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Why Do Professional Athletes and Peformers 'Choke' Under Pressure


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Have you ever wondered why your favorite basketball player wasn't able to make that crucial shot or why that talented football player missed a goal he should have made? Today on our One on One Segment Dr. Vickrum Chib will tell us what he and his colleagues at Caltech found out about why talented athletes fail to perform well under pressure. Other Stories we Have… We'll hear about the research findings by an American geologist and his team that may make it possible to forecast how strong an earthquake may be. Researchers released a study this past week that linked a warm and wet Ancient Mars with volcanic activity. Science World’s Bob Doughty will tell us more. The WHO is launching two initiatives to stimulate the development of better and faster Ebola diagnostic tests for use in heavily disease-infected West African countries. Street lights, buildings, signs and cars all block out any chance to get a good look at the stars. We’ll hear about the efforts of one group that wants to dim the lights for people's health and the health of the planet. High school and college students throughout Los Angeles have been preparing for a machine building competition that challenges their science and creativity skills, as well as their patience. We'll have these stories and more on today's edition of VOA's Science, Health and Technology magazine... Science World.

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