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What Makes Women Strong?

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

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

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

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