Children trust 'clever' characters on television

Children are more likely to learn from educational television programming if two things occur: (1) If the children believe the character on the program is knowledgeable, and (2) they are reminded to think about what they ...

Video: The basics of reproducibility

The scientific community is constantly working to improve the robustness and reliability of published research. Brain Nosek, president and director of the Center for Open Science, has dedicated his career to asking—and ...

Are we born racist? Bias expert answers timely questions

Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton, PhD, professor of psychology and Richard & Rhoda Goldman distinguished professor of social sciences at the University of California, Berkeley, recently co-edited a book called Are We Born Racist?: ...

Auditors: National Science Foundation suspends UConn grants

The National Science Foundation has frozen more than $2 million in grants to the University of Connecticut after a foundation investigation found two professors used grant money to buy products from their own company, Connecticut ...

Astrophysicist outlines astronomical costs of light pollution

Light pollution is costing us hundreds of thousands of euro each year, as well as impacting environmental processes and affecting our health. That is according to Professor in Physics at Trinity College Dublin, Brian Espey, ...

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