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Media Coverage

The Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences makes news in media outlets far and wide, from local stories on how the college’s research impacts Pittsburgh to faculty experts who weigh in on important national and international issues.

Below is a small sample of recent media coverage.

Forbes | April 25, 2017
In Today's Business World, Confronting Information Avoidance Is A Must

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | April 23, 2017
Hulu's 'Handmaid's Tale' a disquieting depiction of devaluation of women

Business Insider | April 20, 2017
David Selverian’s Advice to Aspiring Entrepreneurs

Pacific Council on International Policy | April 19, 2017
For U.S. Defense, Technological Change Compels New Strategy

MarketPlace | April 17, 2017
Beacons help Waze users navigate Pittsburgh's tricky tunnel exits

e-Literate | April 17, 2017
Can There Be a Microscope of the Mind?

WESA-FM | April 17, 2017
This Nonprofit Is Attempting To Reduce The Wage Gap By Teaching Girls Negotiation Skills

TwinCities.com | April 14, 2017
Kevin Zollman: Don’t return to the democratic dark ages, keep ranked voting

NPR | April 13, 2017
The United Airlines Fiasco: How Game Theory Could Help

National Magazine | April 7, 2017
Rules of the road: How are we going to regulate autonomous cars?

Pittsburgh City Paper | April 5, 2017
The 11th annual Carnegie Mellon International Film Festival Faces of Identity continues in Pittsburgh

Nature | April 4, 2017
Label the limits of forensic science

College Factual | April 3, 2017
Best Colleges Offering Degrees/Majors in Statistics : Nationwide

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | April 2, 2017
Self-driving, but not self-regulating

Los Angeles Times | March 30, 2017
Russia's meddling in other nations' elections is nothing new. Just ask the Europeans

New Scientist | March 29, 2017
Bias test to prevent algorithms discriminating unfairly

EdSurge | March 28, 2017
Living, Breathing and Eating Math: An Interview with Carnegie Learning's Barry Malkin

Crain’s New York | March 28, 2017
40 Under 40, Class of 2017: Steve Martocci, 35

Quartz | March 26, 2017
Humans selectively edit reality before accepting it, a review of decades of social and economic behavior shows

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | March 23, 2017
The many 'Faces of Identity' at CMU's International Film Festival

Pittsburgh Magazine | March 22, 2017
The CMU Film Fest Opens with One of 2016's Best

Pittsburgh City Paper | March 22, 2017
Pittsburgh Humanities Festival runs March 24-26

Big Think | March 19, 2017
Why People Use Information Avoidance to Choose Their Own Reality

EdTech | March 16, 2017
Can Machine Learning and Crowdsourcing Fight the Flu?

Hoover Institution | March 15, 2017
Moving Forward: The Need For Innovations In Technology And Strategy

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | March 15, 2017
Avoiding information that might upset you? Well, you’re only human.

Wall Street Journal | March 10, 2017
It’s Time for a Revolution in Investor Disclosures

American Economic Association | March 10, 2017
I don't want to know: Why do we avoid certain information and what are the consequences for our society?

TIME Magazine | March 7, 2017
Here’s How Much Sex You Should Have Every Week

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | March 6, 2017
Data-driven stats geeks make their mark on sports locally and nationally

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | February 28, 2017
Lower cortisol may give married people advantage

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review | February 24, 2017
Meditation techniques help people be in the moment

Fox Business | February 23, 2017
Will the Trump administration create a stronger relationship with Mexico?

Nature | February 22, 2017
Stephen E. Fienberg: Statistician Who Campaigned for Better Science in Court.

Pittsburgh City Paper | February 22, 2017
Poet Jim Daniels continues fruitfully mining memories of his youth in a blue-collar town

Reuters | February 21, 2017
Stress hormone may help explain health advantages of marriage

Huffington Post | February 20, 2017
How Job And Name Discrimination Can Hurt A Business And A Career

Forensic Magazine | February 15, 2017
Stats Expert to Present Fingerprint Doubts at AAFS 69th Annual Meeting

Bloomberg | February 14, 2017
Stop Telling Me How Dangerous My Bathtub Is

Defense One | February 9, 2017
US Counterterrorism Strategy Must Be About More than ISIS

e-Literate | February 8, 2017
Understanding Learning Science and Its Value to Educators

NIH News in Health | February 8, 2017
Do Social Ties Affect Our Health?

Pittsburgh City Paper | February 8, 2017
Sex research can yield unexpected answers

NPR | February 8, 2017
3 Things You Might Not Know About Charles Darwin

The Conversation | February 1, 2017
Why using a mobile phone while driving is so dangerous … even when you’re hands-free

Quartz | January 31, 2017
The psychology of why 94 deaths from terrorism are scarier than 301,797 deaths from guns

The Atlantic’s CityLab | January 29, 2017
Self-Driving Cars Should Be Regulated Like Drugs

Inverse | January 29, 2017
How to Speed Read the Internet

CreditCards.com | January 25, 2017
Poll: 9 out of 10 millennials admit to impulse buys 

WESA-FM | January 24, 2017
No Coding Skills Needed, Supercomputer Builds ‘Bridges’ To Non-Traditional Users

Inside Higher Ed | January 23, 2017
Beyond Teaching by Instinct

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | January 22, 2017
Steelers got you stressed? Try meditation, expert says

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | January 21, 2017
Do you speak Hafez?

