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Robots for Research

This is a photo of the cover of the October Observer.

Childlike robots are increasingly at the center of a unique form of integrative science, bringing together experts in robotics, neuroscience, linguistics, and child development. ... More>

Why Driving Lessons Should Go Green

A promising new study shows that a little eco-driving training for bus drivers may go a long way towards reducing greenhouse gas emissions. ... More>


Anderson, Dweck Share Atkinson Prize

APS William James Fellow John R. Anderson and APS James McKeen Cattell Fellow Carol S. Dweck have won the 2016 Atkinson Prize in Psychological and Cognitive Sciences. ... More>

Credit Screenings Lead to Unfair Hiring

New research calls into question the practice of weeding out job applicants based on their financial history. ... More>

Similarity to Human Drivers Inspires Trust in Self-Driving Cars

Incorporating “virtual drivers” that looked and acted like humans significantly increased people’s willingness to let an autonomous vehicle take the wheel. ... More>