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Pain, gastrointestinal distress, blisters, chafing, mental fatigue and dehydration. Extreme challenges to a tough sport.

Chris Gorski, Editor

Researchers found that when we fall from different heights, our bodies move differently to absorb the impact.

Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer

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New research finds that shot type, referees and scorekeepers matter -- and that taking more 3-point shots shrinks it.

Marcus Woo, Contributor

Endurance exercise favors the growth of some gut bacteria, which might provide athletes with an extra boost.

Rodrigo Pérez Ortega, Contributor

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A short conversation with circadian rhythms researcher Ravi Allada

Chris Gorski, Editor

Drivers’ bodies overheat, their hearts race, and they face extreme G-forces.

Chris Gorski, Editor

How well future pros sprint, jump and lift weights at the NFL Scouting Combine may tell us only a little bit about their career success.

Marcus Woo, Contributor

Performing artists sometimes need the same injury prevention and treatment as athletes.

Chris Gorski, Editor

Research suggests most North American college and professional hockey players don't specialize as youngsters.

Brian Owens, Contributor

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