These mummy finds are offering clues to ancient disease, some of which were ancient alone, others surprisingly modern.
A famous study purported to show that eroding a belief free-will made people more likely to cheat. Now, a new study has…Continue
A new study has it that the deepest point of the ocean, the Mariana Trench, is teeming with microbes.
Phil Plait responds to a stupid piece at The Mail on Sunday alleging that climate change has stopped. Has it? Nope. A source for The…Continue
Peddlers of woo claiming last year in a review of research into acupuncture that in fact acupuncture does work received quite a bit of criticism, as you'd imagine. Recently they responded to that criticism with some comments. Steven Novella writes this week to address their comments. Humorously, as this is going on, yet another study of acupuncture, this one looking into lower back pain,…Continue
Recently Michael Shermer has pointed to an anti-science attitude that exists on the left, mirroring the anti-science right,…Continue
On "paleofantasies". The misguided nostalgia for our ancient past. Diet, morality, everything. You've heard it before.
With a new Pope about to be named the reasonable question is, will the Church change. It…Continue