Experiment design affects the quality of the results.
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Embracing more rigorous scientific methods would mean getting science right more often than we currently do. But the way we value and reward scientists makes this a challenge.
Some say coddled kids need to be taught how to persevere through setbacks and disappointments.
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One of the newest trends in education is teaching students how to develop grit. But what's even meant by 'grit'? And what if grit means something different for everyone?
The feds say they can secretly read all your email.
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We don't expect our own government to hack our email – but it's happening, in secret, and if current court cases go badly, we may never know how often.
A still image captured from a video from the Tulsa Police Department shows Terence Crutcher with his hands in the air.
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A scholar of visual culture sees a transition happening online as the alt-right reinterprets images of police shootings to push back against the gains made by Black Lives Matter.
The TPP’s a real noodle scratcher.
The 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership has its share of boosters and bashers. But for those still uncertain what it's all about and whether it's worth it, here's a primer.
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte.
Why would the Philippine president risk alienating an important and generous ally?
In life, happiness can seem fleeting and elusive, something just out of reach.
The positive psychology movement led to hundreds of studies dedicated to improving human happiness. So why has nothing changed?
Mitt Romney and Barack Obama trade barbs during the 2012 presidential race.
Policy nuances often fail to stick in the minds of debate viewers. It's all about delivering the most memorable moment.
Public park in Manhattan, home to a rat population with over 100 visible burrows.
Dr. Michael H. Parsons
Rats foul our food, spread disease and damage property, but we know very little about them. A biologist explains how he tracks wild rats in New York City, and what he's learned about them so far.
Should a future parent consider the impact more people will have on the Earth?
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A philosopher of 'procreation ethics' at the center of a controversy over having kids explains why we can't ignore the population question in an era of climate change.
Think twice before copying Tyson’s tattoo.
Copyright and trademark law mean that the body art inked into your skin may leave you open to an infringement lawsuit.
Which economy do you live in?
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New research shows that ideological media employ a powerful method to bias partisans' economic beliefs. In turn, partisans perform mental gymnastics worthy of Simone Biles to preserve those biases.
The new normal?
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A human development researcher decided to find out if people who are anxious about dating or about what their partner thinks of them are more likely to sext.
Hillary and Bill Clinton at the DNC, July 28, 2016.
The media’s obsession with the indirect ways in which a single charitable foundation advances a single candidate’s career misses the point.
Medical experts are rarely quoted in TV news stories about contraception.
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TV news stories often frame contraception as a political or social issue, rather than a medical issue, depriving the public of vital health information.