Engaging in a brief mindfulness exercise made people who identified “I/me” words 33% less likely to volunteer.
A little goes a long way.
In July of 2018, there were 11 wildfires occurring north of the Arctic Circle. That's more than ever before.
The benefits of actively playing chess are supported by numerous studies.
The harmful effects of Tasers are real—not just to the body, but to the mind. At the heels of yearlong study, Lauren Kirchner from Pacific Standard has compiled her data that questions the use of Tasers as a “safer” alternative to a firearm.
Sometimes the behavior of people who aggravate and annoy you can unconsciously affect the ways you behave yourself. Introspection and self-awareness exercises can help get the monkey off your back and allow you to improve your decision making.
A new study in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology finds that in comparison to young Baby Boomers and Gen Xers, today’s high school seniors and college freshmen are […]
Washington DC Communication Research Series Examines the Climate Change Debate, Celebrity Scientists, the Iraq War, and Public Diplomacy
Readers in the Washington, DC area are invited to join us at American University this Fall semester for a seminar series sponsored by the Doctoral program in Communication. The seminars […]
More than 200,000 Turn Out for Rally to Restore Sanity: Survey Project Examines Background, Media Choices, and Political Views of Participants
Claims about the size of rallies on the National Mall are an important framing device that advocates and journalists use to communicate the strength and impact of a movement. Of […]
The journalist, campaigner and on-air reporter for the Iranian Press TV channel in London, recently became a Muslim. Here she talks about Islam, the West and her brother-in-law's legacy.
At the Washington Post yesterday, staff writer Paul Fahri described several of the emerging areas of research on The Daily Show and similar forms of political parody. The feature emphasizes […]
Daily Show host Jon Stewart is the most trusted man in America. Or at least as Chris Smith writes in a cover story at this week’s New York magazine, in […]
AU and WAMU Examine “The Climate Change Generation: Youth, Media, and Politics in an Unsustainable World”
Monday night, March 1, starting at 630pm, American University’s School of Communication will be hosting a panel discussion focused on “The Climate Change Generation: Youth, Media, and Politics in an […]
Legal scholar Laurence Tribe told Big Think today that he found Elena Kagan’s performance in her Supreme Court confirmation hearings to be “masterful in every respect.” Kagan, who was previously the […]
Climate activists' brand of iconoclasm is far removed from the Beeldenstorm that swept medieval Europe.
"Tristram Shandy" trolled its way to fame.
The "Clovis First" hypothesis for human settlement of North and South America has just been debunked. Where do we go from here?
Neuroscience research suggests it might be time to rethink our ideas about when exactly a child becomes an adult.
Far from acting as the conduits of a benevolent deity, these religious leaders threw the teachings of their own church out of the window.
Fossilized footprints found at an excavation site in southwest New Mexico prove humans colonized the continent much earlier than previously thought.
Coherentism accepts that circular reasoning is probably the best any of us can do.
A genetic study of British Columbia grizzly bears finds a weird link to local human languages.
This everyday electrical phenomenon had no widely accepted scientific explanation — perhaps, until now.
A textbook pregnancy consists of three trimesters. The baby develops at a relatively predictable rate during this time, from pomegranate seed to avocado to watermelon. And mom’s body adapts accordingly […]