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The Physics Of Usain Bolt's Record-Breaking Sprint

Usain Bolt's historic 100m dash at the 2009 World Championships in Berlin.<p>In 2009, at the World Championships in Berlin, Usain Bolt beat his own previous world record by 0.11 seconds, running a 9.58-second 100-meter dash. The record is getting more and more difficult to break, as it's history shows …

5 Great Baked Empanadas in Los Angeles

Nonna's offers the biggest selection of baked empanadas in the city, from the traditional beef and chicken to wacky concoctions like mac 'n' cheese …

Culver City

24 Great Gatsby Facts

<b>1.</b> Would a Great American Novel by any other name be as sweet? Based on the other titles F. Scott Fitzgerald considered for <i>Gatsby</i>, I’d have to say …

Literature

FYI: What Is The Limit To How Fast A Human Can Run?

Scientific and technological advances are making that an awfully complicated question.<p>The limit to how fast a human can run is 9.48 seconds for the 100-meter race, 0.10 seconds faster than Usain Bolt's current world record, according to Stanford biologist Mark Denny. That is, if you are talking …

6 Women Scientists Who Were Snubbed Due to Sexism

Despite enormous progress in recent decades, women still have to deal with biases against them in the sciences.<p><b>In April, National Geographic News published a story about the letter in which scientist Francis Crick described DNA to his 12-year-old son. In 1962, Crick was awarded a Nobel Prize for</b> …

Women in Science

11 Nerdy Recipes from Books, Movies and TV

In recent years, the internet has revealed that there's no shortage of talented nerds out there with a flair for the culinary arts. Here are 11 of …