Milgram was wrong: we don’t blindly obey authority
Two new films revisit landmark psychology experiments of the post-WWII era.
Back to school briefing: 7 myths of social psychology
Many lecture room icons from decades past are looking tarnished now.
Pouring cold water on ice buckets
An historian explains why he is not dumping water on his head for the Lou Gehrig campaign.
In denial: breast cancer establishment continues to reject abortion link
An event in Australia sparks the latest airing of the orthodox position.
When ‘exciting’ trumps ‘honest’
Traditional academic journals are encouraging bad science by chasing sensational results.
Scientific truth and its real enemies today
The scramble for funds and the pursuit of relevance make us all losers.
Rereading mediaeval science
The world of the 13th century bishop, poet, politician, mathematician and scientist Robert Grosseteste is finally being explored.
Stem cell debacle déjà vu
A young Japanese scientist is at the centre of a storm about unethical research. Why?
Why genes + environment ≠ Us
A battle against Tourette's syndrome suggests that there is more to human beings than evolutionary biology tells us.
Does science have answers to absolutely everything?
Science provides only one approach to the human condition -- and not always the most pertinent one.
Faith and science: a dialogue, not a debate
Ian Barbour’s life demonstrated the harmony between physics and faith.
“I will” means something after all
Is free will becoming fashionable again in neuroscience?
What’s wrong with Richard Dawkins?
For starters, his arguments for Darwinism are not very scientific.
Permanent Present Tense
The moving story of a man whose memory was limited to what happened 30 seconds ago.
The world’s most famous physicist tells his own story
Stephen Hawking's autobiography is a thoroughly enjoyable introduction to the achievements of a cultural icon.
Discovered: the secret of morality
American scientists contend that the way to make people more moral is to get them to think about science.
The UN’s climate change chief puts politics first
Rajendra Pachauri, the chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, is a non-stop train wreck.
New malaria vaccine the first to offer complete protection
Looking for good news? Scientists now think that within six or seven years we will have a cheap and effective fix.
Safeguards needed for genetic privacy
If your genome can be digitized, it can be hacked.
Fraud threatens the integrity of social psychology
Scientific studies are used to support controversial social policies like same-sex marriage. But can we rely on them?
Human evolution: science’s golden child or spoilt brat?
Why are science journals so fascinated by fossils of ancient man? Don't other discoveries merit even more attention?
Brain explosion: big neuroscience teams up with Obama
The US President is backing a brain activity map project that would cost billions and may be fatally flawed.
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