The presidential pardoning of turkeys invites the question: What is the significance of such a public rite of forgiveness?…
By Claire Bowern, The Conversation
A Yale linguist explains how many colors exist in your language’s rainbow.
By Ole J. Forsberg, The Conversation
From a media standpoint, the Election 2016 polls provided a great narrative, mathematician Ole J. Forsberg writes, but they had a margin of error, and journalists didn’t seem to understand what those words meant.
By Alan Jern, The Conversation
Research by psychologists provides some insight into how most humans would actually act in HBO's Westworld.
By Leo Braudy, The Conversation
Why are we still so afraid?…
By Lauren Griffin, The Conversation
Much has been made of the partisan split between presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump on issues of science and public policy. But can their American supporters really be that far apart in terms of science?…
By Frank T. McAndrew, The Conversation
For the past several months, creepy clowns have been terrorizing America, with sightings of actual clowns in at least 10 different states. These fiendish clowns have reportedly tried to lure women and children into the woods, chased…
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