Chris Cooper

Jul. 20, 2012

Sniffing Out the Science Behind Sports Doping

The cat and mouse game between drug-taking athletes and scientists trying to catch them.

olympics, olympic games, london 2012, athletics, athletes, sports, doping, performance enhancing drugs, sports medicine, drug testing, hormones

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\tIn 2011, comet Lovejoy traveled through the sun’s corona and lived to tell the tale. But its tail was the most telling. Reporting in the journal Science, Cooper Downs, an astrophysicist at Predictive Science Inc. in San Diego, Calif., says that the wiggly path of the comet’s tail helps explain the sun’s magnetic field. \t 

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