Recent developments in science and technology
Michael’s new book, “The Department of Mad Scientists”
How to get anywhere on the planet in about four hours
How much good does DARPA do us?
The slightly scary-sounding “Total Information Awareness” project
DARPA’s legendary secrecy
Should all organizations do it DARPA style?
The difference between science and medicine
What is evidence-based medicine?
Learning to live with incomplete answers
Irreverence, professionalism, and the brutal truth
Does Isis’s spirituality make her irrational?
Is anti-woo Peter himself guilty of woo?
Can we know whether Ardi is a human ancestor?
Why do humans walk on two legs?
Sexual dimorphism in early hominins
Tracing the origins of our big brains
The latest research in Indian population history
Razib vs. Indian-ancestry ideology
John and George weigh in on Obama’s Nobel
Can we hope for a world free of nukes?
What can ardipithecus ramidus teach us about homo sapiens?
The pure, totally impractical science of lightning
Reasons to spend time contemplating nonsense
ESP, Dan Brown, and random number generators
Do economists misunderstand the significance of falsifiability?
Embarrassing undergrad econ textbooks
The predictive power (or lack thereof) of economic theory
Are financial crises unavoidable?
In search of unambiguous successes of modern economics
When is idealization over-idealization?