A student received a score of A+ for answering questions like "The Earth is billions of years old" by answering "False."
According to the debt-averse deficit hawk position fueling Republican budget proposals, we need to slash government spending to promote economic growth. That assumption relies on a 2010 research paper by two Harvard economists that we now know is studded with errors.
A German study showed that male test subjects were far more likely to correctly guess the emotional states of other men via eye contact. Interestingly, there may be an evolutionary basis to this.
It’s the most popular—and least reality-based—sentiment of the disgruntled white college applicant with high scores: a black kid took my seat.
Recent studies suggest that Americans might be the worst research subjects on the planet. As one writer put it recently, "researchers had been doing the equivalent of studying penguins while believing that they were learning insights applicable to all birds.”
How could we be so clueless about the wealth gap that defines our society?
According to Celebrity Apprentice star Penn Jillette, Daniel Kahneman's book Thinking, Fast and Slow could double as a producer's handbook for reality television.
A few years ago, at mile 20 of my second marathon, I promised myself I would never again run a 26.2 mile race. I had trained impeccably, ran my first mile a little slower than goal pace, as everyone advises, and was primed to shave seven minutes off my previous time and traverse the five boroughs ...