Some physicists are relying on a phenomenon called superposition to fill in their NCAA men's basketball tournament selections
March Madness isn't over, but one thing is certain: no one is going to win "Buffet's Billion." Before even half of the NCAA college men's basketball tournament games had finished, every bracket entered into Yahoo's contest to win a billion dollars had at least one red strikethrough.
Warren Buffett’s Bracket Challenge* has put even more of a spotlight than usual on March Madness, the annual NCAA basketball tournament.
The opening tip of the 2012 NCAA women's basketball championship game, played April 3, 2012. My Baylor Lady Bears, led by #42 Brittney Griner and #0 Odyssey Sims, defeated Notre Dame 80-61.
Repeated motions differ slightly because of the brain's planning mechanism and muscle contractions. by Nikhil Swaminathan
I originally published versions of this post at IonPsych on 3/9/11 and at my Wordpress blog on 3/11/12. You can see the original posts by clicking here for the 2011 post, or by clicking the From The Archives icon for the 2012 post.
The NCAA men's basketball "March Madness" tournament may have just tipped off, but one academic is already thinking about the later rounds.
Score one for athletes over sportswriters: Basketball players are nearly twice as good as sportswriters at predicting whether a shot will go in the basket.
In The U.S., Height Hits Its Head On The Genetic Ceiling
Review by Jon Entine argues that athletes of African ancestry are better than the competition
Silk scaffolds, grafts from pigs and green tea extracts might someday help keep injured and vulnerable joints active
Pro basketball players were much more likely to try another three-point shot after making one than after missing one. John Matson reports
Players have complained about the NBA's new synthetic basketball. Now physicists agree with the players' gripes about the grip.