Brian Alexander

Brian Alexander

Brian Alexander is a writer and author based in California. A frequent contributor to NBCNews and Outside magazine, his work has appeared in The New York Times, The New York Times magazine, Wired, Esquire, The Los Angeles Times magazine, and many others. His most recent book is The Chemistry Between Us: Love, Sex, and the Science of Attraction, written with neuroscientist Larry Young. Follow him on Twitter at @BrianRAlexander.

Published

It's Time to Disband the USOC

The USOC has failed to do enough to protect American athletes from abuse for years. Getting rid of its chief executive won't do anything to solve the problem.

Brian Alexander
Mar 2, 2018

Puppy Love Is Real

There’s been little scientific evidence that the affection we feel for dogs is mutual. Until now, that is.

Brian Alexander
Apr 15, 2015

The Secret Science Behind 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 gains in a fraction of the time. Is CVAC crackpot pseudoscience? Or an important new discovery that could change the way you train?

Brian Alexander
Feb 20, 2015

Are Charity Races Going Extinct?

With classic fundraising events on the decline, organizers are getting more creative—and the business of philanthropic racing is heating up.

Brian Alexander
Jan 21, 2015

Don't Trust 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.

Brian Alexander
Sep 12, 2014

How Supplement Companies Scam You

Sports nutrition companies like Herbalife have been hawking health-in-a-pill for years with no evidence that their products work. And despite edging into possibly illegal territory, they're going to continue to get away with it.

Brian Alexander
Aug 1, 2014

Are you taking too many pills? New studies question the vitamin gospel.

Brian Alexander
Sep 18, 2013

How to take care of your body as an aging athlete

Brian Alexander
Sep 18, 2013

Getting older doesn’t have to mean getting slower. Not with a leg up from the frontiers of science.

Brian Alexander
Sep 9, 2013