Historian Jerry Z. Muller says we waste too much time fixating on measurements that lead us astray.Listen
“Neither de facto [GMO] bans nor mandatory labeling can be justified.”
In Blueprint: The Evolutionary Origins of a Good Society, Nicholas Christakis says natural selection "prewires" us for peaceful co-existence.
States Sue Over School Lunch Changes, Say They're Not Scientific Like the Obama Rules Based on Retracted Nutrition Studies
Plus: Pete Buttigieg says no to "free college," and the problems with Elizabeth Warren's plan to jail business execs
When quality of life improved, doctors discovered a new affliction.
Is this just another example of epidemiologists torturing the data until they confess to a spurious but headline-grabbing statistical significance?
Places that score high for gender equality also show more sex differences on personality tests.
Rand Paul betrays his civil libertarian principles when he calls for using junk science to ferret out disloyalty.
Michael Shermer on Why Even Scientists, Transhumanists, and Atheists Want To Believe in Heaven: Podcast
One of the world's top skeptics of religion casts a cold eye on secular attempts to create utopia and immortality.Listen
Deb Mashek explains why intellectual diversity can't be optional if we're serious about higher education.Listen
Is it genes, or have we "started building a stupidity-inducing environment"?
In Bad Blood, Wall Street Journal reporter John Carreyrou explains why Silicon Valley's mystique makes suckers out of billionaires.
After years of being blamed for weight gain and metabolic issues, zero-calorie sweeteners and the drinks they flavor are being absolved.
The Illinois Supreme Court unanimously upholds a law banning sex offenders from public parks.
History shows we have everything to gain from knowing more about our bodies.
Steven Pinker Thinks Pope Francis Is a Problem, Nuclear Power Is a Solution, And We All Need Enlightenment Now!
The author of The Better Angels of Our Nature is back with a bold new book defending humanism, progress, and capitalism.
Since responses to pain treatment vary widely, it is hazardous to draw broad conclusions from a single study.
Wired's co-founder talks about the "Neobiological Revolution" and what happens when computer science and engineering meet evolution.
Chances are, you already know what you need to do to be healthier.
Attacking violent video games is useless political theater.
A amendment from Democrats says no state money can go to defending the law in court.
Is there no more room for scientific skepticism and debate?
Reason's Andrew Heaton steps into Bold TV.
"Marijuana-related" crashes are not necessarily related to marijuana.
Maybe people who are inclined to try psychedelics are less antisocial to begin with.
With the latest breakthroughs in the life sciences, who needs a lab or degree?
The Krispy Kreme Caper illustrates the limits of drug field tests and the cops who perform them.
As guns proliferated in movies, accidental gun deaths and violent crime fell dramatically.
Claims of "frightening and high" recidivism rates, endorsed by the Supreme Court, have no basis in fact.
Global study goes against the grain on fats, fruits, and dietary dogma
Although the research has federal approval, the Phoenix V.A. hospital is blocking efforts to recruit subjects.
The designation should speed the drug's approval as a prescription medicine, which could happen as soon as 2021.
How will the struggle between the permanent bureaucracy and the EPA's new leadership play out?
New York Times columnist notes the uncertainties in climate science; progressives want him fired.
There's bad and indescribably bad. And then there's "My Sex Junk," a segment on Bill Nye Saves the World.