Applying neuroscience to the study of literature is fashionable. But is it the best way to read a novel?
How did a man who got so many things wrong become an intellectual celebrity in his own lifetime?
Collecting DNA upon arrest can identify the guilty and exonerate the innocent. But it also amounts to an expanding racial dragnet.
Frustrated, stubborn, committed to bad science, was Louis Agassiz anything other than a laughingstock?
If the earth's temperature rises by another 2 degrees celsius, our planet faces mass extinctions.
If there was ever a response to Mitt Romney’s smug RNC laugh line about climate change—or to Obama’s failure to address it—Hurricane Sandy delivered.
A tribute to the pioneering environmentalist who put science in the service of social justice.
A philosopher’s broadside against Darwinism and materialism is mostly an instrument of mischief.
Shell is getting ready to drill for oil in the Arctic Ocean, and while it’s not yet quite a done deal, the prospect should certainly focus our minds.
Forty-six percent of Americans believe that God created human beings within the last 10,000 years or so. Worry.