The Science of Superheroes

The Philadelphia Inquirer has a funny article about whether or not we could really do what superheroes do…

The loner scientist in his lab. Cosmic rays and genetic mutations. Wall-crawling, underwater breathing, flying like a bird.

From Aquaman to the X-Men, science is a staple of comic books.

But could any of that superhero stuff really happen?

BAM! ker-POW! whooosh! Darned if there aren’t people who study this for a living.

At least two professors lecture regularly on the subject – one through the lens of physics, the other biology. And this month, two authors further explore the plausibility of pulp heroics in a new paperback, The Science of Superheroes.

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Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer