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Brooke Borel

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What will sports look like in the future? How science + technology are changing the limits of the human body

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What will sports look like in the future? How science + technology are changing the limits of the human body

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If you’ve ever seen grainy old sports footage—for example, a boxing match from the late 1800s, a Princeton/Yale game from 1903, or Babe Ruth’s famous home run from 1932—you probably noticed something: how different the game looks, compared to its modern counterpart. The equipment looks too clunky, the uniforms impossibly baggy. Even the bodies of []

Talking with animals: 7 examples of interspecies communication

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Talking with animals: 7 examples of interspecies communication

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Dolphins are “natural acousticians,” according to marine mammal behavioral biologist Denise Herzing. Individuals have signature whistles, just as we have names, and they can also send buzzes and tickles across long distances to physically signal one another. Echolocation clicks help them navigate in the water, and they erupt in bursts of squawks during fights. They []