Science

Bill Nye is Helping the Discredited Creationists He's Planning to Debate
January 03, 2014

This is why, when you debate against people who don't believe in science, you always lose. (Plus, they get to use the admission fees to fund their discredited "Creation Museum.")

Eating Bacteria Could Be the Future of Medicine
December 31, 2013

In ten years, you might be eating bacteria from someone else's gut to treat autism or obesity.

It's Time to Ditch the Word "Cancer"
A label that misleads patients and helps quacks
December 27, 2013

A prominent doctor says that the term is misleading—and makes it harder to keep patients away from quacks.

Ross Douthat Is On Another Erroneous Rampage Against Secularism
December 26, 2013

The New York Times columnist's Christmas musings show he just doesn't understand atheists.

Scholarly Research Can Explain Why You Left Feedback on Someone's eBay Page
December 19, 2013

Are you hard-wired to leave positive feedback on eBay? Inside the surprising science of altruism

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?

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