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why your contrarian take is almost certainly wrong
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why your contrarian take is almost certainly wrong

Today’s media is addicted to contrarian takes on everything. And those takes are almost always just attention-grabbing clickbait.

why do we believe what we believe in the age of disinformation?
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why do we believe what we believe in the age of disinformation?

Debunking scams and disinformation has become exponentially harder. We need to dig deep into why people believe what they do, and how social media exploits their fear and anger.

the forgotten power of science fiction
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the forgotten power of science fiction

We live in a world science fiction and dreams built. Then we let the worst among us turn it into a nightmare.

why tenure should never, ever be abolished
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why tenure should never, ever be abolished

Tenure is not a magical keep-your-job-forever-no-matter-what card. It's vital protection for scientists whose research might not sit well with ideologues and partisan tribalists on college boards.

why the college bubble really needs to pop
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why the college bubble really needs to pop

The trajectory of American higher education is simply unsustainable and something has to give sooner rather than later.

why standardized testing is ruining education
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why standardized testing is ruining education

No Child Left Behind's series of tests was supposed to help American education. It did the exact opposite.

the catch with a free public college education
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the catch with a free public college education

If taxpayers are going to pay for college, we'll have to make sure that a college education actually yields gainful employment.

why companies and colleges aren’t working together
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why companies and colleges aren’t working together

Companies need colleges to educate their next generation of workers. Yet they're refusing to work with them, or even train their employees for that matter.

are today’s science funding recommendations doing more harm than good?
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are today’s science funding recommendations doing more harm than good?

Studies about America's supposed shortfalls in STEM education have been taken at face value for years. But a thorough review casts doubt on their methods and conclusions.

why there are phds in the unemployment line…
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why there are phds in the unemployment line…

We're ignoring the fact that the professors who teach future generations are in deep financial holes and can't seem to get out.

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