Why our brains see the world as ‘us’ versus ‘them’

What are your in-groups and out-groups? ksenia_bravo/Shutterstock.com Anti-immigrant policies, race-related demonstrations, Title IX disputes, affirmative action court cases, same-sex marriage litigation. These issues are continually…

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Extreme stress during childhood can hurt social learning for years to come

Which cognitive processes explain long-term effects of childhood adversity? Ricky Kharawala on Unsplash , CC BY Each year, more than 6 million children in the…

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Misinformation and biases infect social media, both intentionally and accidentally

People who share potential misinformation on Twitter (in purple) rarely get to see corrections or fact-checking (in orange). Shao et al. , CC BY-ND Social…

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Astronaut Sally K. Ride’s legacy – encouraging young women to embrace science and engineering

Mission specialist Sally Ride became the first American woman to fly in space. NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center On June 18, 1983, 35 years ago,…

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What 40 years of ‘Space Invaders’ says about the 1970s – and today

The iconic shooting game in its original stand-up arcade form. Jordiferrer , CC BY-SA The “Space Invaders” arcade video game, celebrating its 40th anniversary, is…

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