Space: The Next Generation
The Billionaires’ Space ClubCatapulting the very rich into space isn’t new, and it isn’t about exploration.
Are Your Medications Safe?The FDA buries evidence of fraud in medical trials. My students and I dug it up.
Mysteries of the Universe
What Is NASA for?The space agency’s need to find a justification for its existence has damaged its integrity.
Fusion Energy’s Dreamers, Hucksters, and LoonsBottling up the power of the sun will always be 20 years away.
The End of the Death Penalty? Recent Supreme Court opinions suggest there are five votes to abolish capital punishment.
In the Bag There’s one thing Primates of Park Avenue definitely doesn’t exaggerate: The obscene power of the designer purse.
Geeking Out I write about some of the uglier aspects of humanity. Sometimes escapism is exactly what I need.
I Adore Chris Thile, but I Have Mixed Feelings About His Prairie Home Companion Hosting Gig
A Victory for Public Health Measles outbreaks at Disneyland show just how vicious this virus can be.