Jellyfish invasions, Internet auctions, god particles: Read about the year's biggest science stories before they happen. Bonus: How to decipher geeky jargon and when to buy a DeLorean
Players love the tech, but pro and amateur organizations can hardly keep up with the new materials and radical designs that have rewired and sometimes hot-wired sports.
Some Olympians may be hard-wired to seek out daring stunts.
Training, gear, and sometimes, sadly, drugs, give the world's top athletes an edge in competition
How do you tell if a flu is dangerous enough to bring down the Olympics? Map diseases in real-time, throughout the entire country
It's probably not skeleton.
To hit a 1.6-inch target after an all-out cardiovascular sprint, take a deep breath.
You can't watch everything, so let an analysis of physics data guide you to this summer's most competitive events
World record after world record after world record
A belly isn't a big deal when you're eating 5,000 calories a day and lifting more than 1,000 pounds.
The ideal form, equipment, and conditions for the first bobsled push.
The idea that Viagra helps out athletes has been around for years now, but is there a scientific consensus on it?
The jury is out, but the answer always entails a healthy dose of biology and sociology.
The use of performance enhancers in sports is inevitable. Celebrating it instead of banning it would make competition safer, more honest, and more fun
The structure could help Rio de Janeiro achieve its goal to host the first-ever zero-carbon Olympics
A professional athlete's mental game is just as important, if not more so, as their physical one.
How new medical tech gets injured stars off the disabled list and onto the field
If a time traveler assassinated Albert Einstein before he figured out that E=mc², would we still have atomic weapons?
Researchers say the Midwestern astronaut might really have said "one small step for a man."
This one could've used a fact-checker or two...