The longer they keep you plugged in to a game, the better it is for the house.
AP Photo/Seth Wenig
When you engage in recreational gambling, you're not simply playing against the odds – you're battling an enemy trained in the art of deceit and subterfuge who uses human nature against you.
A portrait of Imran Khan, whose party won the recent elections, in Islamabad, Pakistan.
AP Photo/Anjum Naveed
A religious minority of Pakistan, the Ahmadis have been boycotting elections for decades. Casting a vote would require that they denounce themselves as 'non-Muslims.'
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev watch the action during the match between Russia and Saudi Arabia that opened the 2018 World Cup.
Alexei Druzhinin, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP
The Russian leader seems to understand the ability of sport to foment feelings of national pride and enhance his popularity at home.
Abilify MyCite tracks whether patients are taking their medication.
Digital health devices have become invaluable tools for improving human health. However, could a pill carrying an inbuilt sensor dehumanize patients, reducing them to a digital readout?
A homeless woman sits bundled against the cold in New York City, January 2016.
Solving homelessness doesn't just mean finding someone a physical home. A program run in New Haven, Connecticut, focuses on helping people see themselves as members of their communities – as citizens.
Afghan Northern Alliance fighters in 2001. Almost two decades later, the war continues.
AP Photo/David Guttenfelder
A strategy to shut down Taliban safe havens in Pakistan could bring the war to an end.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, left, and South Korean President Moon Jae-in take a big step together on April 27, 2018.
(KoreKorea Summit Press Pool via AP
You have to walk before you can run, and baby steps are the best way forward in Korea.
From a human perspective, some strains are good, some are evil.
E. coli bacteria are the frequent culprits behind outbreaks of food-borne illnesses. But not all strains are harmful; some are even helpful.
Could it be that a baby has all the brain cells she ever will?
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Neuroscience labs around the world may need to reevaluate some of their assumptions about whether what works in animals will really produce meaningful treatments for people.
Moviegoers familiarize themselves with the joystick that will allow them to interact with the film ‘I’m Your Man’ during its premiere on Dec. 16, 1992.
AP Photo/Richard Harbus
Sound, color and special effects transformed the moviegoing experience. These inventions decidedly did not.
Trump has made pushing protectionism since the campaign.
AP Photo/Chris Carlson
The idea that the US is historically a free trading country is a myth. Here's why that's a good thing.
What does it mean when public figures say sorry?
AP Photo/Paul Sancya
Public apologies are a type of performance before a larger audience, and they are to be understood in terms that are different from a private apology.
How many times do we wonder, ‘what’s the right thing to do’?
Ed Yourdon from New York City, USA (Helping the homeless Uploaded by Gary Dee, via Wikimedia Commons
A scholar suggests a few approaches that have withstood the test of time.
Upbeat delegates at the December 2017 conference of Germany’s anti-immigration party, the AfD.
Over three months since Germans voted in national elections, preliminary talks are due to start Jan. 7 on forming a coalition government. What has taken so long?
Lucian Wintrich, left, leaves court on Dec. 11 after charges of breach of peace were dropped. In November, Wintrich had delivered a speech at the University of Connecticut titled ‘It’s OK To Be White.’
AP Photo/Jessica Hill
A majority of white Americans now believe that white people experience racial discrimination, and memes like #ItsOkayToBeWhite are only fanning the flames.
Flooding in Port Arthur, Texas during Hurricane Harvey, Aug. 31, 2017. According to the Climate Science Special Report released on Nov. 2, heavy precipitation events are becoming more frequent and intense in most regions of the world.
SC National Guard
On Nov. 2 the White House posted a detailed climate science report without comment. The Trump administration is unlikely to heed it, but it could boost state, local and private sector action.
Simulation of two neutron stars merging.
NASA/AEI/ZIB/M. Koppitz and L. Rezzolla
The gravitational wave itself is the least exciting part of the announcement from LIGO and Virgo. Observing this new source answers many longstanding questions.
Drug addiction isn't about bad habits, fear of withdrawal or a selfish search for pleasure. It's about the brain.
Lean on me for a better night’s sleep.
Studies suggest that, even when we go to bed alone, the company we keep by day may determine how well we sleep at night.
One of the impacts of climate change is an increase in the frequency of heavy rain events.
AP Photo/David J. Phillip
The Trump administration's decision to dismiss or accept a government-prepared climate report will have life-or-death consequences, says a climate scientist involved in the previous report.