Recently Michael Shermer has pointed to an anti-science attitude that exists on the left, mirroring the anti-science right, just with different issues. This week Chris Mooney writes to disagree.
Steven Novella posted to describe moves currently being made by alternative medicine quacks to try to get themselves named as Primary Care Doctors.
An analysis shows that 1 in 7 Fortune 500 companies are responsible for funding the homophobic Boy Scouts of America.
A new paper taking a close look at Mother Teresa calls her reputation a myth, says that she housed the sick in shoddy conditions and engaged in shady financial practices.
A memory freeze put Curiosity into safe mode. All is well though. The rover is back in action.
2 liters of water from the English Channel contains half the world's ocean microbes, and perhaps all of them.
The first wireless, implantable brain-computer interface will help us move things with our minds.
New poll shows that even Catholics don't agree with Catholicism.
Scientists have reconstructed the final moments of the meteor that grenaded over Russia recently.
Penal Substitutionary Theory is the dominant theory of the theology of the resurrection. It sounds fancy but it should be familiar to most everyone: Jesus stood in to be punished for our sins. John Danaher takes a look a new paper examining PST's coherence and logic.
New evidence suggests that Europa's oceans, usually below a thick crust of ice, may be found on the surface, and it may be similar in composition to Earth's oceans.
A new report highlights ongoing problems with church/state separation in the military.
Return of the Neanderthals? Should scientists seek to clone our ancient hominid cousins?
The Sun, though predicted to go through its typical rise in activity along its 22 year cycle, is in a slump.
Our brains, they're not as simple as stories about recent neuroscience research would make you think.
What does it mean to win an argument? (Knowing will help you argue more effectively.)
How authoritarianism created the crisis engulfing the Catholic Church.
Do you live in the Northern Hemisphere? There should be some good for viewing of comet Pan-STARRS this week. Click through to find out when.
Researchers shed light on the origin of life.
How (not) to argue with "skeptics" and denialists, indications from the history of science.
Rumors of results from CERN point to an entirely boring Higgs boson.
Physicist Sean Carroll follows Richard Carrier in jumping into the ongoing discussion between Michael Shermer and Massimo Pigliucci on the science and philosophy of morality.
New analysis of global temperatures shows that Earth's temperature is rising faster than at any time in the last 11,300 years. Meanwhile, the rise in CO2 in 2012 was the 2nd highest in the modern record.
Russian scientists say they've found new bacterial life in Antarctica's Lake Vostok.
Millions in assets and hundreds of lawyers, the Christian Right is waging war on the separation of church/state.
Human brain cells transplanted into mice boost mouse memory.
Philosopher Colin McGinn recently reviewed futurist Ray Kurzweil's new book on the mind and consciousness. McGinn finds he's unable to be kind to Kurzweil's ideas.
What's so special about the visible part of the electromagnetic spectrum? How come no organisms have evolved to be able to use, say, radio waves, or x-rays, the way that light is used?
Depending on the moral outlook of a person, good deeds can lead some to more good deeds but others to moral backsliding.
Majority opposition to same-sex marriage now limited to the old, white, uneducated, and evangelicals. Surprise, surprise.