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The myth of natural talent

Once again, the myth of natural talent rears its ugly head. This pernicious myth suggests that Black athletes are better at sport that White athletes, and also that White athletes have to be cleverer and ...

Aug 15, 2012
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Science 'unclear' over Pistorius claims

The International Paralympic Committee on Monday defended its policy on artificial running blades for amputee athletes, insisting it was the best possible system.

Sep 03, 2012
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Using science to catch a cheat

The truth is, doping in elite sports exists and with so much pressure to be the best, unfortunately some athletes turn to cheating. With the spotlight on the London Olympics and the recent doping scandal ...

Aug 22, 2012
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Eunuchs outlive other men

Castrated men living in Korea centuries ago outlived other men by a significant margin. The findings, reported in the September 25 issue of Current Biology, suggest that male sex hormones are responsible for shortening the li ...

Sep 24, 2012
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Fatalities down sharply as 16-year-olds drive less

Getting behind a steering wheel has been the most hotly anticipated rite of passage for most American teenagers (and a cause of insomnia among parents) practically since the invention of the automobile. For decades, 16-year-olds ...

Feb 24, 2014
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New technology that is revealing the science of chewing

CSIRO's 3D mastication modelling, demonstrated for the first time in Melbourne today, is starting to provide researchers with new understanding of how to reduce salt, sugar and fat in food products, as well ...

Apr 15, 2014
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