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.
Are you hard-wired to leave positive feedback on eBay? Inside the surprising science of altruism
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?
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.
Does it matter whether he drew a penis intentionally or unintentionally?
Stop Giving Multiple-Choice Tests, and Start Letting Robots Grade Students' Essays
December 06, 2013
Scientists have created software that can grade short-answer essays in five seconds.
Mexico's Radioactive-Material Thieves Are Probably Dying Right Now, In Exactly This Way
December 05, 2013
The gruesome details of the thieves' likely death.
Einstein's Famous Quote About Science and Religion Didn't Mean What You Were Taught
December 04, 2013
Albert Einstein offers to solace to believers