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Can science help you hack your NCAA bracket?




Ben Moore #0 of the Southern Methodist Mustangs drives against Tony Parker #23 of the UCLA Bruins during the second round of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournamenat at the KFC YUM! Center on March 19, 2015 in Louisville, Kentucky.
Ben Moore #0 of the Southern Methodist Mustangs drives against Tony Parker #23 of the UCLA Bruins during the second round of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournamenat at the KFC YUM! Center on March 19, 2015 in Louisville, Kentucky.
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From manipulating morality to making your March Madness bracket, we're going to look at some new and fascinating science in our weekly segment, Lab Notes with Southern California Public Radio's Sanden Totten.

Here's a list of what's being covered on the segment:

  1. Scientists have found a way to manipulate our moral judgement.
  2. March Madness is in full swing, but what does science say about the art of bracket-ology?
  3. One recent study found that you'd have a better chance filling out your bracket by just flipping a coin for each match.
  4. Sports can be a boon for a school's applicant pool.