The looming battle for clean data

With the sci­ence increas­ingly cer­tain and envi­ron­mental rules tight­ening, the 21st-​​​​century con­test for a better envi­ron­ment and a stable cli­mate is shaping up to be a battle over clean data. The wider […]

How to defeat the impulse buy

AS Thanks­giving approaches, so does the hol­iday shop­ping season. Once again, a day tra­di­tion­ally meant to cel­e­brate grat­i­tude will inau­gu­rate a month of ram­pant con­sumerism. As a psy­chol­o­gist who studies […]

Networking for good

Pan­demics can dec­i­mate whole com­mu­ni­ties and threaten entire coun­tries and con­ti­nents. When sci­en­tists need to stop the spread of an out­break, big data can plug them into mod­eling tools that […]

Plight of the funny female

A few years ago, Laura Mickes was teaching her reg­ular under­grad­uate class on child­hood psy­cho­log­ical dis­or­ders at the Uni­ver­sity of Cal­i­fornia, San Diego. It was a weighty sub­ject, so occasionally […]