Every year, it becomes more difficult to break a world record. Is there a limit to human capability?
Have We Reached The Athletic Limits Of The Human Body?
“At this month’s summer’s Olympic Games in Rio, the world’s fastest man, Usain Bolt-a six-foot-five Jamaican with six gold medals and the sinewy stride of a gazelle-will try to beat his own world record of 9.58 seconds in the 100-meter dash.”
Everything You Need To Know About CRISPR, The New Tool That Edits DNA
“CRISPR, a new genome editing tool, could transform the field of biology-and a recent study on genetically-engineered human embryos has converted this promise into media hype. But scientists have been tinkering with genomes for decades. Why is CRISPR suddenly such a big deal?”
The Human Race: Will We Keep Breaking Running Records?
“ust over a month ago, Dennis Kimetto of Kenya ran the fastest marathon ever, finishing the Berlin Marathon with a record-setting time of 2 hours, 2 minutes and 57 seconds. This means that for more than 26 miles (42 kilometers), Kimetto kept up a blisteringly fast average pace of 4 minutes and 41 seconds per mile (2 minutes and 56 seconds per kilometer).”
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