If Donald Trump can’t even read a local weather forecast accurately, how can he be trusted with data in more complex contexts, such as the national economy, foreign policy, congressional relations, and global climate change?
Field experiments are an ingenious variety of study in which people (or the semblance of people) are sent into social situations. These people have been trained to act exactly the same way, and only vary in one aspect. The question of a field experiment is,
If people want to see alien megastructures, they don’t need to look off into a far away solar system. There are already alien megastructures right here on Earth.
You may recall that September 2014 was the single hottest September around the globe in the entire global temperature record going back to 1880. But what about September 2015? September 2015 takes its place just behind September 2014 as the second hottest September in the
Yesterday, U.S. Representative Bill Foster rose to the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives to add his two cents to a debate over a religion, science, and climate change. Foster told his colleagues in Congress, “Last week Pope Francis challenged us to take courageous
Yesterday, the big news was that NASA has solved a “mystery”. What they found: There is, in the present, not just the distant past, a small amount of unfrozen water in a small number of places on or near the surface of Mars. It’s oozing
Creationists, desperate to hold on to a literalist interpretation of the Christian Bible and deny the empirical reality of evolution, have been scrabbling lately to identify a diminishing set of missing “transitional forms” between different animal and plant classes, orders, and families. As scientists identify
“Where are the transitional forms?” — Institute for Creation Research This week, adding to the hundreds of already known transitional forms, Brown University graduate student Morgan Turner has published his findings on the oldest known upright quadraped. The proto-reptile quadraped Bunostegos akokaensis is unique among
Representative McMorris Rodgers hasn’t been elected to represent the fossil fuels industry, however. She has been elected to represent the interests of the people who live in the 5th congressional district of Washington. Right now, that district is on fire.
Just in case a friend of yours starts wondering aloud why non-Anglos are so whiny about fairness in the United States, you may find it helpful to familiarize yourself with a number of field experiments (also known as “audit studies”) that demonstrate systematic discrimination against
PC Magazine says that the reason we’ve had to wait so long for high-resolution pictures of Pluto is, “in part,” because Pluto and the New Horizons craft are so far away from Earth: “Pluto is super far away. Like waaaay super out there. It’s so