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Sport - 05.04.2012
Psychological testing may predict success in football
Measuring what are known as 'executive functions', which reflect the cognitive ability to deal with sudden problems, may make it possible to predict how good an elite football player will become in the future. This has been shown by a new study from Karolinska Institutet. Scientists believe for the first time that they have found the scientific key to what has previously been described as 'game intelligence' in successful football players.

Sport - Economics / Business - 15.03.2012
March Madness: Can Losing Lead to Winning?
March Madness: Can Losing Lead to Winning?
Is your March Madness bracket filled out yet? Imagine you're watching a close game. As the teams head to the locker room at half time, only two points separate the two competitors. Which team do you think is more likely to win? The team down by one or the team up by one? If you're like most people, you said up by one.

Economics / Business - Sport - 03.02.2012
Media portrayal of race in sports reveals biases in corporate world
Media portrayal of race in sports reveals biases in corporate world
University Park, Pa. The U.S. may have its first black president and the Fortune 500 its first black female chief executive, but African American CEOs account for a mere one percent of the chiefs of those 500 largest companies.

Physics - Sport - 06.07.2011
The universe may have been born spinning, according to new findings on the symmetry of the cosmos
ANN ARBOR, Mich.—Physicists and astronomers have long believed that the universe has mirror symmetry, like a basketball. But recent findings from the University of Michigan suggest that the shape of the Big Bang might be more complicated than previously thought, and that the early universe spun on an axis.

Sport - Health - 11.02.2011
Volunteers needed for weight loss study
Researchers at the University of Birmingham's School of Sport and Exercise Sciences are looking for volunteers to take part in a study investigating whether successful weight loss can alter perception. The study will test the effect of significant weight loss on an individual's perception of spatial layout and the built environment and is led by Guy Taylor, Doctoral Researcher for the Behavioural Medicine Group for the School of Sport and Exercise Sciences.

Sport - Health - 06.09.2010
Drinks lift for sports teams
Consuming energy drinks during team sports could help young people perform better, a study suggests. Sports scientists found that 12-14 year olds can play for longer in team games when they drink an isotonic sports drink before and during games. Researchers at the University measured the performance of 15 adolescents during exercise designed to simulate the physical demands of team games such as football, rugby and hockey.

Sport - Life Sciences - 15.06.2010
Sussex Nobel winner’s football molecule research listed in top 10 discoveries
Nobel Prize-winning research carried out by Professor Sir Harry Kroto at the University of Sussex has been named by fellow academics as one of the ten most important discoveries made by their peers at UK universities in the past 60 years. A poll of UK academics placed Professor Kroto's 1985 discovery of the microscopic "footballs" known as buckyballs tenth in a list topped by the discovery of DNA, the first computer, stem cell research, the contraceptive pill and the Internet.