Most Americans say they get science news no more than a few times per month, and when they do, most get it by happenstance rather than intentionally, according to a new Pew Research Center study. About one-third (36 percent) of Americans say they get science news at least a few times per week, 30 percent typically seek it out and only 17 percent of Americans report doing both.
Melanoma kills more than 50,000 people worldwide annually. But because early detection dramatically improves prognoses, a BYU professor is working to help people better identify problematic moles.
Journalists can help their readers form accurate views by "adjudicating" between opposing political claims in their articles, a new study shows.
Nonprofit journalism organizations have made notable civic contributions, but fall short of offering a strong critical alternative to the market failure and professional shortcomings of commercial journalism, finds a new study from NYU's Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development.
How much do all of the distractions in our lives reduce our ability to remember? A new UCLA psychology study found that divided attention does impair memory, but people can still selectively focus on what is most important -- even while they're multitasking.
George Carlin's 1972 routine 'the seven words you can never say on television' underlined his generation's rejection of the niceties of post-war American society. Seeing how the use of these swear words has changed over time captures the evolving American psyche, according to a new study by San Diego State University psychology professor Jean M. Twenge.
University of Cincinnati professors Annulla Linders and Erynn Masi de Casanova used historical news accounts to examine the cultural norms of executions through prisoner attire.
Around one-third of fake images went undetected in a recent study by the University of Warwick, UK.
Exposure to a common visual illusion may enhance your ability to read fine print, according to new research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science.
Immersive journalism allows viewers to have an intensely subjective experience of an objective situation. It promises new ways of heightening interest in and empathy for news stories, but it also runs the risk of aligning with a post-truth politics centering around subjectivism and relativism. Many challenges remain, chiefly with regards to the technological and ethical aspects of turning an external viewer/reader into an immersed and active participant.