Reader’s Digest | January 18, 2017
The Magical Health Benefits of One Hug a Day

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | January 15, 2017
Race is a part of who we are, but not the sum, writes student Cherisse Tompkins

New York Times | January 14, 2017
New Path to the N.H.L.: Crunching Numbers, Not Opponents

Fast Company | January 13, 2017
The Huge Difference Between Business And Political Strategies

Yahoo! Finance | January 11, 2017
Kids Menus Aren't Getting Healthier, New Study Finds

CBS Pittsburgh | January 11, 2017
CMU Honors Young Writers With MLK Writing Awards

NextPittsburgh | January 10, 2017
17 Pittsburgh tech companies to watch in 2017

EdSurge | January 9, 2017
When Personalized Learning Is a Logical Fallacy

New Scientist | January 4, 2017
Give your car a conscience: Why driverless cars need morals

Pittsburgh City Paper | January 4, 2017
The Pittsburgh stories of canonical novelist Willa Cather 

Slate | January 4, 2017
Election Meddling Is Surprisingly Common

Psychology Today | January 3, 2017
The Mystery of Motivation

NextPittsburgh | January 3, 2017
How The Art of Democracy is making tough issues and decisions easier for groups to tackle

The Conversation | December 30, 2016
Finding trust and understanding in autonomous technologies

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | December 27, 2016
What makes facial recognition 'almost magical'?

NPR | December 22, 2016
Database Tracks History Of U.S. Meddling In Foreign Elections

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review | December 21, 2016
Carnegie Mellon to offer major in behavioral economics

Huffington Post | December 21, 2016
Abolish The Electoral College

Inc. | December 20, 2016
Research shows not negotiating your salary could cost you $1 million (especially women)

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | December 16, 2016
Obituary: Stephen E. Fienberg / Statistician used data as ‘force for good’

CSO | December 15, 2016
Protecting more than privacy in K-12 sector

The Incline | December 14, 2016
What can Pittsburgh do with vacant lots? These CMU students have ideas.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review | December 9, 2016
Looking to gauge flu season's severity? Ask CMU computer scientists, statisticians

Bustle | December 5, 2016
How To Decorate Your Home, According To Science

c&en | December 5, 2016
Perspectives: When are industries judged fairly?

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review | December 2, 2016
Art exhibit documents heartbreak of broken relationships

Pittsburgh City Paper | November 23, 2016
Jay D. Aronson’s new book “Who Owns the Dead? The Science and Politics of Death at Ground Zero” explores the ethical frontiers of DNA identification of bodily remains

devex | November 23, 2016
Why do people make bad decisions? 'Information avoidance' can explain

CityLab | November 23, 2016
What Thanksgiving Costs the Climate Where You Live

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | November 22, 2016
Brain architecture is as unique as our fingerprints

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | November 22, 2016
CMU prof lands spot on Trump transition team for National Security Council

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | November 19
The sports analytics community has Mike Tomlin's back

Huffington Post | November 18, 2016
Scientists Have Figured Out How To ‘Fingerprint’ Your Brain

Baltimore Sun | November 17, 2016
In search of ever more sales, Maryland Lottery to offer $30 scratch-off tickets

Science of Us | November 2, 2016
It Is Stupidly Important to Plan Your Election-Day Logistics

New York Times | October 31, 2016
Is High-Deductible Health Insurance Worth the Risk?

The Conversation | October 31, 2016
Why do so many believe Hillary Clinton is inauthentic?

Literary Hub | October 28, 2016
How I Helped Tell a Soldier's Story

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review | October 28, 2016
Ex-CIA director Hayden: If U.S. can hack into Russian emails, it should

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | October 29, 2016
Saturday Poem: Prequel with Mr. Rogers

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review | October 28, 2016
Ex-CIA director Hayden: If U.S. can hack into Russian emails, it should

Pittsburgh City Paper | October 28, 2016
Showcase for Pittsburgh-area filmmakers begins eighth season on WQED tomorrow

Washington Post | October 27, 2016
‘Will & Jane’: Making literary celebrity work for the humanities

New Scientist | October 19, 2016
Who Owns the Dead? The atrocity of 9/11 casts a long shadow

Huffington Post | October 18, 2016
Busy But Getting Nothing Done: 3 Subtle, Subconscious Ways We Procrastinate

Bloomberg | October 18, 2016
Can Science Make People Save Money?

Newsweek Europe | October 17, 2016
How Election 2016 Would Be Different With Ranked-Choice Voting

The Atlantic | October 13, 2016
Why Republicans Are Flip-Flopping on Their Endorsements

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | October 12, 2016
“BodyWorks” uses cutting edge technology to explore the workings of the human body

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | October 12, 2016
Museum collects pieces of broken relationships

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review | October 11, 2106
CMU professor looks at politics of Ground Zero

Chicago Tribune | October 10, 2016
Parenthood makes us better, if not happier

TIME | October 3, 2016
The Science of Why Good People Choose Bad Health Plans

Vice | September 26, 2016
The DEA Is About to Make Life Even More Dangerous for US Heroin Users

Pittsburgh City Paper | September 22, 2016
Rare Shakespeare book at Pittsburgh's Carnegie Mellon University

Yahoo! Finance | September 20, 2016
How to Eat Healthier at Restaurant Chains

Christian Science Monitor | September 20, 2016
What happens when the systems we rely on go haywire?

