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Confronting Misinformation

Confronting Misinformation
Behavior & Society

Viral lies, overwhelming uncertainty, and leadership that amplifies falsehoods and fear: no wonder we feel anguished by our information environment. During an election season of great consequence, what would make society less vulnerable to division?

October 12, 2020

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The Big Bang, Zebras and the Texture of Our Universe

What do zebras have to do with the structure of the cosmos? Imagine a single zebra in your mind. With twitching ears, tufted hair, and a visual interference pattern wrapped over muscle and skin, the animal has its own contours, which are easy to make out up close...

October 28, 2020

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Election Science Stakes: Climate

60-Second Science - October 28, 2020 - By Andrea Thompson and Steve Mirsky04:27

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Election Science Stakes: Medicine and Public Health

60-Second Science - October 27, 2020 - By Josh Fischman and Steve Mirsky03:52

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Election 2020: The Stakes for Science

60-Second Science - October 26, 2020 - By Laura Helmuth and Steve Mirsky02:20

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Why Some Easter Island Statues Are Where They Are

60-Second Science - October 25, 2020 - By Karen Hopkin02:57

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