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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.

The U.S. Has the Fattest Poor People in the World. Why?

The U.S. Has the Fattest Poor People in the World. Why?

The rise of obesity in the U.S. tracks closely with the expansion of America's primary food assistance program.

Bill Nye, the Gender Ideology Guy

Bill Nye, the Gender Ideology Guy

Did the celebrity science spokesman cover up his past views on gender?

5 Myths about Emotional Intelligence

5 Myths about Emotional Intelligence

IQ isn't the only way to measure smarts. 

Here’s How Wrong Past Environmental Predictions Have Been

Here’s How Wrong Past Environmental Predictions Have Been

Each year, Earth Day is accompanied by predictions of doom.

Let’s take a look at past predictions to determine just how much confidence we can have in today’s environmentalists’ predictions.

No, The Catholic Church Didn’t Punish Galileo for Heliocentrism

No, The Catholic Church Didn’t Punish Galileo for Heliocentrism

This is a popular historical canard that has everything going for it except objectivity, rationality, and impartiality.

The March for Science Had Nothing to do with Science

The March for Science Had Nothing to do with Science

Marching is an expression of subjective emotions. Science is an attempt to put subjectivity aside to discover how nature works.

Neil Ty, The Scientism Guy

Neil Ty, The Scientism Guy

Neil deGrasse Tyson released a new video on what he sees as a growing anti-intellectualism  in the U.S..

Why is the Scientific Community Blaming Trump for Their Problems?

Why is the Scientific Community Blaming Trump for Their Problems?

If scientists really want to know who’s to blame for bad science, they need to look at themselves.

Scientist: There is No Battle Between Religion and Science

Scientist: There is No Battle Between Religion and Science

Francis Collins, a world-leading geneticist, says there need be no conflict between religion and science. 

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