The Dangerous New Scientific Racism
May 25, 2014

Why is the West rich and Africa poor? A new book suggests genetic differences are at play—reviving an old lie in a strangely prominent place.

John Oliver and Bill Nye Show the World How to Debate with Climate Change Deniers
May 12, 2014

Just don't do it. Because they're wrong. And John Oliver is so so right.

The Climate Change Report Is Full of Scientific Equivocations
May 08, 2014

We know the climate is changing globally. We don't really know what will happen in your town.

A Rock Star's Brother Made A Documentary. What It Says About Sibling Rivalry.
April 23, 2014

Psychologists' studies show that a shared family experience isn’t what makes you similar, it’s what drives you to become unique.

Science is Being Bashed by Academics Who Should Know Better
April 03, 2014

Anti-naturalism seems to be replacing postmodernism as the latest way to bash science in academia.

Siri, You're Messing Up a Generation of Children
April 02, 2014

Has anyone thought through what it means when kids scream at robots?

The Science Behind a Laughter Epidemic and Other Ways that Humor Works
March 30, 2014

A conversation with the authors of The Humor Code: A Global Search for What Makes Things Funny reveals how to joke about terrorists without getting in trouble. 

Bill Nye, the Climate Guy
March 27, 2014

D.C. Democrats are often pretty bad at debating right-wing science skeptics. Be grateful that a kids' TV star has stepped into the void. 

An Interesting Theory That Could Explain Vladimir Putin's Risky Behavior
March 19, 2014

The decline of Soviet Union–era glory, of energy dominance, and of land itself—these are all losses that, according to prospect theory, could explain Putin's actions of late. 

Another Vapid Effort to Claim that Science and Religion Can Get Along
March 19, 2014

They just want it to be true! Which, if you ask a scientist, is not evidence that it is true.