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2012-04-03 09:46:54

Professors Sören Holmberg and Lennart Weibull presented the 2012 results of the annual study 'Förtroendebarometern' at the Media Days in Gothenburg in early March. The study shows the public's confidence in Swedish media actors, institutions and companies. Universities and university colleges once again placed high. Out of all the organizations included in survey, the public service radio broadcaster Sveriges Radio (SR) tops the list — 78 percent of the...

Study Finds Conservative Trust In Science Declining
2012-04-01 06:11:11

Conservative voters say that they have less confidence in the institution of science now than they did during the mid-1970s, claims a study published last Thursday in the American Sociological Review. According to USNews.com reporter Jason Koebler, the study, which was conducted by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill sociologist Gordon Gauchat, found that just 35% said that they had a "great deal of trust in science" in 2010. In comparison, in 1974, 48% said that they trusted the...

2012-03-06 22:50:11

From the corporate boardroom to the kitchen table, important decisions are often made in collaboration. But are two–or three or five–heads better than one? Not always, according to new research from the University of Pennsylvania´s Wharton School. “People who make judgments by working with someone else are more confident in those judgments. As a result they take less input from other people”–and this myopia wipes out any advantage a pair may have over an...

2012-02-07 20:59:16

The abundance of false information available on the Internet, in movies and on TV has created a big challenge for educators. Students sometimes arrive in classrooms filled with inaccurate knowledge they are confident is correct, indicating it is deeply entrenched in their memory. According to Duke University researchers, educators might be able to help students overcome their misconceptions by correcting inaccurate information then having the students practice retrieving it from memory....


Word of the Day
ween
  • To think; to imagine; to fancy.
  • To be of opinion; have the notion; think; imagine; suppose.
The word 'ween' comes from Middle English wene, from Old English wēn, wēna ("hope, weening, expectation"), from Proto-Germanic *wēniz, *wēnōn (“hope, expectation”), from Proto-Indo-European *wen- (“to strive, love, want, reach, win”).
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