The Problem with Studies Saying Phones Are Bad for You

Some studies investigating the side effects of screen time might not actually be measuring what we think they are Rachel Becker for The Verge Every other week, there’s a new report about what staring at a screen is doing to your brain. It’s hard to know what to trust,...
Why AI Needs To Reflect Society

Why AI Needs To Reflect Society

From Forbes Insights, by Rediet Abebe While artificial intelligence (AI) has the potential to solve an incredible spectrum of problems and challenges in our lives, our work and our world, there is a widening disconnect between the people who are introducing and...
The Science Behind Social Science Gets Shaken Up—Again

The Science Behind Social Science Gets Shaken Up—Again

Taking a lice-grade comb to press coverage of Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential campaign can feel a little like relitigating, but in light of recent news about President Donald Trump, consider this article: “It Really Doesn’t Matter if Hillary Clinton Is...
How Can Social Science Become More Solutions-Oriented?

How Can Social Science Become More Solutions-Oriented?

A conversation between researchers at Kellogg and Microsoft explores how behavioral science can best be applied. Based on insights from Noshir Contractor and Duncan Watts Researchers commonly distinguish between “basic” and “applied” science. Basic science is driven...