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October 3, 2013

 

Boy in shadow

Rejection Leads To Aggression

Seeing rejection as a common thread in school shootings, psychologists conducted experiments to see if rejection in the lab produced aggression.

September 6, 2005

 

The Sure-thing Principle

Ever feel like everyone on the planet is irrational? That may be only a slight exaggeration. Hundreds of studies have demonstrated that even well-educated people often fail to follow standards of reasoning. One example is the sure-thing principle. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003

 

Play Ball! Aluminum vs. Wooden Baseball Bats

Ever wonder why Major League ball players only swing with wooden bats and not aluminum? Well, they can’t use aluminum. Mark McGuire hits the ball 500 feet, but with an aluminum bat he’d get 700 feet easily.

September 27, 2003

 

Hole in the Earth

Also, earth’s core is a metal sphere 800 miles wide, but just pretend we’ve bored through it. What would be the result? For one thing, you could then travel to the other side of the world in under one hour.

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