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When we selectively reject science it handicaps us in a knowledge-based global economy.
People are leaving religion but, as they do, and as they become parents, they're facing a difficult question: how, or whether, to talk about religion with their children.
Susan Jacoby describes that, despite the impression some have of atheism being a stark colorless position, there are real blessings to be found here when tragedy strikes.
A giant squid has finally been caught on film and the footage is soon to be aired.
Steven Novella on morality, religion, philosophy, and politics.
Turns out nearly half of all sun-like stars may have Earth-like planets.
On the ethics of genetic information. Whole genome sequencing is here and we need the logistics for sharing the results.
Sea-level rise could be way worse than we thought.
Confirmation now of a rogue planet in orbit around "Eye of Sauron" star 25 light years away.
When considering the question of how long the human species will continue into the future the answers aren't all doom and gloom.
None means none. We should be careful as those answering "none" to the question of religious belief would often not describe themselves as agnostics or atheists.
Jerry Coyne wrote this week on the two varieties of atheists who refuse to admit it: extremely liberal clergy and people who refer to themselves as nonreligious but who refuse to use the word atheist.
When it comes to factual knowledge about Mormonism the "nones" score highest.
Medical myths: when urban legends kill.
Carl Zimmer on some recent research into the evolutionary origins of venom.
President Obama chooses anti-gay preacher to give the benediction at his inaugural. Public outcry causes preacher to step back.
Astronomers are focusing on a supernova called Mingus to find guidance when it comes to dark energy.
Meanwhile, hints of a new dark force may have been spied in the mash up of two galaxies.
The myth of the value of "anti-oxidants" when it comes to health.
We all know comment trolls on blogs and such suck. But there's science that backs it up.
Jerry Coyne on a recently concludedsummit of Muslims looking into evolution and trying to reconcile the science with theology.
Has the rising numbers of "nones" begun to plateau?
Near-Earth asteroid Apophis buzzes Earth. New measurements tell us whether the asteroid will impact Earth in 2036.
Steven Novella on conspiracy theories and democracy.
New research gives scientists a view of fish climbing Darwin's mountain, evolving.
This incredible video gives you an idea what it would feel like to orbit the Moon. Amazing.
Did prune-y fingers evolve as a way to better grip objects in wet conditions?
When did humans realize there was a connection between sex and pregnancy?
As Australia burns, attitudes to climate change are changing. But is it too late?
Meanwhile, the draft of the US climate report has been released for review and the evidence tells a nasty story.