Recent developments in science and technology
Mysteries of “Ms.” and “jazz”
Ben debunks the myth of Walter Cronkite’s influence on Swedish
The ever-changing number of Eskimo words for snow
Lexicography’s digital revolution
Fun with portmanteau words
The endlessly adaptable “FAIL!”
John’s beef with Leonard Susskind
Facts and falsehoods displayed at West Point’s war museum
Battlestar Galactica’s weird neo-Luddism …
… and unfortunate lack of rational explanations
Is Cash for Clunkers environmentally unwise?
George’s continuing adventures in lightning-chasing
A smooth, flat, featureless early universe
How did our universe get to be slightly lumpy?
Mark on how to make inflation jive with particle physics
Sean drags skeletons out of the inflationary closet
Resisting the nightmare of Boltzmann’s brains
In defense of unfalsifiable predictions
Was it wrong to have a creationist on Science Saturday last week?
Is entrepreneurial spirit to blame for rising health-care costs?
Do we really need more scientists in the public eye?
A heartwarming tale of whale forgiveness
The puzzle of interspecies cooperation
George chases lightning