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Dec 18, 2014 12:17 PM ET
It can't be an easy to officiate a sport fairly, especially in games with tens of thousands of rabid fans loving or hating every call. Science thinks there's even some evidence officials subconsciously lose their impartiality toward the home team.
Dec 15, 2014 12:01 PM ET
Depression is serious business, but could a gas that makes us giggle be an effective treatment for the clinically depressed? Crystal Dilworth reports on a study that put nitrous oxide to the test.
Dec 11, 2014 06:30 PM ET // Rossella Lorenzi
The theory that men are more likely to take stupid risks is supported by the first systematic analysis of sex differences in risk-taking behavior.
Dec 5, 2014 12:30 PM ET
The middle-of-the-night, wake up and commence panicking about something thing is a feeling many know well. But why do we wake up in the first place and head straight into panic mode? Amy examines how our subconscious mind is a key panic problem.
Dec 1, 2014 04:00 PM ET // Benjamin Radford
An airline recently changed the flight number of plane that a psychic claimed was doomed -- here's why.
Nov 26, 2014 08:55 AM ET // Benjamin Radford
Dozens of eyewitnesses offered evidence about the death of Michael Brown, and much of it was confusing and contradictory. Here's why.
Nov 19, 2014 12:20 PM ET
A new study finds that cleanliness may just be next to godliness. And feeling disgusted? Eh, not so much. It turns out feeling disgust can switch on some crazy defense mechanisms that make us less ethical. We'd better let Trace explain.
Nov 12, 2014 04:00 PM ET // Benjamin Radford
A Manhattan mother was found guilty in the death of her autistic son, who she killed because of a discredited communication technique. Continue reading →
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