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Posts in category “Science”

Can Equations Predict Happiness?

Want to be happy? There’s an equation for that, according to British …

Posted August 7th, 2014

Autonomy and Automation in Old Age

The world’s fast-growing elderly population faces more age-related disease, higher health costs, …

Posted July 21st, 2014

Aggregated Soul, Quantified Self

Know thyself! According to the Quantified Self movement, data aggregation is the answer …

Posted July 3rd, 2014

The Limits of Science in Matters of Justice

Chris Mooney of Mother Jones recently reviewed Harry Collins’s book, Are We All Scientific …

Posted June 10th, 2014

Treating Heartbreak With a Pill

Instead of comforting a friend after a break up with ice cream …

Posted May 22nd, 2014

Save Smallpox, Not Pandas

San Diego can give up its hopes of producing a sister panda …

Posted May 12th, 2014

Polio Breaks Out After the U.S. Breaks Trust

Only two diseases have ever been completely eradicated worldwide: smallpox and rinderpest. …

Posted May 8th, 2014

Man Cannot Live on Soylent Alone

Nutrition is the lesser half of food.

Posted April 30th, 2014

How Culture Wars Hijack Science Discussions

Questions about evolution and climate change measure identity, not knowledge.

Posted April 29th, 2014

SpaceX Sues to Shoot for the Stars

Silicon Valley CEO Elon Musk is used to red tape interfering with …

Posted April 28th, 2014

Antibiotic Knowledge Is More Important Than the Big Bang

Yesterday, the Atlantic‘s Alexis Madrigal wrote up a new AP poll confirming a …

Posted April 22nd, 2014

How to Fix the Census’s Obamacare Errors

Can you cook the books by using more accurate statistics? That’s the …

Posted April 18th, 2014

Did We Mess Up on Mammograms?

Across the country, NFL players may be wondering if they’ve been wearing …

Posted February 13th, 2014

A Guide to Lies, Significant Lies, and Statistics

We can acknowledge stats’ deceptions while still finding them useful.

Posted January 13th, 2014

“Almost Human” and Our Android Future

A new show explores the intersection of our biology and artifice.

Posted November 22nd, 2013

Can Quantum Encryption Protect Your Data?

In our post-Snowden world, we can no longer deny what was always …

Posted October 16th, 2013

Selfies Haven’t Made Us Narcissists

A plethora of recent studies have delved into the effect social media …

Posted September 7th, 2013