Science

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. 

Study: Political Bias is Bipartisan

Study: Political Bias is Bipartisan

As such a study makes perfectly clear, we’re all biased. The question is, what are we going to do with that knowledge?

Technology Addiction and the Gollumizing of Our Culture

Technology Addiction and the Gollumizing of Our Culture

An abundance of research shows both technology addiction and loneliness are on the rise. Is there a connection?

Thomas Edison Would Have Been Given Adderall Today

Thomas Edison Would Have Been Given Adderall Today

Nancy Edison rejected schooling in favor of learning for Thomas Edison.

The 21-Year Drinking Age is Dumb and Should be Repealed

The 21-Year Drinking Age is Dumb and Should be Repealed

The National Minimum Drinking Age Act (NMDA) is something Donald Trump should move to repeal. Let states decide.

The Truth About Spider Bites in Australia

The Truth About Spider Bites in Australia

Are they really likely to eat your flesh?

Climate Change is Real, The Proof is in the Politics

Climate Change is Real, The Proof is in the Politics

Temps are rising, but data contradicts a direct cause and effect between CO2 levels and temperature increases.

Social Isolation is Dangerous to Democracy

Social Isolation is Dangerous to Democracy

Harvard political scientist Robert Putnam warned that people divorced from community "are first and foremost among the supporters of extremism.”

Surgeons in Canada are Harvesting Organs from Euthanised Patients

Surgeons in Canada are Harvesting Organs from Euthanised Patients

University of Ottawa professor Jennifer A. Chandler pointed out that combining organ donation with euthanasia could be ethically problematic.

How a study about Chronic Fatigue Syndrome was doctored, adding to pain and stigma

How a study about Chronic Fatigue Syndrome was doctored, adding to pain and stigma

It is bad enough to torture the data, but it is indefensible to torture patients based on manipulated results.

6 Questions to Ask to Determine if You're an Alienated Soul

6 Questions to Ask to Determine if You're an Alienated Soul

How are we to know who is and who isn’t an alien? And, most creepy of all, how do we know if we might be aliens ourselves?

75 Years Later, Isaac Asimov's Three Laws of Robotics Need Updating

75 Years Later, Isaac Asimov's Three Laws of Robotics Need Updating

Isaac Asimov’s laws are still mentioned as a template for guiding our development of robots.

6 Charts that Show the Divide Between Rural and Urban America

6 Charts that Show the Divide Between Rural and Urban America

Sociologists, economists, geographers and historians describe the divide from different angles.

Stop Freaking Out Over Talent—Everyone Can Sing

Stop Freaking Out Over Talent—Everyone Can Sing

Children are natural musicians, as they readily sing, dance and play music from the time they are infants.

Trump Budget Aims to Take Politics Out of Science

Trump Budget Aims to Take Politics Out of Science

The targeted cuts would have a positive impact beyond the US debt clock.

Is the Earth Warming Catastrophically Fast?

Is the Earth Warming Catastrophically Fast?

Much of what the media reports as “science” is actually partisan propaganda that is refuted by science. The issue of global warming is rife with this.

How Corn Kernels Could Hold the Key to Beating Cancer

How Corn Kernels Could Hold the Key to Beating Cancer

Defective corn kernels show striking similarities to cancer cells, researchers discovered.

How Arrogance Makes Obnoxious People Popular

How Arrogance Makes Obnoxious People Popular

Humans tend to be fascinated by arrogant people, but they don’t want to live like them. 

Is Google a Good Place to Get Medical Advice?

Is Google a Good Place to Get Medical Advice?

Three out of five people (58%) admit they Google health information to avoid seeing a health professional.

Children Prefer Reading Books on Paper, Not Screens

Children Prefer Reading Books on Paper, Not Screens

Why do we think children prefer reading on screens versus paper?

Why Do People Sleepwalk?

Why Do People Sleepwalk?

Sleepwalking is on the rise, researchers say. Why do some enter into such a potentially harmful state during sleep?

Does Empathy Have a 'Dark Side'?

Does Empathy Have a 'Dark Side'?

Philosopher Jesse Prinz has argued that empathy is prejudiced and leads to “moral myopia.”

Moral Outrage: A Theory on Why We’re Seeing So Much of It

Moral Outrage: A Theory on Why We’re Seeing So Much of It

Academics say in new paper that moral outrage is "a means of reducing guilt over one’s own moral failings and restoring a moral identity.”

Trolling: The Reason People Do It

Trolling: The Reason People Do It

A recent Pew Internet Survey found that four out of 10 people online have been harassed online.

The Subtle Conditioning of Social Media

The Subtle Conditioning of Social Media

In the digital playground that is Facebook, our inputs are binary.

The Ego is an Enemy

The Ego is an Enemy

An unhealthy belief in the importance of the self makes people reactive, defensive, and unhappy. 

How Long Does it Take to Form Good Habits?

How Long Does it Take to Form Good Habits?

Aristotle said rituals define who we are. But a recent study shows new habits are not easily formed.

Five Ways Nanoscience is Making Science Fiction into Fact

Five Ways Nanoscience is Making Science Fiction into Fact

Though nano-techology can’t do everything that science fiction has promised just yet, it is changing the world as we know it.

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