Learn why phonics is the best way to teach kids to read; and how false science benefits from people who “trust science.” Plus: this month’s Curiosity Challenge trivia game! Additional resources from Emily Oster: Pick up "The Family Firm: A Data-Driven Guide to Better Decision Making in the Early Years" at your local bookstore: https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781984881755?aff=penguinrandom Website: https://emilyoster.net/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/ProfEmilyOster "Trusting science" may make you more likely to share false science — but there's a fix by Grant Currin Misplaced trust: When trust in science fosters pseudoscience. (2021, July 26). EurekAlert! https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/923454 O’Brien, T. C., Palmer, R., & Albarracin, D. (2021). Misplaced trust: When trust in science fosters belief in pseudoscience and the benefits of critical evaluation. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 96, 104184. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jesp.2021.104184 Episodes referenced in Curiosity Challenge Trivia game: Kids don’t get humor: https://www.curiositydaily.com/kids-v-sarcasm-24000-year-old-worm-why-betelgeuse-dimmed/ Glowing clouds: https://www.curiositydaily.com/cognitive-flexibility-arctic-dinosaurs-noctilucent-clouds/ Guilty emotion: https://www.curiositydaily.com/anger-looks-guilty-quantum-microscope-good-news-about-cancer/ Follow Curiosity Daily on your favorite podcast app to learn something new every day withCody Gough andAshley Hamer. Still curious? Get exclusive science shows, nature documentaries, and more real-life entertainment on discovery+! Go to https://discoveryplus.com/curiosity to start your 7-day free trial. discovery+ is currently only available for US subscribers. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.