Dr. Anna Funk is a writer, editor, and ecologist.
8.7.2021 5:26 PM
Olympic world records broken in 2021: The science behind the spectacle
At the Tokyo Olympics, runners are shattering old records left and right. Here's the science behind how Olympic athletes keep breaking world records.
8.4.2021 6:00 PM
The physics of skateboarding: How Olympians master science to win
“At some point, gravity’s going to win, no matter how fast you’re going.”
8.3.2021 12:30 AM
Twisties and yips: Simone Biles reveals a powerful mind-body connection
An expert explains why versions of “lost move syndrome” are a real problem for all athletes. This umbrella term covers the "yips" and "twisties."
Just a number
7.30.2021 6:03 PM
A dangerous Olympic myth about age is being debunked
“It’s advantageous for the young gymnast to see that your career can go past the age of 16.”
4.22.2021 3:00 PM
Earth Day: Saving biodiversity doesn't mean "keeping people out of nature"
Only 17 percent of Earth’s land has actually been uninhabited over the past 12,000 years.
4.1.2021 11:00 AM
Self-healing “Xenobots” mean a future with living machines
“Biological machines” redefine what scientists consider life.
3.23.2021 12:00 AM
Scientists can implant false memories — and reverse them
Scientists figure out two new ways to root out false memories.
3.13.2021 6:29 PM
Magma ocean discovery illuminates Earth’s extremely metal past
Researchers find physical signatures of Earth’s primordial magma ocean.
3.10.2021 5:08 PM
An ancient ‘iron-smelting site’ may reveal Earth's magnetic future
A new study finds a 700-year-old geomagnetic anomaly.
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