Is the Hot Hand Theory in Sports Real?

There has long been a debate as to whether the hot hand theory in sports is supported by scientific evidence, or is just based on anecdotal experience. FiveThirtyEight contributes to the debate here: https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/baseballs-hot-hand-is-real/. FiveThirtyEight looked particularly at baseball pitchers, and Read more…

Learn How to Fight Procrastination

Amy Torres recently published this article: https://writingcooperative.com/what-type-of-procrastinator-are-you-8fcdd499b362 detailing the different reasons that we procrastinate. In order to beat procrastination, it is important to chronicle your state of mind to gain a better understanding of your own psychology. Try to understand and Read more…

U.S. Entrepreneurship is Declining

Fivethirtyeight explores a concerning downward trend in the number of new businesses as a share of total business over the last thirty years: https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/the-slow-death-of-american-entrepreneurship/. The trend accelerated during the mid to late 2000’s recession, but has been on a downward trajectory Read more…

The Importance of Science in a Post-Truth Era

Scientific American recently took a look at how some scientists are responding to the seemingly increasing anti-science outlook in the world: https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/nobelists-students-and-journalists-grapple-with-the-antiscience-movement/. Two important points stood out to me. First,  that scientists need to do a better job of outreach to Read more…