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February 22, 2015

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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 ScientificAmerican.com

February 21, 2015

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3:41 PM | Finding the Right Confidence Interval
“Stick to your guns.” “Put your nickel down.” “Stand your ground.” If you’re a medical student, there is an excellent chance you have heard one of these in the course of your training. Confidence is... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

February 15, 2015

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9:52 PM | You Should Know: Michelle Hunter and Exploring Neuroscience Through Art
Welcome to the twenty-third installment of You Should Know, where I give my own #ScholarSunday salute to Science Bloggers and the Blogs you may not yet know about. Introducing…Michelle Hunter... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

February 14, 2015

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6:37 PM | How To Make The Most Of Your Valentine’s Day!
Whether you’re single or partnered up this Valentine’s Day, psychology has all sorts of tips for you on how to find your next great love or improve your existing relationship with the one... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

February 02, 2015

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10:04 PM | Vilifying Parents Who Don’t Vaccinate Their Kids Is Counterproductive
The ongoing measles outbreak in the U.S., which has spread to 14 states, has provoked a rising vilification of parents who refuse to vaccinate their children. This vilification is understandable, but... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

January 31, 2015

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2:17 PM | Cash is Bad for Creativity? Yeah, Right
A discussion once again erupted this month, fuelled by rapid re-sharing of the headline, “Why cash and copyright are bad for creativity” and a post on The Conversation by Dan Hunter. The... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

January 28, 2015

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12:00 PM | Genetic Memory: How We Know Things We Never Learned
I met my first savant 52 years ago and have been intrigued with that remarkable condition ever since. One of the most striking and consistent things in the many savants I have seen is that that they... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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