There's a Wonder Drug That Prevents HIV Infection. Why Haven't You Heard of It?
December 15, 2013

Two weeks ago, when the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued its Mortality and Morbidity Weekly report, many outlets were quick to jump on one specific statistic: that unprotected anal sex among men is up nearly 20 percent from 2005 to 2

Why Is Rudolph's Nose Red?
It's probably parasites. Or cocaine.
December 13, 2013

It's probably parasites. Or cocaine.

Should Chimps Be Granted Legal Personhood?
December 12, 2013

Last week, the Nonhuman Rights Project filed three lawsuits seeking "legal personhood" for four chimps who live upstate and are used for research—or, as the NRP puts it, are “imprisoned”— but this week New York judges denied the animal-rights group’s

The Game Theory Behind Mandela's Negotiations to End Apartheid
December 10, 2013

It all comes down to red vs. blue.

Psychoanalyst on Bill Clinton's Doodles: "He Looks Like He's Crying Out for Help"
December 09, 2013

Does it matter whether he drew a penis intentionally or unintentionally?

Stop Giving Multiple-Choice Tests, and Start Letting Robots Grade Students' Essays
December 06, 2013

Scientists have created software that can grade short-answer essays in five seconds.

Mexico's Radioactive-Material Thieves Are Probably Dying Right Now, In Exactly This Way
December 05, 2013

The gruesome details of the thieves' likely death.

Einstein's Famous Quote About Science and Religion Didn't Mean What You Were Taught
The scientist actually offers no solace to believers
December 04, 2013

Albert Einstein offers to solace to believers

Do Smarter People Drink More?
December 03, 2013

Yes, according to these studies. And wine is the drink of choice.

Our IQs Are Climbing, But We’re Not Getting Smarter
December 02, 2013

Does the rise in IQ scores over the past century mean people are getting smarter?