Are Relations Between Science Agencies and Science Journalists at a New Low?
A look at past surveys of scientists and journalists shows relations have been deteriorating for some time, and have hit a new low under the Trump administration.
The Unique Linguistic Effects of 'Laughing Out Loud'
Historically, written language has been created to represent spoken language. For the first time, that dynamic is working in the opposite direction.
How the Lie That American Muslims Cheered on 9/11 Began
Four years after the terrorist attack, an expert on folklore traced one such rumor to its source.
How the News Covers Climate Change, and Why It Matters
Scientists review news coverage of three IPCC reports, revealing common media narratives—and an unfocused media strategy on the part of the IPCC.
Is the Quest to Build a Kinder, Gentler Surgeon Misguided?
Surgery is a fundamentally messy and stressful activity. When being a few millimeters off target can be life-changing, a surgeon needs to possess fierce concentration, unrelenting perfectionism, and, above all, staunch self-assurance.
Presence of a Smartphone Lowers Quality of Conversations
New research finds having a mobile device within easy reach divides your attention, even if you're not actively looking at it.
When Miscommunication Is The Most Common Form of Communication
No, not everyone in Germany speaks English.
Study: Long-Distance Relationships Really Can Work
While there are certain tradeoffs, researchers report long-distance romantic relationships can be highly satisfying.
Postal Service by Projectile: Delivering Mail With Rockets
Long before email, it was predicted that traditional letters would be dropped off using the ever-advancing technology of the Space Age.