This piece originally appeared on newstatesman.com. Under conditions of war, a British prime minister learns that a heavily armed warship belonging to the hostile power has been detected.
Can you save original sin from science? Here are some valiant efforts.
Are scientists less rigorous about applying proper research standards when their subjects are mice? That’s the question Jennifer Couzin-Frankel investigates in the latest issue of Science—and her findings are disturbing. According to her paper, “When Mice Mislead,” scientists working with mice routinely use small sample sizes, select their subjects unsystematically, and even lose track of their data or—most ominously of all—leave out results that don’t support their research.
It's still inclusive and noncommercial. Be grateful.
Be grateful! The most American of holidays, ironically, is the one that resists the commercialism, competition, and cutsiness of modern American life.
From "Black Day" in South Korea to South Carolina's "Secession Day."
Every year, the holiday haters show up earlier and earlier.
America's least-favorite city is television's favorite backdrop.
Homeland's plot may have jumped the shark this season. But its portrayal of Washington jumped the shark a long time ago.
The show gets the twisted, paranoid spirit of Washington right, even if it exaggerates the details.
Four horses euthanized during filming of the HBO drama Luck after producers ran elderly, underfed animals as if they were racehorses in their prime. Dozens of fish and squid dead from the underwater explosions that dramatize Pirates of the Caribbean. A chipmunk squashed under its handler’s foot on the set of the rom-com Failure to Launch. These are just a few of the bloody incidents catalogued in the investigative report “Animals Were Harmed,” published Monday by The Hollywood Reporter.