Sputnik International | September 19, 2016
What next for US-Cuba Relations?

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | September 18, 2016
At Smithsonian's new African American museum, Pittsburghers helped shape exhibits

Huffington Post | September 18, 2016
Relying on “Smile Scores” To Measure Student Learning Is Not a Good Idea

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | September 17, 2016
First Person: See something, say nothing?

The Incline | September 16, 2016
The science of why drivers slow down for Pittsburgh tunnels

Huffington Post | September 13, 2016
What’s It All About?

Wall Street Journal | September 11, 2016
Are Investors More or Less Willing to Take on Risk After a Big Money Loss?

CBC News | September 11, 2016
Homework: 'A sin against childhood' or a useful way to learn?

Washington Post | September 11, 2016
After 15 years, the political power of the 9/11 victims endures

Fox News | September 10, 2016
September 11: The day that changed my country (and my career path) forever

The Economist | September 10, 2016
Quantum of scholars

Washington Post | September 7, 2016
Sure, the U.S. and Russia often meddle in foreign elections. Does it matter?

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review | September 3, 2016
Newsmaker: Casey Roark

The Atlantic | September 2, 2016
At Work in Two Genders

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review | August 29, 2016
'Living Proof' ads feature real patients, not actors, scripts

New York Times | August 21, 2016
Whose Lives Should Be Saved? Researchers Ask the Public

TheStreet | August 21, 2016
Don't Settle for a Low Salary on Your First Job

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review | August 20, 2016
Technology saturates curricula in Alle-Kiski Valley schools

Education Week | August 18, 2016
Brain Imaging Eyed as Path to Better Education Software

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | August 18, 2016
No need to give your ‘needs’ a ‘to be’

Huffington Post | August 17, 2016
To Serve And Protect

Pittsburgh Business Times | August 12, 2016
Five things to know today

Washington Post | August 11, 2016
‘Will & Jane’ is the Folger’s look at how the two authors reflect ourselves

Consumer Reports | August 10, 2016
The Truth About Vitamin C and Other Supplements for the Common Cold

CNN | August 10, 2016
Trump fires back at GOP foreign policy critics

New York Times | August 9, 2016
Time-Delayed Eating Leads to Better Food Choices

Consumer Reports | August 7, 2016
5 Surprising Reasons You Eat More When Dining Out

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | August 7, 2016
Pittsburgh's illuminating history

New York Times | August 4, 2016
Lit’s Dynamic Duo, Will and Jane, Shared Path to Pop Stardom

WESA | July 28, 2016
CMU Maps Your Brain On Math

New York Times | July 28, 2016
What Your Brain Looks Like When It Solves a Math Problem

Inc. | July 27, 2016
How Mindfulness Meditation Can Improve Your Life in Just 3 Minutes a Day

CityWatch | July 25, 2016
Hugs Keep Us Healthy!

The New Yorker | July 25, 2016
A Guide To Guerilla Parenting

Huffington Post | July 25, 2016
Climate Talk

Education Week | July 22, 2016
Researchers Target Brain-Scanning Technology to Improve Ed. Software

Mental Floss | July 22, 2016
Ordering Lunch Early Could Help Us Cut Down on Calories, Study Finds

Scientific American | July 19, 2016
How Your Brain Learns Physics

Forbes | June 30, 2016
Busy But Getting Nothing Done: 3 Subtle, Subconscious Ways We Procrastinate

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | June 30, 2016
Plagiarism hysteria strikes Pittsburgh schools

Wall Street Journal | June 29, 2016
Who Made Money in the Brexit Chaos? Machines, Not Humans

Money Matters | June 29, 2016
5 Rules to Follow Next Time You’re Tempted to Believe a Permabear

Washington Post | June 29, 2016
Men say they work more than women. Here’s the truth.

NPR | June 28, 2016
Click For Fewer Calories: Health Labels May Change Online Ordering Habits

Forbes | June 28, 2016
The 'I Just Can't Say No' Club Women Need To Advance In Their Careers

World Economic Forum | June 20, 2016
Q&A: A scientist explains why your brain forms false memories

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review | June 18, 2016
Decade of persistence pays off as CMU police veteran earns degree

Inc. | June 16, 2016
The Remarkable 1-Minute Confidence Boost Based on Science

WTAE | June 16, 2016
Feeling Stressed Out?

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | June 16, 2016
Estimating parade crowd presented unique challenge for Pittsburgh officials

MarketWatch | June 14, 2016
What turns people into total cheapskates? (Hint: Not payment apps)

The Conversation | June 10, 2016
In obesity fight, UK’s heavy-handed soda tax beats US' watered-down warning

NPR | June 8, 2016
Apps That Aim To Give Parents 'Superpowers'

Golf Digest | June 7, 2016
Why Hasn't Anyone Broken The Record Johnny Miller Set At Oakmont?

