Golard: Thinking Errors

Golard: Thinking Errors

In his first book, “A Field Guide to Thinking Errors: Using Neuroscience to Classify, Avoid, and Exploit Our Biases,” André Golard explains that all people are prone to errors in thinking, such as confirmation bias and loss aversion, and offers readers tools to...
Berkowitz: Cell Network Rain Data

Berkowitz: Cell Network Rain Data

For the American Physical Society’s Physics magazine, Rachel Berkowitz explains how cellular networks can offer critical rainfall data to the smallholder farmers across Africa who feed most of the continent but lack access to weather-prediction systems used in...
Witze: Webb Telescope

Witze: Webb Telescope

In advance of the James Webb Space Telescope’s successful launch at the end of the year, Alexandra Witze (@alexwitze) explained in Nature why astronomers everywhere are champing at the bit to use this new tool, which is more than 100 times more powerful than the...
Steinberg: Plastic in Whale Diets

Steinberg: Plastic in Whale Diets

Nancy Steinberg writes about a new scientific partnership to investigate connections between human-made debris, zooplankton and gray whales. In the cover story in Oregon Stater, the magazine of the Oregon State University Alumni Association, she describes researchers’...
Mapes: Skagit Dams

Mapes: Skagit Dams

For The Seattle Times, Lynda Mapes (@lyndavmapes) writes that Seattle City Light is seeking to relicense three hydroelectric dams on the Skagit River that provide one-fifth of the city’s power, which would extend the dams’ use for decades. But as salmon, and the...