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(2017-12-01)The unprecedented spread of misinformation threatens citizens’ ability to form evidence-based opinions on issues of great societal importance, including public health, climate change, and national security
(2017-02-13)Societal altruism is changing. Increased awareness and use of online social media is providing new ways of inspiring collective action and support for critical societal challenges. What makes some social causes go viral ...
(2018-01)In light of the continued politicization of facts on critical societal issues, developing ways to effectively communicate with the public about scientific topics is becoming increasingly important.
(2018-11-24)Extracting structure from initially incomprehensible streams of events is fundamental to a range of human abilities: from navigating in a new environment to learning a language. These skills rely on our ability to extract ...