Science

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?

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
The scientist actually offers no solace to believers
December 04, 2013

Albert Einstein offers to solace to believers

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