science

Science gave us penicillin, space travel, and computers. But, it also gave us TNT, guns, and heroin. Paul Offit tells us about when science goes wrong. Read more....

wind turbines

Climate change. Electric cars. Carbon taxes. The future of energy is confusing. Fortunately, we’ve got former Energy Secretary Steven Chu to guide us through it. Read more....

tweet

Moral outrage is a powerful thing. But why do we care what other people do? Researcher Jillian Jordan explains. Read more....

science guy

It’s the 21st century. Why is there still a ‘war on science’? We talk about how it threatens our democracy with writer Shawn Otto. Read more....

An excerpt of Randall Munroe's Thing Explainer

Imagine explaining plate tectonics using only the 1000 most common words in the English language. XKCD’s Randall Munroe did just that, and he’s learned some lessons about science education. Read More...

Science is in a rut, according to Roberta Ness

Is science in a rut? Professor Roberta Ness thinks so, and she wants institutions and the government to start funding more risky, out-there projects. Read More...

Getting a shot

A growing mistrust of science has brought with it whooping cough epidemics and GMO bans, stalling society’s progress, argues Michael Specter, author of Denialism: How Irrational Thinking Hinders Scientific Progress, Harms the Planet, and Threatens Our Lives. Read More...

Water filters

If today's elementary school kids are going to be the engineers of tomorrow, they need better building blocks. Read More...

Nerd Bot

Nerds may be America’s greatest resource, but budding nerds are frequently ostracized. David Anderegg, author of “Nerds: How Dorks, Dweebs, Techies, and Trekkies Can Save America,” argues that our future depends on rethinking nerdiness. Read More...

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