Fish are surprisingly good in numbers tests — a skill that sometimes makes the difference between life and death.
Exploring how a small change in your DNA sequence can make you a natural blonde.
Going mad with Christmas cheer? Try one of these alternatives.
Almost all experts agree that coding will become nearly as ubiquitous as literacy in the future. But the nature of coding in the future may be very different.
The reason why reveals a near-universal difference in the academic strengths of each sex.
Here's the first evidence to challenge the "fastest sperm" narrative.
While it's reasonable to trust that science will eventually answer our unsolved questions, assuming that it has all of the answers right now is not.
Evolution exists and exerts itself in a different way than gravity does... because natural selection is an "algorithmic force."
Our special place on the planet becomes harder to stomach the more we destroy it.
Interpersonal skills are a prerequisite for harnessing outside-the-box thinking on behalf of others, and they’re just as important as math, science and technology training.
Could life on Earth have spawned more than once?
Danger is at hand, and you may have voted for it. Science educator Bill Nye weaves a passionate argument for the importance of science literacy in a country's elected leaders.
As songwriters, The Beatles had a special trick for making lyrics resonate: They leveraged the power of personal pronouns to connect with listeners.
And if it is, what does that mean for dark energy, and our Universe’s fate? “Until the 1990s, there were few reliable observations about movement at the scale of the […]
If we came to be just a few billion years earlier, we’d never know. Image credit: Jean-Charles Cuillandre (CFHT) & Giovanni Anselmi (Coelum Astronomia), Hawaiian Starlight. “After all the ‘Universe’ […]
Getting risk wrong leads to dangers all by itself, and we will remain vulnerable to these mistakes until we let go of our naïve post-Enlightenment faith in reason and accept that risk perception is inescapably an affective system, not just a matter of rationally figuring out the facts.
The New York Times reports that an MIT statistics professor has found that flying on a commercial jet has never been safer. Not that it was ever that much […]
In 2011, I wrote “Pro-Family Christians Support Child Kidnapping“, one of the more despicable stories of how the religious right despises and mistreats GLBT people (and that’s really saying something). […]
Humor fosters community and builds character, two virtues that educational reformers neglect.