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
Margaret Atwood: Our Most Important Prophet of Doom
September 25, 2013
Margaret Atwood and the anti-utopian reading that brings tomorrow’s blistered hellscape today.
Tests Make Kids Smarter. Let's Give Them More.
September 24, 2013
Why American schools need more testing, not less.
8 Fascinating Photos of People Sleeping
September 12, 2013
Ted Spagna's photographs exist at the intersection of art and science.
A Scary New Study Erases Doubts That Fracking Causes Earthquakes
September 06, 2013
The fracking industry’s latest environmental bugbear is earthquakes, which can be caused by injecting a briney cocktail of wastewater produced in the fracking process deep into disposal wells.
New Evidence: There is No Science-Education Crisis
September 05, 2013
It’s common knowledge that the United States is miles behind other developed countries in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education, and that our economy suffers from, as Bill Gates has put it, “a severe shortfall of scientists and
Crimes Against Humanities
September 03, 2013
Science goes where it doesn’t belong.
11 Far-Out Projects Funded by Famous Billionaires
August 15, 2013
South African entrepreneur Elon Musk, the Tesla founder who made his name by co-founding PayPal, unveiled plans Monday for a high-speed tubular transportation system called the "Hyperloop," which could shuttle passengers between San Francisco to Los
The Real Cure for AIDS
August 14, 2013
In March 3, at a conference in Atlanta, a 59-year-old needlepoint expert, former missionary, and specialist in pediatric infectious disease named Hannah Gay announced that she’d found a cure for HIV.
Proven by Science: There Is No Such Thing as "Hookup Culture"
August 13, 2013
You’d think that sixteen years of Catholic education would’ve inured me to watching middle-aged adults freak out about sex.