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In his delightful memoir "Uncle Tungsten", the eminent neurologist and writer Oliver Sacks recounts the swashbuckling chemical adventures of his teenage years, sparked when a sympathetic uncle got him hooked on to the wonders of chemistry...
Paul Meehl was renowned for many things: his insistence on statistical and research rigor; his prescient views on schizophrenia; his advancements in psychotherapy; his creation of one of the scales of the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI—one of the most widely used tests of personality in clinical research and practice.) He is equally famous for his aversion to academic conferences...
Yudhijit Bhattacharjee has an excellent article in the most recent New York Times Magazine (published April 26, 2013) on disgraced Dutch social psychologist Diederik Stapel.
News of Kiera Wilmot’s arrest has seriously unnerved me. She is the Florida high school student who was experimenting with common household chemicals in science class that resulted in a minor explosion...
Video of the Week #90, May 1st, 2013: From: World's Smallest Stop Motion Movie Made with Atoms! by Joanne Manaster at PsiVid and IBM Movie Does Claymation-in Atomic Scale by Larry Greenemeier at Observations ...
It is in our nature to need rules. By enabling better social productivity rules beats no rules. We can clarify our biological rule dependence by analogy with language and tools.
A darling stop motion video was released yesterday and is already a big hit. IBM took the challenge of moving 5,000 atoms around in order to create a short stop motion video, capturing the images using a scanning tunneling microscope...
For most people, learning to read, write, add, or subtract seems straightforward and elementary. But as both a professor of special education and a scientist who studies learning in children with neurodevelopmental issues, I know that, acquiring these essential academic skills is indeed a complicated and effortful endeavor for some and that the problems they and their families experience are often just as complicated...
Can social science ever become as rigorous, as "hard," as, say, nuclear physics? I explored this question in a recent post, which I wrote in part as a response to The Physics of Wall Street: A Brief History of Predicting the Unpredictable , by James Owen Weatherall...
The first day of the " Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of All Nations " was a great success - half a million people visited the official opening of the first World's Fair at Crystal Palace, a 20 acres large greenhouse located in Hyde Park of central London...
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