When Baseball Umpires Should Not Pay Attention

Shown by home plate umpires, paying attention becomes easier when we use it less in the past or expect not to need it in the future.

What We Can Learn From a Child and a Marshmallow

Since nursery school children first took the marshmallow test in 1972, researchers have revised the experiment and its meaning.

How Head Start Connects to College

We can compare the early childhood education component of President Biden’s legislative proposals to other preschool programs.

Telling the Student Loan Story

There is much more to see about student loans than a $1.7 trillion total when we decide how much Congress might forgive.

How a Contest Can Encourage Ingenuity

In Taiwan, for two days, people whose name was “salmon” (and five of their friends) got all-you-can-eat sushi. Offered by a sushi restaurant chain, the promotion created “salmon chaos.” Because you just needed an identity card that included “gui yu” (the…

Why the Intellect of a Monarch Matters

New Jersey’s Essex County created a vaccine success story that others have tried to replicate. Police officers and sheriff’s deputies helped with vaccine deliveries. The county enlisted a battalion of volunteers ranging from laid-off men and women to nursing students.…

Celebrating Wikipedia’s Birthday

During a 2007 episode of The Office, Michael Scott (Steve Carell) said Wikipedia was “the best thing ever.” His reason? “Anyone in the world can write anything they want on any subject.” The show’s writers thought they had Michael expressing…

Where You Can Live On The Moon

Researchers at Purdue University are designing a moon habitat whose surprising location makes it resilient and safe.

When a Dating App Is Like a Can Opener

A dating app can lead to face swiping fatigue. With a slew of pictures and bios to consider, users can find it harder to select the right person. Analysts have suggested that the endless supply makes the search go on…

What Covid Teaches Us About a College Town

As much as university and college shutdowns affect schools and students, they can also have a devastating impact on local towns and cities.