Science

Why the Soviets Would Have Sent Kanye West to a Mental Hospital

Why the Soviets Would Have Sent Kanye West to a Mental Hospital

Should we associate political disagreements with mental illness with such a dark history behind that practice?

Why Atheists Are Not as Rational as Some Like to Think

Why Atheists Are Not as Rational as Some Like to Think

The problem that any rational thinker needs to tackle is that the science increasingly shows that atheists are no more rational than theists.

Why Trump is Not in 'Reality Denial' When it Comes to Hurricanes

Why Trump is Not in 'Reality Denial' When it Comes to Hurricanes

The Washington Post editorial board has accused President Trump of being “complicit” in Hurricane Florence, because “he plays down humans’ role in increasing the risks” of “extreme weather,” and “he continues to dismantle efforts to address those risks.” But facts suggest otherwise.

Do Transgender Women Have A Right To Gestation?

Do Transgender Women Have A Right To Gestation?

Successful womb transplants have given birth to the notion that transgender women or even cisgender men could bear children. 

Why High Voter Participation is Overrated

Why High Voter Participation is Overrated

Is it time to stop making people feel guilty for not going to the polls?

Can Sexual Orientation Change?

Can Sexual Orientation Change?

A new study sheds some light on the issue.

Cruel to Be Kind: Should You Sometimes Be Bad for Another’s Good?

Cruel to Be Kind: Should You Sometimes Be Bad for Another’s Good?

Sometimes, the only way to help someone seems to be a cruel or nasty approach – a strategy that may leave the ‘helper’ feeling guilty and wrong.

Climate Change is Not a Pressing Concern for People. Why?

Climate Change is Not a Pressing Concern for People. Why?

Many past claims about climate change have proven false. Is it time we focused our attention on more pressing matters?

5 of the Worst Economic Predictions in History

5 of the Worst Economic Predictions in History

History has shown that experts aren’t often much better than the average person when it comes to forecasting the future.

The Affective Fallacy: Understanding How Your Feelings Can Make You Dumb

The Affective Fallacy: Understanding How Your Feelings Can Make You Dumb

When we elevate our feelings as if they are the truth, we degrade our minds and ourselves.

Judge Issues Temporary Restraining Order Against Blueprints for 3D-Printed Guns

Judge Issues Temporary Restraining Order Against Blueprints for 3D-Printed Guns

The fear created by the phrase “3D-printed guns” should not be allowed to override common sense.

Chesterton: Science Is a Tool (or a Toy), Nothing More

Chesterton: Science Is a Tool (or a Toy), Nothing More

Science is like a car: it can get us where we want to go, but it should never decide where we go.

Why Gratitude Is So Good for You (and for Those Around You)

Why Gratitude Is So Good for You (and for Those Around You)

Gratitude has long enjoyed a privileged position in many of the world’s faith traditions. Recent scientific studies support these ancient teachings.

Children Are Now Being Euthanized in Belgium

Children Are Now Being Euthanized in Belgium

According to the latest report from the government agency which tracks euthanasia deaths, the children were 9, 11 and 17 years old.

Why Does the Battery in My iPhone Drain So Fast?

Why Does the Battery in My iPhone Drain So Fast?

Why do batteries die? And, why can they only be recharged so many times before they won’t hold a useful amount of charge? The answer lies in what scientists call "capacity fade".

George Orwell Knew We'd Buy the Screens That Are Used Against Us

George Orwell Knew We'd Buy the Screens That Are Used Against Us

When acting on our desires in the marketplace means signing over our data to corporate entities, the erosion of choice is revealed to be the consequence of choice – or at least, the consequence of celebrating choice.

Self Control: The Overlooked Key to Wealth and Health

Self Control: The Overlooked Key to Wealth and Health

We have a secret weapon to take back ownership of our fates. 

Think Open-Plan Offices Are More Efficient? Think Again.

Think Open-Plan Offices Are More Efficient? Think Again.

Open-plan office spaces ruin concentration and decrease the desire to collaborate with others.

Genetically Modified Babies? The Future Is Now

Genetically Modified Babies? The Future Is Now

New research allows scientists "to rewrite the DNA bound up in living cells," and now an ethics panel suggests this may be "morally permissible."

Elon Musk and the Excessive Adoration of Technology Visionaries

Elon Musk and the Excessive Adoration of Technology Visionaries

Should we be looking to tech visionaries for life advice and personal guidance?

In 2017, the U.S. Led the World in CO2 Emission Reduction. It’s the 9th Time This Century

In 2017, the U.S. Led the World in CO2 Emission Reduction. It’s the 9th Time This Century

This also was the third consecutive year that emissions in the U.S. declined.

Are We Populating Ourselves Out of Existence?

Are We Populating Ourselves Out of Existence?

Happy World Population Day! Should we be worried about whether the earth can support us? 

Refusal to Use Preferred Gender Pronouns Costs British Doctor His Job

Refusal to Use Preferred Gender Pronouns Costs British Doctor His Job

Dr. David Mackereth, 55, the father of four, was dismissed from the department after only recently being hired because he told the instructor for a training course that he would not recognize a pronoun that didn’t correspond to a patient’s biological sex, the Telegraph reported Sunday.

Chesterton on the ‘Unimportance’ of Evolution

Chesterton on the ‘Unimportance’ of Evolution

Would you be stunned to learn that G. K. Chesterton regarded the topic of evolution as unimportant? Well, he did.  In fact, he wrote an essay titled “The Unimportance of Evolution.”

British Physician Accused of 'Shortening the Lives' of Hundreds of Patients Resigns

British Physician Accused of 'Shortening the Lives' of Hundreds of Patients Resigns

A recently released report found an “institutionalized regime” of disregard for human life at Gosport War Memorial Hospital.

How Hitler Could Regret He'd ‘Been So Kind’ in a Letter Days Before His Death

How Hitler Could Regret He'd ‘Been So Kind’ in a Letter Days Before His Death

In April 1945, three days before his death, Adolf Hitler expressed regret that he'd 'been so kind.'

Scientists Have Created a Flux Capacitor

Scientists Have Created a Flux Capacitor

The technology that allowed Marty McFly to travel back in time in the 1985 movie Back to the Future was the mythical flux capacitor, designed by inventor Doc Brown.

Why America’s Self-Help Industry Is Booming

Why America’s Self-Help Industry Is Booming

In his 1989 book Oracle at the Supermarket, psychologist Steven Starker explained how the self-help industry had become a sort of spiritual guide for individuals seeking answers.

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