There's a Name for Why the Simplest Questions Sometimes Seem Like They're the Trickiest to Answer
And it's called the Moses Illusion.
Does the Science of Human Behavior Only Show Us What We Want to See?
An intellectual crisis in the age of TED talks and Freakonomics.
Stop Denying the Hot Hand: Basketball Streaks Do Exist
New data and statistical theory are overturning 30-year-old research that failed to find evidence of streaky shooting on the basketball court. The hot hand, it turns out, really does exist—and it may apply to a lot more than just sports.
Urban Myths of Innovation: Density and Serendipity
In a city, serendipity isn't a given. Two ships may pass in the night and that's it.
Creatures of Coherence: Why We're So Obsessed With Causation
We default to cause-and-effect thinking because we want to maintain control over our lives, but some things just don't have clear answers.