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    Is This New Swim Stroke the Fastest Yet?

    The surprising performance and physics of the fish kick.

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    There is a miles-long solitary wave trundling its way across an ocean right now. It will travel for days on end before dissipating its billions of joules of energy. From motes of methane pushed by distant starlight, to words smuggled out of a silent place, our world is full of unseen currents that carry and […]

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    Ingenious: John Ochsendorf

    Meet the architectural rebel who champions ancient engineers.

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    When Good Waves Go Rogue

    Even in calm seas, waves can become monsters.

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    Fish School Us on Wind Power

    Record-efficiency turbine farms are being inspired by sealife.

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    When Pigs Fly

    It’s no fairy tale—factory farms and air travel form a viral expressway to pandemics.