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      Darwin: Ghostbuster, Muse and Magistrate

      Darwin historian Richard Milner shares some of the lesser known aspects of Darwin's life. And Scientific American columnist Michael Shermer talks about the stock market, religion and other belief systems. Plus, we'll test your knowledge about some recent science in the news. Web sites related to this episode include;

      January 22, 2009 — Steve Mirsky

      Scientific American-Then and Now

      "Scientific America" is the oldest continuously published magazine in the United States Thoughts on the first issue of Scientific American, from 1845, now available online .

      November 1, 2011 — Christine Gorman
      Return to Reason: The Science of Thought

      Return to Reason: The Science of Thought

      Why do facts fail to change people’s minds? In this eBook, we examine how we form our beliefs and maintain them with a host of cognitive biases, the difference between intelligence and thinking rationally and some solutions for how to overcome these obstacles both in reasoning with others and in dealing with our own prejudices.

      September 3, 2018

      Big claim about bigfoot: bogus or bona fide?

      Here’s a story that’s leaving a pretty big footprint on the Web: Two people claim to have bagged bigfoot in northern Georgia (the U.S. state, not the at-war Central Asian country).The pair that claims to have found the mythical ape-human say in a press release (with photos) that the male creature is seven feet, seven inches tall (2.3 meters), weighs more than 500 pounds (227 kilograms), and has reddish hair and black-grey eyes.

      August 13, 2008 — Adam Hadhazy

      Gavrilo Princip, conspiracy theories and the fragility of cause and effect

      A hundred years ago this day in Sarajevo, disgruntled nationalist Gavrilo Princip fired a shot. An Archduke and his wife died, the world mourned and fulminated, and in a rash of misunderstanding and patriotic throes the nations of Europe went to war with each other, a war that in its calculated butchery exceeded all that [...]

      June 28, 2014 — Ashutosh Jogalekar

      Why We Need Our Zzzs

      Why We Need Our Zzzs

      Vital for Memory, Mood and More