FORA.tv (Jan. 24, 2013) Wonderfest discusses the complexity of human overconfidence and the frailty of knowledge.
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Xinhua News Agency (Aug. 31, 2012) Last year, so-called "Tiger Mom" Amy Chua made headlines for her intense parenting style that she maintains earned her daughter a place at Harvard University.
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AP (June 25, 2013) College students in post-Great Recession America are seeking more specialized training in hopes of improving their chances of landing a job quickly after graduation. Schools such as Michigan's ... watch video
CBC (Apr. 1, 2013) Music boosts the body's immune system and is more effective than prescription drugs in reducing anxiety before a surgery, a research review from two psychologists at Montreal's McGill University ... watch video
FORA.tv (Dec. 5, 2012) Lawrence Krauss is an internationally known theoretical physicist. He is the Director of the Origins Project and Professor of Physics at the School of Earth and Space Exploration at Arizona State ... watch video
Newsy (May 20, 2014) Researchers from the University of Colorado at Boulder say spouses tend to be more genetically similar than two random people plucked off the street.
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Newsy (June 2, 2014) University of Edinburgh researchers found native English speakers who knew multiple languages scored higher on intelligence tests than their peers.
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July 2, 2015 A rapid response plan for children at a hospital quickly identified stroke and other neurological problems. One in four children with stroke-like symptoms were diagnosed with stroke and 14 percent ... read more
July 2, 2015 Male fruit flies infected with the bacterium, Wolbachia, are less aggressive than those not infected, according to research. This is the first time bacteria have been shown to influence ... read more
July 2, 2015 To observe the brain in action, scientists and physicians use imaging techniques, among which functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) is the best known. These techniques are not based on direct ... read more
July 2, 2015 Poor sleep habits can have a negative effect on self-control, which presents risks to individuals' personal and professional lives, according to researchers. Psychologists concluded a sleep-deprived ... read more
June 29, 2015 A student has developed a computerized learning system that can detect emotional sentiments, such as sarcasm and irony, in text messages and emails. It could help detect content that suggests ... read more
July 1, 2015 Boys are more likely than girls to receive a prescription for antipsychotic medication regardless of age, researchers have found. Approximately 1.5 percent of boys ages 10-18 received an ... read more
July 1, 2015 For decades, researchers in the genetics field have theorized that the protein spools around which DNA is wound, histones, remain constant in the brain, never changing after development in the womb. ... read more
June 26, 2013 A computer analysis of nearly 2 million text messages (tweets) on the online social network Twitter found that Christians use more positive words, fewer negative words and engage in less analytical ... read more
Jan. 7, 2013 A new study found that thoughts of death increased atheists, Christians, Muslims and agnostics conviction in their own world views. For example, contrary to the wartime aphorism that there are no ... read more
Apr. 18, 2012 What's the group that least agrees with Americans' vision of their country? According to many sociological surveys, it's atheists. Previous research suggests that the dislike of ... read more
Nov. 30, 2011 Distrust is the central motivating factor behind why religious people dislike atheists, according to a new study led by psychologists. While reasons behind antagonism towards atheists have not been ... read more