Police Data Suggests Black and Hispanic Drivers Are Searched More Often Than WhitesWe filed public records requests to gain access to police records. We found evidence of racially biased policing.
Are Toxic Blobs of Palm Oil Poisoning Our Pets?The waste product is washing ashore in England, where dogs eat it and occasionally die. What’s a pet owner to do?
Even Moving to Mars Has Become Political (and Depressing)Capitalism, politics, and partisanship have landed in the middle of our escapists fantasies about the Red Planet.
A Second Chance for Anna StubblefieldShe fell in love with a man with disabilities, then went to prison for raping him. Now her conviction has been overturned.
Trump’s Pick for DOJ Top Environmental Attorney Has a Vast Anti-Climate RecordHe has a history of challenging the government for addressing global warming. Now, he’s its top defender.
The World Is Better Off if We Leave the Paris AgreementWill America finally realize that we are no longer the world leader we think we are?
The Endangered Species Act Won’t Save Animals. It’s Not Designed To.But right now, it’s still one of the strongest tools we have—so conservationists are innovating to make it work.
The Rhetorical Tricks of Climate Change DeniersThe Culture Gabfest deconstructs a controversial column by New York Times columnist Bret Stephens.
“What Do We Want? Evidence-Based Science!”Anti-Trump activists calling for more peer review in government are giving conservatives exactly what they want.
Trump’s Disdain for Environmental Regulations Stems From His MisunderstandingHe thinks it’s all about cost, and he seems uninterested in assessing the critical benefits the laws provide.
Bret Stephens’ First Column for the New York Times Is Classic Climate Change DenialismIt doesn’t outright reject the facts—which makes it all the more insidious.
The Problem With the March for ScienceOur culture’s understanding of science is very, very broken, and on Saturday, it was impossible to ignore.
Trump Hates Regulations. What About When They Save Jobs?A rule limiting illegal seafood imports would protect American workers, but corporations are trying to overturn it. Who will Trump side with?
Climate Change Would Be the Perfect Target of Jeff Bezos’ Philanthropic PlansUnfortunately, the CEO notorious for thinking long term is focusing his giving on “right now” problems.
The Trump Response to the Kids’ Climate Lawsuit Isn’t Denial. It’s Evasion.Since the inauguration, the DOJ’s responses have taken on a Trumpian tinge.
Bad Footnotes Can Be DeadlyA one-paragraph blurb helped cause the opioid crisis. That’s just the start of science’s citation woes.
Fake MoosDairy farmers want the government to declare their product the one true milk. Purveyors of soy, almonds, coconuts, and rice are fighting back.
Dakota Access Pipeline Will Start Operating Without a Proper Oil Spill Response PlanThe pipeline is allowed to start pumping oil Thursday.
Trump’s Climate Decision Is a Reminder of Whom He Listens ToThe people with the most government and diplomatic experience remain sidelined.
Are Angry Mobs on Facebook Taking Over Academia?What it means to call the critics of Rebecca Tuvel’s paper on transracialism “bullies.”
No, Wearing Red Doesn’t Make You HotterWear whatever color you want in your dating app profile—science has no firm advice.
Science Is Broken. How Much Should We Fix It?More rigor in research could stamp out false positive results. It might also do more harm than good.
Donald Trump Should Not Appoint a Science AdviserHe doesn’t deserve one, and it’s more likely to be a sham than a help.