March 19, 2014

Sheryl Sandberg Is Right About the Word 'Bossy.' This Data Proves It.
5:27 PM

Is the word used that often to criticize women? Yes, and we have proof.

An Interesting Theory That Could Explain Vladimir Putin's Risky Behavior
4:24 PM

The decline of Soviet Union–era glory, of energy dominance, and of land itself—these are all losses that, according to prospect theory, could explain Putin's actions of late. 

Anthony Lane's Scarlett Johansson Profile Turns The New Yorker into a Men's Magazine
3:15 PM

The celebrity profile reaches a new nadir in this week's New Yorker.

Another Vapid Effort to Claim that Science and Religion Can Get Along
2:23 PM

They just want it to be true! Which, if you ask a scientist, is not evidence that it is true. 

The Emptiness of Data Journalism
12:00 AM

Nate Silver could learn a lot from those op-ed columnists he maligns

March 18, 2014

A Knockout Exhibition from an Iconoclast Sculptor
8:00 PM

If you are the sort of person who recoils from typecasting and branding, you won’t want to miss “The Passions of Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Your Self Is Located in Your Chest, Says New Study
12:17 PM

Psychologists search for the subjective location of the self. Some say it's in the torso, others say it's in the eyes.

March 17, 2014