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Of all the creatures on Earth, humans manipulate their environments the most. But, how far can we push it before something drastic happens?
Frank Dillon is the new director of the Center for Applied Behavioral Health Policy in the
Citius, altius, fortius. For those of us who avoided Latin in high school, that translates to “faster, higher, stronger,” and there couldn’t be a more fitting official motto of the Olympics.