Recent developments in science and technology
A brief history of (erroneous) rapture predictions
Mayan, Marxist, and environmentalist doomsday scenarios
Let’s get meta: Is the purpose of reason discovery or persuasion?
John: Gary Taubes’s diet is gross
How eating refined sugar might cause cancer
Can science be reconciled with an omnipotent God?
The confused debate over hydraulic fracturing
The geopolitics of natural gas power
Will fracking poison your tap water?
Evaluating the claim that natural gas is dirtier than coal
Should we trust industry to implement best fracking practices?
Owning the environmental risks of gas, oil, and nuclear power
Michio’s new book, “Physics of the Future”
Facebook on a contact lens and why we won’t be living on Mars
Humanity’s augmented future: the Borg, but sexy
Forget emotion, can robots acquire common sense?
The profound moral of Michio’s favorite sci-fi film
So, when do we get light sabers and teleportation?
The three things Japan has going for it
Fighting our tendency to discount long-term risks
Preparing for quakes and floods, adapting to climate change
Can logic-driven scientists convey an emotional appeal?
Republican science, Democratic science, and a cabbie’s wisdom
What will it take to change US energy policy?