Researchers Examine When People Are More Susceptible To Fake News
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Researchers Examine When People Are More Susceptible To Fake News

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Why Aren't Students Showing Up For College?

According to research from Harvard, between 10% and 40% of the kids who intend to go to college at the time of high school graduation don't actually show up in the fall. Education researchers call this phenomenon "summer melt," and it has long been a puzzling problem.S_e_P_p/Getty Images/iStockphotohide caption

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Pain Before Pleasure Makes The Pleasure Even Better, Study Finds
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Pain Before Pleasure Makes The Pleasure Even Better, Study Finds

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Research Shows Birth Order Really Does Matter

Research shows birth order really does matter.Catherine Delahaye/Getty Imageshide caption

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Research Shows Birth Order Really Does Matter

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Child Care Centers Often Don't Hire The Most Qualified Teachers, Study Shows

New study shows child care centers don't necessarily hire the most qualified teachers.Caiaimage/Paul Bradbury/Getty Imageshide caption

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Child Care Centers Often Don't Hire The Most Qualified Teachers, Study Shows

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Degrees of Maybe: How We Can All Make Better Predictions

From sports, to politics, to the stock market, we love to make (and hear) predictions. This week, Hidden Brain explores why the so-called experts are so often wrong, and how we can avoid the common pitfalls of telling the future.Elise Amendola/APhide caption

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Hidden Brain: Terror Strikes And An Attacker's Identity

Sometimes it can feel like there is a terrorist attack on the news every other week. But how much attention an attack receives has a lot to do with one factor: the religion of the perpetrator.David McNew /AFP/Getty Imageshide caption

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Hidden Brain: Terror Strikes And An Attacker's Identity

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When Is It 'Terrorism'? How The Media Cover Attacks By Muslim Perpetrators

Sometimes it can feel like there is a terrorist attack on the news every other week. But how much attention an attack receives has a lot to do with one factor: the religion of the perpetrator.David McNew /AFP/Getty Imageshide caption

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Police Shootings: How A Culture Of Racism Can Infect Us All

In the aftermath of a police-involved shooting, there's often a familiar debate about what led to it. But research shows there's an underlying cause that we often miss.JASON REDMOND/AFP/Getty Imageshide caption

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Police Shootings: How A Culture Of Racism Can Infect Us All

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The Triumphs And Perils Of 'Going Big'

Psychologist Phil Tetlock thinks the parable of the fox and the hedgehog represents two different cognitive styles. "The hedgehogs are more the big idea people, more decisive," while the foxes are more accepting of nuance, more open to using different approaches with different problems.Renee Klahr/NPRhide caption

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The Triumphs And Perils Of 'Going Big'

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Researchers Ferret Out Information From White House Visitor Logs
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Researchers Ferret Out Information From White House Visitor Logs

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The 'Thumbprint Of The Culture': Implicit Bias And Police Shootings

In the aftermath of a police-involved shooting, there's often a familiar debate about what led to it. But research shows there's an underlying cause that we often miss.JASON REDMOND/AFP/Getty Imageshide caption

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Why Recycling Options Lead People To Waste More

Is recycling bad? No, but research suggests recycling can have a downside.Hiroshi Watanabe/Getty Imageshide caption

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Why Recycling Options Lead People To Waste More

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How A Theory Of Crime And Policing Was Born, And Went Terribly Wrong

The "broken windows" theory of policing suggested that cleaning up the visible signs of disorder — like graffiti, loitering, panhandling and prostitution — would prevent more serious crime.Image Source/Getty Images hide caption

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Me, Myself, and IKEA: What Our Love For Swedish Furniture Says About Narcissism

Modern psychology shows that we all have a little bit of Narcissus in us. Most of us like people who remind us of ourselves — whether that is someone else with the same name or the same birthday.Renee Klahrhide caption

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Advice For Your Dinner Party Stories: Keep It Familiar
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Advice For Your Dinner Party Stories: Keep It Familiar

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The Fox And The Hedgehog: The Triumphs And Perils Of Going Big

Psychologist Phil Tetlock thinks the parable of the fox and the hedgehog represents two different cognitive styles. "The hedgehogs are more the big idea people, more decisive," while the foxes are more accepting of nuance, more open to using different approaches with different problems.Renee Klahrhide caption

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How Illegal Gold Mining Relates To The Spread Of Malaria

A person illegally pans for gold at a site in the Department of Choco near the city of Quibdo, Colombia, on Friday, Nov. 11, 2016. According to Santiago Angel, head of the Colombian mining association, about 85 percent of the 59 tons of gold produced last year in Colombia comes from operations without government licenses or environmental permits.Nicolo Filippo Ross/Bloomberg via Getty Imageshide caption

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How Illegal Gold Mining Relates To The Spread Of Malaria

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