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Man Meets Machine
Staff | Aug 31, 2017
Alena Grabowski, a University of Colorado Boulder researcher, discusses her motivations for studying the interface between biology and mechanics in prosthetic devices.
Speaking of Science
Staff | Oct 1, 2013
October 2013's selection of notable quotes
Bob Grant | Sep 1, 2013
Rocket Girl, The Cancer Chronicles, Abominable Science!
The Sports Gene
Football Losses Tied to Junk Food
Kerry Grens | Aug 23, 2013
When their local team is defeated, people seem to drown their sorrows in saturated fat, but uplifting thinking can change the bad habit.
Roller Derby Players Share Germs
Edyta Zielinska | Mar 14, 2013
Team member and opponents exchange microbes by slamming into each others’ shoulders during the game.
Athletes Are Champion Visual Learners
Ed Yong | Jan 31, 2013
Pro athletes can learn to parse a complicated moving visual scene faster than most.
An Olympic Book Review
Bob Grant | Jul 26, 2012
The Science of Sports: Winning in the Olympics
takes a timely look at research on athletics.
Don’t Dope, Athletes
Jef Akst | Sep 14, 2011
New doping tests that could be used at the 2012 London Olympics should ward off cheaters better than ever before.