Science

Science versus Scientism

Science versus Scientism

The problem with scientism is that it tends to be prejudiced and therefore not very scientific.

Pliny's 'Natural History' Offers Odd Home Remedies

Pliny's 'Natural History' Offers Odd Home Remedies

Rome’s famous natural historian offered some, er, unusual cures for various ailments.

Research Suggests Traumatic 'Memories' can be Inherited

Research Suggests Traumatic 'Memories' can be Inherited

  'The inheritance of parental traumatic exposure,' researchers are calling it.

The Hippocratic Oath doesn’t say ‘First, Do No Harm’
Scientist Says ADHD is Basically Bullsh*t

Scientist Says ADHD is Basically Bullsh*t

Dr. Leon Eisenberg, the ‘father’ of ADHD, said just before his death that ADHD ‘is a prime example of a fictitious disease.

Should parents sometimes make children apologize?

Should parents sometimes make children apologize?

Recent studies have tested the actual impact of apologies on children.

Can You Name The Classic Novel By Its Last Line?

Can You Name The Classic Novel By Its Last Line?

Quiz time! How well do you know your literary classics? 

Google’s NASA Diversity Problem

Google’s NASA Diversity Problem

The Juno Google Doodle doesn’t match the real world.

Benjamin Franklin: America's 'Founding Physician'

Benjamin Franklin: America's 'Founding Physician'

Benjamin Franklin once spent a night in bed with John Adams explaining his (correct) theory on the common cold.

5 Non-Traditional Ways to Combat Stress

5 Non-Traditional Ways to Combat Stress

A few things you might not have tried yet.

Remember To Enjoy the Freedom you Defend

Remember To Enjoy the Freedom you Defend

While good ideas are worth fighting for, you will never truly experience life's beauty if you wait for the enemies to disappear.

10 Traits of Highly Sensitive People

10 Traits of Highly Sensitive People

Dr. Elaine Aron has been studying introverts for decades. 

Geniuses Possess This One Common Trait

Geniuses Possess This One Common Trait

An author and historian says a single characteristic is common among the many brilliant people he’s studied. 

Professor: Reality Humans Experience is an Illusion

Professor: Reality Humans Experience is an Illusion

A professor of cognitive science suggests the world that exists is nothing like the one we perceive. 

How Emotions Hijack Our Reason

How Emotions Hijack Our Reason

That fight or flight instinct applies to more than physical danger.

Physicist Pioneers new Method for Making Chocolate

Physicist Pioneers new Method for Making Chocolate

A Temple University physicist might have stumbled upon a method for making better chocolate. 

Does reactance theory explain the rise of Donald Trump?

Does reactance theory explain the rise of Donald Trump?

The theory is based on the idea that humans tend to respond negatively to restrictions on their autonomy or freedom of choice.

Why Your Memory Is Not Nearly As Good As You Think It Is

Why Your Memory Is Not Nearly As Good As You Think It Is

Some of those powerful memories from your childhood? They are probably fake. 

What does Liquid Nitrogen do to Your Face?

What does Liquid Nitrogen do to Your Face?

A scientist conducts a crazy-sounding experiment to find out. 

Americans are dying at a greater rate

Americans are dying at a greater rate

Is the data an outlier or the start of a trend?

Alien Contact ‘Likely’ in 1,500 Years, Astronomer Says

Alien Contact ‘Likely’ in 1,500 Years, Astronomer Says

But is there a hole in the analysis?

Confessions of an Introvert

Confessions of an Introvert

Introverts are often misunderstood. 

Are Criminals Born Bad?

Are Criminals Born Bad?

The father of modern criminology believed that criminality was genetically determined. We've come a long way since then. Or have we?

Abstaining from Sex Until Marriage Helps Marriages Last

Abstaining from Sex Until Marriage Helps Marriages Last

New research suggests that virgin brides have the lowest divorce rates.

Study Linking Authoritarianism to Conservatives Retracted

Study Linking Authoritarianism to Conservatives Retracted

The researchers say they read the data backwards; these traits are linked to liberals.  

Psychologist: Social Justice the new Religious Fundamentalism
World-Famous Scientist: God Created the Universe

World-Famous Scientist: God Created the Universe

‘The final resolution could be that God is a mathematician.’ 

Women Suffer LOTS of Anxiety. Who’s to Blame?

Women Suffer LOTS of Anxiety. Who’s to Blame?

University of Cambridge researchers found that women are twice as likely to suffer from anxiety as men. 

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