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Magdalena Koziol, a former postdoc at Yale University, was the victim of scientific sabotage. Now, she is suing the...
Antiretroviral drugs can protect people from becoming infected by HIV. But so-called pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP...
Two studies show that eating a diet low in protein and high in carbohydrates is linked to a longer, healthier life, and...
Considered an icon of conservation science, researchers at World Wildlife Fund (WWF) headquarters in Washington, D.C.,...
The new atlas, which shows the distribution of important trace metals and other substances, is the first product of...
Early in April, the first of a fleet of environmental monitoring satellites will lift off from Europe's spaceport in...
Since 2000, U.S. government health research agencies have spent almost $1 billion on an effort to churn out thousands...
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The Secrets of Figure Skating
19 February 2014 12:15 pm
The Olympic women’s figure skating competition kicks off today. But before you settle down to enjoy the show, learn more about the science behind the sport with this nifty video by AsapSCIENCE on how figure skaters take advantage of physics to win the gold. For example, did you know athletes who can land a quadruple toe loop need to be strong enough to withstand a downward force of seven times their body weight?
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