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Summing up the performance of an NHL goalie with a single statistic is a difficult task. New research that makes adjustments to traditional measures attempts to do just that.
The new movie "Moneyball" stars Brad Pitt as the general manager of a Major League Baseball team who is compelled to find a new way to put together a winning team because of his shoestring budget.
If you want to beat the house at roulette, it helps to think like a physicist.
New theoretical models and high-speed movies of dice rolls of numerous shapes and sizes confirm that dice thrown with a 1 on the top are slightly more likely to land as a 1 than the other values.
David Rudisha's world record 800-meter performance, and a look ahead to the women's final.
Competition in Olympic track and field events begins today. It's timing for running, jumping, and throwing to grab the world's attention.
Here is more interesting information that didn't fit into the story on using math to predict world record performances in track and field.
Analysis suggests the likelihood of future world-record-breaking performances.
Over the next few weeks, Inside Science will release a series of news articles, blog posts, and a video news piece covering the Games of the XXX Olympiad.