Diana Nyad Is Swimming from Florida to Cuba While the Rest of the…

Diana Nyad, the 62-year-old distance swimmer with a nagging desire to be the first person ever to swim successfully from Cuba to Florida, set off Saturday on her 103-mile journey through the shark- and jellyfish-infested bathwater that separates her from the record books. Though she'd planned on beginning her swim… » 8/19/12 12:00pm 8/19/12 12:00pm

Science Discovers That Sperm Aren't So Much Swimmers As They Are…

We've long been fed the image that sperm make their way to our eggs by wiggling their little tails and magically swimming up our reproductive tract to find the treasure at the end of the line. Well, new research is painting a decidedly less appealing picture of what actually happens when the little sperm get released… » 5/07/12 10:00pm 5/07/12 10:00pm

Sixty Two Year Old Woman Quits Swim From Cuba to Florida

American endurance athlete Diana Nyad has abandoned her attempt to swim the 103 miles from Cuba to South Florida due to jellyfish stings. According to a spokesperson, she was pulled from the water last night after being stung by a Portuguese Man O War. She attempted to reenter the water this morning and was stung… » 9/25/11 1:34pm 9/25/11 1:34pm