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Our place in the universe will change dramatically...

Issued:03/12/19

In 1900, so the story goes, prominent physicist Lord Kelvin addressed the British Association for the Advancement of Science with these words: “There...



Caster Semenya: how much testosterone is too much...

Issued:02/05/19

The South African athlete, Caster Semenya, has lost her case against the athletic governing body, IAAF, which means that she will have to...



Dr Tom Bassindale: How meldonium came to be a banned...

Issued:08/03/16

Yesterday, the world's richest sportswoman announced she had tested positive for meldonium, a banned performance enhancing drug, at the first ‘Grand...



Dr Tom Bassindale: In sport, the cheats are usually...

Issued:06/07/15

Yet another big name in sport has been caught up in allegations surrounding a doping scandal. Alberto Salazar, coach to several star athletes including...