Science

Climate Scientist Launches GoFundMe Page in Response to University’s Gag Order

Climate Scientist Launches GoFundMe Page in Response to University’s Gag Order

James Cook University professor Peter Ridd was censured and gagged after publicly expressing concerns about the vetting process of scientific research.

Religion Isn’t the Enemy of Science: It’s Been Inspiring Scientists for Centuries

Religion Isn’t the Enemy of Science: It’s Been Inspiring Scientists for Centuries

The actual entanglements of religious tradition and the development of science are far more interesting than the superficial conflict common today – and far more important.

Understanding Why Some Female Teachers Have Sex With Students

Understanding Why Some Female Teachers Have Sex With Students

Generally women involved in teacher-pupil sexual abuse cases do not fit the mould of what many consider a “predatory paedophile.”

Massive Study Finds Link Between High Screen Time and Unhappiness

Massive Study Finds Link Between High Screen Time and Unhappiness

Research published in the journal "Emotion" shows how changes in how we're spending our free time coincided with a drop in the happiness of a million students surveyed.

A New Blood Test Can Detect Eight Different Cancers in Their Early Stages

A New Blood Test Can Detect Eight Different Cancers in Their Early Stages

The test has been shown to reliably detect early stage and curable cancers. It has also been found to rarely be positive in people who don’t have cancer.

What the World’s Religious Population Will Look Like in 2060

What the World’s Religious Population Will Look Like in 2060

Babies born to Muslims will begin to outnumber Christian births by 2035, according to new projections.

Sex and Marriage: 6 Statistics That Might Surprise You
How Collective Narcissism Fuels Political and Social Discord

How Collective Narcissism Fuels Political and Social Discord

Collective narcissists are not simply content to be members of a valuable group, a psychologist explains. 

How Online Dating is Saving Marriage (and Making Society Less Segregated)

How Online Dating is Saving Marriage (and Making Society Less Segregated)

Nearly one third of modern marriages in the US now begin online - but that's not the whole story.

The Future Will Not Be Dull

The Future Will Not Be Dull

The future in a representative capitalist democracy has never shown any inclination to permanency, but the volume and velocity of change approaching our species in the current age may be unprecedented.

Avoiding Gluten isn’t Healthy if you don’t Have Coeliac Disease

Avoiding Gluten isn’t Healthy if you don’t Have Coeliac Disease

Given gluten-free foods cost around 17% more, perhaps it’s time to reconsider a strict gluten-free diet.

‘Man-Flu’: It's real?

‘Man-Flu’: It's real?

A Canadian doctor argues that the flu may hit men worse than women. 

A Little Dusting of Snow on My Hometown

A Little Dusting of Snow on My Hometown

5 feet of snow is keeping families together like nothing else does these days!

H.G. Wells vs. George Orwell: Their debate whether science is humanity’s best hope

H.G. Wells vs. George Orwell: Their debate whether science is humanity’s best hope

Though Wells and Orwell were debating in the era of Nazism, many of their arguments reverberate today in contemporary debates over science and policy.

Cheating Linked to Unfaithful Parents, Study Finds

Cheating Linked to Unfaithful Parents, Study Finds

New research suggests parents may hold the key to fidelity.

Stop Boycotting SeaWorld if Conservation is Important to You

Stop Boycotting SeaWorld if Conservation is Important to You

Perhaps it is time to reevaluate your conservation goals, and revisit SeaWorld.

The Reason Evangelicals Are Okay Voting For Roy Moore

The Reason Evangelicals Are Okay Voting For Roy Moore

An awareness that pragmatism, not hypocrisy, runs both left and right should open an avenue for productive conversation among Americans across the spectrum.

Gay Men Now Earn More Than Straight Men, Study Finds

Gay Men Now Earn More Than Straight Men, Study Finds

A new study conducted by researchers at Vanderbilt University found that gay men make considerably more than straight men, on average.

I’m a Pediatrician. Here’s What I Did When a Little Boy Patient Said He Was a Girl.

I’m a Pediatrician. Here’s What I Did When a Little Boy Patient Said He Was a Girl.

An identity is not biological, it is psychological, a pediatrician writes.

Why Euphemisms Are Ubiquitous in Politics

Why Euphemisms Are Ubiquitous in Politics

Euphemisms build walls around political tribes and inhibit actual communication. 

What Cannabis Growers Know that Climate Scientists Don’t

What Cannabis Growers Know that Climate Scientists Don’t

Cannabis growers know something that climate scientists apparently don’t know.

New Hippocratic Oath Calls on Physicians to Respect ‘Autonomy and Dignity’ of Trans Patients

New Hippocratic Oath Calls on Physicians to Respect ‘Autonomy and Dignity’ of Trans Patients

The World Medical Association added language to the Physician's Oath calling on doctors to 'respect the autonomy and dignity' of patients who identify as transgender.

Obama Says He Can’t Have a Discussion With People Who Don't Believe in Climate Change

Obama Says He Can’t Have a Discussion With People Who Don't Believe in Climate Change

Former President Barack Obama, during a visit to India, said "there’s no way" to bridge differences with climate change skeptics.

Americans Are Living in Denial on a Great Many Things

Americans Are Living in Denial on a Great Many Things

A new Gallup poll reveals a troubling trend in the U.S.: Americans are detached from reality. 

Parole Violations Are a Big Reason U.S. Prisons Are So Full

Parole Violations Are a Big Reason U.S. Prisons Are So Full

Reducing the prison population requires a deeper understanding of what drives "the revolving door," two academics say.

How to Tell if Someone is Lying to You: 6 Signs to Look for

How to Tell if Someone is Lying to You: 6 Signs to Look for

Harvard-educated author and self-described "lie spotter" Pamela Meyer says spotting lies is not that hard--if you know what signs to look for.  

Why Science Badly Needs Philosophy

Why Science Badly Needs Philosophy

It isn’t uncommon for scientists to try to use philosophers for target practice.

Psychologist: What is the role of the father?

Psychologist: What is the role of the father?

If the father is the natural intermediary between the child and the world as a result of the biological differences between the mother and the father, then that is not a role to toss aside lightly.

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