California Chrome lacks a prestigious pedigree, but bears genes that make him born to run
All five cities vying to host the 2022 winter games could face some of the warmest weather they've ever seen when the Olympics open
Bestselling author David Epstein discusses research on the complex interplay of nature and nurture in sports, how mentality propels success, how we assess potential, sex differences in sport, and why getting older doesn't mean we can't achieve greatness.
In May of 2012, former NFL linebacker Junior Seau took his own life by shooting himself in the chest. Seau was dealing with depression, mood swings and insomnia.
April Fools’ Day is not unique to Western cultures. People all over the world and all throughout history have celebrated the coming of Spring with festivals of deception and lightheartedness.
This blog appears in the In-Depth Report Science at the Sochi Olympics Climate change poses a well-documented threat to ecosystems and human populations worldwide.
A global network of clinicians assess the most common diseases among travelers to Brazil, and the winner is surprising
We should not let portrayals of "genius" mathematicians keep the rest of us out of mathematics.
Warren Buffett’s Bracket Challenge* has put even more of a spotlight than usual on March Madness, the annual NCAA basketball tournament.
In 2010 one of the questions sports organizations were wrestling with was whether they should allow their players to tweet. That question is far from defined, but it’s becoming clear that social media has an important role to play within the sport community.
Thriving in warmer winters, a beetle threatens a key source of Major League's cherished wood bats: The white ash forests of Pennsylvania and New York
When I was kid, I remember my dad scolding my brother and me when one of us decided to hold the other one upside-down. In that position, he reasoned, we could fall on our head.
One of the most important ways that we learn how to interact with the world around us is through observational learning. By watching how our friends and family members behave, we learn at a very young age how to do things like turn on a lightbulb, open a door, or play with a doll, without [...]
Though you may not know it, when you watch the Super Bowl on Sundayespecially if you actually watch the game and not just the commercials you’ll likely be engaging in a lot of what psychological scientists call counterfactual thinking: thoughts about “what might have been,” “at least,” and “if only.” Research on counterfactual thought explains [...]
Scientific American speaks with the scientist behind an innovation that will enable a paralyzed person to walk and “feel” it
Three books tackle whether talents are innate or cultivated