Science

Intellectually humble individuals are more likely to investigate political misinformation

According to new research published in Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin† The new study provides evidence for a causal link between intellectual humility and the desire to investigate political misinformation. Intellectual humility refers to the ability to recognize the limits of one’s knowledge and accept the possibility of being wrong. People with a high degree …

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Space dust from Venus could be a solution to purify Earth’s air

Reduce CO2 emissions of roads, railways and shipping requires the simultaneous implementation of a series of solutions. With regard to cars, reducing the number of journeys (by making it easier for people to walk and cycling and improving public transport), changing fuel in vehicles and making the most of the vehicles already on the road …

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I watched flat earth videos to see how conspiracy theories spread

This article was originally published on: The conversation. (opens in new tab) The publication contributed the article to Space.com’s Expert Voices: Opinion and Insights† Carlos Diaz Ruiz (opens in new tab)Assistant Professor, Hanken School of Economics All over the world, and against all scientific evidence, a section of the population believes that the Earth’s round …

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This week’s great tech stories from around the web (through July 2)

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE We asked GPT-3 to write an academic article about itself – then we tried to get it publishedAlmira Osmanovic Thunstrom | Scientific American“On a rainy afternoon earlier this year, I logged into my OpenAI account and typed a simple instruction for the company’s artificial intelligence algorithm, GPT-3: Write an academic thesis in 500 …

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Dissatisfaction with women’s own bodies seems to influence their judgment of other women’s body measurements

New research provides evidence that how women assess the transition from normal to overweight in other women’s bodies is related to perceptions of their own body size and their body dissatisfaction. The findings are published in the journal Limits in Psychology† “There are laboratory studies showing that one’s assessment of other people’s body size can …

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New research helps pinpoint a cognitive biomarker found in both humans and rodents

Scientists have identified a pattern of brain activity that appears to be an electrophysiological marker of sensitivity to reward in both mice and humans. The findings, published in Psychopharmacologyhelp translate animal models of cognitive processes to humans. “The vast majority of animal testing cannot be translated to humans. A big problem is that the measures …

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New Traeger Timberline Grill makes cooking and cleaning exciting

The all-new Traeger Timberline Wood Pellet Grill (also available in a larger Timberline XL version) redefines the outdoor cooking experience. To charcoal or gas cooking enthusiasts, that may sound a little hyperbolic, but the new Timberline addresses the pain points of all types of grilling, not just those associated with wood pellets. The temperature gets …

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Body dysmorphic disorder linked to deficits in cognitive flexibility and visual-spatial skills

Body dysmorphism is something that many people suffer from, and it can lead to low self-esteem and eating disorders. A study published in Brain and Behavior tries to understand the differences in cognitive function between people who struggle with body dysmorphism and people who do not struggle with body dysmorphism. Beauty standards are sold to …

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