Lie Detectors, Russian Spies, and an Expert in Kung Fu
How the incoming national security adviser got tangled up in the Trump administration’s weirdest scandal yet.
Flagging Fake News or Bad Sources Won’t WorkThe idea—propped up by media organizations and Facebook itself—doesn’t account for how the brain processes information.
Is Anyone Actually a Scientist?Forget the terrible “I’m not a scientist” schtick. Trump’s comments on climate change suggest no one is a scientist.
Tillerson Says One Thing With His Mouth and Another With His MoneyThe Exxon CEO’s actions suggest he knows climate change denialism is good for business.
It’s Not OverStanding Rock was never just about the pipeline. It’s about an existential fight against the corporate interests who would sacrifice people and the planet on the altar of short-term gain.
Like It Never Even HappenedA self-help guru who killed three in his sweat lodge says the experience has helped him “find himself.” His rhetoric shows he has yet to move beyond the problematic structure of his ideology.
Stop Saying the Election Was RiggedTrump’s win was always an option, and the theories suggesting otherwise aren’t based on facts.
The Kids Suing the Government Over Climate Change Are Our Best Hope NowLuckily, they just cleared a major bar.
Here’s What President Trump Will Mean for the PlanetHe doesn’t acknowledge climate change, would pull out of Paris, and thinks coal is a good way to create jobs.
The Real Problem With Power Posing Isn’t the DataIt’s the idea that increasing testosterone is the way to power.
In Defense of Canada’s New—and Mediocre—National BirdThe gray jay is a subtle and delightful choice.
The Conjunction Fallacy Explains Why People Believe Fake NewsThis fallacy warns that stories with more facts sound more believable, even though they’re actually less probable.
Want to Save Money on Car Insurance? Buy a Mountain Lion.Reintroducing mountain lions to the East Coast would actually create enormous savings for auto insurance companies. They should fund the reintroduction efforts.
Bill McKibben on Why Exxon Mobil Is the Worst Oil CompanyRex Tillerson doesn’t just come from any oil company. He comes from the one that knew about climate change but spent decades lying to the public about it for profit.
Pruitt’s Plan to Make Climate Denialism LawTrump’s EPA pick has tried it before, and he’ll likely try it again. Only this time, he’ll be working from the inside.
Does Fighting Racism Make Racists More Racist?What research on the psychology of stereotype backlash can teach us about how to combat discrimination.
Overly Cautious and UnscientificFrom GMOs to pesticides, Europe’s precautionary warnings aren’t based on science.
President Trump Might Be Exactly What the Climate Movement NeedsHe’ll give them something concrete to fight.
Trump Can’t Abolish the EPABut he can do plenty of damage. Here’s how environmentalists must collaborate with and stand up to the president-elect.
All Is Not Lost on Climate ChangeTrump will be terrible, but it’s not just about Trump. It’s about you, too.