Questions almost certain to generate controversy.
Internet neutrality stands for everything we hold sacred: from freedom of information to freedom of expression. Let's be clear about this--from raising awareness of human rights crises to crowd-funding projects...
In theory, a genetics research firm could enable parents to choose 'smart embryos.'
The tactic of "gish gallop" — a rapid-fire listing of supposed weaknesses of evolution — cannot be properly countered in a limited-time format of a debate.
The word "whistleblower" has a heroic connotation. A leaker, on the other hand, might be someone who is guilty of criminal deeds that warrant punishment.
Is therapeutic cloning the biggest scientific breakthrough of 2013?
A lawsuit is demanding certain rights for a 26-year-old chimpanzee named Tommy on the basis that personhood derives from cognitive and emotional qualities that chimpanzees, like humans, possess in abundance.
Some students take the position that the best way to change an organization is from the inside. Therefore, going to work for a company that, for instance, produces tobacco products, is the best way to affect change.
The FCC is considering a proposal that would allow "airborne calls and cellular data use by passengers once a flight reaches 10,000 feet," while maintaining restrictions during takeoff and landing.
According to some experts, trans fats won't be that difficult to replace.
"Our dominance is assured, at least for a while, by the excruciating nested complexity of the biological components-within-components-within-components of the human brain."
Fifty-two percent of Americans believe the death penalty is applied fairly in the United States -- a smaller figure than the 60% who favor the death penalty.
What if the NSA scandals result in a more fragmented global Internet? What if they are used as an excuse by repressive regimes to violate their own citizens’ privacy?
Religion is said to either encourage thinking or at least “encourage” science in some nebulous ways.
Disgust with Washington has damaged both the Republican and Democratic parties and pushed support for a viable third party to an all-time high, according to a new Gallup poll.
Paul Thorton, the L.A. Times’ letters editor explained the difference between opinions and factual inaccuracies in defending his decision not to print letters that challenge the certainty "that we...
What about Earth Science? What about Math? What about all of the social sciences? And indeed, what about technology?
While Francis points the finger at leaders who have been "obsessed" with divisive social issues, some find his silence on these issues to be problematic.
The British physicist Steven Hawking is living proof that someone can overcome enormous obstacles and still flourish as a human being.
Neil deGrasse Tyson tweeted "I've never understood those who assert that killing people with chemicals is worse than blowing them to bits with a bomb." What do you think?
Could the international imbroglio surrounding Syria be solved so simply?