Recent developments in science and technology
Denis’s new book, “The Art Instinct”
The sexual origin of peacock tails and human creativity
Why isn’t smell an art form?
Where Stephen Jay Gould went wrong
The painting that people of every culture like
Understanding why we love Duchamp, Jane Austen, Ren & Stimpy
Reflections at the end of the Bush Error
Embryonic stem cell research breaks new ground
Will alternating current soon be obsolete?
Can 9-volt brain jolts enhance learning?
John critiques CBS’s science reporting
Reverse-engineering the mind
Chris’s optimism vs. Carl’s skepticism on Obama’s science policy
Weighing the costs of environmental regulation
Stop the presses! Did NASA just discover life on Mars?
Carl predicts artificial life in 2009
The Sanjay Gupta controversy
The future for science writing
When should your doctor heed her conscience?
The coercive power of a physician
Misleading patients and the placebo effect
Clinical trials that never should have happened
Barriers to fully informed consent
The occasionally ugly economics of medicine
George’s beef with (some) science bloggers (cont’d)
Can science journalism survive in the digital age?
The death of privacy and the end of war
Will our mental hardware soon get an upgrade?
Is it time to abandon scientific materialism?
Human nature persists in face of iPods and other gadgetry