Science

This Organ Separates Humans From Animals
January 10, 2014

The only difference between us and apes is the size of our brain.

These Scientists Figured Out How to Make Objects Levitate
January 10, 2014

This piece first appeared on newstatesman.com. Today’s news from the world of Awesome Science comes from the University of Tokyo, where a team has been levitating and controlling objects using sound. Here’s the video:

The Republican Reaction to the Polar Vortex Explains Why So Many Scientists Are Democrats
January 08, 2014

When I walked to work Tuesday morning, it was 4 degrees Fahrenheit, the coldest temperature I've experienced in the last two years living in Washington, D.C.

Ross Douthat is Wrong About Me (and God)
January 07, 2014

More cluelessness attacks on atheism in the New York Times

Two Physicists are Looking for Time Travelers on Facebook
January 03, 2014

Time travelers may still be out there. But according to this scientific study, they're not hanging out on Facebook, Twitter, or even Googe Plus.

Bill Nye is Helping the Discredited Creationists He's Planning to Debate
January 03, 2014

This is why, when you debate against people who don't believe in science, you always lose. (Plus, they get to use the admission fees to fund their discredited "Creation Museum.")

Eating Bacteria Could Be the Future of Medicine
December 31, 2013

In ten years, you might be eating bacteria from someone else's gut to treat autism or obesity.

It's Time to Ditch the Word "Cancer"
A label that misleads patients and helps quacks
December 27, 2013

A prominent doctor says that the term is misleading—and makes it harder to keep patients away from quacks.

Ross Douthat Is On Another Erroneous Rampage Against Secularism
December 26, 2013

The New York Times columnist's Christmas musings show he just doesn't understand atheists.

Scholarly Research Can Explain Why You Left Feedback on Someone's eBay Page
December 19, 2013

Are you hard-wired to leave positive feedback on eBay? Inside the surprising science of altruism

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