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Psychology's diversity problem
On participants in developmental psychology studies: "Countries in Central and South America, Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Israel contain around 85 per cent of the world's population, yet contributed less than three per cent of participants."
The Curious Case of Poverty and Crime
"at least since 1959, there an inverse correlation between poverty and homicide in the US. Homicide goes up when poverty decreases. Statically significant and everything. Well, that's awkward."
Infant Mortality and the Repeal of Federal Prohibition
"dry counties with at least one wet neighbor saw baseline infant mortality increase by roughly 3% while wet counties themselves saw baseline infant mortality increase by roughly 2%. Cumulating across the six years from 1934 to 1939, our results indicate an excess of 13,665 infant deaths that could be attributable to the repeal of federal prohibition in 1933."
This Clever Table Absorbs Heat To Keep Rooms Cool (And Then Heats Them Up)
Passive temperature control technologies sound really interesting. See also How to keep cool without costing the Earth which looks at a different approach to passive cooling.