Science

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.

Cognitive Dissonance: The Psychological Phenomenon that Explains Why Intellectuals Can’t Stop Believing Socialism Works

Cognitive Dissonance: The Psychological Phenomenon that Explains Why Intellectuals Can’t Stop Believing Socialism Works

There is a long-standing hypothesis in psychology that helps us understand. It’s called cognitive dissonance theory.

Reactance: The Psychological Phenomenon Behind the Partisan Response to Roseanne and Samantha Bee

Reactance: The Psychological Phenomenon Behind the Partisan Response to Roseanne and Samantha Bee

Beyond how we respond to pop-culture, reactance has become a fundamental part of American political discourse.

How the Church of Climate Change Resembles a (Deadly) Cult

How the Church of Climate Change Resembles a (Deadly) Cult

Doomsday is not around the corner; doomsday is in the heads of those who have swigged the climate-change Kool-Aid.

Political Ideology Is Not the Culprit in Skepticism of Science, Research Shows

Political Ideology Is Not the Culprit in Skepticism of Science, Research Shows

Political ideology is seen by many researchers as the main culprit of science skepticism. The research, however, suggests something else.

John Cleese Has a Theory on Why Political Correctness Is Rampant in Our Culture

John Cleese Has a Theory on Why Political Correctness Is Rampant in Our Culture

John Cleese of Monty Python fame posited an interesting theory on why many people feel compelled to control the words and behaviors of others.

Identity Politics Is Now Undermining Science

Identity Politics Is Now Undermining Science

As Heather Mac Donald of the Manhattan Institute shows, the push for diversity has become a clear and present danger to scientific progress.

Yanny or Laurel? It’s Your Brain Not Your Ears That Decides

Yanny or Laurel? It’s Your Brain Not Your Ears That Decides

As a speech scientist, I never thought I’d see so much excitement on social media about one tiny little word.

Ethanol Is a Never-Ending Gravy Train for Corn Farmers and Ethanol Producers. But What About the Rest of America?

Ethanol Is a Never-Ending Gravy Train for Corn Farmers and Ethanol Producers. But What About the Rest of America?

Like most people I’ve spoken with, I have no innate, inflexible antipathy to ethanol in gasoline. What upsets me are the deceptive claims used to justify adding mostly corn-based ethanol to this indispensable fuel....

Study: Climate Change Skeptics More Eco-Friendly Than Believers

Study: Climate Change Skeptics More Eco-Friendly Than Believers

It’s usually assumed that climate change skeptics simply don’t care about the environment. But a recent study shows otherwise.

Biomolecular Engineers Say They Have Developed a Cure for Hangovers

Biomolecular Engineers Say They Have Developed a Cure for Hangovers

This sort of antidote won’t stop people from going too far when consuming alcohol, but it could help them recover quicker.

Screenshot of 2004 Conversation Proves Mark Zuckerberg Never Cared About Your Privacy

Screenshot of 2004 Conversation Proves Mark Zuckerberg Never Cared About Your Privacy

People should not be fooled. Mark Zuckerberg never cared about your privacy.

Why Millennials Are So Much Lonelier than the Greatest Generation

Why Millennials Are So Much Lonelier than the Greatest Generation

A new study found that young people are far likelier to report being lonely and in poor health than the elderly.

5 Creepy Science Terms That Explain Your Addiction to Junk Food

5 Creepy Science Terms That Explain Your Addiction to Junk Food

Your inability to stop eating chips isn't merely a lack of willpower; it's the result of a conscious effort on the part of food scientists.

Why Humans Increasingly Are Unaware of Their Ignorance (And Why it's a Big Problem)

Why Humans Increasingly Are Unaware of Their Ignorance (And Why it's a Big Problem)

Research out of Yale University suggests the internet is making humans believe they are smarter than they actually are.

Was Darwin Wrong?

Was Darwin Wrong?

Or have critics – and some fans – missed the point?
Learning How to Not Be a Snowflake

Learning How to Not Be a Snowflake

Resilience depends not only on what happens to us but how we interpret what happens to us.  

9 Things We Fail to Admit about Transgender Kids (from an Endocrinologist)

9 Things We Fail to Admit about Transgender Kids (from an Endocrinologist)

Those in the medical community are beginning to speak up about the dangers of helping children transition to the opposite sex.

China’s ‘Social Credit System’ Is a Totalitarian’s Dream Come True. Are We Far Behind?

China’s ‘Social Credit System’ Is a Totalitarian’s Dream Come True. Are We Far Behind?

China’s rating scheme is the latest and most expansive effort by central planners to use government to encourage good behavior.

Do White People Commit a Disproportionate Number of Mass Shootings?

Do White People Commit a Disproportionate Number of Mass Shootings?

Are white people really responsible for carrying out more mass shootings? A look at the data.

Why are the Dutch and Nordics the Happiest People on Earth?

Why are the Dutch and Nordics the Happiest People on Earth?

For the past decade the Nordics, Switzerland and the Netherlands have generally traded around the first seven slots. The United States... not so much.

Was Stephen Hawking Really Just a Computer?

Was Stephen Hawking Really Just a Computer?

Stephen Hawking once pronounced that he thought he was little more than a computer and that, because of this, he was unafraid to die.

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