What Makes Women Strong?

Science is revealing that when it comes to physical prowess, women may actually be the more powerful sex

Starre Julia Vartan
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Illustration by Thoka Maer

WWhen she was 80 years old, my grandmother built a new stone wall in her garden. She’d constructed many of them during her “retirement” — years that she also spent raising me, running the local ambulance corps, and landscaping her three woodsy acres…

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Starre Julia Vartan
Elemental

AKA The Curious Human. Science journalist & nature nerd w/serious wanderlust. Former geologist. Still picks up rocks. Words in @NatGeo @SciAm @Slate @CNN, here.