The New York Times: What’s normal? Perhaps the answer seems obvious: What’s normal is what’s typical — what is average… More
The year 1988 marked some momentous beginnings: The first edition of Stephen Hawking’s landmark “A Brief History of Time” was… More
The New York Times: Pam Giordano thinks her dog is quite intelligent, and she has proof: Giorgio, an 11-year-old Havanese… More
Exposure to false information about an event usually makes it more difficult for people to recall the original details, but new research suggests that there may be times when misinformation actually boosts memory. … More
APS James McKeen Cattell Fellow Marsha M. Linehan, whose groundbreaking research has focused on developing interventions for teens at high… More
APS Fellow Howard C. Nusbaum serves in a leadership position at the National Science Foundation. From this vantage point, he devotes a guest column to discussing how even the most robust science is still vulnerable to human error.