Study confirms the existence of a special kind of groupthink in large groups.
New research reveals the extent to which groupthink bias is increasingly being built into the content we consume.
It took a series of ingenious experiments in the 20th century to uncover some of our biggest cognitive biases.
"The function of private media is to make money for the people who own the media. It is a business," Sanders said.
Is it groupthink? Or is there a deeper reason? In the early half of the 20th century, even after the discovery of the expanding Universe, physicists considered a wide variety of […]
The Big Bang is our accepted origin of the Universe. But is there another possibility? Since the mid-1960s and the discovery of the Cosmic Microwave Background, the Big Bang has […]
Unique research out of Switzerland says be kind, just not too kind.
All scientific theories, at some level, are wrong. That’s why consensus is so vital. There are two important and common words that, when used scientifically, have a very different meaning than […]
There’s a flowchart if you aren’t sure. It’s a situation that comes up all too frequently: an expert in their field publicly states a conclusion that is thoroughly accepted by the […]
Avi Loeb says it’s aliens. Every other astronomer disagrees. Here’s why. In 2017, an astronomical event occurred that was unlike any other: for the first time, we observed an object that […]
Three scientists publish a paper proving that Mercury, not Venus, is the closest planet to Earth.
And Dr. Jill Tarter never once lost her composure. One of the most fascinating questions in all of science is: “are we alone?” Since our distant ancestors first gazed at […]
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Think you're "post-tribal"? Think again. Attorney and "tiger mom" Amy Chua on groupthink in America and abroad.
Innovation is a “creative muscle” that needs to be flexed and exercised regularly to be strong and effective. Anyone can innovate — and some of the best or most creative […]
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One prominent mathematician asks: was Einstein such a smartypants after all?
There’s no such thing as a theory that’s too beautiful to be wrong, if it doesn’t agree with experiment. The history of physics is filled with great ideas that you’ve […]
The Pillars of Creation in the Eagle Nebula are some of the most famous, and most spectacular, dusty regions of a star-forming nebula ever captured by any telescope anywhere. These […]
Dr. Gottman, a psychologist who studies relationships, explains the 5:1 rule.
If your favorite theory made the list, you might want to consider a new favorite to bet on. “Some people believe holding on and hanging in there are signs of great […]
It’s not appealing to authority that’s the problem; it’s the false authorities and what comes next if you accept their nonsense. “When a scientist says something, his colleagues must ask […]