Honeybees join humans as the only known animals that can tell the difference between odd and even numbers
Parity tasks (such as odd and even categorisation) are considered abstract and high-level numerical concepts in humans.
From honing the art of perception to checking cognitive biases, here are a few techniques employees can learn in critical thinking training.
People naturally judge fact from fiction in offline social settings, so why is it so hard online?
Find your wallet or keys — or a nuclear submarine.
You don't have to be an emperor to apply these rules to daily living.
By challenging your preconceptions, art offers a framework by which you can solve problems.
By exposing people to small doses of misinformation and encouraging them to develop resistance strategies, "prebunking" can fight fake news.
Your very own "Conspiracy Detection Kit."
What if your textbook lied to you?
How much can something change and still be the same thing?
Our society mostly emphasizes developing logical, procedural thinking skills, but this isn't the only way to come up with great ideas.
Negative feedback ignites the primal (“fight or flight”) and emotional (“do they hate me?”) parts of our brain first.
Which studies are actually worth the hype?
The "attention economy" corrupts science.
We could even benefit from more whataboutisms — if they're used properly.
When you don’t know what you’re looking for, it’s easier to miss it.
Summit Public Schools take a radically different approach to education. And it's working.
Why, exactly, don't you trust that person's opinion?
Is it deliberate fraud or just bad research?
It is through speaking and listening that human beings become who they are.
What we call "basic research" is actually the most cutting-edge. It underpins knowledge, and without it, technology does not come into being.
A new technique for analyzing networks can tell who wields soft power.
Scientific journals, which are supposed to be the sacred scriptures of academia, are often full of shoddy research and misinformation.
It’s not a huge leap to imagine we could target the biological processes that mediate our behaviours.
The role of the Devil’s advocate was to argue against the beatification of mystics. Contrary to popular belief, they did not wear Prada.