Book on Philosophy Says Americans are Smarter than We Think

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The cover review of the New York Times Book section featured a journalist/philosopher writing on a new book by another journalist/philosopher... Read more

Creationists and Climate “Skeptics” – Separate Species or Just Different Breeds?

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Below is a slightly expanded version of the column that will run in Monday's Health and Science section of the Philadelphia Inquirer: Several... Read more

Eats Shoots, Leaves and Barks?

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For some of our ancient relatives, that sentence should be read with eats as the verb and everything else as food items, at least according... Read more

Jumping the Gun on Obamacare: Are Some People Wired to Rush?

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Yesterday I started wondering if there’s some evolutionary root behind the desire to learn news a few seconds before the next person... Read more

Wharton Prof's Statistical Sleuthing Leads to Resignation of Dutch Marketing Professor

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These days everyone is a self-described skeptic or skep-something, but the Wharton School’s Uri Simonsohn looks like the real deal. Science... Read more

His Idea Was Dismissed. Now CHOP Researcher is Winner of $500,000 prize.

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The news broke today that Philadelphia’s own medical pioneer Douglass Wallace will win the $500,000 Gruber Prize for genetics. He’s... Read more

USA Today - Obama Could Handle Aliens

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According to a new National Geographic Channel poll reported in USA Today, more than a third of Americans believe in UFOs. This is perfectly... Read more

Science - It's a Cat Thing!

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A reader kindly sent us this video, which was allegedly created to improve the image of women in science. The reader sent it with this note... Read more