At the PsySociety blog, Melanie Tannenbaum looks at the meta-analysis cited by Erik Erikson of Redstate.com as proof that low-income families fare worse when mom works outside the home — and finds that it says exactly the opposite. This post is notable not only for deconstructing a "common sense" belief, but also for doing a great job of explaining what a meta-analysis is and why it matters. Also provides a full daily serving of Fox News schadenfreude.
If you swallow chewing gum, does it really stay in your body for seven years? In this video from the Institute of Human Anatomy, "lead dissector" Jonathan Bennion reveals the truth and how much it's stretched. The video below will give you something to chew on: READ THE REST
For 31 years, the Annals of Improbable Research have awarded the delightful Ig Nobel Prizes honoring scientific "achievements that first make people laugh, and then make them think." Of this year's ten winners announced yesterday, here are a few of my favorites: * Lund University's Susanne Schötz, "for analyzing variations in purring, chirping, chattering, trilling,… READ THE REST
Sci-Hub provides free access to millions of papers and books. Its disregard for copyright makes it the target of legal threats, but its mission of providing open access to publicly-funded studies has made it overwhelmingly popular among scientists and lay readers alike. And it's growing again. "It's a place where people can find scientific studies… READ THE REST
Superheroes and supervillains have securely entered the zeitgeist as solid staples of modern pop culture and, perhaps, no group of comic book icons is bigger than those in the Marvel universe. Marvel has carved an impressive niche into the fabric of our society, and with that comes a unique selection of collectibles. From action figures… READ THE REST
How many times have you played a game and wondered what on earth its creators were thinking? We're looking at you, Warcraft III: Reforged. Whether it's inefficient updates or disappointing graphics, there are lots of things you'd change if you created your own video game. So what's stopping you? If you think you have what… READ THE REST
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