Done properly, peer review requires that journals fulfill their role as knowledge custodians, rather than being mere knowledge distributors.
What can 'behaviorism' teach us about ourselves?
But most city dwellers weren't seeing the science — they were seeing something out of Blade Runner.
The most unpleasant aspect of intellectual liberalism is that when speech causes emotional or mental pain, the offended parties are morally entitled to nothing.
Signals from across the universe point toward a fascinating possibility.
From high school through the professional ranks, physicists never tire of Newton's second law.
To go beyond meaning you might need a helpful phrase.
Exhaustion and its effects have preoccupied thinkers since classical antiquity. A look at historically specific theories of exhaustion shows a tendency to look back nostalgically to a supposedly simpler time.
Two insults for the price of one
A group of expert geologists declared that a new epoch influenced by human impact has begun.
Harvard paleoanthropologist Daniel Lieberman argues that cultural evolution is often more influential than biological evolution, leading to a host of ailments.
Image credit: M. Kornmesser / ESO. We’ve only ever seen 2nd-generation stars and later. Until, just maybe, now. “For my part I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight […]
A victory for common sense, a setback for sex and drugs and rock 'n roll
Dull Flag, Tongue of Gangsta and dozens more strange toponyms dot these windswept Scottish archipelagoes
We pay special attention to the history of an object – where it has been, who created it, what touched it – because object’s history is what really matters when it comes to its value.
Imagine that you are making your way through a dense jungle. Thick vegetation makes it difficult to see more than few feet in front of you. Suddenly, you break through […]
Among the baker’s dozen of legends obscuring the true origin of the croissant, the one repeated most often transports us back to Austria in 1683. Up before dawn, Vienna’s bakers […]
In a piece about the Barclays traders who colluded to fix the London interbank offered rate (LIBOR), the Economist declared that the LIBOR scandal “could well be global finance’s ‘tobacco moment’….[It is imperative] to change the way […]
The typical American kindergarten now resembles a really bad first-grade classroom. Even preschool teachers are told to sacrifice opportunities for imaginative play in favor of drilling young children until they master a defined set of skills.
At a recent press briefing, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs took his first question from Twitter. Ecuador’s president declared a state of emergency via Twitter. The first photo of […]