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Olympic Bodies: They Just Don't Make Them Like They Used To

We've put together an infographic that explores how athletes' bodies have changed over the last century. Those physiques are shaped by years of training — and by the laws of physics.

The Building That's In Two Countries At Once

Inside a European office building, a metal line divides Germany and the Netherlands — and reveals the limits of the European dream.

INFOGRAPHIC: Olympic Physics

Explore the physical laws that shape elite athletes, past and present.

Murder Trial Of Chinese Politician's Wife Set To Start

In one of China's biggest criminal trials, which starts Thursday, Gu Kailai, the wife of the fallen Communist Party leader Bo Xilai, stands accused of murdering British businessman Neil Heywood. The case's lurid details involve privilege, allegations of public corruption and palace intrigue.

Tax Evaders Beware! Money's Getting Harder To Hide

The U.S. government has been tightening the screws on Americans who hide money in offshore accounts, putting pressure on overseas banks, and joining forces with European and Japanese regulators. One effort, an amnesty program for unreported account holders, has brought in $5 billion in back taxes and penalties.