Pitching the biomechanics

elbow ligaments and tendon (illustration)
The fate of baseball teams valued at hundreds of millions of dollars and followed by millions of rabid fans can come down to the elbow More »

Ultra-endurance athletics

Ultra-endurance athletics

Ultra sports are exploding! Why would anybody bike 508 miles across the desert – or run 135? What are the rigors of training, the More »

Scientists Sock it To Socks

Think all socks are created equal? Think about socks at all? A few scientists that think with their feet say choosing the right pair More »

Science Meets Sports

Science Meets Sports

The Why Files looks at kinesiology, sports medicine, psychology and some ancient Olympic history, brought to life. More »

Sports Doping

What is EPO? What are steroids? Do steroids cause aggression? Are steroidal athletes bad role models? Are we over-reacting to steroid More »

Endurance Sports: Training Tips

Armstrong wins historic 7th Tour de France. How do endurance athletes prepare for Tour de France? Marathon? Ironman? More »

Sports Injuries

Sports Injuries

It’s not just football. Hockey and biking are dangerous sports too. What are the real dangers of our athletic obsessions? What is the More »

Baseball Science

Throw a curve ball. Evade the rainstorm. And don’t get mouth cancer. It’s all in an afternoon’s ball game. More »