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What Is the Temperature of the Earth?

The news are all reporting 2014 as the hottest year on record, but no one is asking how such a measurement can be made without bias.

Do Nature's Editors Want Another French Revolution?

By glorifying the French Revolution without mentioning its atrocities, Nature's editors give a terrible message about terrorism.

The Christmas Story As Told by a Secular Science Reporter

Here's how the Christmas Story fares under the lens of a secular science reporter who doesn't believe in a miracle-working God who enters into history.

Comparing Astronaut Christmas Greetings from 1968 and 2014

On Apollo 8 Christmas Eve 46 years ago, astronauts read from Genesis. You won't believe what today's astronauts had to say for holiday greetings.

Science News Hype Getting Overdue Scrutiny

Finally, a journal is owning up to the propensity for scientists and reporters to exaggerate research.

Big Science Pushes Gay Marriage

Is it the business of science to convert people to support "gay marriage"? Look what the AAAS just published.

Obamacare Architect Is a Eugenicist

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?

The Democratic Party Does Not Own Science

A journal commentator comes to the rescue of conservatives, who get an undeserved bad rap about science.

Earthbound Martians Go Nuts

How 90,000 Earthlings sent greetings to imaginary friends on Mars, and other Martian nuttiness.

Schizophrenia: Diagnosis or Delusion?

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?

There are health benefits to thanksgiving, but motivation is the key.

Time Magazine Distorts Science History

Seen that magazine "Great Scientists" at the checkout counter? It's a mixed bag.

Science Replication: An Ideal in Crisis

Journal editors are uniting to confront a crisis of confidence: lack of reproducibility of science results.

Rosetta's Philae: ESA Lands Probe on Comet

Another space first: the European Space Agency's Rosetta mission landed its Philae probe on a comet this morning, but will it stick?

Scientism Invades Politics, Morality, Religion

What some consider science is really scientism, a worldview that thinks everything in human experience is reducible to scientific laws.
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