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Special Report

Winning in the Olympics

What separates a champion from the rest of the pack? Science has some compelling answers

  • July 24, 2012

Many Olympians Suffer from Asthma

The most common chronic condition among all Olympic athletes is asthma. But many don't start suffering symptoms until their later years, suggesting that endurance training could be a trigger. Katherine Harmon reports

August 1, 2012

Time Shift: Is London's Big Ben Falling Down?

Rumors abound about the famous clock tower's imminent demise, blaming the 1999 construction of an underground train station. But those in the know say it ain't so

July 19, 2012 — Wendy M. Grossman