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The Paradox of Doping in Mountain Climbing

In alpinism, supplemental oxygen is a matter of safety—but some say it’s doping.

Running Is Always Blind

How your brain keeps you from falling on your face.

Is This New Swim Stroke the Fastest Yet?

The surprising performance and physics of the fish kick.

Top 10 Design Flaws in the Human Body

From our knees to our eyeballs, our bodies are full of hack solutions.

The Impossible Physiology of the Free Diver

The amazing underwater athletes are rewriting the science of the body.