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female rowers

FARM ARMS  Central European women who lived in early farming villages generally had stronger arms than women today, including these University of Cambridge semi-elite rowers, researchers say.

illustration of scientists watching first sustained fission chain reaction

On December 2, 1942, scientists watched as the nuclear reactor that had been constructed beneath the University of Chicago’s football stadium produced the first controlled, sustained fission chain reaction.

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BETTER BABIES  If CRISPR/Cas9 or other gene-editing technologies are ever approved for use in human embryos, parents may one day feel as if they have to use genetic enhancements to give their children the best life possible.

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