pepsi a few shelves over. But how helpful are they to serious and casual exercisers? Lifehacker Australia has the answer.
  • Ask anyone diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome and they’ll tell you life pre-diagnosis is the worst — even its name is horrible, irritable bowel? I mean, c’mon?! But all jokes aside, it’s a serious illness that affects 2.2 million Aussies, with many more yet to be diagnosed suffering from symptoms consistent with IBS. Popsugar Australia has the info you need to know.