The September 2000 issue of Scientific American features "Muscle, Genes, and Athletic Performance", by Jesper L. Andersen, Peter Schjerling, and Bengt Saltin, a fascinating look into how the cellular biology of muscle informs athletic performance. The other three articles span a wide range of topics, including the discovery of Earth-like planets outside of our solar system, an archaeological study of the first humans who arrived in the Americas, and an examination of technological innovations dating back to prehistoric times. The narrator’s inviting and conversational tone enlivens these thought-provoking articles and will capture the listener’s attention throughout this 90-minute audiobook.
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