Why It's Impossible to Build a Concussion-Proof Helmet

Helmets can't stop brain injuries. It's not a failure of equipment or technology or attention paid, it's a simple biological fact. Our old friend Mark Wilson has a wonderful breakdown of the technologies we have, and how they're simply not and can never be enough. » 1/31/13 11:41am 1/31/13 11:41am

How a Lab Extracts Brains from NFL Players in the Name of Science

It's been coming into the spotlight more recently but NFL players have been dealing with brain injuries since the sport was first played. Combine the endless hard hits with the bigger, faster, stronger athletes and brains that weren't meant to be jiggled like that? Serious problems. » 8/30/11 2:20pm 8/30/11 2:20pm