A night at the slots.
A gaming industry expert explains how casinos' ability to hide the price of a slot spin ensures a reliable stream of revenue from even the savviest of gamblers.
Serena Williams – wearing her controversial catsuit – returns a shot during the first round of the French Open in May 2018.
AP Photo/Michel Euler
On the front lines were female tennis players who refused to adhere to the club dress codes that banned them.
California inmates take a break from their ‘jobs’ fighting fires to play some chess.
Prisoners in 17 states are striking to call attention to harsh conditions and low pay for their labor, something that may run afoul of the 13th Amendment and other legal commitments.
A group of basketball players talking and appearing to have fun. A recent study showed that college athletes benefited from special counseling designed for them.
Student athletes may sometimes be put on a pedestal, but they experience problems just like any student. They sometimes may be harder to reach, however. A novel program suggests a winning approach.
Top 10 percent policies could help universities such as Harvard achieve diversity.
In tandem with affirmative action, policies that guarantee college admission to students in the top 10 percent of their class could be a viable way to achieve diversity, a law professor argues.
In an epileptic brain, the neurons fire wildly.
During epileptic seizures, neurons in the brain fire without rhyme or reason. New research identifies a possible way to wrest back control by stopping these signals before they can get started.
Through the 2018 WNBA All-Star game on July 28, viewership was up 38 percent compared to the same point last year.
AP Photo/Stacy Bengs
Like the WNBA, the NBA went through fits and starts in its early years. Yet despite drawing similar crowds in the 1960s, NBA players earned far bigger paychecks than today's WNBA stars receive.
Large proportions of regular internet gamblers use offshore sites.
For online gamblers, there are many attractions to offshore sights, so governments must focus on arming consumers with better knowledge about its risk.
What happens when an entire society succumbs to childlike behavior and discourse?
Our social institutions and politics suffer from a collective arrested development – and our relationship to technology has only exacerbated this trend.
‘Earthrise,’ which appeared on the cover of the second and third Whole Earth Catalog, was taken by Apollo 8 astronaut Bill Anders during lunar orbit, Dec. 24, 1968.
The Whole Earth Catalog was a blueprint for sustainability that envisioned humans living in balance with nature. Its creative spirit was welcomed in a year riven by war, assassinations and riots.
La vida moderna parece fomentar la aceleración por la propia aceleración, ¿con qué fin?
La tecnología ha hecho más fáciles muchos aspectos de la vida diaria. Entonces, ¿por qué seguimos sintiéndonos tan abrumados?
Judge Brett Kavanaugh is a polarizing figure — either partisan Republican or impartial jurist, depending on who you ask.
AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin
Controversial judicial appointments and divisive court rulings are not the norm everywhere. Here's what the US could learn from Europe about ensuring ideological balance on the Supreme Court.
Vermont Democratic gubernatorial candidate Christine Hallquist, holding clipboard, a transgender woman, during her election night party in Burlington, Vt., Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018.
AP Photo/Charles Krupa
Christine Hallquist this week became the first trans person to win a major party's gubernatorial nomination. The percentage of trans adults has doubled since 2008. What's responsible for that change?
What could a ‘relativistic camera’ capture on the way to Alpha Centauri?
An astronomer suggests an idea to piggyback on the ambitious Breakthrough Starshot project that aims to send nano spacecraft to Alpha Centauri at a major fraction of the speed of light.
Nevada unions have been successful in part because of their political engagement.
AP Photo/Isaac Brekken
While the Supreme Court's Janus ruling dealt a blow to organized labor, three lessons from Nevada's unions suggest things aren't as bleak as they appear.
Modern life seems to encourage acceleration for the sake of acceleration – to what end?
Technology has made many aspects of daily life much easier. So why do we still feel so overwhelmed?
A 2015 tour of an entryway into the proposed Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository.
AP Photo/John Locher
If recent history repeats itself, the proposed repository for extremely dangerous nuclear waste will stay dead.
Reading over the consent form.
You should be aware of the amount of genetic information you might disclose in a research study – and what the benefits and risks will be.
People line up to place bets in the sports book at the South Point hotel-casino in Las Vegas, Nev.
AP Photo/John Locher
With leagues lobbying for their share, a thriving illegal market that needs to be stifled, and bettors chomping at the bit, the headaches are just beginning.
For many graduates, the future looms.
AP Photo/Nancy Palmieri
A few years ago, a folklorist started gathering data on the creative ways graduates were embellishing their caps. From student debt to immigration, some themes quickly emerged.