Anthropologists Abuse Students on the Job
April 13, 2013
A shocking percentage of male anthropologists sexually abuse their female students, a new report says.
Human and Animal Brains: Uniquenesses and Similarities
April 12, 2013
Several recent science articles explore what we have in common with animals, and what is unique about the human brain.
Students Need to Argue Science, Not Memorize It
April 11, 2013
A professor of science education has a radical idea: teach science through argumentation, because that's the way scientists do it.
Using Finagle's Rules in Cosmology
April 10, 2013
Fudging and finagling often underlie the confident-sounding claims of cosmologists.
Bimbo Eruptions in the Solar System
April 6, 2013
Planetary origin theories come across as popular and charismatic, till some little moon pops off and says, "Yoo-hoo! Remember me?"
North American Geology All Wrong
April 3, 2013
Researchers are stating that beliefs about the origin of western mountains in North America are all wrong.
Scientific Findings Can Be Counterintuitive
March 28, 2013
Here are examples of recent claims in science that seem to contradict what some would consider intuitively obvious. They should be kept in mind when evaluating other scientific truisms, like evolution.
The Ediacaran Era May Be a Flawed Concept
March 26, 2013
Before humans arrived, no strata came with "Ediacaran" stamped on them. Does this human-invented name have any real meaning? Does it tell time?
Scientific Organizations Promote Leftist Social Causes
March 22, 2013
What on earth does a science journal have to do with abortion or gay marriage? Some editors and reporters are actively pushing for social revolution.
OOLishness: The Imaginary World of Origin-of-Life Studies
March 20, 2013
Why aren't philosophers of science shaming origin-of-life researchers out of the science department? OOL theories depend on imagination, not empirical evidence, for their broad-brush conclusions.
Nature Writer Points to Mao as Source of Wisdom
March 15, 2013
Are there any circumstances in which it would be appropriate to honor Chairman Mao as a source of wisdom?
Paleofantasy Runs Amok
March 13, 2013
Early-man researchers continue to weave fantastical tales on flimsy evidence.
Complex Brain Wiring Unveiled in New Images
February 24, 2013
Surely one of the great mysteries of human life is how a single fertilized egg cell grows to an adult, with a brain sporting hundreds of billions of functional connections supporting abstract thought.
Intact Biomolecules Claimed to Be 350 Million Years Old
February 22, 2013
The oldest recovered biomolecules have been found in crinoid fossils – but are they really that old?
The Evolution of Tattooing, and Other Skinny Science
February 19, 2013
Evolution has become a catch-all explanation that is so intuitively obvious to some, it requires no justification.