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A giant float at this German carnival didn't hold back in mocking Trump's Russia problem

A carnival held in the German city of Düsseldorf played host to an array of eye-catching parade floats — including one attempting to visualise Donald Trump's relationship with Russia.<p>The float, which was paraded through the streets on Monday, showed a naked representation of the US president being …

Europe

Repenting of Confirmation Bias Christianity

<b>confirmation bias</b> —<b></b> <i>The tendency to interpret new evidence as confirmation of one’s existing beliefs or theories.</i>“All of our hearts are idol …

Critical Thinking

Eight Ways America Is Headed Back to the Robber-Baron Era

(Image: Jared Rodriguez / Truthout)<i>We are recreating the Gilded Age, a period when corporations ruled this nation, buying politicians, using violence</i> …

4 Decision-Making Mistakes People Make The Most, According To An Expert

Every day, we make hundreds of little decisions, from whether or not to get up when our alarms ring to what to think about when we're lying in bed at …

This is the special Galaxy Note 8 that North Korean athletes can't take home

We got our hands on the limited-edition Note 8 that caused a predicament for Samsung and the Olympic Committee.<p>It looks like the conflict involving Samsung and its limited-edition Galaxy Note 8 has been resolved for now.<p>On Wednesday, it was reported that the South Korean company's endeavor to give …

Galaxy Note

There’s No Such Thing As ‘Sound Science’

The easiest way to undermine good science is to demand that it be made “sound.”<p>Science is being turned against itself. For decades, its twin ideals …

Trump Administration

Do You Make These Thinking Errors?

Have you ever made a decision that seemed illogical looking back? We’re all highly illogical beings even though we think the opposite!<p>Every person …

The Effect of Trait Self-Awareness, Self-Reflection, and Perceptions of Choice Meaningfulness on Indicators of Social Identity within a Decision-Making Context

Introduction<p>Psychological scientists have approached the issue of self and identity from a range of different positions. For example, some social and …

Behind Fox News' Baseless Seth Rich Story: The Untold Tale

The Fox News Channel and a wealthy supporter of President Trump worked in concert under the watchful eye of the White House to concoct a story about the death of a young Democratic National Committee aide, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday.<p>The explosive claim is part of a lawsuit filed against …

Donald Trump

Critical thinking: how to help your students become better learners

Want your class to make the most out of learning opportunities? Try focusing not just on the task itself, but how they approach it<p>Encouraging students to build awareness, understanding and control of their thought processes – also known as metacognition – has been identified by the Education …

Pedagogy

How to raise brilliant children, according to science

Parents receive a lot of mixed messages surrounding how best to bring up their children.<p>How strict should you be? Should you be more of a friend or …

Donald Trump's Morning Joe tweets spark calls for his removal as President

Donald Trump faced fresh calls for his removal from the White House after his sexist Twitter rant about a TV host.<p>The US President's opponents …

GOP lawmaker: Trump tweet 'not even becoming of a city councilman'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger minced no words during a Friday morning appearance on CNN's "New Day" when he addressed the tweets coming from the head of his party.<p>"I expect him to act like a president," Kinzinger told anchor Chris Cuomo, when asked about President Donald Trump's Thursday …

Donald Trump

What Google Searches Reveal About Who We Really Are (It's As Weird As You Think) | Heleo

“You can’t just ask people what they think. You can’t just ask people who they are. They reveal it.”<p><b>READ ON TO DISCOVER:</b><p><i>How Google search data could</i> …

Republican Primaries

7 things Sarah Huckabee Sanders got totally wrong in her defense of Trump's tweets

<b>(CNN) —</b> White House deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders launched a spirited defense Thursday afternoon of President Trump's tweets earlier in the day attacking MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski over an alleged plastic surgery procedure.<p>Huckabee Sanders was doing her job, performing for a president …

Donald Trump
Donald Trump

Campaigner-in-chief: Trump's politicking raises ethics flags

WASHINGTON (AP) — Barely five months into office, President Donald Trump keeps taking time out from governing to run for re-election.<p>On Wednesday night, he'll attend his first 2020 campaign fundraiser, rubbing elbows with some of the Republican Party's top donors on familiar turf: his own hotel …

Donald Trump

A Time magazine with Trump on the cover hangs in his golf clubs. It’s fake.

