A new study of captive dolphins has found that those engaging in synchronised swimming make more optimistic judgements about an unknown event.
The relationship between commercialised sport and junior sport has largely been left to the periphery of Australian sporting analyses.
Why don’t more of Australia’s urban residents swim in city rivers? History provides a guide to reclaiming these important urban assets as public spaces.
There are 16 contenders for the 2016 BBC Sports Personality of the Year award... But who is the best athlete?
Extreme feats of human endurance require extreme measures to stay alive
The burkini bans, now overturned by a French court, are selective and ridiculous. But controversy over women’s clothing, and competing cultural notions of appropriate garb, are nothing new.
The swimwear company has made the most of a messy situation.
Races at the international level are often decided by as little as 0.01 of a second.
Women's football was introduced in the Olympics a staggering 96 years after the men's event – and some sports still struggle with gender inequalities.
Rarely do we see such unscripted individual honesty on difficult topics such as doping, right in the middle of arguably the biggest international sporting stage.
The Australian swim team hoping for medal success in Rio have a lot to thank one of the earlier pioneers of sport science: Forbes Carlile.
Knowing how rip currents form and how to spot them could save your life.
Studying how athletes' bones contort during exercise is helping scientists understand which exercise is best for maintaining healthy bones as we age.
Cycling has been on the look out for mini engines in bike frames, and it may have come up trumps. But it might be missing a trick to invigorate the sport.
Summer holidays are upon as, and many of us finally get to spend some lazy days by the pool. But how can you ensure this pleasant experience doesn't leave you with any nasty surprises?
Blue bottles have been washing up on beaches lately, but what exactly are they? And are you really supposed to pee on their stings?
The way sea lions swim is unique among fish and marine mammals. Their technique provides a biomechanical model to design agile underwater vehicles... but first we have to figure out how they do it.
Technology has become a major game-changer in sport. But innovation has to be tempered with caution and vigilance to ensure sport remains fair, safe and accessible.
How did the former Olympic swim champion Grant Hackett make it back in the Australian team after a six year break?
Migrating salmon that sprint through water rapids could be at a higher risk of dying. University of British Columbia scientists…