Findings Spur New Ethical Challenges
September 16, 2014
Some researchers are pushing harder for human embryonic stem cells over induced pluripotent stem cells. Other news overlapping with ethics is noted in this entry.
Body Wonders at the Cellular Level
September 10, 2014
If we kept track of all the nano-scopic processes that keep us alive, we would be giga-astonished.
When Spirituality Intersects Science
September 7, 2014
Who saved the Ebola-stricken doctor, God or science? What is science's take on whether to flee or fight terrorism? Why should a scientist be honest?
Overcoming Fear of Nature with Joy
August 28, 2014
We wouldn't have to re-wild kids if we didn't un-wild them in the first place, a cognitive ethologist says about childhood fear of nature.
Scientists as Sex Counselors
August 22, 2014
To what extent should scientists presume to offer advice about sexual matters?
The Evil that Men Do: How Bad Governments Create Poverty
August 17, 2014
Ideas have consequences. When societies deny that all men are created equal, the masses suffer, even when surrounded by rich resources.
Why Hebrew Captives Had Healthier Diet Than Their Captors
August 14, 2014
A new report on dietary "pulse" shows health benefits that certain captives enjoyed 2,600 years ago in what is now Iraq.
Evolution Is Racist, Evolutionist Writes
August 10, 2014
A well-known science writer is in hot water for linking evolution to alleged differences in racial abilities. But where will his evolutionary critics run?
Human Evolution News Redlines Silliness Meter
August 2, 2014
Did these evolutionists really think through their hypotheses?
Contenders for Mammal of the Month
July 28, 2014
Here are some furry friends that know how to impress scientists.
Darwin: Imagine a World Without Him
July 27, 2014
A new book tries to imagine how different the world would be, had Darwin as an individual not lived to promote his particular views on evolution.
Mammals Worth Looking Up to (or Down at)
July 13, 2014
Furry friends around the world get respect from researchers who look at them carefully.
Good-bye Heidelberg Man: You Never Existed
July 11, 2014
Is "Heidelberg Man" a non-person? Some anthropologists are now claiming that so-called Homo heidelbergensis is nothing more than "a paleoanthropologists' construct."
Body Secrets You Never Heard Of
July 10, 2014
Your body is performing hi-tech processes all the time that (thank goodness) you never have to think about.
The Science of Politics and Vice Versa
July 4, 2014
Some scientists try to put conservatives and liberals in test tubes. This can cause fireworks.