State of the Union

Posts in category “Science”

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

Plastic Surgery in South Korea Keeps People Grinning

Gwynn Guilford reports over at Quartz that the latest trend to hit …

Posted August 29th, 2013

The Problems With Predicting a Child’s Future

To what extent can science predict the future? Both TIME Magazine and …

Posted August 7th, 2013

The Politics and the Science of Disputing Evolutionary Psychology

There’s a brawl going down on the internet over the validity of …

Posted July 31st, 2013

“Ethical” Stem Cells Bring Down Syndrome Breakthrough

Researchers at the University of Massachusetts medical school have reportedly made a …

Posted July 18th, 2013

The Temptation of Neuroscience

Undecided voters lay inside a sleek fMRI machine in late 2007. The …

Posted June 24th, 2013

You Need Some Sleep

Turns out, caffeine just doesn’t cut it.

Posted June 19th, 2013

Race/IQ Revised

Last year I published Race, IQ, and Wealth, presenting the overwhelming evidence that …

Posted June 7th, 2013

Did the Supreme Court Just Send Us to a Gattaca Future?

On Monday, the Supreme Court announced a 5-to-4 decision upholding the prerogative …

Posted June 5th, 2013

The Jobs … Still Not Forthcoming

Joel Kotkin makes a point about the tech economy that can’t be …

Posted June 3rd, 2013

The Neo-Luddite Hour

The Buchanan-Hitchens interview that Dan posted brings back such a welter of …

Posted May 17th, 2013