Recent developments in science and technology
Sayonara to Science Saturday
Radon tests and other scams
John: The Higgs boson is a marketing tool
Particle physics, the ironic science
Newly discovered Earth-sized planets!
A new book explains why we deceive others and ourselves
Remembering Christopher Hitchens, bomb-throwing hero of reason
Why did the Obama administration nix OTC Plan B?
The history of American science policy
How the left can reclaim the language of human dignity
Chris’s upcoming book,
Steven Pinker’s new book, “The Better Angels of Our Nature”
Setting the story straight on hunter-gatherers
A guide to persuading the anti-science crowd
Tricking people into believing the truth
The dismal state of international climate talks
Does Pinker’s book justify violence?
George and John change their minds on depression meds
Remembering Lynn Margulis, rebel scientist
Spring theory and fringe physics
Do colonoscopies help or hurt?
Avastin fails to cure cancer
Roy’s new book, “Willpower”
Self-control can save your marriage
Rock stars need discipline, too
How self-control is like a muscle
The making out experiment
Standing up straight can change your life
Energy technology in 2030
Why aren’t all new cars hybrids?
Electric toasters of the past, micro-nuclear reactors of the future
Are we close to mass producing synthetic biofuels?
How to create fuel-producing bacteria that don’t eat the oceans
Geoengineering as a quick-fix for climate change
Transhumanism: Should we change ourselves a lot or a little?
Progressing from cavalry to Predator drones
Will technology transform education?
The unscientific, overregulated racket of healing people
Are we all superstitious fools?
Is enhancement narcissistic?
What finally stumped Tom Friedman
Imagining a prosperous, sustainable society
Choosing between feasible climate reform and justice
Can conservatives ever be persuaded on climate?
The Internet and utopia
Steve Jobs, poster boy for liberal societies?
Steve’s new book, “The Better Angels of Our Nature”
The origins of war
What’s been responsible for the reduction in warfare?
John: Maybe the current “long peace” is a fluke
Are we killer apes?
How to achieve world peace
Christina’s phylogenetic map of her allergies
The bacteria living inside your cells
Can we cure diabetes with synthetic bacteria?
Maggie: Adults need science education more than kids do
How to teach religious fundamentalists
Questions that science can’t answer
The father of quantum computation explains parallel universes
David to John: You’re wrong, we’re not nearing the end of science
WWET: What would Einstein think?
Abstractions are real things
Searching for the Charles Darwin of artificial intelligence
Unlimited progress and the future of civilization
What 9/11 did and didn’t change
Does cost-benefit analysis of the war on terror miss the point?
The “more is better” approach to cancer treatment
Complexifying our understanding of cancer
From research lab to effective treatment
The end of reductionism(?)