Stories by Luke Yates

Running with music; does more than relieve boredom

Sport scienceThis study suggests music does more than cure exercise boredom

Dalhousie research suggests that running with music helps you go faster and can affect the speed of your recovery

Feb 11, 2016

Adam Gaudry speaking at the Halifax Central Library

IdentityCritics reject claim Métis exist only in the West

Unama’ki Voyageurs Métis Nation head disputes university researcher’s version of Métis history

Feb 9, 2016

Alex Scott takes to the water in preparation for the 2016 season

Olympic SportThis student has a shot at the Olympics. (And you …?)

Paddler Alex Scott is balancing university life with training in Florida ahead of the Rio Olympics

Feb 5, 2016

Alex Scott competing for Canada in Copenhagen last May

Olympic sportWhy is Halifax such a hotbed for sprint kayaking?

Heading towards the Olympics in Rio, the Canadian elite kayaking squads have a distinctly Atlantic feel.

Feb 1, 2016

Looking south over Halifax from Citadel Hill, just before dawn. Venus is clearly visible as a bright point in the sky.

ScienceWant to see the bright planets from Halifax? Here’s how

The closest planets are all visible at the same time. Here’s the science behind it and the best places to get a look in Halifax

Jan 26, 2016

National Champions Patrick Chan (left) and Alaine Chartrand

UpdatedChan and Chartrand win national skating titles

Patrick Chan and Alaine Chartrand win the individual competitions at the National Skating Championships.

Jan 22, 2016

Walmsley performing her long program in practice

TrainingWhy are so few skaters coming from N.S.?

Halifax is hosting the National Skating Championships this week, but the province is producing few elite skaters

Jan 21, 2016

The team in training for the weekend

TechnologyTech company wants to build a better athlete

The Dal Tigers are working with a cutting-edge sports technology company to help their varsity athletes reach their full potential

Jan 15, 2016

Audience members prepare to watch

Education, collaboration needed to fight sexual assault: panel

Stronger policies, instruction regarding consent needed to combat the problem of rape culture at universities, participants argue

Jan 13, 2016

Deveaux trains in the Spartan surroundings of his front room. The weather can be pretty rough in Nova Scotia and it is often easier to train in a more controlled, indoor environment.

IronmanTeacher training

Extreme endurance with a full-time job

Nov 9, 2015