Curt Schilling Has Disproved Evolution

I'm going to cut straight to the chase: Curt Schilling has no fucking clue what he's talking about. For the past 14 hours he has been sending out links to Geocities-looking websites and arguing with people about evolution on Twitter. Despite hundreds of people letting him know that he's wrong, Schilling continues to… » 11/13/14 7:01am 11/13/14 7:01am

Let's Change The Subject: Sex Education In America And How AIDS…

The Puritanical curriculum of sex education invented in America, otherwise known as Abstinence-only sex education, is still a popular curriculum in many school districts, oft those which have a heavily Christian influence. This curriculum was popular throughout school systems during much of the 20th century, and, up… » 11/12/14 3:31pm 11/12/14 3:31pm

The Rise of a Vaccine Resistant strain of Polio

Globally, we have Polio on the ropes. It's been eradicated in countless countries across the globe. It should only be a matter of time before it goes the way of Smallpox. But there are a few hold-outs, where the virus is stubbornly hanging on. This story is about a virus's last ditch effort to survive. » 11/11/14 12:22pm 11/11/14 12:22pm

Discipline Or Punish: Third Parties Are More Likely To Punish Wrong…

In a new study out of NYU, conducted in the lab of Professor Elizabeth Phelps, it seems that juries are more likely to punish wrong action than the victim. The victim, in what I would say is a counter-intuitive decision, is likelier to seek out alternative forms of discipline, more in line with the victim's conception… » 10/29/14 10:09am 10/29/14 10:09am

Ebola is now in Mali

Last Monday, A two year old girl travelling with her grandmother fell ill with a terrible fever and a nose bleed. On Tuesday. she was taken to a hospital where she was given paracetemol, but didn't improve. On Thursday, the laboratory results came back. She tested positive for Ebola. She's dead now. » 10/25/14 2:41pm 10/25/14 2:41pm

Everyone Is Lying To You All The Time And Only Butlers Know Why

Those new-fangled contraptions these days — with their beeping and their "online" social interaction — are making us dishonest! Researchers from Cornell University have determined that they have led to a new kind of lie. Learn about the "butler lie," and why it fools everyone. » 10/24/14 11:06am 10/24/14 11:06am

Compact Fusion Reactor? Compact Fusion Reactor.

Excerpt: "Dubbed the compact fusion reactor (CFR), the device is conceptually safer, cleaner and more powerful than much larger, current nuclear systems that rely on fission, the process of splitting atoms to release energy. Crucially, by being "compact," Lockheed believes its scalable concept will also be small and… » 10/16/14 4:12am 10/16/14 4:12am

Congress is battling over "usefulness" of research

Well this is unsettling. Apparently the National Science Foundation (NSF) is under some increased scrutiny right now by Lamar Smith, the chair of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. (Side note, I still can't believe that this committee is chaired by a Christian Scientist. As in a believer in faith… » 10/09/14 6:16pm 10/09/14 6:16pm

Epidemics Are Not Natural

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Now that Ebola is ravaging parts of West Africa, a nasty meme is once again rearing its ugly head — the suggestion that epidemics are "nature's way" of dealing with overpopulation. But it's an assertion that's as false as it is dangerous. Here's why. » 9/30/14 12:27pm 9/30/14 12:27pm