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Engineering The Ideal Olympian: The Games Of Risk

Athletes are all too familiar with injuries.<p>The 2010 Winter Olympics had the same overall injury rate as the Summer Olympics in 2012—for both, it was about 11 percent. But Torbjorn Soligard, an officer at the medical and scientific department of the International Olympic Committee, says severe …

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What's The Environmental Cost Of The 2014 Winter Olympics?

So much for "no waste."<p>Athletic events are well underway at the 2014 Winter Olympics, which means that their environmental toll is halfway to forgotten.<p>When world athletes gathered for the 2012 Summer Games, host city London won praise for many of its sustainability efforts, such as the remarkably …

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Amnesty slams Egypt on rights, government attacks 'distorted picture' | Reuters

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt has seen state violence on an “unprecedented scale” since the army deposed Islamist President Mohamed Mursi last July following mass protests against his rule, Amnesty International said in a report on Thursday.<p>Egypt's Prime Minister Hazem el-Beblawi speaks during a news …

Protests in Israel staged by asylum seekers from Africa

Government says protesters are 'economic migrants' – they won't be deported, but may be sent to a desert detention centre<p>Thousands of asylum-seekers who entered Israel illegally from Sudan and Eritrea have staged protests outside UN offices and foreign embassies in Tel Aviv, accusing Israel of …

Amnesty says Egypt violence on 'unprecedented scale'

<b>Egypt has seen violence "on an unprecedented scale" since the army ousted Islamist President Mohamed Morsi last July, Amnesty International says.</b><p>It accused security forces of regularly committing abuses and said rights and liberties in Egypt were being eroded.<p>Amnesty's report comes two days before …

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Carefully Applied Dyes Reveal Colorful Anatomy of Fish

<i>Cleared</i> is a photo series by formally trained engineer and mathematician Adam Summers that offers a new way of viewing marine life. The scientific photographer, who has always been fascinated with biology, took it upon himself to experiment with his specimens by altering the pigments of their …

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The best iPad apps for note-taking

If you have a need to take a lot of notes, you’re probably very happy with the advent of the iPad. Rather than filling notebooks with pages of …