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Video: How Olympic Athletes Hack Their Sports With Physics

Besides being the birthplace of #Phelpsface, the Green Pool, and the mainstreamification of cupping, the 2016 Rio Olympic Games were also home—wonder of wonders!—to some incredible athletic feats. Though Simone Biles, Michael Phelps, and Usain Bolt’s performances seem to defy physics, we at WIRED did our best to explain the ...

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2 Weeks, 8 Terror Attacks, 247 Victims: How We Learned Their Stories

By JODI RUDOREN July 27, 2016 Times Insider delivers behind-the-scenes insights into how news, features and opinion come together at The New York Times. In this piece, Jodi Rudoren, deputy international editor of The Times, explains what was involved in deploying dozens of people around the world to develop fuller portraits of ...

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Victims of Boko Haram, and Now Shunned by Their Communities

DALORI, Nigeria — Zara and her little brother thought they were finally safe. After being held captive by Boko Haram for months, they made it to this government camp for thousands of civilians who have fled the militants’ cruelty. But instead of a welcome, residents gathered around, badgering them with ...

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Forests synchronize their growth in response to climate change

A new study, with the participation of UPM, has revealed a growing synchrony in ring-width patterns of trees in response to global warming. A multidisciplinary research team consisting of Russian and Spanish researchers, with the participation of a female researcher from School of Forestry Engineering and Natural Resources at Universidad ...

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Leprosy victims live out their lives in Sri Lanka colony

Vithana Gunathilake lives at the Hendala Leprosy Hospital in Sri Lanka.(Photo: Ross Velton) HENDALA, Sri Lanka — Vithana Gunathilake’s motto is tattooed across his chest. The ink faded during his years here, but he still believes in the message: Do or Die. To prove it, he cradles a harmonica with his damaged ...

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