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.

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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...

Brian Alexander
Apr 15, 2015

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...

Brian Alexander
Feb 20, 2015

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.

Brian Alexander
Sep 12, 2014

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...

Brian Alexander
Aug 1, 2014