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Do you like Department 12 but wish it was, you know, a little less boring? Then check out The I/O Soapbox, a YouTube video series that talks about I/O stuff in entertaining and clever ways. (You know, if you’re into that sort of thing.)

Can gathering the predictions of other researchers, policy-makers, and ordinary people improve social science research? Stefano DellaVigna, Devin Pope, and Eva Vivalt think so, and they’ve published an article in Science to make their case. If you think it’s a good idea, you can sign up to become a predictor on the Social Science Prediction Platform.

Finally, if you use Chrome, check out the Google Scholar Button. It lets you look up scholarly references–and download full-text PDFs–as you browse the web. Also, it’s free.