To be released in October 2019. Just when you thought it would be safe to get back into the water… Details here.
About the Author Imprint: 2018 Psychology in Crisis Author: Brian M. Hughes Publisher: Palgrave, London ISBN-10: 1352003007 ISBN-13: 978-1352003000 Click here to view on Palgrave Macmillan Click here to view on Amazon.co.uk … Continue Reading ‘Psychology in Crisis’ is now available
Exhibit A: 1989 and Pons and Fleischmann announce cold fusion — an “inexhaustible source of energy” — at a press briefing in Utah, before they had applied for patents or published … Continue Reading What ‘Science By Press Conference’ looks like
One of the prerequisites for launching a military intervention in someplace like Ukraine is to figure out exactly where Ukraine actually is. So you can see what the problem is … Continue Reading Ukraine, where *are* you?
Consider this a test post. Testing internet access from here (Hong Kong Airport- yay for free WiFi), WordPress access from here, and your nerves from everywhere. Popular Science are going … Continue Reading Being bitten by a cat causellates depression
I’m travelling to China in the morning, on some university work in Hong Kong and Shantou. It takes two days to travel between here and there, and I’ll be away … Continue Reading How to Survive a Plane Crash (Non-survival also a possibility)
Here are the top ten most read posts on The Science Bit in 2013:
I’ve been playing a lot of Snakes and Ladders these past few days. I know it’s a game of pure chance, but I feel I’ve been getting quite good at … Continue Reading Snakes, ladders…everyone’s a winner!
The week in six bits: 1. What would it feel like to touch a human brain? We’re always told it’s jelly-like and yet, when I held it in my undergrad … Continue Reading Favourites List (22.11.13)
Time to reprint those fan t-shirts, folks, as a new date has been added to my world tour. Next Tuesday evening I’m giving the keynote lecture at Psych Fest 2013, … Continue Reading Forthcoming: Master of Delusion
Here are the slides from my lecture from the other week to the Psychological Society at the National University of Ireland, Galway. It’s all about how psychologists — academics in … Continue Reading “Psychology’s Starting Positions”
Recipe for a long life: overweight people have lower death risk #tomorrowspaperstoday pic.twitter.com/tk7UxlYJ — The Independent (@Independent) January 1, 2013 I must be getting old. Things are beginning to repeat … Continue Reading Overweight people have lower death risk…#yesterdaysnewstoday
So, as you may have heard, Mr Akin, the Republican Party Senate candidate in Missouri (hi, Missouri!) has some weird views on rape, conception, and abortion. Basically, this is what … Continue Reading Todd Akin’s empirical question
Here is an interesting article from Discover Magazine, about some recent research into the association between intelligence and social attitudes. The study was conducted by some psychologists from Canada, and … Continue Reading Are conservatives less intelligent? Let’s ask a liberal…
So here is even more scientific research into the non-obvious consequences of eating junk food. As regular readers will know, we’ve recently heard of a couple of studies claiming that eating … Continue Reading Happy Meals make you unhappy? Not so fast…
I am generally nonplussed by birthdays. And I realise that blog posts about blog posts can sometimes be boring. However, as I’m an obsessive hoarder and a data geek, in … Continue Reading One year in: The Science Bit’s greatest hits