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The presidential primaries are a great opportunity to test your skills in political prediction. Who will win which states, and by what margin? And if your predictions aren't all that good, how can you do better?
Two weeks ago, I wrote about how to make better predictions in domains ...
Monday, February 22, 2016
We constantly make predictions about the unknown, at scales both large and small.
Which presidential candidates will win each party's nomination? Which stocks will go up in the next six months — and which down? Should I have a second child? Will I really enjoy the chocolate chip pancakes most, ...
Monday, February 15, 2016
As a physics major at Yale in the 1970s, Eileen Pollack learned about gravitation and quantum mechanics and ballistics. She also learned what it's like to be The Only Woman in the Room, the title of her new book, published by Beacon Press last September.
Unfortunately, many women with ...
Monday, February 08, 2016
Voters and legislators are constantly confronted with decisions that would benefit from some understanding of the relevant science:
Is cap and trade a good approach to controlling greenhouse gas emissions? Evaluating the pros and cons requires some understanding of economics and environmental science. Are standardized tests a good way to ...
Monday, February 01, 2016
A friend from high school recently sent me this hilarious and heartbreaking video of twin baby girls fighting over a pacifier:
It made me want to laugh and cry. I resisted the immediate urge to share it with my husband (at work in the next room), but I later ...
Monday, January 25, 2016
Suppose you're a 45-year-old woman living in the U.S. You have no history of breast cancer, nor worrisome symptoms. Should you have a mammogram?
If you follow the American Cancer Society's recommendation, the answer is "yes": You should begin routine mammography screening for breast cancer at age 45. But ...
Monday, January 11, 2016
What do the United States, Suriname, Papua New Guinea and Tonga have in common?
These countries are among the few worldwide that don't offer paid maternity leave at the federal level for new mothers. Note that the United States is the only advanced economy to make the list; ...
Monday, January 04, 2016
This weekend, Facebook's "Memories" reminded me of a post from Jan. 2, 2009: "Tania Lombrozo is generating New Year's resolutions...that look a lot like last year's."
I could, unfortunately, post the same again today. In fact, one of my resolutions for 2015 — to be smart about my smartphone ...
Wednesday, December 23, 2015
What makes for a truly merry Christmas? Is your time better spent picking perfect, personalized gifts and decorating your home, or enjoying holiday cheer with family and friends?
For those who celebrate Christmas (and that's about 95 percent of Americans), psychological science can offer some answers — or at ...
Monday, December 14, 2015
Monday, December 07, 2015
Consider the following two statements:
"We are not an emergent property of a mechanical universe but the seasonal activity of a living cosmos."
"Hidden meaning transforms unparalleled abstract beauty."
Which is more profound?
The first statement comes from Deepak Chopra's Twitter feed. The second statement was generated through a ...