Promiscuity Is PragmaticWhy women and other female primates seek out multiple partners.
Conspiracy Theorists Aren’t Really SkepticsThe fascinating psychology of people who know the real truth about JFK, UFOs, and 9/11.
How We Found the Oldest Big CatIt started with a seven-day drive to Tibet …
The Curious Case of PolywaterIn the 1960s, scientists discovered a new form of water. How did they get it so wrong?
When I Leave This EarthComparison shopping for the best deals in space burial.
The Trouble With Malcolm GladwellI thought he was sincerely misunderstanding the science, but he knows exactly what he is doing.
What Is Truly Perverted?How my book on sexual deviancy got a moral message.
The Perils of Hacking MathThe National Security Agency is undermining fundamental principles of mathematical knowledge.
Fukushima’s Worst-Case ScenariosMuch of what you’ve heard about the nuclear accident is wrong.
Do You Really Have Free Will?Of course. Here’s how it evolved.
Major Quake in Pakistan: Two Reported Dead, Experts Guess Several Thousand MoreDon’t believe the death tolls that get reported in the news today.
Showdown Over Science in TexasCreationists corrupted state education standards and may push evolution out of textbooks.
The Bone PalaceA sublime collection that never seems to end.
Want to Bet?We’re gambling over Earth’s future. What should the betting terms be?
Is Cow Tipping Real?Physics says you’d have more luck tipping a Camry.
Watch the Rescue of a Man Trapped in an Underwater Air Bubble for Three Days
The Gorgeous, Dangerous World Below Antarctic IceA dispatch from the continent’s artist-in-residence.
No Faith in ScienceWhy the Higgs boson is not like a sea of milk that sustains the gods.
Noah’s WreckArk Encounter, a creationist theme park, is selling junk bonds.
Christopher Chabris Should Calm DownHis criticisms of my book David and Goliath are unreasonable.
Who Will Win a Nobel Prize?Everything you need to know about the contenders, rivalries, scandals, and politics of the famous awards.
Why the Higgs Is Such a Big DealBut under no circumstances should you call it “the God particle.”
Stimulating ScienceHere’s what the economic stimulus bought: advances in medicine, green energy, and our understanding of duck genitalia.
Baby Talk BonanzaChildren aren’t born smart. They’re made smart by conversation.
How a U.S. Mistake After Fukushima Hurt Japan
A Holographic Big BangDid the universe start with a five-dimensional black hole?
Science Teaches Us How to Get Served at a Crowded BarTechniques like flashing a money roll or waving do not fare as well as this simple two-step approach.
Is Google Wrecking Our Memory?Nope. It’s much, much weirder than that.
Watch the Ig Nobel PrizesTonight is the weirdest night in science.
Crying Wolf. And Auk. And Tasmanian Tiger.Fake sightings of probably extinct species.