Digitized logbooks from the 1800s reveal a steep decline in strike rate for whalers.
With launch costs dropping and enormous numbers of new satellites filling the sky, can't we just do it all from space?
Science can teach us so much about our planet, but something more must compel us to take care of it. If you want to understand our planet, the best way to […]
We should stop “celebrating” Valentines Day in elementary-school classrooms.
The UN has commissioned a study of extreme poverty in the most of one of the world’s wealthiest nations, the United States.
If you have a choice between “known astrophysical objects” and “new physics,” bet on the known. “Two recent studies by teams in the U.S. and the Netherlands have shown that the […]
There is a wide definition of fake news, and a narrow one. These two types of fake news have different origins.
Hulk Hogan’s Gawker lawsuit is a classic freedom of the press case dressed up as a soap opera.
There is a lot of hypocrisy in the way Naomi Oreskes attacks four renowned climate scientists.
Why are we ready to hold big corporations legally liable for lying, but not all the other advocates whose manipulation of the truth does society real harm!?
Soccer, Climate Change, Abortion, GMOs, and the common reason our passions about all of them are so intense
In the midst of Soccermania Grips America! you may not have heard about that hugely important ruling for the health of the planet, a recent decision by a federal judge […]
It’s one of the most beautiful (and terrifying) sights in the world. But what causes it? “If you are caught on a golf course during a storm and are afraid of […]
A big, bright, dust-rich barred spiral galaxy that won’t stay this way for long! “When we are sure that we are on the right road there is no need to plan […]
Dear CEO The vote in Washington requiring labels for foods with GMO ingredients is coming up. You’ll lose. Even if you win the vote, you will lose the war…because […]
What a revealing real-time lesson we are living through right now in how humans respond to risk. More than a million people in Boston and several large surrounding cities […]
–Guest post by Patrick Riley, AoE Culture Correspondent The recent Ancestral Health Symposium at UCLA, which I guest posted about here, wasn’t just about eating like a caveman. It was about […]
The bulb wars burn brightly on. The members of the U.S. House who represent people for whom anti-government ideology burns more brightly than common sense have come back from […]
Public opinion about climate change, observes the New York Times’ Andrew Revkin, can be compared to “waves in a shallow pan,” easily tipped with “a lot of sloshing but not […]
Over at USA Today, Dan Vergano’s Science Snapshop blog is one of the top places to track news about science research, science policy, and the connections between science and culture. […]