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• ## How to improve your odds at the casino: The Gambler’s Fallacy0

Imagine you are at a Las Vegas casino and you’re approaching the roulette table.  You notice that the last eight numbers were black… so you think to yourself, “Holy smokes, what are the odds of that!” and you bet on red, thinking that the odds of another black number coming up are really small.  In

• ## 10 Math Tricks You Can Use To Impress Your Friends9

Want to impress your friends with your arithmetic skills? Here’s a list of simple math tricks you can use on a daily basis. Some are even practical – who said you’d never use what you learned in school? For most of these math tricks, the idea is to get manageable numbers to work with in

• ## What’s so special about the Higgs Boson?0

Why is the Higgs Boson so Important? A Basic Explanation for Students and other Life-Long Learners Two months ago, when most of the nation was celebrating Independence Day, the scientific community celebrated an incredible milestone in the field of physics—the discovery of the Higgs boson, also known as the “God particle.” You’ve probably seen the

• ## The Drake Equation: What are the odds of finding intelligent life?0

Ever wonder if we’ll find intelligent life in our galazy, with whom we could one day communicate with? With approximately 100 billion stars in our Milky Way, it certainly seems plausible that such a species or civilization might exist. The Drake Equation, developed by Frank Drake in 1961, is a tool to estimate these odds.

• ## Just the Facts: Radiation, Cell Phones, Wi-Fi, and Cancer.0

Electromagnetic fields (EMF) are just about everywhere as our society becomes more and more technological.  Sources of EMF include WiFi, lighting, microwaves, radio, television, cell phones, among many.  Increasingly, there are a number of individuals and activist groups who believe that these electromagnetic fields pose a health risk.  Perhaps the two most controversial sources are WiFi