Brian Hauri

Hobbits among men

This month marks the beginning of a five-year project in the Soa Basin of central Flores, Indonesia, to locate more specimens of the species Homo…


Practice makes perfect

In the 1960s, research by Endel Tulving demonstrated that, as with studying, being tested on material is not a neutral process but rather a beneficial…


Multiple choice exams:

The majority of teachers and students — myself included before researching this article — are under the impression that they should stick with their first…



Penny for your thoughts

With the results of a study published in the March 11 issue of Current Biology, scientists from University College London (UCL) have brought us closer…


Small talk

Small talk is a beast with many forms. There’s small talk with friends which would likely progress into more if you weren’t in a rush…



Get More Sleep

As university students, we are often in multiple classes and have many other responsibilities, which may make it seem like there are not enough minutes…



The age of things

Just over 200 years ago, the prevailing belief popularized by religious mythology was that the planet earth had been around for just some 10,000 years….