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March 6 2016 8:02 PMEverything Is CrumblingAn influential psychological theory, borne out in hundreds of experiments, may have just been debunked. How can so many scientists have been so wrong?
Feb. 29 2016 2:02 PMAre Wild Chimpanzees Building Shrines?New video evidence reveals a mysterious behavior.    
Feb. 12 2016 1:47 PMThe Waves Are There A theoretical physicist reflects on Thursday’s spacetime-bending announcement.
Jan. 25 2016 5:55 AMHow Newly Discovered Species Get Their Weird NamesWhatever you do, don’t name your new species after yourself. That’s tacky.
Jan. 21 2016 3:07 PMClimate of FearWhat it’s like to think about climate change all day, every day.
Jan. 13 2016 1:18 PMShould I Play Powerball?A mathematician explains whether the $1.5 billion jackpot makes the lottery a good bet.
Jan. 6 2016 7:15 AMConservative Christians Are on a Mission in Public SchoolsHow anti-bullying, sex ed, and even science programs aim to convert students.
Dec. 30 2015 12:47 PMWhy Fact-Checking Donald Trump BackfiresPsychologists explain his enduring support despite his gaffes and lies.
Dec. 27 2015 8:00 PMWhy Do Employers Still Routinely Drug-Test Workers?There’s very little evidence it’s worth the cost or hassle.
Dec. 21 2015 2:04 PMSpooky Action at a Distance Gives Us a Glimpse of a Deeper RealityWhy some particles behave like bewitched socks.
Dec. 17 2015 11:11 AMHow Hands Made Humans HumanNew insights from the strange species Homo naledi.
Dec. 15 2015 5:56 AMScientists’ Silly, Dark, and Sometimes Inappropriate HumorWhat’s in a (scientific publication) name?
Dec. 10 2015 4:39 PMThese Animals Were Just As Awesome and Fascinating As DinosaursFossil mammals have been in the shadows for too long.
Dec. 3 2015 11:51 AMMore Guns Do Not Make the United States SaferSix things every American should know about gun violence.
Nov. 30 2015 12:16 PMWe Need a Moratorium on Genetically Modifying HumansThe technology for potentially creating designer babies has progressed much faster than the deliberation.
March 3 2016 1:01 PMThe Meme That Spawned a Science Bonanza What have we learned from a year’s worth of research on “the dress”?
Feb. 22 2016 2:09 PMPsychopathic, Narcissistic Machiavellians The traits that make con artists—and stockbrokers and lawyers—tick. 
Jan. 29 2016 6:21 PMLet’s Kill All the MosquitoesNow is the time to wipe the disease-carrying critters off the face of the Earth.
Jan. 22 2016 3:54 PMThe Largest Known Prime NumberIt’s 22,338,618 digits long. That’s incredibly exciting.
Jan. 19 2016 8:00 AMThe Power of the “Power Pose”Amy Cuddy’s famous finding is the latest example of scientific overreach.
Jan. 8 2016 9:36 AMA World Record Big Year for BirdsNoah Strycker thanks technology, good luck, and helpful birders everywhere.
Dec. 30 2015 4:49 PMHow an Evangelical Creationist Accepted EvolutionYoung people are reconciling faith and science.
Dec. 29 2015 12:37 PMThe Scariest Part of This Season’s Weird Weather Is Coming SoonTornadoes, floods, and a heat wave at the North Pole.
Dec. 22 2015 11:27 AMHow Anti-Evolution Bills Have EvolvedCreationists provide an example of descent with modification.
Dec. 20 2015 8:00 PMThe Year of Good ThingsFrom marriage equality to Pluto and beyond—these are the things we appreciated most about 2015.
Dec. 15 2015 10:00 AMSlate Voice: “Plush Life”Listen to Mark Joseph Stern reads his study of why people lost their minds over Beanie Babies. 
Dec. 14 2015 10:15 AMWild Horses Are Terrible for the WestThey’re scourges, not symbols, of wilderness.
Dec. 7 2015 10:19 AMWhat a Bunch of SnakesThe reptile lobby uses the tactics and rhetoric of the gun lobby.
Nov. 30 2015 6:46 PMThe Fossil of the Day Award Is the Best Part of the Paris Climate SummitActivists name and shame, with humor.
Nov. 27 2015 10:33 AMThe Generic CityBoring landscapes impede on our biological need for intrigue. So why are so many buildings so hideous?

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