March 02, 2015

7:01 PM | How Designers Can Improve Health Care For Everyone
The last place anyone expects to find a designer is in a hospital, clinic or operating room, but those are exactly the spaces where I embed myself. My first step toward this world occurred when I... -- Read more on

February 24, 2015

10:44 PM | Effective Communication, Better Science
Science communication is part of a scientist’s everyday life. Scientists must give talks, write papers and proposals, communicate with a variety of audiences, and educate others. Thus to be... -- Read more on

February 22, 2015

11:38 PM | Project Superhero: Using Pop Culture to Inspire Kids’ Interest in Science
In my pop-sci writing, mainly here, at Psychology Today, and in the books Becoming Batman and Inventing Iron Man, I use superheroes as foils for communicating science. I have encouraged other... -- Read more on

February 11, 2015

5:00 PM | Why Can’t Gravity Believers and Skeptics Get Along?
Multiple media outlets around the world covered a study published last week in the journal Nature Climate Change.* This study sought to explain why “believers” in climate change cannot get along with... -- Read more on

February 09, 2015

9:00 PM | Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease: America’s Greatest Health Risk of 2015?
Today, up to 25 percent of people in the U.S. are living with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), according to the American Liver Foundation. NAFLD is a medical condition associated with... -- Read more on

February 05, 2015

6:33 PM | Reducing Lifestyle Diseases Means Changing Our Environment
I’ve always found gyms a bit strange. Think about it: Dozens of people sweating in close proximity, running on conveyor belts going nowhere, lifting and dropping heavy objects for no reason.... -- Read more on
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