NextPittsburgh | June 2, 2016
Werner Herzog spotlights CMU innovations in new movie, “Lo and Behold”

Washington Post | May 27, 2016
150 experts say Olympics must be moved or postponed because of Zika

WESA-FM | May 27, 2016
With Big Data And Little Sleep, CMU Students Work To Accelerate Pace Of Brain Mapping

Forbes | May 24, 2016
The Beginnings Of A Trump Doctrine

WESA-FM | May 23, 2016
CMU Students Will Forgo Sleep To Hack The Brain At First Ever Neurohackathon

Fortune | May 18, 2016
Researchers Caused an Uproar By Publishing Data From 70,000 OkCupid Users

AAFP | May 18, 2016
Can Mindfulness Meditation Deliver Us From Burnout?

The Atlantic | May 17, 2016
The False Promise of DNA Testing

LA Times | May 13, 2016
Research backs relationship between health, happiness

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | May 15, 2016
'Brain dress' by Carnegie Mellon University professor weaves together science, fashion

Huffington Post | May 6, 2016
A Solution in Search of a Problem

LA Times | May 3, 2016
Why both Trump and Cruz can claim to represent the majority of Republicans

AMSTAT News | May 2, 2016
An Interview with Steve Fienberg, 2015 NISS Jerome Sacks Award for Cross-Disciplinary Research Winner

MSNBC | May 1, 2016
Trump foreign policy breeds criticism

Verily Magazine | April 26, 2016
The One-Minute Trick to Boost Your Confidence

STAT | April 25, 2016
An ‘insurance warrior’ fights to get pricey therapies covered

Washington Post | April 25, 2016
The women’s suffrage leaders missing from the redesigned $10 bill

Marketplace | April 25, 2016
How Cruz and Kasich are playing at game theory

Boston Globe | April 20, 2016
When it comes to negotiating salaries, women face traps that men don’t

World Economic Forum | April 19, 2016
How our ancient brains learn new things

Deutsche Welle | April 15, 2016
Chinese gay rights movement sees win in court loss

WRSI | April 13, 2016
Where Statistics & Big Data & Your Brain Meet

Vice | April 13, 2016
Why Sex Criminals Get Locked Up Forever

HealthDay | April 11, 2016
Mom Was Right: A Good Night's Sleep Helps Keep You Healthy

Pittsburgh City Paper | April 6, 2016
A Carnegie Mellon researcher applies game theory to parenting

The Brian Lehrer Show | April 4, 2016
The Game Theorist's Guide to Raising Happy Kids

MSNBC | April 2, 2016
Criticism looms over Trump’s foreign policy

Wall Street Journal | April 1, 2016
You Can’t Win

Business.com | March 31, 2016
Time to Get Deep: Why CEOs Need to Embrace Mindfulness

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review | March 31, 2016
Newsmaker: Ian Asenjo

Vox | March 29, 2016
The improbable rise of the banana, America’s most popular fruit

Forbes | March 29, 2016
Batman V Supergirl: Dawn Of Optimism?

The Today Show | March 29, 2016
Serenity Now: Finding Mindfulness Through Meditation

Forbes | March 29, 2016
Batman V Supergirl: Dawn Of Optimism?

Huffington Post | March 28, 2016
Visit a Children’s Museum!

Kidsburgh | March 28, 2016
11 music programs helping Pittsburgh youth break into the biz

Huffington Post | March 28, 2016
Visit a Children’s Museum

Yahoo! | March 27, 2016
The Pros and Cons of Published Calorie Counts on Menus

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | March 27, 2016
The Easter Rising, 100 Years Later

U.S. News & World Report | March 25, 2016
How to Cultivate a Mindset of Frugality

The Atlantic | March 25, 2016
The Anti-Trump Endorsement Game

NPR | March 24, 2016
'Fastball' Documentary Explores Classic Showdown Between Pitcher And Batter

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review | March 23, 2016
Process for filling Supreme Court vacancies damaged, appeals judge says

Inside Edition | March 23, 2016
Counterterrorism Experts Call For More Security Around Airports in Wake of Attacks

WESA-FM | March 22, 2016
Looking At The Future Of Our Relationship With Cuba

Washington Post | March 21, 2016
Justice Department frames expanded review of FBI forensic testimony

Money Magazine | March 17, 2016
Yes, Financial Advisers Should Have to Put Your Interests First

Fast Company | March 16, 2016
How Your Brain Reacts To Change

The Weather Network | March 14, 2016
Four terrible effects of Daylight Saving Time

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | March 13, 2016
Four experts explain why forensic analysis of crime scenes is not as reliable as you might think

Scientific American | March 8, 2016
The U.S. Government Launches a $100-Million "Apollo Project of the Brain”

New York Times | March 8, 2016
Mr. Darcy’s Shirt Is Coming to America

WESA-FM | March 7, 2016
Local Author Documents Nancy and Ronald Reagan's Life In Letters

Nature | March 2, 2016
Social networks: Better together

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review | February 27, 2016
Analytics as vital as scouting for Penguins GM Rutherford in weighing potential targets

