What is "blood doping," and why does it matter?

Any time someone breaks a record, people inevitably bring up the possibility that they had some illegal enhancements. Just yesterday, gold medalist Ye Shiwen was accused of "blood doping" to improve her performance. You may be familiar with steroids and other drugs — but what on Earth is "blood doping?" And why would… » 8/01/12 7:00am 8/01/12 7:00am

Jetpacks! Voldemort! James Bond! The Most Delightful and Ridiculous…

Was this the most science fiction and fantasy-filled Olympic opening ceremony yet? With director Danny Boyle at the helm, there were bound to be a few fantastical elements in his kickoff to the 2012 Olympic Games. Here are some of the strangest, most wondrous, and most fantasy-fuelled images to grace London's Olympic… » 7/28/12 8:00am 7/28/12 8:00am

Matt Smith carries the Olympic Torch, but not as the Doctor

After the Tenth Doctor lit the London 2012 Olympic Flame in the Doctor Who episode "Fear Her," many Who fans were clamoring for David Tennant or Matt Smith to carry the Olympic Torch. This morning in Cardiff, those fans got their wish as Matt Smith participated in the Olympic Relay and helped the Torch along to its… » 5/26/12 8:00am 5/26/12 8:00am