A new study shows that the U.S. spends far more than Europe on cancer care but has a higher mortality rate for lung cancer, the leading killer
John Horgan critiques biologist Jerry Coyne's new book Faith vs. Fact: Why Science and Religion Are Incompatible.
The claimed existence of a "feel-good gene," like nearly all reported linkages of complex human traints and disorders to specific genes, is based on flimsy, contractictory evidence...
John Horgan lists 25 of his favorite science(y) books, from Freud's The Interpretation of Dreams to Joyce's Ulysses
Neurologist Oliver Sacks has conjectured that rhythm serve as a binding force both within individual brains and at the level of societies.
So many people are singing the praises of neurologist and author Oliver Sacks that I hesitate to chime in. In February, Sacks revealed in The New York Times that he has terminal cancer, and reviewers are now raving about his new autobiography, On the Move, and entire oeuvre...
In my last post Steven Weinberg, one of history’s greatest physicists, answers questions about progress—or the lack thereof—in particle physics, cosmology and politics...
One might think that success in science requires seeing through your own bullshit as well as the bullshit of others. But in my experience, this quality is quite rare.
Of the weird conversations I’ve had in my life, many of the weirdest took place while I was researching my 2003 book Rational Mysticism, which explores religious experiences and other exotic states of consciousness...
I’ve been blabbing a lot about free speech lately–in posts here and here, on New Hampshire Public Radio and the online chat show Bloggingheads.tv, in my classes.
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