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Valentino "Noir Rockstud" boots Style
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Style: Moto Mania

Our style picks for October, from Valentino, Isabel Marant Etoile, and more.

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Track Stars: Speedway Fashion Then and Now

Fans may struggle to make personal style statements at the Speedway, but drivers never have.

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10 Vicious Hits: Why New Football-Helmet Technology Matters

Accompanied by video clips, this list of hits highlights not only the super-human forces involved in football, but also the importance of the research that Purdue University scientists are now conducting.

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Protected Development: A Century of Football-Helmet Innovation

After a doctor says he risks “instant insanity” if he takes another kick to the head, Navy player Joseph “Bull” Reeves dons a leather cap (crafted by a cobbler) that is believed to be football’s first headgear.

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Damage Control: Purdue Researchers Tackle Football Head Injuries

Two researchers found that even small hits might cause permanent brain damage—and they’re pioneering new technology to protect the next generation.

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Editor's Note: October 2013

I don’t want to give up football—and I’m guessing the players don’t want to, either. But they need to be protected. That’s something that we, the fans, can get behind.

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