No, There Aren’t Enough Academic JobsBut discouraging people from pursuing the career could have a devastating effect on underrepresented groups.
Could Labels Indicate That GMOs Are a Good Thing?Soylent’s public embrace of GMOs offers a possible way forward.
Why Would a Pirate Ship Want Insurance?The bizarre case of the self-sunk illegal Thunder and recent research show that insurers still cover illegal fishers, to the illegal fishers’ benefit.
Was This Study Even Peer-Reviewed?How journalists should write about unpublished scientific research.
Trump’s Wall? Also Terrible for Animals, Conservation, and Scientific Collaboration.There are so many reasons why this is a bad idea.
What a Time to Be AliveA new robot made of mammal organs and gold reminds us that we don’t really know what being alive even means.
The Research Is Only As Good As the DataA new study found no evidence of racial bias in police shootings. But last year, a study came to the opposite conclusion. Why?
Barack Obama, M.D.?The president wrote an opinion piece in the Journal of the American Medical Association, which is kind of cute.
Theranos’ Downfall Isn’t Just Elizabeth Holmes’ FaultThe other people who helped build the company should be held accountable, too.
Light Pollution May Cause Early Spring in CitiesCombined with global warming, this is not great news for ecosystems.
20 (Science) Questions for the Presidential CandidatesA coalition of scientists has challenged the presidential candidates to a science debate. This should be interesting!
Fake Fish Habitat, Brought to You by BP Relief MoneyBP money is supposed to restore the gulf, but environmentally questionable artificial reefs may not be helping.
Can Young Blood Make You Live Longer?The science doesn’t need fact-checking as much as the ethics do.
“I Believe in Science” Should Not Be a ShowstopperThe reaction to Hillary’s great line shows us just how terrifying this election is.
Ken Ham Is Luring Public Schools to His Creationist MuseumHe’s lowered the price to his life-size Noah’s Ark replica to just $1 per student.
The Climate Change ElectionHillary needs to realize—soon—that her chances of becoming president hinge on climate voters.
The White Lion Cub Born in Texas Is Adorable, but Not AlbinoA genetic condition called leucism is what gives these lions their unusual color.
Blinded by the HeatOnce again, we’re in the warmest year on record. What would be more surprising is if we weren’t.
How Sexual Harassment Halts ScienceRecent reports have revealed how rampant sexual harassment is in the astronomy community. What’s to be done?
An Influenza Pandemic Is Brewing. Could We Pre-empt It?History foretells another flu pandemic. But we can lower the risk by taking action collectively and individually.
The New Jonah Lehrer: More Honest, More Boring, Still Spreading BunkA Book About Love proves the best practices of science journalism don’t offer much insurance against distortions and half-truths.
Food Doesn’t Have to Wear MakeupFood coloring has no purpose and plenty of negatives. We only allow it still because the system is broken.
New Camera Tag to Help Solve Great White MysteryGreat white sharks congregate every year to party in the middle of the Pacific. This new camera tag might help us understand why.
Why Christian Creationists Hate Evolution but Muslim Creationists Don’t CareIt all comes down to how they define their own identities.