This Week in Research News: A Quiz
• November 16, 2012 • 7:41 AM
• November 16, 2012 • 7:41 AM
A weekly roundup of the best of Pacific Standard and PSmag.com, delivered straight to your inbox.
October 22 • 4:00 PM
Is the United Nations’ #HeForShe campaign helping feminism?
October 22 • 2:00 PM
Baker Mitchell is a politically connected North Carolina businessman who celebrates the power of the free market. Every year, millions of public education dollars flow through Mitchell’s chain of four non-profit charter schools to for-profit companies he controls.
October 22 • 12:00 PM
U.S. technology giants have constructed international offices in Dublin in order to take advantage of favorable tax policies that are now changing. But Ireland might have enough other draws to keep them there even when costs climb.
October 22 • 10:00 AM
Why there aren’t enough veterans at America’s top schools—and what some people are trying to do to change that.
October 22 • 8:00 AM
We should embrace the fact that there’s no single recipe for English. Making fun of people for replacing “ask” with “aks,” or for frequently using double negatives just makes you look like the unsophisticated one.
October 22 • 7:04 AM
A new study finds we judge the cover by the book—or at least the party.
October 22 • 6:00 AM
Whether it’s a morning cup of coffee or a glass of warm milk before bed, we all have our habitual processions. The way they become engrained, though, varies from person to person.
October 22 • 4:00 AM
New research from Germany finds greater cognitive skills are associated with more spiteful behavior in children.
October 21 • 4:00 PM
When you make it easier to report assault, people will come forward.
October 21 • 2:00 PM
There’s little public scrutiny when private donors pay to give police controversial technology and weapons. Sometimes, companies are donors to the same foundations that purchase their products for police.
October 21 • 10:00 AM
When hard science isn’t enough, what can be done?
October 21 • 8:00 AM
Refining our policies and teaching social and emotional skills will help us to generate sustained prosperity.
October 21 • 7:13 AM
Clean out the ashtray, add some aluminum oxide, and you’ve (almost) got yourself a low-cost way to remove arsenic from drinking water.
October 21 • 6:00 AM
Chefs are teaming up with plant breeders to revitalize bland produce with robust flavors and exotic beauty—qualities long neglected by industrial agriculture.
October 21 • 4:00 AM
New research suggests telltale signs of infidelity emerge even in a three- to five-minute video.
October 21 • 2:00 AM
Don’t judge a metro or a nation-state by its population numbers.
October 20 • 4:00 PM
How a fashion statement at the turn of the 19th century led to the creation of the first Audubon societies.
October 20 • 2:00 PM
An analysis of killings by police shows outsize risk for young black males.
October 20 • 12:00 PM
Psychologists find that parties to a conflict think they’re motivated by love while their enemies are motivated by hate.
October 20 • 11:00 AM
Dogs and cats have both advantages and disadvantages for street-involved youth.
October 20 • 10:00 AM
Despite growing support for LGBT rights and recent decisions from the Supreme Court regarding the legality of same-sex marriage, the battle for acceptance has not yet been decided.
October 20 • 8:00 AM
Medical mnemonics are often scandalous and sexist, but they help the student to both remember important facts and cope with challenging new experiences.
October 20 • 6:00 AM
Will voters blame President Obama—and punish Democrats in the upcoming mid-term elections—for a climate of fear?