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If superpowers were real: Body mass - Joy Lin

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What if manipulating body mass wasn't just the stuff of epic comic book stories? Is it scientifically possible to manipulate your body mass? In this series, Joy Lin tackles six superpowers and reveals just how scientifically realistic they can be to us mere mortals.

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Disclaimer: Due to time constraints, not all aspects of each superpower can be discussed and the science is sometimes simplified or generalized. We recognize this series is only the tip of the iceberg, not the final say in the continuous discussion of superpowers and scientific advancements. All we aim to achieve is inspiring young minds to ponder, discuss, and discover science through a glimpse into the world of superheroes.
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If all humans were granted the ability to increase and decrease body size at will, what other problems would we encounter?
06/25/2013 • 
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  • Educator Joy Lin
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