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Are Pets Good for Kids?

People overwhelmingly believe that having pets is overall a good thing for children. Indeed, a 2003 paper by developmental psychologist Gail F.

April 17, 2014 — Jason G. Goldman

Why Academic Tenacity Matters

For academic achievement, ability is not enough. What’s also needed are mindsets and strategies for overcoming obstacles, staying on task, and learning and growing over the long-term. According to Gregory Walton and colleagues, academic tenacity is not about being smart, but learning smart...

April 14, 2014 — Scott Barry Kaufman

How Lil Wayne the NYC Octopus Will Help Scientists Understand the Brain

BROOKLYN--It wasn’t hard to name Lil Wayne. He actually volunteered to take the rapper’s moniker. On April 2, Frank Grasso, director of the Biomemetic and Cognitive Robotics Lab at Brooklyn College, showed me around his lab spaces--from where they build mobile robots to where they keep their axolotls and fiddler crabs to the crown jewel: [...]..

April 3, 2014 — Katherine Harmon Courage

The Missing Link that Wasn’t

April Fools’ Day is not unique to Western cultures. People all over the world and all throughout history have celebrated the coming of Spring with festivals of deception and lightheartedness...

April 2, 2014 — Krystal D'Costa

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