When SmugMug, a Silicon Valley photo-hosting startup, wanted some pictures for the company gym, it turned to Benjamin Von Wong. What resulted was a dramatic series that turned the company's employees into extreme athletic warriors in black and white.
A grassroots fitness movement called the November Project is drawing big crowds for early morning workouts around Boston. Now this free exercise 'tribe' is expanding. The World's Andrea Crossan decided to take the challenge to join a November Project.
Italian paleopathologist Valentina Giuffra has been studying the skeletons of nine children born to the Medici family in Florence during the Renaissance. She tells anchor Marco Werman that their bones showed signs of rickets.
Russia is known for its beautiful women. Many have reached supermodel status. But there's another phenomenom in Russia: slim elegant beauties aging fairly quickly into plump babushkas. How does it happen? Reporter Jessica Golloher decided to find out.
In just over two weeks, Beijing hosts the Olympic Games, and The World's Mary Kay Magistad looks at how China's approach to sports and physical activity is different from that of many Western countries.
Childhood obesity is on the rise in China so the government is trying to promote more sports in schools, but many Chinese kids are still below par when it comes to physical fitness, as The World's Mary Kay Magistad reports.
A doctor in Scotland prescribes putting a tax on chocolate. He says such a tax would remind people that it's an unhealthy snack and might help to slow the rise in obesity. Anchor Marco Werman has details.
A Harvard anthropologist says soft food is sabotaging the battle against obesity. He argues that the modern diet is too over-processed and spongy. Anchor Marco Werman gets the story from The World's science correspondent David Kohn.
Droughts and floods can cause food crises. But so can politics and economics. Reporter David Hecht examines the roots of the 2005 food crisis in the West African nation of Niger and why so many children starved to death despite an adequate harvest.