"Natural Evil" May Be Broken Good
February 16, 2015
Things in nature we consider nasty are sometimes good systems that have broken.
Science Can Dumb Down, Corrupt, and Mislead the Public for Decades
February 13, 2015
It's impossible to present so-called scientific "findings" about the human mind that are morally neutral.
Social Darwinism Is Back
February 10, 2015
If you thought Social Darwinism went out with eugenics, look at what leaders of social policy are saying.
Evolution Is Not a Goddess
January 23, 2015
A reporter wonders what evolution was thinking when it gave us allergies.
Animals Come Pre-Equipped With Machinery
January 14, 2015
Guidance systems, compasses, switchboards, motors, robotic machines: we're talking about systems inside animals—and you.
Is Animal Play Just an Evolutionary Survival Mechanism?
January 6, 2015
Yes, your dog enjoys play, say biologists, and so do birds, dolphins and many other kinds of animals. How did "having fun" evolve?
The Silent Underground Network
December 15, 2014
Under your feet in the woods is a vast communication network where information technology keeps the ecosystem functioning.
Pathogens Don't Exist
December 10, 2014
It takes a partnership to have a disease, say two microbiologists who argue for ditching the word "pathogen."
Obamacare Architect Is a Eugenicist
December 9, 2014
Jonathan Gruber has published papers justifying abortion for improving the lives of the living. Did he suggest that for the elderly in the Affordable Care Act?
Monday Morning Design Cheer
December 8, 2014
Start your week with nuggets of good news about all the things inventors are learning from animals, plants, and the human body.
Mosquitoes Developed a Taste for Human Blood Recently
December 1, 2014
An experiment with disease-carrying mosquitoes in Africa showed a surprising result: they switched to human blood just thousands of years ago.
Schizophrenia: Diagnosis or Delusion?
November 30, 2014
Much as psychiatrists would like to help the afflicted, it doesn't help to affix an empty label to an imprecise condition.
Good Gratitude: To Science or God?
November 27, 2014
There are health benefits to thanksgiving, but motivation is the key.
Let's Get [Thankful for the] Mental
November 26, 2014
Wonders of the human brain and sensory systems continue to pour forth from scientific research, providing more reasons to give thanks.
Let's Get [Thankful for the] Physical
November 25, 2014
Wonders of the human body continue to pour forth from scientific research, providing more reasons to give thanks.