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7 ways to avoid becoming a misinformation superspreader

H. Colleen Sinclair, Mississippi State University The problem of misinformation isn’t going away. Internet platforms like Facebook and Twitter...

What belief in extraterrestrial visitors to Earth reveals about trust in...

Joshua Lambert, University of Central Florida and Anthony Licciardi Jr., University of New Orleans Partisanship is not enough to...

Conservatives value personal stories more than liberals do when evaluating scientific...

Randy Stein, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona; Alexander Swan, Eureka College, and Michelle Sarraf, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona The Research Brief is a short...

Coronavirus responses highlight how humans are hardwired to dismiss facts that...

Adrian Bardon, Wake Forest University Bemoaning uneven individual and state compliance with public health recommendations, top U.S. COVID-19 adviser Anthony Fauci recently blamed the country’s...

It’s a bad idea for journalists to censor Trump – instead,...

David Cuillier, University of Arizona In times of mortal strife, humans crave information more than ever, and it’s journalists’ responsibility to deliver it. But what if...

Don’t let your vote get stolen – 5 essential reads about...

Jeff Inglis, The Conversation As the 2020 election season heats up, there will be a massive number of people competing for your vote. Only some...

‘Always sticking to your convictions’ sounds like a good thing –...

Michael Patrick Lynch, University of Connecticut There is nothing wrong with strong opinions. They are healthy in a democracy – an apathetic electorate is an...

Yes, there is a war between science and religion

Jerry Coyne, University of Chicago As the West becomes more and more secular, and the discoveries of evolutionary biology and cosmology shrink the boundaries of...

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California fire damage to homes is less ‘random’ than it seems

Faith Kearns, University of California, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources In the midst of the many wildfire emergencies that have faced California this year,...