Dear Citizens: Scientists will never prove anything.

What causes global warming? Human activities? Maybe – it hasn't been proven. About 99% of studies say global warming is human-caused, and the other 1% say it simply just happens. Maybe the 1% against human-caused warming are based on some true insight that the other studies are lacking. Or, alternatively, maybe the… » 1/27/15 1:59pm Tuesday 1:59pm

A Patrilineal Map of the World

While doing some independent research of my own on the world's genetic diversity, I found this map of the world's primary Y-chromosomal haplogroups and thought I'd share it. Given some of my prior discussions of race and ethnicity, I felt it might be of interest. » 1/23/15 9:52am 1/23/15 9:52am

The Case Against PubPeer

The netizens of Pubpeer broke last years biggest science scandal, exposing the flaws in the acid-bath stem cell paper. Now they're under threat for commenting on the work of Dr Fazlul Sarkar. I'm delving into the complaints raised by PubPeer, to show you why this case is happening, and why it's important. » 1/16/15 11:35am 1/16/15 11:35am

How viral was the "Ice bucket Challenge"?

Have you experienced extreme cold ? The sensation of cold water dumped over your shoulders ? Have you felt compelled to donate to ALS ? Sufferers report additional symptoms such as Likes, Upvotes and Diggs. If you've suffered these symptoms in the past year, you may have been exposed to the " Ice Bucket Challenge".… » 12/21/14 10:07am 12/21/14 10:07am

Nitpicks reveal the incongruity at the heart of Jurassic World

When the Jurassic World trailer dropped, reactions abounded across the Twitter, and none were so controversial as those espoused by Scientists. Dinosaur Nerds are going Mad over it. The surprising thing is not so much the criticism itself, but the quandary it reveals for anybody aiming to revive long extinct animals. » 11/28/14 8:14am 11/28/14 8:14am

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