Are Some Paper Titles “Clickbait”?

A new article over at The Winnower looks at the phenomenon of Academic clickbait: articles with positively-framed titles, interesting phrasing, and no wordplay get more attention online. Author Gwilym Lockwood of Nijmegen considered all of the papers published in Frontiers in Psychology in 2013 and 2014. Several “clickbait” characteristics (as Lockwood calls them) of the […]

Dive into Shark Week with SciStarter

Dive into Shark Week with SciStarter It’s shark week! Celebrate by getting involved in one of the many citizen science projects that study and protect sharks. Find even more projects with the  SciStarter Global Project Finder. Cheers! The SciStarter Team Photo: Lisa Schroeter ELMO South African Elasmobranch M

Dive into Shark Week with SciStarter

Dive into Shark Week with SciStarter It’s shark week! Celebrate by getting involved in one of the many citizen science projects that study and protect sharks. Find even more projects with the  SciStarter Global Project Finder. Cheers! The SciStarter Team Photo: Lisa Schroeter ELMO South African Elasmobranch M

Americans Doubt Future Popularity of Virtual Lovers

In Japan, the seaside resort town of Atami has served as a vacation spot for couples consisting of real men and their virtual girlfriends from the video game series “Love Plus.” But a recent survey of future predictions for the year 2036 shows that a majority of American respondents doubt virtual lovers such avatar girlfriends and boyfriends will become commonplace […]