Seth Davis Promotes His Mom's Hoax Cancer Cures

There have never been more options for those convinced that the medical establishment is hiding secrets from them. Look at the Google ads running down the sidebar of just about any website you visit, and you're almost certain to see ads about "natural" cures—gluten-free diets and alkaline water, superfoods and… » 2/19/15 2:11pm 2/19/15 2:11pm

Can "Facial Coding" Really Predict A Pro Athlete's Performance?

The new owners of the Milwaukee Bucks have deep pockets and big ambitions — a combination that's led them to one-up the Moneyball teambuilding strategy and hire "a facial coding expert who reads the faces of college prospects and NBA players to determine if they have the right emotional attributes to help the Bucks." » 12/26/14 1:55pm 12/26/14 1:55pm

We all missed the greatest eBay auction of all time

This honor goes to "Mummified Cat Slam Dunking A Mummified Bird," which up until recently was for sale for a discount $750 buy-it-now price (via Geekologie). Because if there's anything that distinguishes you as an individual of taste and distinction, it's a barf-out effigy of Bastet schooling Horus on the basketball… » 9/27/12 11:30am 9/27/12 11:30am

The debate over basketball's "hot hand" phenomenon rages on

Back in October we told you about an in-depth study of a phenomenon known as "hot hands" — the term sometimes used to describe basketball players who appear to have transcended the limits of their normal hoop-shooting abilities. And after examining free-throw statistics from 6,150 games, the researchers concluded that… » 12/16/11 10:31am 12/16/11 10:31am

New study supports the existence of the "hot hands" phenomenon in…

Basketball fans are all familiar with terms like "hot hands," "on a roll," or "in the zone," that are used to describe players demonstrating what appears to be a streak of above-average performance. For over two decades, scientists have debated whether the phenomenon actually exists, or if basketball fans simply… » 10/06/11 10:55am 10/06/11 10:55am

A robotic seal playing basketball is the weirdest thing you'll see all…

Roboticists at Taiwan's National Chiao-Tung University have built a robotic arm that can shoot hoops by gauging the position of the basket and the angle the basketball needs to be tossed. » 3/02/11 12:20pm 3/02/11 12:20pm

Robert Rodriguez's Black Mamba short stars Kanye West, Bruce Willis and…

Check out this strange trailer for Robert Rodriguez's Nike movie called The Black Mamba. Apparently Bruce Willis, who is the devil, wants Kobe Bryant's shoes (because Kobe's the greatest player in the world... *cough*). And now Bryant has to play on a basketball court of fire (OK that part was cool). Danny Trejo's… » 2/03/11 9:58am 2/03/11 9:58am

Crazed Telekinetic Attacks Basketball In Latest Sarah Jane


Telekinesis is like rough sex, judging from the latest episode of Doctor Who spin-off The Sarah Jane Adventures . Or maybe it's more like angry masturbation — with a basketball. In any case, it's awesome to see Sarah Jane burrowing into yet another sinister science organization — without any kids following her around… » 11/15/07 9:15am 11/15/07 9:15am