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The Physics of. . . Karate.

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Few things offer more visceral proof of the power of physics than a karate chop. Punch a brick with your bare hand, untutored in the martial arts, and you may break a finger. Punch it with the proper force, momentum, and positioning, and you'll break the brick instead.

"Amazingly, there are no tricks involved at all," says Michael Feld, a physicist at MIT. "What you have here is one of the most efficient human movements ever conceived. We've found nothing in our studies to improve upon the art." 

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Fist fight over girl leads to death of teen.

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Police said the mutually agreed upon fight between a 16-year-old and a 15-year-old to “settle their differences” led to the death of the older teen on Aug. 28 at Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett. Read more here.