Aug. 12 2016 5:26 PMWhy Doesn’t Anyone* Fact-Check Science Books?*This story was not fact-checked, either.
Aug. 8 2016 11:16 AMNo, There Aren’t Enough Academic JobsBut discouraging people from pursuing the career could have a devastating effect on underrepresented groups.
Aug. 4 2016 3:02 PMWhen Humans Play GodBiocontrol seems to be the height of human narcissism. It also works.
Aug. 3 2016 9:30 AMCould Labels Indicate That GMOs Are a Good Thing?Soylent’s public embrace of GMOs offers a possible way forward.
July 29 2016 10:04 AMThe Bees Are All RightAfter years of uncertainty, honeybees appear poised to recover from collapse.
July 26 2016 9:15 AMWhy 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.
July 25 2016 9:39 AMWas This Study Even Peer-Reviewed?How journalists should write about unpublished scientific research.
July 20 2016 2:12 PMTrump’s Wall? Also Terrible for Animals, Conservation, and Scientific Collaboration.There are so many reasons why this is a bad idea.
July 19 2016 3:36 PMWhat 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.
July 15 2016 5:31 PMThe 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?
July 13 2016 12:12 PMBarack Obama, M.D.?The president wrote an opinion piece in the Journal of the American Medical Association, which is kind of cute.
July 8 2016 5:51 PMTheranos’ Downfall Isn’t Just Elizabeth Holmes’ FaultThe other people who helped build the company should be held accountable, too.
July 5 2016 3:45 PMA Nation Ruled by Science Is a Terrible IdeaHistory proves this point. So does logical thinking.
July 1 2016 2:55 PMLight Pollution May Cause Early Spring in CitiesCombined with global warming, this is not great news for ecosystems.
June 27 2016 11:02 AMHow Zoos Lost Their BarsIt makes us more comfortable with keeping animals captive, but as recent events show, that comfort is dangerous.
Aug. 11 2016 7:41 AM20 (Science) Questions for the Presidential CandidatesA coalition of scientists has challenged the presidential candidates to a science debate. This should be interesting!
Aug. 5 2016 1:08 PMFake 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.
Aug. 4 2016 8:00 AMCan Young Blood Make You Live Longer?The science doesn’t need fact-checking as much as the ethics do.
July 29 2016 4:49 PM“I Believe in Science” Should Not Be a ShowstopperThe reaction to Hillary’s great line shows us just how terrifying this election is.
July 28 2016 2:06 PMKen 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.
July 25 2016 8:03 PMThe Climate Change ElectionHillary needs to realize—soon—that her chances of becoming president hinge on climate voters.
July 21 2016 10:00 AMThe White Lion Cub Born in Texas Is Adorable, but Not AlbinoA genetic condition called leucism is what gives these lions their unusual color.
July 20 2016 9:48 AMBlinded by the HeatOnce again, we’re in the warmest year on record. What would be more surprising is if we weren’t.
July 19 2016 1:01 PMHow Sexual Harassment Halts ScienceRecent reports have revealed how rampant sexual harassment is in the astronomy community. What’s to be done?
July 15 2016 9:04 AMAn 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.
July 11 2016 10:10 AMThe 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.
July 7 2016 5:45 AMFood Doesn’t Have to Wear MakeupFood coloring has no purpose and plenty of negatives. We only allow it still because the system is broken.
July 2 2016 9:01 AMNew 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.
July 1 2016 9:34 AMWhy Christian Creationists Hate Evolution but Muslim Creationists Don’t CareIt all comes down to how they define their own identities.
June 27 2016 7:28 AMLions and Tigers Don’t Belong in Zoos. But Some Animals Do.The zoos of the future should host struggling local animals, not keep megafauna captive.