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The Science of Basketball

As March Madness wraps up, here's a guide what science says about basketball from bracket choices to injury prevention

  • April 8, 2014

Can you put a price on March Madness?

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.

March 23, 2013 — Melanie Tannenbaum
Napoleon's Revenge

Napoleon's Revenge

In The U.S., Height Hits Its Head On The Genetic Ceiling

July 1, 2001 — Alison McCook

Tackling Race and Sports

Review by Jon Entine argues that athletes of African ancestry are better than the competition

May 1, 2000
Saving Troubled Knees

Saving Troubled Knees

Silk scaffolds, grafts from pigs and green tea extracts might someday help keep injured and vulnerable joints active

August 1, 2012 — Karen Hopkin

Hoopsters Believe In Hot-or-Not Hand

Pro basketball players were much more likely to try another three-point shot after making one than after missing one. John Matson reports

December 6, 2011

New Basketball Takes Bad Bounce

Players have complained about the NBA's new synthetic basketball. Now physicists agree with the players' gripes about the grip.

November 8, 2006

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