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Nevada’s 60-year-old Desert Research Institute continues expanding its scientific exploration

Nevada’s 60-year-old Desert Research Institute continues expanding its scientific exploration

On a sunny afternoon last autumn, the Boulder City location of Desert Research Institute opened its doors to the public. For a...
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Sean Carroll’s Mindscape Podcast: Daniel Dennett on Minds, Patterns, and the Scientific Image

Sean Carroll in Preposterous Universe:Wilfrid Sellars described the task of philosophy as explaining how things, in the broadest sense of term, hang together,...
The Washington Post refuses to correct scientific errors « Why Evolution Is True

The Washington Post refuses to correct scientific errors « Why Evolution Is True

The Washington Post refuses to correct scientific errors Two days ago I analyzed an article about hybrid parrots that had just appeared in the Washington...
Former Scientific American editor, writing in the magazine, suggests that science may find evidence for God using telescopes and other instruments « Why Evolution Is True

Former Scientific American editor, writing in the magazine, suggests that science may find evidence...

I was quite appalled to see this new op-ed in Scientific American in which former contributing editor Mark Alpert trots out all the Great...
caterpillar fungus, C. Sinensis

Scientific discovery may push an aphrodisiac mushroom into the mainstream

For centuries, a fungus that found protruding from the corpse of a dead caterpillar was considered one of nature’s most powerful aphrodisiacs. And...
Earth's Largest Scientific Structure, a WhatsApp Flaw, and More News

Earth’s Largest Scientific Structure, a WhatsApp Flaw, and More News

Satellites are beaming and hackers are scheming, but first: a cartoon about the giggle economy.Here's the news you need to know, in two...
The Largest Scientific Structure Ever Powers Up in Africa

The Largest Scientific Structure Ever Powers Up in Africa

This dish antenna rises seven stories above an ancient seabed in the Karoo, a remote semidesert in South Africa. Later this year it...
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The scientific reason why working 9-to-5 is unfair to “night owls”

Good news, “night owls” and “morning larks.” These sleep-cycle identities are no random accident — instead, they are wired into your biology. People...
Scientific Fraud in China | NeuroLogica Blog

Scientific Fraud in China | NeuroLogica Blog

There is plenty of fraud and corruption in the...
Albert Einstein walks near a line of bushes

How Einstein’s work survived ‘scientific nationalism’ of WWI

This Veterans Day, the parades and memorials should remind all of us that ultra-nationalism—surging anew in Europe, the US, and South America—harbors the...

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