Category: Science

John Horgan: Dear “Skeptics,” Bash Homeopathy and Bigfoot Less, Mammograms and War More

A science journalist takes a skeptical look at capital-S Skepticism

Dinyar Godrej: Technology as if people mattered

If you thought technology was politically neutral, think again

Marc Edwards: The Water Next Time

Professor Who Helped Expose Crisis in Flint Says Public Science Is Broken

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Justin Podur: Vaccinations and the War on Science

Donald Trump’s championing of the “anti-vaxer” cause takes advantage of scientific illiteracy

Simon Oxenham: Feynman’s Advice

If someone cannot explain something in plain English, then we should question whether they really do themselves understand what they profess

Simon Chandler: The More Robots We Bring into Society, the More We’re Forced to Behave Like Them

Because of this increased tendency toward repetition and inflexibility, the AI or robot assistant will make its “master” more repetitive and inflexible

Andy Piascik: The Connecticut Physician Who Warned the World About DDT

In the late 1940s, Morton Biskind, a Westport Connecticut physician, began noticing new ailments and new variations on old ailments in both humans he was treating as well as animals in the area.

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Pervez Hoodbhoy: Jinns invade campuses

Last week, a workshop titled ‘Jinns and Black Magic’ was organised in Islamabad by the department of humanities at the COMSATS Institute of Technology (CIIT), one of Pakistan’s largest universities. The invited speaker, Raja Zia-ul-Haq, introduced as a ‘spiritual cardiologist’ is reputedly an expert on demonic possessions and evil spirits. He is popular: a press Read more…

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George Monbiot: Human Kind

We’re not as selfish as we think we are. Here’s the proof

Marwan Jabbar: The Young Iraqis Promoting Darwinism and Rationalism To Save Iraq

One of the more unusual, grass roots groups in Iraq today is Real Sciences. They are young Iraqis who translate scientific articles into Arabic, believing that a little more of this could combat violence. In the midst of the conflicts that Baghdad in particular, and the rest of Iraq in general, has suffered through over Read more…

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