Back Story Radio | February 26, 2016
Hard Times: A History of Unemployment

CBS Pittsburgh | February 25, 2016
Mindfulness Teaching People To Reduce Stress & Live In The Moment

New York Times | February 23, 2016
Nudges Aren’t Enough for Problems Like Retirement Savings

Center for Digital Education | February 19, 2016
Breaking Down the Silos in Student-Learning Research

New York Times | February 19, 2016
Male Sellers on eBay Have an Edge Over Women, Study Finds

Washington Post | February 19, 2016
Monopoly is changing again–and some parents are not going to like it

New York Times | February 18, 2016
How Meditation Changes the Brain and Body

Forbes | February 11, 2016
The Top 10 Cities For Meditation In The U.S., According To Google

New York Magazine | February 9, 2016
The Most Highly Confident Young Men Have the Least Success in Online Dating

Vice| February 9, 2016
The Metaphysical Astronauts

Scientific American Mind | February 9, 2016
Game Theory for Parents

Huffington Post | February 8, 2016
Here's How Meditation Reduces Inflammation And Prevents Disease

Penn Live | February 5, 2016
How much money did Pennsylvania voters give to 2016 presidential candidates?

MIT Technology Review | February 4, 2016
Better Brain Imaging Could Show Computers a Smarter Way to Learn

Southern California Public Radio | February 2, 2016
Weighing the negative effects of mindfulness meditation

Wall Street Journal | February 1, 2016
The Self-Styled Healthy May Get Fewer Colds

Autism Speaks | January 28, 2016
Autism Speaks names top ten research papers of 2015

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review | January 28, 2016
Challenger astronaut Resnik's legacy continues to inspire

WESA | January 26, 2016
Why Don't Americans Claim Their Earned Income Tax Credit?

Reader’s Digest | January 26, 2016
5 Life Lessons People Learn Too Late

The American Interest | January 25, 2016
Reagan as History

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | January 20, 2016
Providers fine-tune their business models as a la carte streaming services proliferate

CBS Pittsburgh | January 18, 2016
Local Students Honored For Poetry & Prose Writings

New York Times | January 15, 2016
How To Bridge That Stubborn Pay Gap

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | January 13, 2016
Can 'skinny bundling' your most watched networks save money?

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | January 13, 2016
President's supporters, opponents chime in on what's been done, what needs to be done

Los Angeles Times |January 12, 2016
Some see a dark side to Powerball frenzy — the toll on poor players

CNN | January 8, 2016
Why we play the Powerball

Los Angeles Times | January 7, 2016
Applying for a job? Better delete your social media accounts.

Forbes | January 6, 2016
Pinterest Hires Its First Head Of Diversity

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | January 3, 2016
Reducing the harm: the limits of the city’s marijuana decriminalization law

ScienceLine | January 2, 2016
Seeing through the eyes of an expert

2015

Washington Post | December 31, 2015
There’s a scientific reason New Year’s Eve is generally terrible

PsychCentral | December 31, 2015
Behavioral Nudge Can Work Even When We Know We Are Being Nudged

Huffington Post | December 29, 2015
The 5 Most Important Things We Learned About Mindfulness This Year

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | December 27, 2015
Six degrees of Francis Bacon: A new website seeks to create a Facebook for Britons of yore

Huffington Post | December 22, 2015
New Year's Resolutions: Why We Do What We Do

Slate | December 21, 2015
Five More Digital History Projects We Loved in 2015

NewsTalk | December 21, 2015
Game Theory, Water, Science Stories of 2015

Washington Post | December 18, 2015
Is a vegetarian diet really better for the environment? Science takes aim at the conventional wisdom

Wired | December 18, 2015
You’ll Be Outraged at How Easy It Was to Get You to Click on This Headline

Consumer Reports | December 17, 2015
The Best Way to Boost Your Immune System

Vox | December 15, 2015
Here’s an amazingly simple way to cut poverty

Washington Post | December 14, 2015
Are extremely confident politicians as accurate as they should be? A decision scientist weighs in.

Hechinger Report | December 14, 2015
Did you love watching lectures from your professors?

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | December 14, 2015
Paris and the seeds of radicalization

New Scientist | December 9, 2015
How to win at game theory

CNBC | December 9, 2015
Is big pharma on drugs?

Newsmax | December 8, 2015
The Role of Religion in Foreign Policy

NextPittsburgh | December 5, 2015
El Circulo gives Spanish-speaking kids a sense of community

The National | December 3, 2015
Experts warn new Dubai statistics law could affect transparency, property sector

ScienceNews | December 3, 2015
Pay attention to that under-the-weather feeling

New York Times | December 3, 2015
The Politics of Math Education

Business Insider | November 25, 2015
15 ways to manage stress, according to scientists

NPR | November 24, 2015
How To Survive (And Maybe Even Enjoy) Thanksgiving Dinner

Quartz | November 23, 2015
Why you always get sick over the holidays

MSNBC | November 22, 2015
Paris attack ignites debate over encryption

Autism Speaks | November 20, 2015
Study finds lags in unconscious learning among adults with autism

