More on UW-Madison’s recent conference about the public’s resistance to scientific messages about evolution, climate change, vaccines, and other matters.
The first installment of my summary of a fascinating science writing meeting at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Having misplaced my anti-narcissism drugs earlier this week, I can’t see any reason not to usurp the year-end retrospective trope and look back at some of what I’ve most enjoyed writing in 2011. I don’t
Next time you’re in an elevator, don’t stare at the other passengers—especially if they’re strangers. Even if you think you’ve noticed some spark of connection and that your unblinking gaze conveys only warmth and friendship,
So much has already been written and ridiculed about the prediction that this coming Saturday, May 21st, will be the Christian Rapture that I’m loath to add more, especially on this blog network that is
Jamie L. Vernon, who has been a terrific recent addition to Chris Mooney’s The Intersection as a guest blogger, has a new post that should intrigue any of us who have been exasperated by the
Dorothy: You’re a very bad man! Wizard: Oh, but I’m a very good man! I’m just a very bad wizard. —The Wizard of Oz (1939) That snatch of dialogue comes to mind whenever I think
Eric Weisz, better known to the world as Harry Houdini, was born on this date in 1874. Famous for his feats as an escape artist and magician, Houdini also became one of the most crusading
Dr. Mehmet Oz, the heart surgeon, popular talk show host and Oprah protégé sometimes hailed as “America’s Doctor,” has been lambasted in the past for touting some remedies sorely deficient in scientific validity. He advocates