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Arguing with Non-Skeptics, Part 2 of 2

A panel discussion on arguing with non-skeptics at the recent Northeast Conference on Science and Skepticism in New York City featured James Randi, George Hrab, D. J. Grothe and podcast host Steve Mirsky. Julia Galef moderated. Part 2 of 2. Web sites related to content of this podcast include www.necsscon.org

July 28, 2010 — Steve Mirsky

Social Ties Boost Survival by 50 Percent

A meta-study covering more than 300,000 participants across all ages reveals that adults get a 50 percent boost in longevity if they have a solid social network

July 28, 2010 — Katherine Harmon

Origins: Going Back to Where the Story Really Starts

Sometimes we forget where a story really starts. Are electric cars new? Where did malaria start? Who invented spaghetti? Read on, for the surprising origins of many strange and familiar things

July 28, 2010 — Brendan Borrell, Melinda Wenner Moyer and Mike May

Arguing with Non-Skeptics, Part 1 of 2

A panel discussion on arguing with non-skeptics at the recent Northeast Conference on Science and Skepticism in New York City featured James Randi, George Hrab, D. J. Grothe and podcast host Steve Mirsky. Julia Galef moderated. Part 1 of 2. Web sites related to content of this podcast include www.nature.com/nature/podcast and www.necsscon.org

July 27, 2010 — Steve Mirsky

The Willpower Paradox

Setting your mind on a goal may be counterproductive. Instead think of the future as an open question

July 26, 2010 — Wray Herbert

The Impact of Rude Behavior on a Business

New research shows that rudeness between employees can have a far worse impact on a business than rudeness directed toward customers, or even employee incompetence. Christie Nicholson reports

July 24, 2010