Steven Pinker: These Are the Grammar Rules You Don't Need to Follow
October 03, 2014

Why are we still clinging to these archaic rules? Toss'em! 

How Do You Figure Out if a Mouse Is 'Depressed'?
October 02, 2014

It just doesn't care anymore. 

What the Anti-Vaxxer Movement Teaches Us About the Ebola Crisis
Exploring the power and powerlessness of innoculation
October 01, 2014

Exploring the power and powerlessness of innoculation.

How Not To Write About Deadly, Infectious Diseases Like Ebola
October 01, 2014

First of all, it helps if things make sense. 

An Alzheimer's Reading List
September 30, 2014

A reading list for anyone who wishes to better understand—and love—a person touched directly or indirectly by dementia. 

This Book Empathizes With Anti-Vaxxers, Who Don't Deserve Empathy
September 29, 2014

That's a big, dangerous, scary mistake.

Study: Videos of Police Violence Might Worsen People's Biases
September 26, 2014

Dash cams and iPhone cameras might not be a cure-all.

Ebola Is Spreading Way Faster Than Anyone Predicted
September 19, 2014

The current outbreak is off the charts.

The Duck Penis Paradox
Is too much Internet pop science drowning out the serious stuff?
September 18, 2014

Science, science, everywhere! But is it all for real?

How a Bogus Scientific Study Becomes Internet Fact
Clenching your fists helps you remember ... or does it?
September 18, 2014

In 2013, a memory study published in the open access science journal PLOS turned out to be false—but only after it was picked up by many major media outlets.