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It occurred naturally, and scientists know this for certain. Starting in late 2019, a novel strain of coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, began infecting human beings for the very first time. Discovered in samples […]
Rather than sending serial killer art to auctions, it should be sent to abnormal psychologists for research.
It may depend on whether you're an "easily empathetically embarrassed" person.
From Brahms to Tchaikovsky, here's a curated list of composers whose music has shaped the classical canon.
Ad Fontes Media wants to educate readers on where to find reliable sources of news and lessen the heat from the political flame wars.
Do we suffer from birth anxiety like we suffer from death anxiety?
The top of Mauna Kea is the ideal physical site for this new, ready-to-be-built telescope. But that’s far from the only concern. For many years, astronomers have looked forward to a […]
The Green New Deal is an ambitious attempt to fight climate change, but is it destined to hit the political skids?
Atheism has been called many things over the years. Is it a cult, and what is a cult anyway?
Is it a super-secret place for the global el33t? Or is it just a bunch of n00bs masquerading as true h4x0rs?
Survivors of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida are demanding that lawmakers in Washington take action on gun control measures.
America's most popular conspiracy theories and the science behind them.
The Justice Department announces the end of privately run Bureau of Prisons jails, and activists are excited.
A Canadian teen who discovered a lost Mayan city via satellite imagery is not backing down from the critics.
The apple of American politics never falls too far from the tree.
King coal has been dethroned for decades. Yet he still determines how Brits vote.
Nudges, “choice architecture,” social marketing and other non-rational approaches to government are a pretty significant development. After all, these policies replace explicit arguments (“you should get more exercise for these […]
Like a greyhound race, politics is a competition. And as the rabbit keeps moving ahead, the greyhounds are incentivized to keep chasing. Consistency bias is simply the failure to admit that's what we're doing.
When David Bowie played Andy Warhol in the 1996 film Basquiat, he wore Warhol’s actual wig and glasses. Bowie met Warhol in his travels through the art world and even […]
“It may amuse you, Mother, to try to photograph during your solitude,” Julia Margaret Cameron’s daughter told her while presenting her with her birthday gift in 1863 while Mr. Cameron […]
For the May/June issue of Canada’s Policy Options magazine, I contributed an article adapted from my Spring 2013 Shorenstein Center paper examining the career of environmental writer and activist Bill McKibben. With anticipation building over Obama’s […]
When most venture capitalist firms decide to invest, they've done months of meticulous research. Bucking the trend, Correlation Ventures has created predictive software to help.
For everyone who loves their art and their sports, the upcoming 2012 Summer Olympics in London, England, and the accompanying London 2012 Cultural Olympiad seem a match made in heaven. […]
A Berkeley physics discussion group asked "the late night big questions of quantum theory" which served to refocus the field of quantum physics.
Hello readers. I’ve been on vacation for the last several days. Here’s an old post from my previous blog WhyWeReason.com to fill the void. It’s about a paper by the NYU […]
What’s the Big Idea? In her essay “Outfox Them!” in the March 8th edition of the London Review of Books, Sheila Fitzpatrick, an Australian-American historian of Soviet Russia, tells an […]
With all apologies to the memory of Theodor Geisel, it’s not the Grinch stealing Christmas this year—it’s Banksy! In Cardinal Sin (above), Banksy takes a replica of an 18th century […]
Governor Brownback’s communications director, Sherriene Jones-Sontag, has taken a 100% certified molehill—an indecorous tweet from a bored school kid who happened to be in an audience in front of the […]
I thoroughly enjoyed reading the submissions for mynrecent contest. As you may recall, I asked readers, “What would be a goodnsix-word motto for your nation’s schools?” n Here are my […]