- Bosman Rule Foreign Immigration: The Positive Impact
In the 1990s, under the guise of wage protectionism, the Clinton administration got legislation passed that made it far more difficult for immigrants to get a work visa. The concern was that a foreign worker would work in the US for less. Result overall: ...
Article - News Staff - Oct 3 2011 - 10:52am
- Mastering Chess: Talent Or Practice?
Why do some people, chess players or musicians, practice less but attain more? ...
Article - News Staff - Oct 26 2011 - 5:01am
- Old School: Leatherhead Football Helmets Worked As Well As Modern Ones
Old-fashioned 'leatherhead' football helmets from the early 1900s were as effective, and sometimes better, than modern football helmets- at least when it comes to injuries during routine, game-like collisions. The study in the Journal of Neurosu ...
Article - News Staff - Nov 6 2011 - 6:00am
- Olympic Villages: Public Good Works Or Wasted Spending?
Nearly anything can be rationalized if the value is subscribed to an intangible like 'good will.' The Olympic Games are big business and generate substantial amounts of revenue for the International Olympic Committee (IOC) through lucrative tele ...
Article - News Staff - Nov 22 2011 - 1:53pm
- Muscle Fatigue May Be In Your Head
Research on muscle fatigue has largely been confined to the muscle itself. That makes sense, where there is burn, there is fire. But motivation and will power turns out to have a greater impact on muscle fatigue than previously believed, according to a jo ...
Article - News Staff - Dec 5 2011 - 11:34am
- How To Predict College Football Games
The inaugural season of intercollegiate football took place in 1869. It consisted of two games: Rutgers played Princeton, and then a week later, they played again. Each team won once, so the “national championship” (awarded retroactively) was split. And d ...
Article - Dan Gillick - Dec 31 2011 - 1:48am
- Soccer Deaths And Football Bets: The Behavioral Economics Of Fan Violence
As you know, 74 people were killed this Wednesday when Egyptian soccer fans stampeded into a bottleneck after a 3-1 hometown upset win. While certainly tragic, it’s far from irrational: it turns out the behavioral economics were stacked against them. Take ...
Article - Garth Sundem - Feb 3 2012 - 3:59pm
- San Jose Earthquakes And Aurasma Kick Off First U.S. Augmented Reality Sports Promotion
SAN FRANCISCO, March 8, 2012- The San Jose Earthquakes and Aurasma, the world's leading augmented reality platform, have partnered to transform the team's 2012 logo and promotional materials into cross-media experiences that will draw fans close ...
Article - Anna Ohlden - Mar 10 2012 - 7:08pm
- Baseball, Beanballs And The Psychology Of Revenge
It's baseball season. That means some time this week you are sure to witness the following; a pitcher hits a player with the ball. The opposing pitcher retaliates by hitting another player with a ball. The benches look like they are about to clear, ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 6 2012 - 4:30am
- Are Marathon Runners Healthy "Pot-Heads"?
As the London marathon gets underway, there are going to be lots of people getting high- 37,500 according to one recent BBC article. However, this is a different “high” than those individuals who partook, or attempted to, in massive marijuana festivities ...
Article - Alex Atwood - Apr 22 2012 - 10:43am