FORA.tv (Jan. 24, 2013) Wonderfest discusses the complexity of human overconfidence and the frailty of knowledge.
While self-confidence is a prized human attribute, too much confidence can be obnoxious, pernicious, and ... watch video
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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Feb. 11, 2016 ”Did something move over there?“ Everyone has experienced this situation. One is looking towards a sound source, but with the best will in the world, one cannot detect an object. Only its sudden ... read more
Feb. 11, 2016 The Oxford Dictionaries selected 'vape' -- as in, to smoke from an electronic cigarette -- as word of the year in 2014. It turns out that Internet users' search behavior tells a similar ... read more
Feb. 11, 2016 The chemical signal dopamine plays an unexpected role in social interactions, new research shows. In mice, nerve cells in the brain that release dopamine became particularly ... read more
Feb. 11, 2016 Scientists from the Monell Center have further characterized the identity and functionality of salt-responding taste cells on the tongue. The knowledge may lead to novel approaches to develop salt ... read more
Feb. 11, 2016 A discovery in a transparent roundworm has brought scientists one step closer to understanding nerve degeneration. Researchers have discovered the worm contains two proteins ... 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