So, as usual, the annual AGU meeting has been incredibly busy. When I first started attending the meeting, I was able to go to lots of talks and posters and hopefully learn a lot about what people are doing in geology. These days, the meeting is getting subsumed with being a professional in the ...
Even if science is able to teleport humans across large distances, would the teleported human really be the same person or just an exact replica? What would happen to the soul?
If you manage to find a match through an online dating site, that match is more likely to commit to meet if they have paid a fee for the service.
So I was a guest on the local Tea Party radio program yesterday. I disagreed with the tea partisans about everything--mainly to provoke discussion but also because I'm not exactly their kind of conservative. We parted on good terms, but with them being a bit stunned by my recalcitrance. They ...
'Young Mandel' is a portrait that is likely to rankle some but Mandela is in no need of more hagiography and Smith’s account makes the hero more fully human.
When Customers Go Ballistic." Barlow and Moller outline five principles to handle "difficult customers." Among them are aikido and euphemism.
What did Einstein mean by “God” playing dice, or “us believing physicists”? Was he speaking literally or metaphorically?
It’s not just MasterCard and Visa cutting off WikiLeaks’ access to donations, it’s the government and corporate intervention, unsupervised, into the rights of people.
Defenders of copyright law often talk about how copyright is a 'right' for artists but ignore that at the same time it often takes away the rights of users.
The world system is being challenged by two new forces: a rising superpower, called China, and a rising collection of superempowered individuals, as represented by the WikiLeakers.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spoke for many when she said on Monday that she had never so admired, so depended on and so cared for someone who drove her so crazy so often.
Do you know what Nobel winner Liu Xiaobo stands for? The Chinese dissident has praised the invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan and said China should be fully westernized.
Why are effective obesity drugs so hard to develop? The brain circuits responsible for appetite overlap with those that control other important functions, raising the risk of side effects.
The father of microfinance, Nobel Peace Prize laureate and folk hero Muhammad Yunus, has been accused of misusing development aid — a claim he says is "a total fabrication."
I realize this is the season for Christmas trees, candy canes and presents, not for jack-o'-lanterns, black cats and witches, but I can't help pointing out that a rotting ghoul has crawled out of its grave and is sitting around leering at us. Unfortunately this isn't the kind of creature that goes ...