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How much should we invest in creating equal results in boys’ and girls’ education?

Denyse O'Leary | 25 Mar 2015 | CONNECTING |  
tags: educational success, gender stereotypes, mathematics, science

New biopic debunks myth of Hawking as disembodied mind

Declan Fahy | 04 December 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: films, science, Stephen Hawking
Even geniuses cannot work alone.

When ‘exciting’ trumps ‘honest’

Robert de Vries | 06 August 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: science, science journals, scientific method
Traditional academic journals are encouraging bad science by chasing sensational results.

Scientific truth and its real enemies today

Javier Cuadros | 25 July 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: climate change, funding, science
The scramble for funds and the pursuit of relevance make us all losers.

Rereading mediaeval science

Tom McLeish , Giles Gasper and Hannah Smithson | 28 April 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: faith and science, history, Middle Ages, science
The world of the 13th century bishop, poet, politician, mathematician and scientist Robert Grosseteste is finally being explored.

Most medical research is flawed, says leading medical editor

Richard Smith | 07 February 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: medical research, science, science journals
Studies are often wrong because scientists are more interested in funding and careers rather than truth.

Does science have answers to absolutely everything?

Denyse O'Leary | 28 January 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: philosophy, science, scientism, Steven Pinker
Science provides only one approach to the human condition -- and not always the most pertinent one.

Study shows complementarity of men and women’s brains

Shannon Roberts | 09 December 2013 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: brain, men, science, women

Emotional facades

Karl D. Stephan | 21 October 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: climate change, science
Scientists can get carried away by emotions -- especially when they are defending the consensus on climate change.

Discovered: the secret of morality

Michael Cook | 24 September 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: morality, science
American scientists contend that the way to make people more moral is to get them to think about science.

Scientism: legitimate label or boo-word?

Marie I. George | 30 August 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: science, scientism, Steven Pinker
A liberal education would enable scientists - among others ‑ to know when they were overreaching their competence.

What have those pesky Christians ever done for us?

Peter Smith | 28 March 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: Christianity, religion, science
Easter is a good time to do a profit and loss statement on the creed which underpins Western culture.

Exposing scientism

John G. West | 29 January 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: C.S. Lewis, science, scientism
C.S. Lewis foresaw that science would be manipulated at the expense of humanity, says the editor of a new collection of essays about him.

Science and the politics of personhood

Maureen L. Condic | 10 January 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: abortion, human rights, science
Science can and should help determine sound public policy on matters that involve basic human rights.

Reverend Moon versus the scientists

Carolyn Moynihan | 04 September 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: cults, human enhancement, science
The Moonie founder was not the only one with a messiah complex.

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