n a proposal intended to explain certain facts or observations
n a tentative insight into the natural world; a concept that is not yet verified but that if true would explain certain facts or phenomena
a scientific hypothesis that survives experimental testing becomes a scientific theory
n a message expressing an opinion based on incomplete evidence
Does Facebook Promote Narcissism? According to a new University of Michigan study, some of our favorite social media sites serve as a vehicle to self-promote. Researchers Elliot Panek, Ph.D., Yioryos Nardis and Sara Konrath, Ph.D., explored the hypothesis that social media reflects and amplifies growing levels of narcissism within our culture. In a study published online in Computers in Human [...]
June 13, 2013 - Psych Central
Hopkins students may know secret behind 'Game of Thrones' Well, it's a hypothesis, anyway, about a two-star planet When a passion for "Game of Thrones" meets up with the kind of inquisitive mind it takes to be a physics grad student at a school like Johns Hopkins University, what you get is the "circumbinary" hypothesis of weird weather seasons in Westeros.
June 12, 2013 - Baltimore Sun
Luis Tellez in FOXNews There are no indications that would support any hypothesis other than that this was an accident,said Transportation Secretary Luis Tellez, though he added: "We will investigate until all possibilities have been exhausted."
Paul Henderson in Forbes Our hypothesis is that it is that ingredient that in fact represents the highest probability as to the cause,Henderson said. "But we have been unable to prove that through scientific information."