On Earth and beyond…
This week: Energy, Technology, Science, Earth, and Beyond!
How to deal with climate change, without saying “climate change.”
Inquiry, psychology, psychiatry, and more…
Merry Christmas, everybody!
EWPSC Education, Wildlife, Planet, Science, Crime
I actually saw a t-shirt once that said “Don’t talk to me if you don’t f**king love science.”
The intersections between energy, crime, religion, and Elon Musk.
Wherein I dare to hope…
But can we ever see the Big Bang? Because that’d be like looking at yourself 13.8 billion years ago. Dude.
There is no more dangerous place in the world in between a man and the conclusion he wants to reach…
This week: Science, Body, Mind, Soul, and Earth!
Truman, Oppenheimer, and the H-Bomb
Clowns, witches, scientists, doctors, preachers, and other things that go bump in the night.
Since the world outside of the mind sucks, let us explore the life of the mind.
This Week: Commerce, Religion, Science, Animals, Earth, and Space!
This Week: Cities, Health, Education, Science, Crime, and Film!
This Week! Cities, Crime, Education, Government, Science, and Worlds!
This Week: Science, Culture, Healthcare, Resources, Copyright, and Latin America!
A new study confirms what you probably already assumed: going for a walk relieves stress.
Speculation as to the possible existence of a secret coterie of advanced beings who filter knowledge down to NASA scientists.
In which Presidential peccadilloes, parables of patrimony, and persuasive proof pool to peer into a prosaic psyche.
What the LaCour case reveals has less to do with peer review, replication, or publishing in general, and more to do with the types of research that we value.
The Science paper may just be the tip of the iceberg.
In a sense, it is the perfect speculative fiction novel, even as it pays unspoken homage to a similarly-themed book by very different authors from thirty-eight years ago.
How does a completely made-up experiment end up in a major scientific publication, get covered by the media around the world, and even influence policy and practice? The answer is really simple, and really complicated.
Virginia Hughes, who was with Seed back when I was with ScienceBlogs and ScienceBlogs was with Seed, writes about the conversation she had with her mother about why she was not vaccinated as a child. Here’s what she got out of it.
When does politics trump science? Whenever it wants to. That’s a problem with modern politics in general, and — at least in part — we owe it to the malign influence of Jean-Jacques Rousseau.
And orangutans as economists?
Or, Mad Rocket Scientist reads the newspaper… and some magazines… and the Internet…
Music from the translation of real brain activity.
An old friend of mine, who I knew as a guy whose career was just taking off, is now everywhere in Austin. I mean, there are pictures of him on the scrolling advertising screens over the baggage claims at the airport! And he was on Dr Phil not too long ago promoting his book. Now…
You know that old high school lament, I’m not going to use math in real life? Apparently, you’re not going to use it in science either:
Despite what many GOP contenders for the 2012 presidential nomination say, the Earth really is heating up, and the costs of global warming may be drastically higher than previous estimates suggested. Meanwhile, investigators in the so-called ‘Climategate’ scandal have now once again cleared climate scientist Michael Mann of all charges of misconduct. It turns out…