<i>This article has been updated.</i><p>The framed copy of Time magazine was hung up in at least five of President Trump’s clubs, from South Florida to Scotland. Filling the entire cover was a photo of Donald Trump.<p>“Donald Trump: The ‘Apprentice’ is a television smash!” the big headline said. Above the Time …

Donald Trump

The Conservative Attack on History Education and the Death of Critical Thinking Skills

Twenty-five years ago, we were in the midst of culture wars, and today we feel their affects. These battles were prompted by National History Standards which university faculty and school teachers had joined together to create. After the standards were initially accepted, a group of conservatives …

Critical Thinking

Exclusive Test Data: Many Colleges Fail to Improve Critical-Thinking Skills

Results of a standardized measure of reasoning ability show many students fail to improve over four years—even at some flagship schools, according to a Wall Street Journal analysis of nonpublic results<p>Freshmen and seniors at about 200 colleges across the U.S. take a little-known test every year to …

Test Data

Does Vladimir Putin really own Donald Trump? It’s more likely than you think

Kompromat is the name of the Russian game — and to win the White House, Trump may have unwittingly been played<p>Imagine the moment when Vladimir Putin first learned that his Russian hackers had struck gold by obtaining the emails of John Podesta, the chairman of Hillary Clinton’s presidential …

Donald Trump

There’s one particular Trump policy that would make US inequality even worse

Trump's campaign speeches were littered with attacks on Wall Street bankers and hedge fund managers, who the candidate accused of robbing workers of the American dream.<p>Yet rather than kicking off his economic agenda with worker-friendly policies that bolster poor- and middle-class Americans, like a …

Economics

Engaging With Contrary Evidence

So what can we do to help students become critical and independent thinkers, voters who are not victims of manipulative fake news or corrupt …

Pedagogy

Trump might pick a non-scientist to be USDA's 'chief scientist'

In Trump's world, you don't have to be a scientist to land a high-level science job.<p>President Donald Trump has reportedly picked Sam Clovis — a …

Clean Technology

Ana Navarro: Republicans should stop acting like members 'of the Donald Trump cult'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Republican strategist and CNN commentator Ana Navarro slammed GOP leaders for acting like members "of the Donald Trump cult," saying they must "step up and condemn" President Trump when circumstances demand it.<p>Navarro criticized House Speaker Paul Ryan for refusing to comment this week on …

Donald Trump

Trump’s ‘Dangerous Disability’? It’s the Dunning-Kruger Effect

We’re all ignorant, but Trump takes it to a different level.<p>Last week, behavioral researchers at Brown University held a colloquium titled “Analytic thinking, bullshit receptivity, and fake news sensitivity.” At an informal gathering afterwards, the conversation turned to the …

Donald Trump

What Is Pseudoscience?

Drawing the boundary between science and pseudoscience isn't always straightforward.<p>Amid the clear extremes is a murky territory occupied by bad science, fraudulent science, and sometimes even religion. Is creation science, for example, an example of bad science, pseudoscience, or something else …

Pseudo-science

Want to be a better critical thinker? Here’s how to spot false narratives and “weaponized lies”

This weekend on <i>Face the Nation,</i> White House chief of staff Reince Priebus defended US president Donald Trump’s declaration that the American press is “the enemy.” “Certainly we would never condone violence,” Priebus said. “But I do think we condone <i>critical thought</i>.”<p>Add Priebus to a long list of …

7 Tips for Teaching Readers How to Recognize Bias

When students are learning about research topics and current events, they must also know how to recognize bias. Learning how to spot so-called “fake …

Teaching
Stone Age