Human behaviour: what scientists learned about humans during the pandemic

Photo: People haven’t been as irrational during the pandemic as some initially thought. Jennifer M. Mason/Shutterstock 01 July 2021 | Stephen Reicher | The Conversation During the pandemic, a lot of assumptions were made about how people behave. Many of those […]

US-owned firm ‘Emcor’ was CCTV provider for Matt Hancock’s office

Photo: The government has launched an investigation into the leaked CCTV footage of Matt Hancock and Gina Coladangelo. Photograph: Phil Noble/Reuters A firm that provided security at Matt Hancock’s office, where leaked CCTV footage showed him kissing an aide, has also worked at […]

‘Inanimate occupants’ Zohar and Helga to be sacrificed in mission to the moon

Photo: NASA will send three inanimate occupants, like this one, to the moon on Artemis I to help measure radiation and vibration. Photo courtesy of NASA 24 June 2021 | Paul Brinkmann | UPI ORLANDO, Fla., June 24 (UPI) — NASA’s […]

Forget ‘IQ’ – Cognitive Flexibility is the key to learning

Photo: Einstein thought imagination was crucial. Robert and Talbot Trudeau/Flickr, CC BY-NC How we learn is -or should be- in a constant state of flux. 23 June 2021 | Barbara Jacquelyn Sahakian, Christelle Langley, Victoria Leong | The Conversation IQ is often hailed as […]