People who give DNA samples—and big bucks—to companies in exchange for information on their potential medical risks are handing over more than saliva.
Two new biographies differ over the astronomer’s view of the relationship between science and faith.
Why are the Koch Brothers so reluctant to testify before Congress?
A case of scientific misconduct at Harvard.
If our brains act according to the causal laws governing all matter, in what sense can we be said to be free?
Christian Parenti and MSNBC's Martin Bashir discuss whether or not the US is prepared for future earthquakes.
Melissa Harris-Perry says that people in New Orleans need to acknowledge this great sacrifice and work to provide these communities with the health care, housing and education they will need to recover from the flooding.
One of the agencies hardest hit by Congress’s 2011 appropriations bill is likely to be the world’s largest investor in biomedical research, the National Institutes of Health.
The US has twenty-three reactors of the same design as the Fukushima No. 1 reactor that is now in partial meltdown, and our federal regulators are captives of the nuclear industry.
Many European countries have responded to the impending fuel crisis with taxes on energy, driving down consumption with higher prices. But the US hasn't followed their lead, and the consequences may be disastrous for our collective future.