Diederik Stapel Recounts How He Became One Of Science's Biggest Frauds

In 2011, prominent social psychologist Diederik Stapel admitted to fabricating dozens of scientific studies. One year later, Stapel published Ontsporing ("Derailment"), a book about his rise and fall in the field of social psychology. Originally released in Dutch, Ontsporting has now been translated into English. » 1/23/15 4:04pm Friday 4:04pm

Awake, Online, And Sleep-Deprived – The Rise Of The Teenage 'Vamper'

About three years ago, a teenage girl was talking with me and other students about using her cell phone late at night. She told us how she waited until her parents were asleep, then spent at least four hours every night texting with her friends. Her parents thought she was asleep in bed. "I'd sleep a few hours, then… » 12/28/14 8:00am 12/28/14 8:00am

The Real Reason You Shouldn't Get Drunk And Write Political Comments

We've all done it. We've gone to the wrong website in the wrong mood — or under the influence— and left angry scrawls in the comments. But we shouldn't, and not just because it makes us look stupid. This behavior actually strengthens the position of the people we're arguing against. » 12/22/14 1:30pm 12/22/14 1:30pm

How The Military Could Turn Your Mind Into The Next Battlefield

Long a staple of science fiction, the idea of creating weapons that can disrupt or alter the cognitive processes of enemy combatants is starting to become reality. Inspired by recent advances in neuroscience, the U.S. military is considering the potential for "neuro-cognitive weapons". Here's what you need to know… » 12/19/14 11:09am 12/19/14 11:09am