Bill Nye Won Last Night's Creationism Debate
February 05, 2014
My daughter on the Nye/Ham event: "it's not fair because the stupid guy gets to use his imagination and Bill Nye has to use facts." -@GodFreeWorld
Stephen Hawking Stopped Believing in Black Holes
January 31, 2014
This piece first appeared on newstatesman.com. For a scientist whose career was made by his work on black holes, it might seem a little confusing to read that Stephen Hawking now thinks that they don’t exist.
The Puppy Bowl Is the Product of Centuries of Evolutionary Logic
January 27, 2014
Every year, the Super Bowl broadcast attracts over 100 million fans from around the country, picking up viewers across the race, gender, income and age lines that usually divide American audiences.
Which Scientific Idea Should Be Retired?
January 24, 2014
This year’s Edge question, which John Brockman distributes to a stable of scientists and other scholars, is given below, and you could do worse than scanning the 174 answers and reading the ones that intrigue you (the short titles of the posts are th
This piece first appeared on newstatesman.com. Veterinary biologists have discovered that a sexually-transmitted cancer found in dogs around the world first originated 11,000 years ago, making it potentially the oldest living mammalian creature.
Scientists Discover A New Dolphin and It Is Already Endangered
January 23, 2014
Marine biologists discover the first new river dolphin since 1918 and there may be only 600 left: their debate on Twitter.
The 'Best Arguments for God's Existence' Are Actually Terrible
January 16, 2014
The most common critique leveled at New Atheists is that we attack only puerile, fundamentalist forms of religion, and never engage with the “best” arguments of the faithful: those adumbrated by Sophisticated Theologians™.
Did God Make These Babies Moral?
January 13, 2014
Intelligent Design's oldest attack on evolution is as popular as ever.
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: