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Instant Egghead - How Long Can You Hold Your Breath?

Professional "free divers" have no trouble holding their breath for minutes at a time. What stops us from doing the same? In this episode, Scientific American's Katherine Harmon--and Katherine Harmon--explore the limits of human physiology.

May 7, 2012

No Airlifts for Sickened African Ebola Docs

West African physicians confront the same dangers as foreign health workers, but unlike their counterparts they do not receive emergency evacuations if they fall victim to the Ebola virus 

September 29, 2014 — Nicholas St. Fleur

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