Annie Murphy Paul

Annie Murphy Paul is a fellow at the New America Foundation and the author of the forthcoming book Brilliant: The Science of How We Get Smarter.

Future Tense
Sept. 24 2014 11:33 AMBuild SomethingThe computer science answer to Habitat for Humanity.
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Sept. 10 2014 11:50 AMThe MOOC Gender GapOnline learning may be different for girls, but not in cognitive ways.
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Aug. 27 2014 11:07 AMTeaching Computer Science Without Touching a Computer
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Aug. 13 2014 12:07 PMWhy Students Prefer to Learn From a MachineRobo-readers aren’t as good as human readers—they’re better.
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July 30 2014 11:49 AMFreedom Online Is an IllusionHow to teach kids to be suspicious of tech companies? Appeal to their rebelliousness.
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July 16 2014 12:37 PMPutting Teachers at the Center of Education TechnologyThis great program needs only a TV and VCR—no iPads necessary.
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July 1 2014 11:49 PMWhy Schools’ Efforts to Block the Internet Are So Laughably LameAnd why it’s seriously important to keep students off Facebook.
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March 13 2014 1:20 PMCognitive Science Tells Us That Speed-Reading Apps Have a Huge Drawback
May 3 2013 10:45 AMYou’ll Never Learn!Students can’t resist multitasking, and it’s impairing their memory.
Dec. 27 2010 8:26 AMFetal MonitorsA history of ideas about the fetus overlooks the actual unborn baby.
Sept. 28 2010 7:16 AMMore Research on Pregnancy, Less Guilt!
Aug. 12 2008 7:05 AMWhat's Wrong With Environmental AlarmismHow to mobilize, but not paralyze, the public with fear.
Future Tense
Sept. 17 2014 11:14 AMHow Does That Geometry Problem Make You Feel?Computer tutors that can read students’ emotions.
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Sept. 3 2014 1:35 PMFun for All Ages?Designing an intergenerational educational game is harder than it looks.
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Aug. 22 2014 11:16 AMGet Tech Out of SchoolsStudents interact plenty with technology outside of classrooms, so let’s leave it there.
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Aug. 6 2014 1:30 PMYour Two Kinds of MemoryTeaching students when to use electronic memory, and when to go organic.
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July 23 2014 11:30 AMBill Gates Is an Autodidact. You’re Probably Not.Ed tech promoters need to understand how most of us learn.
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July 10 2014 7:56 AMThe Body LearnsFor years we’ve been telling kids to sit still and pay attention. That’s all wrong. 
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June 25 2014 11:48 AMEducational Technology Isn’t Leveling the Playing FieldIn fact, it’s making achievement gaps even bigger.
The XX Factor
Feb. 28 2014 10:23 AMWhy Are Girls Nervous About Math? Maybe Because Moms Are, Too.
Aug. 22 2011 6:47 AMWho's Afraid of Digital Natives?Let's not get intimidated by kids and their Internet savvy.
Sept. 30 2010 10:29 AMInviting Raffish Scientists to the Party
Sept. 27 2010 10:12 AMWhat We Learned About Pregnancy From Project Ice Storm
The Slate Gist
May 2 2006 3:37 PMListening to ProzacHow do new disorders get into the DSM?



The Self-Made Man

The story of America’s most pliable, pernicious, irrepressible myth.

The GOP Senate Candidate in Iowa Doesn’t Want Voters to Know Just How Conservative She Really Is

Does Your Child Have “Sluggish Cognitive Tempo”? Or Is That Just a Disorder Made Up to Scare You?

The Supreme Court, Throughout Its History, Has Been a Massive Disappointment

Why Indians in America Are Mad for India’s New Prime Minister

Damned Spot

Now Stare. Don’t Stop.

The perfect political wife’s loving gaze in campaign ads.

Building a Better Workplace

You Deserve a Pre-cation

The smartest job perk you’ve never heard of.

Rehtaeh Parsons Was the Most Famous Victim in Canada. Now, Journalists Can’t Even Say Her Name.

Parents, Get Your Teenage Daughters the IUD

The XX Factor
Sept. 30 2014 12:34 PM Parents, Get Your Teenage Daughters the IUD
Sept. 30 2014 12:04 PM John Hodgman on Why He Wore a Blue Dress to Impersonate Ayn Rand
  News & Politics
Sept. 30 2014 2:36 PM This Court Erred The Supreme Court has almost always sided with the wealthy, the privileged, and the powerful.
Building a Better Workplace
Sept. 30 2014 1:16 PM You Deserve a Pre-cation The smartest job perk you’ve never heard of.
Sept. 30 2014 1:48 PM Thrashed Florida State’s new president is underqualified and mistrusted. But here’s how he can turn it around.
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 30 2014 12:34 PM Parents, Get Your Teenage Daughters the IUD
  Slate Plus
Behind the Scenes
Sept. 30 2014 3:21 PM Meet Jordan Weissmann Five questions with Slate’s senior business and economics correspondent.
Brow Beat
Sept. 30 2014 2:56 PM How Faithful Is David Fincher’s Gone Girl?
Future Tense
Sept. 30 2014 2:38 PM Scientists Use Electrical Impulses to Help Paralyzed Rats Walk Again
  Health & Science
Bad Astronomy
Sept. 30 2014 7:30 AM What Lurks Beneath the Methane Lakes of Titan?
Sports Nut
Sept. 28 2014 8:30 PM NFL Players Die Young. Or Maybe They Live Long Lives. Why it’s so hard to pin down the effects of football on players’ lives.