No. The belief that people are suited to speak particular languages by biology is widespread—but wrong
An outbreak in Italy in the 1630s forced him to find new ways of doing his research and connecting with his family
Well, why not? It worked for Smokey the Bear and forest fires
Why do we ignore information that could improve our ability to predict the odds of a personal cyberattack?
Usage patterns shape biases worldwide, whether in Japanese, Persian or English
Compared with traditional lineup techniques, a series of two-faces-at-a-time choices led to more accurate identification by study witnesses.
Disinformation expert Carl Bergstrom gives tips on how to stay calm and make sense of pandemic news
Contrary to the sanitized version we sometimes hear about the civil rights movement, change was not achieved solely by protest marches and people singing “We Shall Overcome”
A separate set of cells in the same region regulate sexual behavior
Journalist and author Emily Anthes talks about her book The Great Indoors: The Surprising Science of How Buildings Shape Our Behavior, Health, and Happiness.
Originally published in August 1908
A study purporting to uncover “unprofessionalism” spurred a #MedBikini backlash
Men often think masks and other precautions make them look like wimps
Pervasive racial images associated with the Almighty shape who people see as worthy of being in charge
Originally published in August 1958
And what we can do about it
The process can be inefficient, but it can also get research out of a rut
It’s foolhardy to assume that only some categories of people are at risk
Research reveals the subtle ways that impolite electronic communication at work brings you down
In responding to the pandemic, society may be hampered by cognitive and political beliefs that distort judgments and lead to irrational decisions