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The Science of Football

As the new NFL season kicks off, science greatly impacts life on the gridiron--from rehabilitating roughed-up players to making the right play calls

  • September 2, 2008

What is turf toe?

Russell Warren, a professor of orthopedics at Weill Cornell Medical College and the team physician for the defending Super Bowl-champion New York Giants, explains:

September 2, 2008

New Head Protection for Footballers

A new high-tech helmet allows coaches and sideline doctors to spot concussions and other dangerous injuries on the football field, in real-time.The head gear has sensors that send impact measurements wirelessly. For more on this story, please read Larry Greenemeier's October 4 article on Sciam.com news.

October 4, 2007

What's Wrong with This Picture?

Psychologists often use the famous Rorschach inkblot test and related tools to assess personality and mental illness. But research says the instruments are frequently ineffective for those purposes

April 1, 2005 — Scott O. Lilienfeld

Tackling Race and Sports

Review by Jon Entine argues that athletes of African ancestry are better than the competition

May 1, 2000

Grass vs. Plastic

Tough competition is under way in sports stadiums--between grass fields and artificial turf

January 1, 2007 — Mark Fischetti