Human Epoch or Epic Hubris?
April 11, 2015
Evolutionary geologists are toying with an idea for a new time period, the "Anthropocene Epoch." What for?
Your Body: Design from Head to Toe
April 3, 2015
Every body part has its place and is well-designed for its function.
Body Diversity Threatens to Undermine Paleoanthropology
March 30, 2015
People don't all look the same today; body types vary tremendously. Why should we assume differently about the past?
Secular Scientists Rely on Biblical Values
March 29, 2015
It's a material world, except when you need truth, justice, and the scientific way.
Stone Tools Still Have Animal Residue
March 25, 2015
Claimed to be half a million years old, stone tools found in Israel still contain traces of animal fat and vegetable matter.
How to Doubt a Consensus
March 16, 2015
You don't need to be a "denialist." Just read the fine print in their own publications, and understand the limits of science.
The Politics of Happiness
March 14, 2015
Sometimes scientists get it right, and sometimes they get it wrong. Humans are too complex to fit pet theories, but even scientists can notice what works.
Another "Oldest Homo" Contender Alleged
March 5, 2015
Not again: another jawbone is making the rounds in the human-evolution saga.
Freedom: The Best Conservation Strategy
February 28, 2015
Do-gooder environmentalists trying to save the Amazon rainforests make the problem worse.
Backward Wiring of Eye Retina Confirmed as Optimal
February 27, 2015
You can't get any better performance out of an eyeball than the way it's designed, backward wiring and all.
Classical Physics Is Non-Deterministic
February 26, 2015
It's not just quantum mechanics that's weird. Reality—no matter the scientific foundation—is weird, too.
Ghost of Scientific Racism Not Busted
February 25, 2015
A 1920 science project was "preposterous and disgraceful," but have today's scientists learned the lesson?
Adult Brain Can Build New Neurons
February 23, 2015
A dogma-challenging find raises a question: does the environment create the mind?
Darwin-Loving Democrat Takes Helm of AAAS
February 22, 2015
Former Congressman Rush D. Holt gives his inaugural editorial in Science Magazine.
Learn How to Operate Your Body
February 20, 2015
You have built-in machinery and software that's beyond your awareness. Here are ways to enlist your equipment for better health.