A generation of schoolchildren is being exhorted to believe in their brain's elasticity. Does it really help them learn?
Economists are trying to understand the steady decline of non-college-educated men in the labor market.
A growing body of research in psychology and neuroscience suggests that believing in meritocracy makes people more selfish, less self-critical and even more prone to acting in discriminatory ways
Among the plethora of supplements that promise athletes an advantage, a natural juice gains traction as an evidence-based boost.
One of the strangest side-effects of a tick bite — a new allergy to red meat — could be even easier to get than previously thought, according to new research. The finding could overturn a commonly held theory that ticks need to have recently gorged on the blood of other mammals before they can spread a meat allergy to humans.
Emerging sign languages could reveal how all language evolved, but keeping these fragile languages isolated for research may mean the people who rely on them lose out.
Beginning in 1980, a Dr. Ronald Grossarth-Maticek reported that he had discovered a cancer-prone "emotionally repressed" personality.
In my own research as an economist studying corporate welfare, I have found and reviewed much evidence on the effectiveness of tax and other incentives. My conclusion: Incentives just don't work.
Bacteria could be genetically engineered to produce industrial quantities of biodegradable polymers based on squid teeth.
Economists expected a short decline in the number of births during the Great Recession, but they believed we would start making kids again once the economy recovered. That hasn't happened.
On Monday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued its strongest condemnation of teen vaping yet, following the release of new data from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention. According to the CDC, one in five high-schoolers took up vaping in 2018, a significant jump from 2017. FDA chief Scott Gottlieb went as far as to call teen vaping one of the agency’s “biggest public health challenges.”
Historian Tiffany Watt Smith argues that schadenfreude, the joy we derive from another's misfortune, is just a natural part of the very complex emotional responses we have as human beings.
Blue hyperlinks are one of the oldest design standards on the web. Here’s what a group of researchers discovered when they set out to study them.
Many people eat factory-farmed meat while also abhorring animal cruelty. Why?
Anthropologists and linguists are working to understand how complex systems of communication emerge — and what they reveal about how to keep rare or threatened languages alive.
There's scant evidence that they're effective. They can, however, be psychologically damaging — and they reflect a dismaying view of childhood.
Cereal companies created a myth about the first meal of the day. Researchers keep debunking it.
Planning on quitting the social platform? A major new study offers a glimpse of what unplugging might do for your life. (Spoiler: It’s not so bad.)
Court stenographers often misunderstand Black English, and their mistakes could affect people's lives at crucial junctures.
Bertrand Russell's observation that "the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt" prefigured the scientific discovery of a cognitive bias — the Dunning–Kruger effect — that has been so resonant that it has penetrated popular culture.
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