08 August 2019: A mindset for success, and mercury in fish

This week, a mindset to improve school performance, and the complex story of how mercury accumulates in fish.


In this episode:


00:46 Growth Mindset

How a one hour course could improve academic achievement. 

Research article: Yeager et al.


11:47 Research Highlights

An extinct giant parrot, and hacking Manhattan’s traffic. 

Research Highlight: Polly wants many crackers: fossils reveal first known giant parrotResearch Article: Vivek et al.


13:42 Toxic Tuna

Methylmercury levels in fish may increase due to climate change and overfishing, despite declines in emissions. 

Research Article: Schartup et al.


19:15 News Chat

India’s proposed protections for fossils, and trust of scientists in the United States. 

News: India’s geologists champion law to protect fossil treasuresNews: US trust in scientists is now on par with the military

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