Scientists Discover Possible First Proof of Parallel Universes by Paul Ratner. A new study about one of the most inexplicable places in the cosmos may offer the first proof that we are living in a multiverse. The idea of a […]
Creative Blocks by David Deutsch. The very laws of physics imply that artificial intelligence must be possible. What’s holding us up? More.
Discoveries Fuel Fight Over Universe’s First Light by Ashley Yeager. A series of observations at the very edge of the universe has reignited a debate over what lifted the primordial cosmic fog. More.
About a Third of FDA-Approved Drugs Go on to Have Major Safety Issues by Beth Mole. Amid calls for faster reviews, researchers look for ways to catch dangerous drugs. More.
What Does It Mean to Be a ‘Catholic Scientist’? by William E. Carroll. Any reference to “Catholic scientists” might appear to mean scientists who happen to be Catholics, just as one would speak of politicians, economists, or writers who happen […]
The Evolution of Minds by William Carroll. Significant advances in evolutionary biology and the neurosciences have led many who are already committed to a materialist philosophy to offer sweeping accounts of the origin and development of life, from bacteria to […]
The Quantum Thermodynamics Revolution by Natalie Wolchover. As physicists extend the 19th-century laws of thermodynamics to the quantum realm, they’re rewriting the relationships among energy, entropy and information. More.
A Theory of Consciousness Can Help Build a Theory of Everything by George Musser. Neuroscience is weighing in on physics’ biggest questions. More.
Are Microbiologists Climate-Denying Science Haters? by Alex Berezow. Recently, I gave a seminar on “fake news” to professors and grad students at a large public university. Early in my talk, I polled the audience: “How many of you believe climate […]
Reaction To Bret Stephens’ Global Warming Column Shows Left Isn’t Interested In Debate by David Harsanyi. There’s no space left for any conversation that doesn’t begin with “You’re right. What can I do to help?” More.
The Real “Anti-Science” by Wesley J. Smith. When Bill Nye the Science Guy complains of a war being waged on science, he should look in the mirror. Nye, who is actually the mechanical engineering guy—that’s his educational background—is more guilty […]
The Usefulness of Useless Knowledge by Donald L. Drakeman. Abraham Flexner, founder of the Institute for Advanced Study, has much to teach modern researchers—not only about seeking knowledge for its own sake, but also about effective fundraising and private philanthropy. […]
Trading on the Female Body: Surrogacy, Exploitation, and Collusion by the US Government by Kathleen Sloan. Commercial surrogacy is the ultimate manifestation of the American neoliberal project of capitalist commodification of human life to create profit and fulfill the narcissistic […]
Our Quantum Problem by Adrian Kent. When the deepest theory we have seems to undermine science itself, some kind of collapse looks inevitable. More.
God in the Machine: My Strange Journey into Transhumanism by Meghan O’Gieblyn. After losing her faith, a former evangelical Christian felt adrift in the world. She then found solace in a radical technological philosophy – but its promises of immortality […]
Of March and Myth: The Politicizing of Science by Sylvia R. Karasu. Scientific integrity, self-correction, and the public. More.
With Polyphasic Sleep, You Can Thrive on as Little as Two Hours per Night by Philip Perry. What we consider a “normal” sleep cycle is called monophasic. This is sleeping for one long period throughout the night. In some Southern […]
Watchers of the Earth by Carrie Arnold. Indigenous peoples around the world tell myths which contain warning signs for natural disasters. Scientists are now listening. More.
The Future Of Energy Isn’t Fossil Fuels Or Renewables, It’s Nuclear Fusion by Ethan Siegel. Let’s pretend, for a moment, that the climate doesn’t matter. That we’re completely ignoring the connection between carbon dioxide, the Earth’s atmosphere, the greenhouse effect, […]