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The mathematically proven strategy to win 14 of the most popular games

<i>Originally published May 8</i><p>From Risk to tic-tac-toe, popular games involve tons of strategic decisions, probability and math. So one happy consequence of being a data nerd is that you may have an advantage at something even non-data nerds understand: winning.<p>So how do you win (almost) every game in …

Mathematics

The Scientific Reasons Why Introverts And Extroverts Are Different

<b>This article first appeared on</b> <b>QuietRev.com</b><p>I’m standing in the crowd in front of the stage at the small gritty music club. My two friends—both extroverts—are on either side of me, swaying along with the crooning Indie singer and smiling. I was having fun for a while, but now I’m ready to head home …

Polls: Americans believe in evolution, less in creationism.

Few issues have divided the American public as bitterly as Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution by natural selection. Since <i>On the Origin of …

Agincourt—600 Years On - The American Interest

<b>Dan Jones</b> <i>is a London-based historian and broadcaster, whose works include</i> The Plantagenets<i>. His new book is</i> Magna Carta: The Birth of Liberty<i>,</i> …

Magna Carta

Could Delaying Retirement Be Great For Your Health?

He's been at it for 45 years. Wake up before 2 a.m. Turn on the fryer. And have the glazed doughnuts and peanut-topped coffeecakes ready by 6 a.m.<p>Yup, Michael Doucleff Sr. is a baker and small-business owner in Alton, Ill.<p>At at age 70, he doesn't show many signs of slowing down. He's still working …

AP: Don't Call Them "Climate Change Deniers" Anymore Because of the Holocaust

On the last day of the hottest summer in recorded history, the Associated Press made a rather timely announcement: We are no longer supposed to use …

Climate

Earth without water: Nope.

A weird animated graphic depicting a distorted, lumpy Earth has gone viral over the ‘Net in the past few days, claiming that this is what the Earth …

Listen up, Ted Cruz: Here’s what you don’t understand about climate change and science

The Texas senator says the facts don’t back global warming. He doesn’t understand how science assesses facts<p>In 2004, science historian Naomi Oreskes did a survey of abstracts published in the previous 10 years matching the search term “global climate change,” and found that <i>none</i> of them rejected the …

When these scientists battled it out to identify the world's cutest animals, we all won.

An intense competition dubbed the #CuteOff flooded Twitter feeds.<p>Hundreds of people — scientists and laypeople alike — posted photographs of …

The 10 Most Unfilmable Books (That Absolutely Must Be Made Into Films)

One of the best parts of science fiction and fantasy books is that they let our minds go to places where reality can’t follow. Recently creators have …

Books

How to Create Faux Fog in Photoshop in 4 Easy Steps

While I strongly prefer adding creative touches to my photos with physical tricks and effects — such as using dry ice for fog — sometimes I do need …

Why So Many Global Temperature Records? : Earth Matters : Blogs

If you follow Earth and climate science closely, you may have noticed that the media is abuzz every December and January with stories about how the …