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A Spectrum of Choices12/15/2004 - 16:09 Humans & Society
In the Web page below, the writers of Science News have selected what they consider the most compelling stories of 2004. However, visitors to our Web pages at Science News Online have their own favorites. As we track the number of visitors to each Web page, we learn which articles attract the most...
Shuffling cards is a tricky business. It's also a lucrative one for gambling casinos.
In a game such as blackjack, an astute player can try to memorize the cards already played to have a better chance of predicting which cards will come up later, thus potentially gaining an advantage over the dealer and the casino. If the cards aren't properly shuffled and their distribution isn't truly...