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The purpose of the Olympics is to measure the highest level of athletic performance in a competition. Olympic athletes compete with a well-trained system of muscles, tendons and bones free of any chemical or hormonal...
August 06, 2012 | DAVID EPSTEIN
A double amputee sprinter sounds like the definition of an underdog, but Oscar Pistorius's prostheses allow him to do things that other humans cannot
July 23, 2012 | SARAH KWAK
South Africa's Oscar Pistorius (left) will become the Olympics' first double-amputee athlete and sixth Paralympian, after, among others, countrywoman Natalie du Toit, who swam at the 2008 Games, and Poland's Natalia...
August 08, 2011 | ALEXANDER WOLFF
Inspired by young wounded veterans, federally funded labs are creating artificial limbs that may soon blur the distinction between disabled and able-bodied athletes
April 04, 2011 | David Epstein
Is Blade Runner back on an Olympic track?