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 parrot; Research 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.
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