There's a Mouse Crisis in Scientific Research
November 26, 2013
Are scientists less rigorous about applying proper research standards when their subjects are mice? That’s the question Jennifer Couzin-Frankel investigates in the latest issue of Science—and her findings are disturbing.
Amazing Sculptures of Insects Made from Old Mechanical Parts
November 22, 2013
Edouard Martinet turns motorcycle headlights and umbrella ribs into beautiful living things.
Do You Really Remember Where You Were When JFK Was Shot?
November 18, 2013
Pretty much all Americans over the age of 50 will reminisce this week about where they were when JFK was shot.
A battle over what "science" really means.
China's One-Child Policy Has Had Some Surprising Consequences for Kids
November 15, 2013
What your child would be like in a country of only children
Watch the World's Forests Disappear On Google Earth
November 15, 2013
The BBC and Deepak Chopra Buy Into a Woomeister
Interview: Richard Dawkins Keeps Making New Enemies
October 28, 2013
Richard Dawkins first became famous for his pioneering work in evolutionary biology, but these days his reputation stems mostly from his no-holds-barred advocacy of atheism. On Twitter, his attacks on religion are blistering and relentless. Sample tweet: “I’m not ‘intolerant’ of your belief in a virgin birth. Please be tolerant of my right to tolerate your belief but call it stupid.” But in his new memoir, An Appetite For Wonder, Dawkins reveals a softer side. The book covers his childhood—including his struggles with a stammer and nasty teachers—and his discovery of the beauty of science.
This Is How You Should Talk to a Climate-Change Denier
October 22, 2013
Plenty of people deny science. But there are tricks that make communication work.
Science vs. the Humanities, Round III
September 26, 2013
Steven Pinker:In his commentary on my essay “Science is Not your Enemy,” Leon Wieseltier writes, “It is not for science to say whether science belongs in morality and politics and art.” I reply: It is not for Leon Wieseltier to say where science bel