Two girls look on at a laptop together in a classroom

What’s the Value of Single-Sex Schools?

Research on the effectiveness of single-sex schools has been mixed.

Rights and Freedom on Campus

There have been a range of debates happening over student rights and freedom.
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Is There Any Scientific Evidence for the Benefits of Hugging?

The science behind hugging, massage therapy, and physical touch.
Education and Leisure

The Rise and Fall of “Education for Leisure”

Where did the notion of teaching people how to spend their free time come from, and why did it disappear?
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Why Your Privacy is Not Just About You

Maintaining privacy is more of a social practice than one would think.
Project Implicit Racial Prejudice

Project Implicit Reveals Your Hidden Prejudice

Professor Anthony Greenwald invented the Implicit Association Test that can tap into our implicit feelings about race. What happens when people take it?
Side-by-side images of two men whose headpieces are hooked up to machinery

Tele(phone)kinesis

In a scene straight out of science fiction, a student in Washington lifted another student’s hand—with a thought.
Gladiators facing off depicted with Roman tile

Kicking Back, Gladiator Style

Gladiators drank a concoction of vinegar and ashes to stay bulky for battle.
Former President Obama smiling on a bench beside Chinese President Xi Jinping

Psy-Q: What Does The Prisoner’s Dilemma have to do with Greenhouse Gases?

Game theory tells us that climate deals are doomed to failure.