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Treebeard Joins the NRA

[Treebeard addresses the other Ents assembled in the forest]: "We come from that line of Ents who broke from Sauron to live their own lives as free trees.

May 17, 2013 — Kyle Hill

Treebeard Joins the NRA

[Treebeard addresses the other Ents assembled in the forest]: "We come from that line of Ents who broke from Sauron to live their own lives as free trees...

May 17, 2013 — Kyle Hill

Bush-crow diaries: Settling in with the Borana

As time goes on and as I had expected might be the case, the Bush-crows continue to surprise and perplex me both in their character and peculiarity. This is hardly surprising, however, considering the historic and still very current confusions surrounding the species...

May 17, 2013 — Samuel Jones

Is It Quantum Computing or Not?

This week I had a fascinating discussion on BBC Radio 4 with Dr Geordie Rose, the CTO of DWave, triggered by the news that NASA and Google are investing in DWave’s “quantum computer”.

May 17, 2013 — Alan Woodward

What Rational Really Means

The word rational is widely misused. Scientists often apply it unnaturally, in ways that conflict with our biology. Nobel laureates Daniel Kahneman and Gary Becker, and their respective schools of thought, are on opposite sides of this breach with our nature...

May 17, 2013 — Jag Bhalla

Is Homosexuality Natural? Yes. So is male lactation.

As Gwenn Seemel points out in her richly illustrated book, Crime Against Nature , the non-human animal kingdom is chock-full of examples that challenge many of our deeply held beliefs about what is "natural" behavior in everything from sexual preference to lifestyle choices to gender roles and even gender identity...

May 17, 2013 — Kalliopi Monoyios

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