Brian Alexander

Your Dog Does Actually Love You

While it may seem obvious to you that your dog loves you, there’s been very little scientific data that dogs feel the equivalent of love for their owners. Until now, anyway. Findings in two recent...

The Secret Science of Novak Djokovic's Training Pod

It's called the Cyclic Variations in Adaptive Conditioning machine, and it looks like a sci-fi egg from outer space. In theory it one-ups standard hypobaric chambers by giving users greater aerobic...

What's Wrong with the World Anti-Doping Agency?

The case of Andrus Veerpalu, an Olympic gold medal winning Estonian cross country skier who was accused in 2011 of doping with human growth hormone, raises serious questions about WADA's credibility.

The Supplement Scams Aren't Going Anywhere

Sports nutrition companies have been hawking health-in-a-pill for years with no evidence that their products work at all. And they're getting into possibly-illegal territory, but they just might get...

Tyson Gay and the Fountain of Youth

Following the revelation that the American sprinter tested positive for a banned substance, reports have connected Tyson Gay with an "anti-aging" clinic in Georgia. Brian Alexander explains why...

Why Lance Armstrong Will Never Give In

With evidence piling up that Armstrong cheated to win, should he confess and ask his fans, enemies, and cancer-fighting supporters to forgive him? As Brian Alexander explains, that would be the worst...

Lance Armstrong: Victim?

The embattled cyclist says USADA is out to get him—using powers that it really shouldn’t have. Brian Alexander says he’s right.

There's Something In The Water

Can a sports drink called Evolv give you doper-grade stamina and make you filthy rich at the same time? Brian Alexander enters the ziggurat.