The World’s Sixth Extinction Event Is Upon Us
June 22, 2015
The only way to save the human species is to save the others.
How to Rid the Science Lab of Sexism
June 15, 2015
No matter what a Nobel Prize-winning scientist says about women in the lab, it doesn’t help to suggest segregating them—even in jest.
The Catholic Church Is Not an Enemy of Science
June 12, 2015
Rick Santorum says Pope Francis should "leave science to the scientists." But the Catholic Church has long promoted harmony between faith and reason.
The top Republican on the environment gave the keynote at a climate-denier conference in D.C.
Banning Philosophical Exemptions to Vaccination While Keeping Religious Ones Makes No Sense
June 01, 2015
Why should that make one set of beliefs more worthy of respect than the other?
A new study shows when our impact on Earth became irreversible.
The Nutrition Gap
May 27, 2015
Many doctors dismiss nutritional therapies as quack medicine. But many patients disagree, and they're taking matters into their own hands—sometimes to the detriment of their health.
How the Gay Rights Canvassing Study Fell Apart
May 21, 2015
Here's how the study unraveled.
Science Fiction: Michael LaCour's Gay Rights Canvassing Hoax Shows the Limits of Peer Review
May 21, 2015
Advancing science through rooting out fraud.
The Decline of Pseudoscience
May 03, 2015
Now that "natural" living has gone mainstream, its days are numbered.