- Do Facemasks Work?
- Carbon Dioxide and the Pandemic
- Distrust of Expertise Online
- Closest Black Hole to Earth
Interview with Gerald Posner
Science or Fiction
Researchers find that multitasking in the office leads to greater satisfaction and decreased depression. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/05/200511154850.htm
A new study finds that choosing leaders partly at random reduces abuse of power. https://www.elsevier.com/about/press-releases/research-and-journals/randomly-selecting-leaders-could-prove-to-be-a-remedy-for-hubris
A study of teen video gamers finds that 10% display pathological video game addiction. https://medicalxpress.com/news/2020-05-video-game-addiction-real.html
Skeptical Quote of the Week.
“You might use a simple model and find weird behavior and ignore it. But you shouldn’t ignore it, because that very weirdness is significant.” Dr Robert May