The myth of meritocracy: who really gets what they deserve?

October 19, 2018

www.theguardian.com/news/2018/oct/19/the-myth-of-meritocracy-who-really-gets-what-they-deserve

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Why do Democrats and Republicans see Kavanaugh in such different ways?

October 7, 2018

www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/oct/06/democrats-republicans-kavanaugh-polarization

Study of Holocaust survivors finds trauma passed on to children’s genes

October 6, 2018

www.theguardian.com/science/2015/aug/21/study-of-holocaust-survivors-finds-trauma-passed-on-to-childrens-genes

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Here’s the science behind the Brexit vote and Trump’s rise

September 17, 2018

www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/sep/17/science-behind-brexit-vote-trump

OpenMind

September 15, 2018

“OpenMind is a free, psychology-based, educational platform designed to depolarize campuses and foster mutual understanding across differences. OpenMind is freely available for use in courses or as part of orientation programming.
— Read on openmindplatform.org/academic/

Edsurge piece with TED talk: https://www.edsurge.com/news/2018-08-23-can-an-online-tool-depolarize-campus-discussions

This looks like a promising programme, but the association with someone who perpetuates the ‘snowflake’ narrative (see THE piece) might be troublesome…

Brexit Has Already Cost the U.K. More than Its EU Budget Payments, Study Shows

July 11, 2018

Brexit Has Already Cost the U.K. More than Its EU Budget Payments, Study Shows
— Read on www.bloomberg.com/amp/news/articles/2018-06-22/u-k-brexit-hit-already-exceeds-eu-budget-payments-study-shows

Fake news: Teaching children the difference between Trump and truth

June 13, 2018

www.theguardian.com/education/2018/jun/12/fake-news-schools-trump-truth

If you’re so smart, why aren’t you rich? Turns out it’s just chance. – MIT Technology Review

May 30, 2018

The most successful people are not the most talented, just the luckiest, a new computer model of wealth creation confirms. Taking that into account can maximize return on many kinds of investment.
— Read on www.technologyreview.com/s/610395/if-youre-so-smart-why-arent-you-rich-turns-out-its-just-chance/

10 Things You Don’t Know about Yourself – Scientific American

May 19, 2018

Scientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the world and shape our lives.
— Read on www.scientificamerican.com/article/10-things-you-dont-know-about-yourself/

The Ugly Truth of Being a Black Professor in America – The Chronicle of Higher Education

May 13, 2018

I’ve received hundreds of racist emails, phone messages, and letters. This is what it’s like to be hated.
— Read on www.chronicle.com/article/The-Ugly-Truth-of-Being-a/243234/