Science

Right-Wing Xenophobes Are Spreading Lies About Migrant Diseases
Welcome to the latest chapter in America's long, ugly history of nativism
July 15, 2014

Welcome to the latest chapter in America's long, ugly history of nativism.

Science Is Not About Certainty
The separation of science and the humanities is relatively new—and detrimental to both
July 11, 2014

The separation of science and the humanities is relatively new—and detrimental to both.

Cleaning Your House Could Make You a More Moral Person
Go wild with the Windex
July 02, 2014

Go wild with the Windex. 

Facebook Did Screw With You, and It Wasn’t Even Worth It
June 30, 2014

The worst part about Facebook's studying your data without your consent is that they didn't find anything interesting.

Is "Sensory Processing Disorder" a Real Medical Condition?
Thousands of parents say it is. The psychiatric establishment disagrees.
June 24, 2014

Tens of thousands of parents believe it is. The psychiatric establishment disagrees.

Broccoli Juice May Help Your Body Flush Carcinogens—Just Don't Call It a Detox
June 20, 2014

Cleanse-your-body-in-5 days diets are junk. But some of the science has a kernel of truth.

The Science Behind #ThrowbackThursday
Why we derive special pleasure from the act of remembering the past.
June 05, 2014

Why we derive special pleasure from the act of remembering the past. 

A Bogus New Autism Study Claims Excessive Manliness Is to Blame
June 05, 2014

Another whack, dangerous study claims it knows what causes autism. Baloney.

The Dangerous New Scientific Racism
May 25, 2014

Why is the West rich and Africa poor? A new book suggests genetic differences are at play—reviving an old lie in a strangely prominent place.

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