This is a poorly performed magic trick (but you'll fall for it anyway)

Like many feats of visual trickery, the secret behind psychologist Richard Wiseman's "Tube of Mystery" boils down to a few not-so-mysterious tricks of the trade. What makes this illusion interesting, though, is how well it works even when performed badly. » 3/14/14 1:00pm 3/14/14 1:00pm

10 more clever bets guaranteed to outsmart your friends

The only thing more satisfying than winning money from your friends on a bet is pranking them in the process. Deep down we all want to be conmen, and Richard Wiseman is back with ten more bets that will let you outsmart anyone. » 2/03/14 10:51am 2/03/14 10:51am

Another 10 Bar Bets You Can't Possibly Lose

Who doesn't love free money? Nobody, that's who. And while technically Richard Wiseman's latest collection of guaranteed bets will cost you friendships, relationships, and maybe even your job, the satisfaction of one-upping everyone you know makes it still totally worth it. » 10/01/13 10:20am 10/01/13 10:20am

10 More Bar Bets You'll Never, Ever Lose

There's no such thing as free money, and while this series of clever bets will all but guarantee you some easy cash, it will probably come at the cost of a few friendships. » 9/16/13 10:11am 9/16/13 10:11am

10 Bets You're Guaranteed to Win At Your Holiday Party

YouTube's favorite conman Richard Wiseman has returned with ten more bets you'll never lose, just in time to spice up the never-evending barrage of holiday parties and family get-togethers this time of year. » 12/17/12 9:55am 12/17/12 9:55am

Ten (Mostly) New Illusions To Kick Start Your Brain This Morning

After a four-day weekend it's not easy to get your brain back in gear for the work week. So consider this two-and-a-half minute collection of optical illusions a mental boot camp with Richard Wiseman serving as your overly-pleasant drill sergeant. » 11/26/12 8:38am 11/26/12 8:38am

Another Ten Bets You'll Never Lose

There's no better time than the holidays—when everyone's all together—to scam, grift, and alienate your friends and family. So Richard Wiseman has returned with another series of unloseable bets that guarantee you victory thanks to basic science and physics. » 11/23/12 12:30pm 11/23/12 12:30pm

Ten More Bets You'll Never Lose

Richard Wiseman will probably go down in history as the accomplice to thousands of amateur grifters. He's back with another collection of science experiments, physics demonstrations, and simple cons to impress your friends—if you have any left by now. » 11/12/12 8:21am 11/12/12 8:21am

Ten Bets You're Guaranteed to Always Win

Richard Wiseman is back with another collection of clever tricks and simple science experiments that you can finally use for profit—not just entertaining your friends. » 6/11/12 8:21am 6/11/12 8:21am

Scientists Create "The World's Most Relaxing Room"

The credit crunch and the hectic pace of modern life has inspired Professor Richard Wiseman to create what he believes is "the world's most relaxing room" at the University of Hertfordshire in Hatfield, just north of London. His research led him to invite visitors to lie down on soft matting with lavender scented… » 10/24/08 1:45pm 10/24/08 1:45pm