Sports Science

Sports aren't just for jocks. LiveScience delves into the psychology, physiology and physics of sports, from new studies in sports medicine to news about professional athletes and information for weekend warriors.
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Zepp Golf Swing Analyzer: Sports Tracker Review
The Zepp Golf Swing Analyzer.
December 2nd, 2014
Zepp Golf Swing Analyzer makes it easier to improve your swing without paying for golf lessons.
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Why Swimming May Be the Best Exercise for Older Adults
A woman swims in a pool.
October 17th, 2014
Falling down and getting hurt is a big problem for older adults. Now, new research from Australia suggests that the only type of exercise that lowers older adults' risk of falling down is swimming.
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Jetpack Could Rocket Runners to 4-Minute Mile
The jetpack.
September 25th, 2014
The newest jetpack won't help you realize your dreams of flying across the sky, but it could help you run a mile in just four minutes.
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Big Data is Transforming Sports
stats, statistics, big data
October 29th, 2014
The field of “big data” analytics has come to sport and athletics, with massive implications for sport as we know it.
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Contact Sports Athletes More Likely to Carry MRSA
mrsa bacteria under a microscope
October 9th, 2014
College athletes who play contact sports, such as football and soccer, are more likely to harbor the superbug MRSA than athletes who play non-contact sports, a new study finds.
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Gaming as Spectator Sport
gaming, video games
August 31st, 2014
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Athletes, Sports and Violence Against Women (Op-Ed)
athletes, violence, women
October 25th, 2014
While the association between violence against women and elite athletes is not uncommon, it is not sports per se that are the problem.
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Fighting Hockey Concussions with Safer Helmets (Op-Ed)
USA vs. Canada in Innsbruck, Austria, hockey, concussion
September 29th, 2014
New helmet ratings, based on laboratory testing, will let consumers know which hockey protection is best at preventing concussions.
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Virtual Worlds Can Be As Fulfilling As Real Life (Op-Ed)
gaming, professional gamer, sports
August 15th, 2014
Step aside Olympians – the new sporting pursuit of choice may soon be professional gaming.
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