Did the Reformation Advance Science?

On this special 500th Anniversary Reformation Sunday, it's important to consider the Reformers' influence on the Scientific Revolution that followed.

Is Geology in a Scientific Revolution?

The editors of a leading geology journal consider the possibility that one of their core concepts is a mere paradigm.

Three Mavericks Who Won

The loner, not the consensus, is sometimes the one whose views get traction in science. Here are three historical examples.

Astronomers Missed Half the Visible Universe

Dark matter is still a mystery, but meanwhile, half of the real stars in the universe have been hiding in plain sight.

Bob Ballard Throws Out Textbooks for a Living

An interview with oceanographer Bob Ballard shows him taking glee at proving the scientific consensus wrong.
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