Is practice overrated?

At North­eastern Uni­ver­sity, an effort based, in part, on Langer’s ideas is under way to help stu­dents become more aware of their learning and study habits. Leading that effort is […]

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Seeking a climate change

As his col­lab­o­ra­tors spread out, they will encounter a world not always eager to embrace Kahan’s work. Some social sci­en­tists can’t get past his ties to Mary Dou­glas; either they […]

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Born too soon

Soon after Cordero’s return, two engi­neers appeared at his door. One, Ingrid Y. Padilla, was a slight, wry hydrol­o­gist from a west-​​​​coast campus of the uni­ver­sity; the other, Akram N. […]

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The overworked bachelor’s degree needs a makeover

The 1.7 mil­lion stu­dents who grad­u­ated from Amer­ican col­leges and uni­ver­si­ties last month, their newly minted bachelor’s degrees in hand, face bleak prospects. Their average student-​​​​loan debt is some $33,000. […]

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