Science

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.

Climate Science and Politics Don't Mix

Climate Science and Politics Don't Mix

Are we doomed to mix politics and climate science?

Why Do Powerful Men Want to Masturbate in Front of Women?

Why Do Powerful Men Want to Masturbate in Front of Women?

Many of Hollywood's brightest stars have been accused of what a sex therapist calls ‘eroticized rage’.

Teacher Facing Discipline for ‘Misgendering’ Student

Teacher Facing Discipline for ‘Misgendering’ Student

Joshua Sutcliffe, a Christian pastor from Oxford, admitted he said 'Well done girls' when addressing a group that included a transgender student.

Phubbing is a Sign You Might Have a Problem

Phubbing is a Sign You Might Have a Problem

The urge to check social media is now stronger than the urge for sex, a recent study found.

Gender Dysphoria Treatments are Not Based on Scientific Method, Says Pediatrician

Gender Dysphoria Treatments are Not Based on Scientific Method, Says Pediatrician

“You think that their emotional problems are going to get better by giving them estrogen, fine. That’s called optimism. It’s not called scientific method."

The Scary Reason Most Men Cheat

The Scary Reason Most Men Cheat

European and American men report the same primary reason for cheating. And it has nothing to do with marital happiness or contentment. 

Behind Closed Doors: What the Piltdown Man Hoax from 1912 can Teach Science Today

Behind Closed Doors: What the Piltdown Man Hoax from 1912 can Teach Science Today

What the Piltdown Man hoax from 1912 can teach science today.

Why Bad Moods are Good for You

Why Bad Moods are Good for You

The surprising benefits of sadness.

Five Rational Arguments Why God (Very Probably) Exists

Five Rational Arguments Why God (Very Probably) Exists

The question of whether a God exists is heating up in the 21st century.

Tribal Politics Is Turning Us Against Each Other—and Science

Tribal Politics Is Turning Us Against Each Other—and Science

Science isn’t inherently associated with liberal or conservative viewpoints, but tribal politics does influence how people think about science.

When Professors Stifle Freedom of Thought

When Professors Stifle Freedom of Thought

In some universities, academics are waging a flat-out war on reality.

Climate Scientists: Using Confirmation Bias When Data Doesn't Match Theory?

Climate Scientists: Using Confirmation Bias When Data Doesn't Match Theory?

A new paper seems to ignore recent climate models in order to proclaim that global warming is on the rise.
 

Gender Equality is Basically a Farce, Study Suggests

Gender Equality is Basically a Farce, Study Suggests

New scientific findings show that men and women have huge genetic differences previously unknown.

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