Madness Made Them GreatThomas Jefferson, Steve Jobs, Estée Lauder, and Charles Lindbergh suffered from the same mental illness.
Superman Needs More TimeRapid turnover at the top is bad for school districts—just as it’s bad for the NBA.
The Supreme Court’s Sketchy ScienceTheir BRCA patent ruling reads like an earnest seventh grader’s book report.
Using Metadata to Find Paul Revere“Social Networke Analysis,” a small encroachment on freedom, identifies terrorists in the Colonies.
Escape PlansWhy do we need a space program? Because Earth isn’t going to be a safe place in the long term.
Psychology Is WEIRDWestern college students are not the best representatives of human emotion, behavior, and sexuality.
Are Anthropologists a Dangerous Tribe?They’re battling about Yanomamö Indians, research ethics, and the nature of fierceness.
Don’t Call It a MonsterBut be very cautious around the venomous, determined, lumbering Gila monster.
Orthodox Environmentalists Don’t Want You to See My Environmental FilmBobby Kennedy Jr. calls it “an elaborate hoax,” but scientists are on my side.
How to Sell PhilosophyIt just needs a product—thought experiments (TXes, if you will)—and a marketing plan.
Louisiana’s Latest Anti-Scientific Folly, on VideoLawmaker says faith healing should be allowed in science class.
How Do We Know Nuclear Bombs Blow Down Forests?Because we built a forest in Nevada and blew it down.
Would Hillary and Norgay Recognize Mount Everest?After an embarrassing mistake, climate scientists get solid, scary information about melting Himalayan glaciers.
Don’t Pray for OklahomaWolf Blitzer and other journalists should leave God out of natural disasters.
Failing the TestWhy cheating scandals and parent rebellions are erupting in schools in New York, Washington, D.C., and Atlanta.
What It Feels Like to Be Bad at MathMy hazy, anxious, defensive procrastination made me a better teacher.
What’s the Best Jury Size?The Supreme Court rejected math before, but it’s now possible to calculate the jurors and margins you need for justice.