Embark on a guided tour of a black hole to learn the genius behind Einstein’s lasting ideas.continue reading
Embark on a guided tour of a black hole to learn the genius behind Einstein’s lasting ideas.
The sequel to 2014’s evangelical romp doubles down on its themes of persecution, atheist-bashing and tone-deaf proselytizing. Avoid, but only with open eyes.
Far from a challenge for climate science to overcome, the cold snaps in recent years across the northeastern U.S. are predictable downstream effects of a warming world.
That time James Randi uncovered the deceptions of a famous faith healer.
If you endorse GMOs, get the science straight, urges Massimo Pigliucci.
My (very) comprehensive analysis of the Avery-Halbach case based on the evidence included and excluded from Making A Murderer.
Contrarians who pin their criticism on specific individuals rather than concepts and evidence miss the forest for the trees by presuming that discrediting the former will tear down the latter.
Perfect for lavatories and coffee tables, Physics in Minutes offers up accessible descriptions of the physical principles which govern the Universe and everything within it.
A Rachel Maddow segment from last year provides important context for and traces the historical threads that underlie the current standoff in Burns, Oregon.
Donald Trump’s anti-Muslim hostility is being used for recruitment purposes by Al-Shabab, an Al-Qaeda-aligned Islamist group.
Debunking witless memes is a thankless job, but someone’s got to do it.
I highlight two recent podcasts from the Sam Harris catalog: an inspirational chat with an ex-Westboro member, and an unpacking of a psychologist’s controversial take on empathy.