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.
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.