Jeb Bush clowns around on climate change

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The GOP anti-climate change clown car dropped Gov. Jeb Bush off at a New Hampshire house party Wednesday, where the yet-to-announce 2016 presidential... Read more

Proposed 1920s orphanage study just one example in history of scientific racism

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In the late 1920s, scientists hatched an outrageous plan to settle a question at the heart of American racial thought: were differences between... Read more

Seeking common ground in very different views of mental illness

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A trio of ethicists from the University of Pennsylvania sparked some controversy last month by publishing an essay that was provocatively headlined... Read more

Chris Christie, vaccinologist? Measles expert?

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is rightfully taking a drubbing this week for his comments about the measles vaccine and his claim that parents... Read more

Why Surgeon General’s confirmation is a good thing

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Dr. Vivek Murthy, who during his more-than-year-long-nomination process faced blistering criticism for his position linking gun violence and... Read more

Syracuse University can teach us a lot about Ebola panic

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Shame on Syracuse University for proving a point—that panic and bad behavior in the wake of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa threatens... Read more

A century after W.E.B. Du Bois, science still gets race wrong

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Most of us today don’t know the name W.E.B. Du Bois. But we should. Du Bois’s pioneering sociological work on race (books like... Read more

Ben Franklin’s Treatise on Wind

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Benjamin Franklin was a man for the ages. His story is a familiar one. Born in Boston in 1706. The youngest of 17 children. Moved to Philadelphia... Read more