EPA logo against mountains and river

It’s called the Executive Branch

Stop panicking about the “gag order” or “censorship” of federal agencies like the EPA. 

What the Holes in the Fossil Record Can Tell Us

Interpreting fossils that aren’t there comes with its own peculiar challenges, but the gaps that haunt the record also tell a story.

Partisanship and the Reason Each Side Thinks the Other Side is Crazy

It’s related to something called information avoidance.

Are You Unconsciously Racist?

The problem with implicit bias tests.

Stem Cell Science Could Soon Make Sex Obsolete (or Largely Recreational)

Stem Cell Science Could Soon Make Sex Obsolete (or Largely Recreational)

Scientists are close to finding out how to create eggs and sperm in a Petri dish. 

That Teacher Who Got Impregnated by a 13-Year-Old Was Sentenced

The judge did not go easy on her.

Penn State Offers Free Psych Counseling as Trump Inauguration Nears

Penn State is launching a campaign to help students cope with the stress, anxiety and distress they feel as Trump's presidency nears.

Is Your Smartphone Making You Paranoid?

A pair of academic researchers found that the more people used their phones the less they trusted strangers.

The Tortured Logic of the Gender Revolutionaries

National Geographic is now trying its hand at gender theory.

Neuroscientist: Gender-neutral Parenting is ‘Futile’

Have we been misguided in our attempts toward gender neutrality?

Man on a mountain looking at the peak

Terrifying Beauty Makes no Sense

There are some things that evolutionary biology can’t answer.

Why Technology Advanced So Quickly the Past 200 Years

Technology has advanced exponentially since the Industrial Revolution 200 years ago. But why?

Blade Runner 2049: The Thinker’s Film of 2017?

The film, which is slated to hit theaters in October, will probe a timeless and timely question: What does it mean to be human? 

Webcamming: The Sex Work Revolution No One Will Talk About

While giving women a platform to conduct sex work, webcamming also generates sizeable corporate profits. 

Study Concludes Women Are Better Doctors Than Men (to Great Applause)

Confirmation Bias (noun): the tendency to interpret new evidence as confirmation of one's existing beliefs or theories.

The Most Influential Scientist You Never Heard Of (Probably)

His belief in the unity of the cosmos had far-reaching implications for understanding humanity.

Why People Love (and Hate) Facebook

Ten years ago, no one would have believed it. But today 1.6 billion people are empowered to realize their own unique identities in this space

Trump Says Torture 'Works' – But What Does the Science Say?

Torture can be defined in many ways but it is always intentional and concerns inflicting psychological or physical pain to gain information.

How Can Children Believe that Santa Claus Exists?

Research shows that 83 percent of five-year-olds think that Santa Claus is real. Why?

Why I’ll Never Own a Cat (And Why You Shouldn’t Either)

Unless you like brain parasites that cause subtle sex-specific changes in your personality. 

Why Wandering Minds Are Unhappy Minds

A pair of Harvard researchers found that humans spend nearly half their time thinking about something other than what they’re doing.

Gov. Report: Death Rate Up, Life Expectancy Down in America in 2015

A decades-long trend of rising life expectancy in the U.S. could be ending.

New Study Links Pot Use to Degenerative Brain Disorder

Has the first negative side effect to cannabis finally been found? 

How to Know When Holiday Drinking is Hurting Your Brain

Tis the season of love, merriment, and ... binge drinking. 

How to Transform a Life Stuck in a Rut

As Heraclitus said, “A man’s character is his fate.” So what makes character?

Smartphones are Killing Relationships

The newest relationship buster: a pair of researchers found that excessive smartphone usage ranks right up there with bad sex and money problems.

Einstein on the Key to Learning Anything

In a letter to his 11-year-old son, Einstein explained ‘the way to learn the most.’

What Spawned Abdul Artan’s Rage?

Friends and students described the now-dead Ohio State student as bright, humble, and nice. So what went wrong?