Oxygen Magazine | November 17, 2015
Meditate The Pounds Away

My Domaine | November 17, 2015
How to Decode Health Insurance and Limit Your Spending

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | November 17, 2015
Study: Navigational skills help improve brain functions

Huffington Post | November 16, 2015
If You Think You're Getting A Cold, You're Probably Right

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | November 16, 2015
In the Pocket With Charlie Batch event supports literacy

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | November 16, 2015
Welders vs. philosophers

Washington Post | November 13, 2015
Boston is offering free negotiation classes to every woman who works in the city

WESA | November 11, 2015
CMU Maps The Social Network Of Elizabethan England

Wall Street Journal | November 10, 2015
Picking a Health Plan? An Algorithm Could Help

Fox Business News | November 8, 2015
5 Smart Money-Saving Tips for the Holidays

New York Times | November 1, 2015
Why Consumers Often Err in Choosing Health Plans

Quartz | October 31, 2015
Visiting a haunted house is good for your mental health

Huffington Post | October 30, 2015
Try Serena Williams' Super Quick Happiness Hack

New York Times | October 30, 2015
Colleges’ Most Difficult Cruise Courses

Times Higher Education | October 29, 2015
Is industry funding undermining trust in science?

OZY | October 28, 2015
Self-Help, the Übernerd Version

WESA | October 27, 2015
NSA Director Talks Snowden, Ethics, Accountability At CMU

Huffington Post | October 26, 2015
Lessons on Success and Deliberate Practice From Mozart, Picasso and Kobe Bryant

Slate | October 25, 2015
Artificially intelligent software is replacing the textbook—and reshaping American education

CBS Pittsburgh | October 23, 2015
CMU Launches New Diabetes Study

Huffington Post | October 21, 2015
What Women Can Learn From Paul Ryan. Really.

Slate | October 21, 2015
Fight ISIS by Thinking Inside the Bot

Daily Mail | October 20, 2015
Six degrees of FRANCIS BACON: Interactive relationship maps show 'friends of friends' for historical figures

Washington Post | October 16, 2015
What Bill O’Reilly’s new book on Ronald Reagan gets wrong about Ronald Reagan

ResearchGate | October 15, 2015
False overconfidence and the 2016 election

The Guardian | October 15, 2015
Negotiating a pay rise: what I wish Jennifer Lawrence had known

New York Post | October 14, 2015
4 ways to stop a cold before it starts

Psychology Today | October 14, 2015
Idiosyncratic Brain Synchronization Associated with Autism

Huffington Post | October 12, 2015
Governing the U.S. House of Representatives

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | October 11, 2015
Railroads should join civic groups in a mission to improve air quality

Boston Globe | October 7, 2015
Confessions of a driver who can’t stop looking at her phone

Autism Speaks | October 6, 2015
Too much repetition can hinder learning in those with autism

WESA | October 2, 2015
Voting Has Always Been A Beginning, Not An End

NBC Pittsburgh | September 30, 2015
Lawmaker proposes revamp of Pittsburgh Ethics Committee that last met in 2008

Daily Nous | September 28, 2015
Philosophers On Drug Prices

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | September 27, 2015
The storied life of Hilary Masters

Inc. | September 24, 2015
How Pricing Psychology Can Improve Your Sales

New York Times | September 24, 2015
Mecca Stampede Shows How Crowds, Usually Calm in Crisis, Can Panic

U.S. News & World Report | September 22, 2015
More Sleep May Be Key To Fewer Colds

History News Network | September 20, 2015
Things Historians Can’t Live Without

WBGH Innovation Hub | September 18, 2015
From Robber Barons to Robots

War on the Rocks | September 17, 2015
5 Questions with Kiron Skinner on Rand Paul, Reagan, and the GOP Race

Chronicle of Higher Education | September 16, 2015
In Online Courses, Students Learn More by Doing Than by Watching

Salon | September 13, 2015
Healthcare.gov’s choice overload: It’s no wonder people end up spending more than they need to

Marketplace | September 11, 2015
Why Health Insurance Execs Are A Stressed-Out Bunch

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review | September 2, 2015
Personality Test: Jake Berntsen

New York Times | September 1, 2015
Between Iraq and a Hawk Base

USA Today | September 1, 2015
5 tips from professors for decoding your syllabus

NPR | September 1, 2015
Sleep More, Sneeze Less: Increased Slumber Helps Prevent Colds

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | August 30, 2015
CMU grad builds cybersleuthing tool to snare sex traffickers

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review | August 22, 2015
Rockers find welcome reception, new gigs in today's culture

Huffington Post | August 17, 2015
Work and Play(s)

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | August 12, 2015
Fire challenge one of many harmful stunts people try

The Writer’s Almanac | August 8, 2015
Last Night I Drove My Son Home

GoBankingRates.com | August 7, 2015
5 Ways Katy Perry and Rihanna Botched Their Finances — What You Can Learn

ABC News (Australia) | August 6, 2015
Interview with Kiron Skinner

Chicago Tribune | August 6, 2015
Be generous: It's a simple way to stay healthier

Los Angeles Times | August 5, 2015
Gaming against sexual assault, with 'Decisions That Matter' and other video games

Pittsburgh Business Times | August 5, 2015
CMU startup Neon honored by World Economic Forum

Inc. | August 3, 2015
Can Therapy Help You Balance Your Checkbook?

