Science

nba

Why Don't Sweet-Shooting Point Guards Believe Science?

Steph Curry joined a growing group of conspiracy theorist NBA floor generals when he questioned whether we landed on the moon.
Corbin Smith
12.11.18
NBA Science Takes

Jordan Clarkson Believes Giant Humans Kept Dinosaurs as Pets

The Cavaliers guard apparently thinks "The Flintstones" was a documentary.
Sean Newell
3.19.18
Science

"Earthquakes" Caused by Fans at Sports Stadiums Are Kinda Bullshit

We talked to a senior research scientist at the institution that registered the Barcelona supporters' "fanquake" after their comeback win over Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League.
Aaron Gordon
3.15.17
bees

Science Has Figured Out How to Get Bees to Play Soccer (Finally!)

Researchers at the Queen Mary University of London​ were curious if bees were capable of learning complex tasks and then—bam!—bees were playing soccer.
Sean Newell
2.24.17
Science

Joakim Noah's Free Throw Misses Everything, Provides a Lesson in Physics

Joakim Noah's missed free throw was a scientific marvel.
Joseph Flynn
1.24.17
Science

For Elite Athletes, Periods Are Still A Question Mark

For all the advances that science has made in sport, there are few studies and little consensus about how the menstrual cycle affects athletic performance.
Vanja Lakic
7.28.16
FIGHTLAND

The Physics of Head Stomps, Soccer Kicks, and MMA's Other Taboo Weapons

A physicist breaks down the complexities beneath some of mixed martial arts’ most dangerous (and banned) techniques.
Jeff Harder
7.18.16
Science

Could Claims That '20 Years of Brain Studies Are Wrong' Be Wrong?

We talked to experts about a PNAS study on fMRIs that went viral, and what it means for what we know about brain injuries in sports.
Aaron Gordon
7.13.16
Science

CDC Study Finds Retired NFL Players No More Likely to Commit Suicide Than General US Population, Which Commits Suicide A lot

12 of the 3,439 players studied committed suicide, less than half that of the U.S. population.
Aaron Gordon
5.10.16
deflategate

Boy Named Goodell Proves Tom Brady's Deflategate Innocence at Seventh Grade Science Fair

Goodell gets disproved by Goodell.
Sean Newell
3.8.16
robot umpires

Eric Byrnes, For One, Welcomes Our New Robot Umpires

This weekend, two independent league teams are using the PITCHf/x computer system to call balls and strikes with help from ex-big leaguer Eric Byrnes.
Joseph Swide
7.29.15
Science

Deflategate Has Never Been About Science

Just ask this scientician!
Aaron Gordon
6.19.15
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