Learning! Roundup: It's a Climate EMERGENCY Already, Working Memory Saves Relationships, and More!

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It's a Climate EMERGENCY Already

The science has been clear for a long time, but just in case, there is a new letter signed by 11,000 scientists from 153 countries warning of "untold human suffering" if we do not do something about climate change. It's just so... JUST DO SOMETHING ALREADY!!!

Working Memory Saves Relationships

As someone who has been in a relationship with someone who didn't seem to have a great memory for our past conversations, this research speaks to me: people with better working memories seem to do better at resolving conflict in a relationship.

Missing Olfactory Bulbs

There are women out there who have no olfactory bulb, the part of the brain that we thought was essential to a sense of smell, but they can still smell things just fine. It's not many people, but all of them are women. Huh!

The Dark Side of Gratitude

I love me some gratitude, but it turns out that it has a dark side: expressing thanks can reinforce unequal power structures. When disadvantaged people thank those who have power over them, they become less likely to confront their oppressors.

Adult ADHD

There has been a huge surge in diagnoses of adult ADHD lately, and a disproportionately large group of those receiving the diagnosis are white. The study was done in Northern California, and may be due to the fact that white people there are more likely to seek healthcare in the first place, cultural differences in how the symptoms manifest, or something else entirely.

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