“I’m Not a Scientist” Is a Dangerous Cop-OutPoliticians brag about their ignorance while making ignorant decisions.
Taking Research for GrantedTexas Republican Lamar Smith continues his crusade against independence in science.
Is Anybody Watching My Do-Gooding?The difference between being a hero and being an altruist.
Space: The Next Generation
An All-Female Mission to MarsAs a NASA guinea pig, I verified that women would be cheaper to launch than men.
Inspired by PorcupinesWhat could an inventor of medical technologies based on nature learn from Spider-Man?
Operation Stop DiseasePublic health looms large in American foreign intervention, not just when it comes to Ebola.
Everything That Went Wrong in DallasA timeline of the many missteps surrounding the first cases of Ebola diagnosed in the United States.
Fusion Energy’s Dreamers, Hucksters, and LoonsBottling up the power of the sun will always be 20 years away.
What’s So Dangerous About “Killer Bees”?Humans can survive more than 1,000 stings, but swarms can be even bigger.
Would You Lie to Airport Screeners?The terrible, “lesser evil” choice facing travelers asked about Ebola.