An independent review of a Rolling Stone article about the alleged gang rape of a University of Virginia student has found the magazine failed in the “reporting, editing, editorial supervision and fact-checking” of the now-discredited story.
With a smartphone and a finger prick, this new device can deliver HIV test results in 15 minutes. Continue reading
If taught young, self-control skills can have strong protective effects, even helping those whose vulnerabilities might make them more likely to fall behind economically. That’s according to Walter Mischel, author of “The Marshmallow Test,” in part four of his conversation with Paul Solman. Continue reading
Each of us has our own temptations, says Walter Mischel, author of “The Marshmallow Test.” For Mischel, it was smoking. For Clinton, it was junk food. Having the willpower to resist, Mischel explains, requires making the long-term consequences of each of those things more emotionally salient. Continue reading
A new statistical analysis from NASA reveals that the extreme summer heat felt by many Americans this year is the result of global warming. Hari Sreenivasan talks to Columbia University’s James Hansen who says the greatest barrier to public recognition of human-made climate change is the natural variability of local climate. Continue reading
Saying the issue of his country’s nuclear program was now “closed,” Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad derided the United Nations for allowing world powers to bully others. It was the latest in a string of controversial comments from the leader during his U.S. visit. Continue reading