Converting data into knowledge
When a movie-streaming service recommends a new film you might like, sometimes that recommendation becomes a new favorite; other times, the computer's suggestion really misses the mark. Yisong Yue, assistant ...
Sports talk can help students develop critical thinking skills, says Stanford scholar
The value of sports in higher education is not typically linked to critical-thinking skills.
Media celebrate female NFL referee, but fumble deeper issues
The sports media's positive reaction to the hiring of a female referee in professional football is a good sign, according to a Penn State researcher, but did little to help expose deeper issues that hinder greater acceptance ...
Game on for a digital revolution in sport stadiums
It's the middle of finals season with tens of thousands of fans turning out at stadiums to cheer their teams to victory. Many fans at these and other sporting events already turn to digital technology by ...
Sports broadcasting gender roles echoed on Twitter
Twitter provides an avenue for female sports broadcasters to break down gender barriers, yet it currently serves to express their subordinate sports media roles.
Electronic Arts drops Ray Rice from Madden game
Video game publisher Electronic Arts is removing former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice from its recently released Madden NFL 15 title, the latest company to pull its support for the player.
Porsche adds Cayenne S E-Hybrid to 2015 lineup
Study shows how, when consumers remember brands in celebrity advertisements
From a consumer perspective, what happens when a celebrity endorses different products in two advertisements that appear in the same magazine? Do you remember both equally? One better than the other? Neither?
TV sports plays crimefighter role
Televised sports can reduce crime. In brief, that's the conclusion of two UC Berkeley law students, based on their research exploring the relationship between major sporting events on television in Chicago and crime rates ...
Brazil's World Cup also a test bed for climate change
Beyond the spectacle of 32 nations battling for the greatest prize in football, the World Cup is also a test bed for tackling climate-damaging carbon emissions from major events.
Women appear in only five percent of sports newsprint
Women are the subject of news in sports papers in only 5.11% of the cases, sometimes alone (2.18%) and others accompanied by men (2.93%). On the other hand, men are the focus of this kind of information in ...
Facebook, Twitter brace for World Cup fever
This year's World Cup will play out on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and messaging apps like WhatsApp just as it progresses in stadiums from Sao Paulo to Rio De Janeiro.
EA pumps passion into "FIFA 15" virtual soccer players
Electronics Arts is letting virtual soccer stars in "FIFA 15" get psyched, or angry, on field just like their real-world inspirations.
Detroit Lions help rebuild city with innovative gridiron giving, researchers say
The Detroit Lions' new model of philanthropy and community engagement may prove to be a touchdown for the city of Detroit.