Science

Behind Closed Doors: What the Piltdown Man Hoax from 1912 can Teach Science Today

What the Piltdown Man hoax from 1912 can teach science today.

Why Bad Moods are Good for You

The surprising benefits of sadness.

Five Rational Arguments Why God (Very Probably) Exists

The question of whether a God exists is heating up in the 21st century.

Tribal Politics Is Turning Us Against Each Other—and Science

Science isn’t inherently associated with liberal or conservative viewpoints, but tribal politics does influence how people think about science.

When Professors Stifle Freedom of Thought

In some universities, academics are waging a flat-out war on reality.

Climate Scientists: Using Confirmation Bias When Data Doesn't Match Theory?

A new paper seems to ignore recent climate models in order to proclaim that global warming is on the rise.
 

Gender Equality is Basically a Farce, Study Suggests

New scientific findings show that men and women have huge genetic differences previously unknown.

The U.S. Has the Fattest Poor People in the World. Why?

The rise of obesity in the U.S. tracks closely with the expansion of America's primary food assistance program.

Bill Nye, the Gender Ideology Guy

Did the celebrity science spokesman cover up his past views on gender?

5 Myths about Emotional Intelligence

IQ isn't the only way to measure smarts. 

Here’s How Wrong Past Environmental Predictions Have Been

Each year, Earth Day is accompanied by predictions of doom.

Let’s take a look at past predictions to determine just how much confidence we can have in today’s environmentalists’ predictions.

No, The Catholic Church Didn’t Punish Galileo for Heliocentrism

This is a popular historical canard that has everything going for it except objectivity, rationality, and impartiality.

The March for Science Had Nothing to do with Science

Marching is an expression of subjective emotions. Science is an attempt to put subjectivity aside to discover how nature works.

Neil Ty, The Scientism Guy

Neil deGrasse Tyson released a new video on what he sees as a growing anti-intellectualism  in the U.S..

Why is the Scientific Community Blaming Trump for Their Problems?

If scientists really want to know who’s to blame for bad science, they need to look at themselves.

Scientist: There is No Battle Between Religion and Science

Francis Collins, a world-leading geneticist, says there need be no conflict between religion and science. 

Study: Political Bias is Bipartisan

As such a study makes perfectly clear, we’re all biased. The question is, what are we going to do with that knowledge?

Technology Addiction and the Gollumizing of Our Culture

An abundance of research shows both technology addiction and loneliness are on the rise. Is there a connection?

Thomas Edison Would Have Been Given Adderall Today

Nancy Edison rejected schooling in favor of learning for Thomas Edison.

The 21-Year Drinking Age is Dumb and Should be Repealed

The National Minimum Drinking Age Act (NMDA) is something Donald Trump should move to repeal. Let states decide.

The Truth About Spider Bites in Australia

Are they really likely to eat your flesh?

Climate Change is Real, The Proof is in the Politics

Temps are rising, but data contradicts a direct cause and effect between CO2 levels and temperature increases.

Social Isolation is Dangerous to Democracy

Harvard political scientist Robert Putnam warned that people divorced from community "are first and foremost among the supporters of extremism.”

Surgeons in Canada are Harvesting Organs from Euthanised Patients

University of Ottawa professor Jennifer A. Chandler pointed out that combining organ donation with euthanasia could be ethically problematic.

How a study about Chronic Fatigue Syndrome was doctored, adding to pain and stigma

It is bad enough to torture the data, but it is indefensible to torture patients based on manipulated results.

6 Questions to Ask to Determine if You're an Alienated Soul

How are we to know who is and who isn’t an alien? And, most creepy of all, how do we know if we might be aliens ourselves?

75 Years Later, Isaac Asimov's Three Laws of Robotics Need Updating

Isaac Asimov’s laws are still mentioned as a template for guiding our development of robots.

6 Charts that Show the Divide Between Rural and Urban America

Sociologists, economists, geographers and historians describe the divide from different angles.

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