Brian Williams

Brian Williams and Our Treacherous Memories

There’s been some hand-wringing from pundits about truth and memory in the wake of Brian Williams recent embellishments.
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Can Information Fight Fat?

New FDA regulations requiring prepared food retailers to disclose calorie content are counting on it to fight fat.
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Democracy vs. Scientists: The Case of Evolution in Schools

Scientific expertise sometimes clashes with policy-making when it comes to teaching evolution in schools
Daily News headline reads, "War on Terror"

Talk About Terrorism: Metaphors We Live and Die By

The four main metaphors of counter terrorism and their implications.
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What’s a Test Score Worth?

Are any standardized tests really useful?
Dr. Alondra Nelson

Interview with Alondra Nelson: Race + Gender + Technology + Medicine

Alondra Nelson studies gender and black studies at the intersection of science and technology.
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Challenges Beyond the Classroom: Poverty, Race and Educational Achievement

Levels of educational achievement in the U.S. are deeply connected with race & income levels.
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Is Common Core Doomed?

Is there still hope for Common Core Standards? And what will make them effective?
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Does Common Core Math Work?

(This is the first post in a four-part series about Common Core) Why is my kid’s math homework ...
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Are Bilingual People Smarter Than People Who Speak One Language?

Is the bilingual advantage real? Are bilingual people smarter than people who speak one language?