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Mar 9, 2015 09:40 AM ET
Even though lotteries leave a person with about a 1 in 700 gazillion chance of winning, plenty of people pony up week after week to play them. How do they work, and what happens if you win?
Dec 5, 2014 06:35 PM ET // Benjamin Radford
Many companies offer programs to help keep your mind sharp -- but do they work?
Nov 3, 2014 12:02 PM ET
With a plethora of brain games on the market, promising all manner of cognitive improvements, a group of scientists has signed a letter expressing its doubts. The scientists argue the brain isn't improving in the way game makers suggest it will.
Oct 24, 2014 07:00 AM ET // Benjamin Radford
Ouija, the mysterious oracle, has mystified many for decades, apparently contacting the dead. How does it work? Continue reading →
Jun 11, 2014 06:00 AM ET // Richard Farrell
From early pig bladders to high-tech wonders, the colorful sphere that makes soccer possible has seen plenty of changes over the course of centuries.
Jul 17, 2013 07:25 AM ET // Talal Al-Khatib
As crazy as it sounds, a virtual space station can cost as much as a real house. Continue reading →
Jun 6, 2013 12:05 PM ET // Benjamin Radford
Did a Florida woman really lose $590 million by letting a stranger ahead of her in the lottery line? Continue reading →
Oct 27, 2011 04:20 PM ET // Erik Trinidad
If you're of a particular demographic (mostly male, 18-45), chances are you know about the highly-anticipated adventure game coming to Sony's PlayStation3 next week, Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception. The third installment of this cinematic and critically-acclaimed shooter/puzzle solver series is a cu...
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