The Secret Maoist Chinese Operation That Conquered Malaria—and Won a Nobel
October 06, 2015

At the height of the Cultural Revolution, Project 523 discovered the most powerful anti-malarial drug therapy to date.

Ben Carson on Climate Change: "Gravity, Where Did it Come From?"
October 01, 2015

This man could be the next Republican presidential nominee.

Would You Rather Lose Your Morals or Your Memory?
August 12, 2015

A new study sheds light on a common side effect of dementia—the loss of morals. 

Is the New Ebola Vaccine Really 100 Percent Effective?
August 11, 2015

Some scientists are saying the new Ebola vaccine is "100 percent effective." That's misleading. 

The First Photos Taken of Every Planet in Our Solar System
July 15, 2015

Space exploration and photography have come a long way since the first picture of Earth in 1946.

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.

Senator James Inhofe on Climate Change: "God Is Still Up There"
June 11, 2015

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?