Science

The U.K. Understands How To Treat PTSD. Why Does The U.S. Lag Behind?
New research on soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan
February 28, 2014

Two to seven percent of British soliders report PTSD. Twenty-one to twenty-nine percent of Americans display symptoms. What can America do to close this gap?

What's the Fastest Way to Get Drunk? Here's What Science Says.
February 28, 2014

Don't try this at home—try it at a bar instead.

Could Offshore Wind Farms Make Hurricanes Less Destructive?
February 28, 2014

A new study found that thousands of turbines drastically reduce storm surges and wind speeds.

Why Do Liberals Tolerate Pseudoscience at Whole Foods?
February 27, 2014

You'd be bothered if you saw flyers for faith-healing at your natural-foods grocer. Why don't ads for homeopathy bother you, too?

Pseudo-Scientists Are Still Trying to Convince You That The Shroud of Turin is Real. Don't Believe Them.
February 20, 2014

An actual academic lends his name to the effort, but the results are still bunkum. 

It's Darwin's 205th Birthday, and People Still Don't Accept Evolution
A letter to the man behind the theory
February 12, 2014

A letter to the father of evolution. Amazingly, he's still controversial.

Giant Fungus Towers Will Take Over New York This Summer
February 07, 2014

This piece originally appeared on newstatesman.com. Remember the fungus chair?

Bill Nye Won Last Night's Creationism Debate
February 05, 2014

My daughter on the Nye/Ham event: "it's not fair because the stupid guy gets to use his imagination and Bill Nye has to use facts." -@GodFreeWorld

Stephen Hawking Stopped Believing in Black Holes
January 31, 2014

This piece first appeared on newstatesman.com. For a scientist whose career was made by his work on black holes, it might seem a little confusing to read that Stephen Hawking now thinks that they don’t exist.

The Puppy Bowl Is the Product of Centuries of Evolutionary Logic
January 27, 2014

Every year, the Super Bowl broadcast attracts over 100 million fans from around the country, picking up viewers across the race, gender, income and age lines that usually divide American audiences.

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