If politicians can lie without condemnation, what are scientists to do?
While we are working through a problem, the brain's tendency to stick with familiar ideas can literally blind us to superior solutions
Research shows the appeal of untestable beliefs and how they lead to a polarized society
These Truths Are Not Self-Evident—but They've Been Firmly Established Over and Over by Scientific Research
A compendium of irrefutable facts for these fact-starved times
Evidence for human interference with Earth's climate continues to accumulate
Although not all the studies agree, most climate scientists argue that, yes, Antarctica is losing mass in a warming world
Whether or not the world reaches an international emissions agreement, the U.S. government holds the real solution
Overwhelming medical evidence shows that negative side effects are rare and minor
A researcher studies the consequences of the ubiquity of guns in the U.S.
More firearms do not keep people safe, hard numbers show. Why do so many Americans believe the opposite?
Proponents of genetically modified crops say the technology is the only way to feed a warming, increasingly populous world. Critics say we tamper with nature at our peril. Who is right?
From the standpoint of paleoecology, the so-called Paleo diet is a myth
To avert a future famine, scientists are manipulating the complex conversation that plants have with microbes, pests and other elements of the phytobiome
Opponents of evolution want to make a place for creationism by tearing down real science, but their arguments don't hold up
The statute that got John Scopes in trouble back in 1925 was finally repealed in 1967—but the teaching of evolution in public schools is still not entirely safe
Two prominent defenders of science exchange their views on how scientists ought to approach religion and its followers
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