CBS Detroit | August 3, 2015
How A Philosophy Course Based On ‘The 100’ Came To Be At Carnegie Mellon

U.S. News & World Report | July 27, 2015
Carnegie Mellon Project Revives inBloom's Student Data Dream

New York Times | July 25, 2015
Salesforce Makes Strides Toward Gender Equality in Silicon Valley

NBC Sports | July 22, 2015
Fancy That: Pens Hire War on Ice’s Sam Ventura

Education Week | July 21, 2015
Practical Guidance from MOOC Research: Students Learn by Doing

The Guardian | July 12, 2015
Can neuroscience solve the mystery of how students learn?

OZY | July 12, 2015
Here’s Why Mass Murder Bores You

Scicurious | June 29, 2015
No matter the language, disease risk is hard to communicate

New York Times | June 25, 2015
The Joy of (Just the Right Amount of) Sex

Popular Science | June 15, 2015
Here's A Photo Of A Brain Forming A New Idea

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | May 27, 2015
Suicide rates increase sharply among African-American children

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | May 26, 2015
CMU interactive 'game' focuses on sex assault bystanders

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | May 22, 2015
Newsmaker you should know / CMU professor knew his calling as a child

New York Magazine | May 15, 2015
A Group of Couples Started Having More Sex, and It Made Them Less Happy

TIME Magazine | May 12, 2015
How Self-Promotion Can Backfire

Remake Learning | May 7, 2015
Community Corps Brings Digital Education to County Kids

Huffington Post | May 7, 2015
How Mindfulness Has Changed The Way Americans Learn And Work

CBS Pittsburgh | May 4, 2015
Crowd Sourcing Site Lets Group Review Your Medical Condition

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review | April 27, 2015
Pulitzer-winning poet Smith turns to memoir but seeks same result — discussion

Boston Globe | April 24, 2015
Dangers of loneliness

NPR | April 23, 2015
Some Companies Fight Pay Gap By Eliminating Salary Negotiations

Smithsonian Magazine | April 22, 2015
Cognitive Scientists Question a Journal's Gender Balance

WESA-FM | April 22, 2015
CMU Lands Grant for Technology-Enchanced Learning Project

Huffington Post | April 20, 2015
Getting Women Into Science-Filled Rooms

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | April 19, 2015
Keeping an eye on Pittsburgh: We can learn a lot from other cities’ surveillance policies

Discovery News | April 16, 2015
Remote Control Humans Are Here

Pacific Standard | April 11, 2015
The Top 20 Thinkers Under 30: Alex Imas, 29, Economics

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review | April 11, 2015
Melding disciplines at CMU

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | April 11, 2015
Analytics gaining foothold in NHL, too

WHYY-FM | April 2, 2015
Could better health be just a hug away?

Harper’s Bazaar | April 2, 2015
What To Eat (Or Think) To Banish Stress

Pittsburgh City Paper | March 31, 2015
Inaugural Pittsburgh Humanities Festival Wraps

MSN | March 31, 2015
4 types of savings addicts: Which one are you?

Fitness Magazine | March 31, 2015
What's Your Stress Style?

The Dana Foundation | March 30, 2015
Studying the Blind Leads to New Insights in Human Brain Specialization

New York Times | March 25, 2015
‘Where You Go Is Not Who You’ll Be’ and ‘The End of College’

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | March 22, 2015
Art, philosophy, history and more at the first Pittsburgh Humanities Festival

Quartz | March 18, 2015
See how your brain morphs when you learn physics

Scientific American | March 17, 2015
A Hug a Day Keeps the Doctor Away

Chronicle of Higher Education | March 16, 2015
Ph.D. Candidate Helps Rethink Graduate Education in the Humanities

WESA | March 13, 2015
Private Clubs, a Liquor Code Loophole and Lucky: How Gay Life Came of Age in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | March 13, 2015
Fear of Friday the 13th could be self-perpetuating

Edventures | March 10, 2015
Adaptive Learning: The Real Revolution in Online Learning

Michigan Radio | March 9, 2015
"Eight Mile High:" Short stories zoom in on scrappy Warren neighborhood in 60's and 70's

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review | March 4, 2015
Controversy over Netanyahu warnings to Congress won't affect ties, Pittsburgh Jewish leaders say

Fast Company | March 2, 2015
What It’s Like To Go Without Complaining For a Month

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | March 1, 2015
Mind over mucus? CMU researcher gives subjects common colds to test psychological factors in immune systems

Business Insider | February 25, 2015
Women face 6 big paradoxes at work — here's how to break free

Washington Post | February 23, 2015
Dr. Google may not be the best way to get information for picking a hospital

Washington Post | February 17, 2015
Best new poetry for February

TIME Magazine | February 11, 2015
The New Math Strikes Back

Yahoo! Finance | February 11, 2015
Your Worst Money Habit Might Not Be That Bad

Popular Science | February 10, 2015
9 Strategies For Battling Stress

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | February 9, 2015
Odysseys: In Pittsburgh, Uruguay native became immersed in teaching

Gizmodo | February 5, 2015
No, Women's Voices Are Not Easier to Understand Than Men's Voices

New America | February 5, 2015
Learning from Pittsburgh’s Energy History from Westinghouse to Marcellus

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review | February 3, 2015
Western Pennsylvania literary community weighs in on Lee news

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | February 3, 2015
Statistics is a fast-growing discipline, including at CMU

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | February 1, 2015
'The Collected Stories of Gladys Schmitt': A teacher and exquisite fiction writer from Pittsburgh is ready for her close-up

Salon | January 31, 2015
Can hugs make you healthier?

