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Erythropoietin: Ticket to the Olympics or Recipe for Disaster?

19 Aug 2023

What if I told you that a simple one letter change in your DNA could have landed you seven Olympic gold medals? You’re right, it’s probably a little more complicated than this. But winners of this...

Is there a difference between real snow and "artificial snow"?

17 Feb 2022

Snow-making machines actually make tiny beads of ice, each one about one ten-thousandth of an inch in diameter. Water is sprayed from a hose together with compressed air. The air is needed because...

Why do curlers sweep?

11 Feb 2022

Just about any subject becomes more interesting with a deeper dive. That is certainly the case for curling, a sport that is a mystery to many and unfortunately often the butt of jokes. However, it...

Can Nike's New Shoes Really Make You Run Faster?

26 Jul 2018

A New York Times’ study of 500,000 race times, set wearing Vaporflys and other shoes, confirmed Nike’s claims. They found that Vaporflys allowed a runner to run 1% faster than the next-fastest shoe...

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