Wall Street Journal | January 29, 2015
Can Big Data Predict the Super Bowl? One Startup Says It Can

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review | January 28, 2015
Carnegie Mellon, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust to host humanities festival

SciDevNet | January 27, 2015
Four steps for effective science communication

New York Times | January 23, 2015
The League, a Dating App for Would-Be Power Couples

San Francisco Chronicle | January 22, 2015
Why the failure of Google Glass is good for Google

Huffington Post | January 21, 2015
The Fascinating Idiosyncracies Of The Autistic Brain

New York Times | January 19, 2015
U.S. Universities Going Global Is Vital to Society

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | January 19, 2015
What Identity Means To Local Students

TechCrunch | January 9, 2015
Here Are The Best 6 Images From CES (According To Neon Labs)

Washington Post | January 7, 2015
It’s a week into January and a quarter of us have already abandoned our New Year’s resolutions

WESA | January 4, 2105
Biological Autism Diagnosis Could Be Within Reach

NPR | January 2, 2015
Trial Of Polygraph Critic Renews Debate Over Tests' Accuracy

2015


Pittsburgh Tribune Review | December 28, 2014
Carnegie Mellon University keeps writer-educator Schmitt's memory alive

Pittsburgh Business Times | December 19, 2014
CMU awarded $2M from Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | December 19, 2014
Pittsburgh goes to Cuba: ‘Deliberative democracy’ could be one of our most valuable exports

WESA | December 18, 2014
Local Voices React to Announcement of a New Relationship with Cuba

Washington Post | December 18, 2014
Who needs a hug? Anyone trying to ward off a cold this winter

WESA | December 14, 2014
CMU Students Present Privacy and Surveillance Report to Police Chief, Councilman

Radio Free Europe | December 13, 2014
Donetsk Snapshot: The Frightening Rise Of Denunciations

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | December 7, 2014
A German soldier's album provides an unusual perspective on World War I

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review | December 6, 2014
Slow Readers Learn to Savor Every Word

TIME Magazine | December 2, 2014
How Brain Scans Can Diagnose Autism With 97% Accuracy

The New York Times | November 30, 2014
Kiron Skinner: A Secretary of Defense With a Doctrine Could Help Obama

The New York Times | November 26, 2014
Calories on Menus: Nationwide Experiment Into Human Behavior

Cosmopolitan | November 25, 2014
Is the Piropo Really Just Catcalling in Disguise?

Associated Press | November 21, 2014
NHL teams slowly embracing advance statistics

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | November 16, 2014
For a smaller WQED, competing visions of its future

Mashable | November 11, 2014
19 billion reasons that numbers stopped making sense in 2014

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review | November 11, 2014
CMU professor's book proposes we may have seen last of 'Rock Star'

CBS Pittsburgh | November 10, 2014
CMU Working To Decode Brains & Read Your Thoughts

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | November 4, 2014
Pittsburgh researchers explain complex genetics involved in autism

The Scientist | November 1, 2014
A Face to Remember

AARP | November 2014
Stress! Don't Let It Make You Sick

New York Times | October 31, 2014
A Space to be Mindful

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review | October 29, 2014
Fulbright Program gives Pine woman taste of Thailand

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | October 26, 2014
CMU Classroom innovator brought science and art under same roof

Associated Press | October 23, 2014
Ebola: A crash course in fear and how it hurts us

U.S. House of Representatives | October 20, 2014
Congressman Fattah Commemorates 20th Anniversary of Pittsburgh's Center for Neural Basis of Cognition

New York Times | October 19, 2014
In U.S., Fear of Ebola Closes Schools and Shapes Politics

Huffington Post | October 16, 2014
How Positive Relationships Help You Grow and Thrive

New York Times | October 15, 2014
Experts Offer Steps for Avoiding Public Hysteria, a Different Contagious Threat

WESA | October 14, 2014
Is the Pittsburgh Accent 'Ugly?'

NBC News | October 13, 2014
The Bare Walls Theory: Do Too Many Classroom Decorations Harm Learning?

Wall Street Journal | October 12, 2014
How to Stay Healthy in Cold and Flu Season

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review | October 10, 2014
Former Supreme Court justice makes case for humanities in speech at CMU

Nerd Scholar | October 6, 2014
15 Colleges with the Highest Salaries for Liberal Arts Grads

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | October 5, 2014
Opinion: Professor Joel Tarr on “Pedestrians at Risk”

Huffington Post | October 1, 2014
7 Percent Of Americans Don't Lock Their Doors. Here's Who They Are